- Audio CD (22 Nov. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: EU Import
- ASIN: B0002MH5W2
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,430 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Full Circle CD
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Barbara Dickson's new album, the aptly titled Full Circle, finds Barbara returning once again to her musical roots. It contains 11 moving and emotional tracks, from traditional Irish and English to Scottish folk to Barbara's own take on 17th-century songs such as Purcell's "When I Am Laid in Earth". Barbara Dickson, singer, actress, songwriter and presenter is perhaps best known for her Laurence Olivier Award-winning role in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers, the smash hit TV show Band Of Gold and for her biggest musical hits "Another Suitcase in another Hall" and "I know Him So Well". But Barbara's career began in the folk circuit. At the age of 17 she began singing in evening spots as a folk singer in local pubs and clubs, and it's to these humble beginnings that she now looks with Full Circle.
Top Customer Reviews
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There's no need for vocal gymnastics or pulsing productions when the depth of knowledge and experience Dickson has, can carry ancient and beautiful ballads like these to a greater level than any contemporary singer today could attempt. Listen to "Singing Bird", "Garten Mothers Lullaby " or "The Eriskay Love Song" and you'll be convinced that Barbara Dickson deserves to be allowed freedom from the confines of the easy listening category and a new respect for what she was always capable of. Just buy it and see.
With the confidence of a mature artist, Barbara Dickson has recorded an album of mainly traditional songs which suit her hauntingly melancholic voice to perfection. Her arrangements of these songs, written with producer Troy Donockley, are understated and effective, echoing the darker nature of many of the lyrics and allowing the vocal to carry each song.
Perhaps the one true spine-tingling moment comes with the inclusion of Purcell's 'When I am Laid in Earth' [from his opera 'Dido & Aeneas'], with its sparse piano accompaniment allowing the words to resonate - Barbara Dickson at her very best.
Altogether a wonderful album of what might loosely be termed a return to her roots in 'folk' music, although it is so much more.
It's a haunting and beautiful collection of songs that she has always wanted to record.Beautifully produced, Barbara's voice has never sounded better. Pure and crystal clear she includes everything from Everly Bros. tunes to 18th century madrigals.
It's a stunning collection which will disappoint no one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed most of the cd but there was a few to many Scottish balardsPublished on 30 April 2015 by tob
Brilliant, totally up to Barbara's usual excellent performance.Published on 5 Mar. 2015 by Mr Michael A Thorpe
Borrowed this from my local library. Loved it so much I bought it and have played it again and again. Read morePublished on 15 Nov. 2014 by The listener
We love Barbara Dickson and have been to her concerts. Would recommend it to anyone who loves her voice lovelyPublished on 25 May 2014 by Mary
I bought this CD to give to a family member for her birthday. I didn't want gift wrapping etc as it was going to be included with something else plus a birthday card. Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2014 by Sojourner
I never thought that I would ever say this about a Barbara Dickson album but it is the worst album that I have ever bought. Read morePublished on 16 July 2008 by rabb J F