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All Music Guide - Jonathan Lewis
Hothouse Flowers continued their exploration of Irish folk and gospel on their second album, Home. Their debut album, People, had introduced Hothouse Flowers to the world, largely through the strength of the single "Don't Go." While Home is every bit as good as People, it lacks an obvious standout track. Nonetheless, several singles were released from this disc, namely "I Can See Clearly Now," "Give It Up," and "Movies." The shadow of Van Morrison looms large over Home, from the slow, piano-driven ballads "Sweet Marie" and "Shut Up and Listen" to gospel choir-backed rockers like "Giving It All Away" and their cover of "I Can See Clearly Now." Hothouse Flowers aren't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Lewis
Hothouse Flowers continued their exploration of Irish folk and gospel on their second album, Home. Their debut album, People, had introduced Hothouse Flowers to the world, largely through the strength of the single "Don't Go." While Home is every bit as good as People, it lacks an obvious standout track. Nonetheless, several singles were released from this disc, namely "I Can See Clearly Now," "Give It Up," and "Movies." The shadow of Van Morrison looms large over Home, from the slow, piano-driven ballads "Sweet Marie" and "Shut Up and Listen" to gospel choir-backed rockers like "Giving It All Away" and their cover of "I Can See Clearly Now." Hothouse Flowers aren't simply a pale imitation of their influences, though, and their songwriting and musicianship are excellent throughout. From the clever anthem "Movies" to the Eastern-tinged "Water," Hothouse Flowers have created a masterful collection of pop songs. Home is an underrated gem.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431791820
  • Catalog Number: 7918
  • Sales rank: 69,955

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hardstone City (3:45)
  2. 2 Give It Up (3:31)
  3. 3 Christ Church Bells (3:51)
  4. 4 Sweet Marie (6:06)
  5. 5 Giving It All Away (3:49)
  6. 6 Shut Up and Listen (4:08)
  7. 7 I Can See Clearly Now (4:53)
  8. 8 Movies (4:39)
  9. 9 Eyes Wide Open (3:15)
  10. 10 Water (4:10)
  11. 11 Home (4:28)
  12. 12 Trying to Get Through (4:24)
  13. 13 Dance to the Storm (4:13)
  14. 14 Seoladh Na Ngamhna (0:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hothouse Flowers Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Steve Nieve Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ
Leo Barnes Organ, Hammond Organ, Saxophone, Vocals, Group Member
Noel Eccles Percussion
Jerry Fehily Percussion, Cymbals, Drums, Vocals, Drums, Drums, Group Member
Claudia Fontaine Background Vocals
Wilfred Gibson Violin
Garfield Jackson Viola
Luis Jardim Percussion
Carol Kenyon Background Vocals
Daniel Lanois Dobro
Martin Loveday Cello
Liam Maonlai Organ, Piano, Vocals, Bodhran
Fiachna O'Braondin Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Liam Ó Maonlaí Piano, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Bodhran
Peter O'Toole Bass, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Steve Wickham Fiddle
Gavyn Wright Violin
Andrew Parker Viola
Nawalifh Ali Khan Fiddle
Andy Darker Viola
Aisling Drury-Byrne Cello
Liam O'Maoniai Piano, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Bodhran, Group Member
Technical Credits
Hothouse Flowers Producer
Paul Young Engineer
Clive Langer Producer
Steve Nieve Arranger, String Arrangements
Paul Barrett Producer, Engineer
Ian Bryan Engineer
Malcolm Burn Engineer
David Farrell Engineer
Gary Langan Producer
Daniel Lanois Producer
Steve Lipson Producer
Patrick McCarthy Engineer
Heff Moraes Engineer
Alan Winstanley Producer, Engineer
Peter Mountain Original Photography
Norman Verso Producer
Shane McCarthy Original Photography
Nickella Miller Paintings
Tim Young Mastering
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