Red Colour Sun

Red Colour Sun

by Pauline Scanlon
     
 
Irish singer Pauline Scanlon, who got her start as the vocalist in Sharon Shannon's band, gets the chance to shine with her debut album. She's a very appealing singer, with a wide range of song interests, ranging from traditional music through singer/songwriter folk, even as far as a cover of Willie Nelson

Overview

Irish singer Pauline Scanlon, who got her start as the vocalist in Sharon Shannon's band, gets the chance to shine with her debut album. She's a very appealing singer, with a wide range of song interests, ranging from traditional music through singer/songwriter folk, even as far as a cover of Willie Nelson's "Valentine," which she injects with a strong dose of romance. She's possibly at her best where the heart is involved, giving a beautiful luminosity to Don McLean's "And I Love You So" and "All the Ways You Wander," where her voice is supported purely by drones. She's at her best, however, surrounded by a full complement of musicians, as on the traditional pieces "Molly Ban" and "What Put the Blood." Scanlon is good, with a true warmth about her that she communicates well, and there's strength to the arrangements, especially on the oft-heard "Springhill Mine Disaster," which takes on an individual identity here. But she's yet to develop into being the kind of voice that stops you in your tracks and demands you listen. That will happen -- the signs are here. But it'll take a little time. When her second or third album rolls around, be prepared for someone who is world-class.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397439327
catalogNumber:
974393
Rank:
167704

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pauline Scanlon   Primary Artist,Vocals,Drones,Vocal Harmony
Sharon Shannon   Accordion
Alan Branch   Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Caroline Dale   Cello,Vocal Harmony
Claire Kenny   Bass,Bass Guitar
Donogh Hennessy   Acoustic Guitar
Kieran Kiely   Accordion,Keyboards,Human Whistle,Bodhran
Justin Adams   Electric Guitar
Damien Dempsey   Vocals
John Reynolds   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Composer
Peggy Seeger   Composer
Don McLean   Composer
Cyril Tawney   Composer
Alan Branch   Programming
Caroline Dale   Composer
Keith McDonnell   Engineer
John Spillane   Composer
Tony Small   Arranger
Donogh Hennessy   Arranger,Composer
Kieran Kiely   Whistle
Traditional   Composer
Pauline Scanlon   Arranger,Composer,Sleeve Notes
John Reynolds   Audio Production

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