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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2004
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397439327
  • Catalog Number: 974393
  • Sales rank: 143,201

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, 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
Jon Astley Mastering
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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