Talk on Corners

Talk on Corners

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by The Corrs
     
 

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This Irish quartet of three comely sisters and their brother has a curious track record: After hitting it big in ten countries with FORGIVEN, NOT FORGOTTEN's delicately woven harmonies and Celtic-tinged violins, the Corrs then resurfaced with TALK ON CORNERS, which substituted techno-pop beats for pipes and folk melodies. On U.S. soil, this foursome seems to be aiming

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This Irish quartet of three comely sisters and their brother has a curious track record: After hitting it big in ten countries with FORGIVEN, NOT FORGOTTEN's delicately woven harmonies and Celtic-tinged violins, the Corrs then resurfaced with TALK ON CORNERS, which substituted techno-pop beats for pipes and folk melodies. On U.S. soil, this foursome seems to be aiming for something in between. TALK ON CORNERS: SPECIAL EDTION (a selection of songs from their two previous releases) draws equally on tradition ("Only When I Sleep," "Little Wing") and on a need to stay in step with current sounds, as evidenced by the dance-remix cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" and by "What Can I Do," which tries to cover up its adult-contemporary roots with a head-bobbin' beat reminiscent of a New Edition song. This is highly crafted pop, and a stint on tour with the Stones -- paired with the current climate for pretty music -- says the Corrs have a sure shot of making it. Watch out, Sarah McLachlan.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Becky Byrkit
Songs on the Corrs' Talk on Corners fly inoffensively past the window like scenery on a drive through the countryside, with two pretty singers at the wheel. This essentially Irish sister act (with Corr group Andrea, Caroline, and Sharon on vocals, drums, and violin, respectively, and brother Jim on guitar and keyboards) legitimately brings to mind comparisons with another family-based girl group, Wilson Phillips, particularly since the impulses and instincts are truly pop and not so much alt-traditional Celtic (as they are often cited to be). This timely record documents a high-riding point for the Corrs by re-releasing newly mixed versions of "What Can I Do?" and "So Young," both highly compressed digital productions featuring their trademark glass voices and barely discernible acoustic musical instruments. Also on the record: "Queen of Hollywood," "Runaway," "No Good for Me," and their huge international hit ballad "I Never Loved You Anyway." The best and most spirited Celtic cut is "Little Wing," deliciously resting on the contributions of the dropping-by Chieftains. Each and every cut sounds wired for radio play; unlike the less Americanized, riskier Cranberries, the Corrs should enjoy a career as nicely sustained as some of the girls' best musical notes.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/1998
Label:
Wea International
UPC:
0075678310621
catalogNumber:
783106

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Performance Credits

Corrs   Primary Artist
David Foster   Bass,Keyboards
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Seán Keane   Fiddle
Kevin Conneff   Bodhran
Luis Conte   Percussion
Anto Drennan   Guitar
Martin Fay   Fiddle
John Gilutin   Keyboards
Jeff Hull   Keyboards
Oliver Leiber   Guitar
Lance Morrison   Bass
Dean Parks   Guitar
Paul Peterson   Bass,Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Gota Yashiki   Drums
Matt Laug   Drums
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Matt Malloy   Flute
John Shanks   Guitar,Mandolin
Lisa Wagner   Cello
Caroline Corr   Bodhran
Andrea Corr   Whistle (Instrument)
Sharon Corr   Violin
Jim Corr   Guitar

Technical Credits

James Reynolds   Engineer
David Foster   Arranger,Producer
Glen Ballard   Producer
George Black   Programming
Felipe Elgueta   Programming,Engineer
Neil Giraldo   Composer
Jeff Hull   String Arrangements
Oliver Leiber   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Paddy Moloney   Arranger
Tim Martin   Engineer
Brian Masterson   Engineer
Rick Nowels   Producer
Peter Rafelson   Programming,Producer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Barry Rudolph   Engineer
Billy Steinberg   Producer
Philip Begley   Engineer
Randy Wine   Producer
Corrs   Arranger
Matt Silva   Engineer
Leo Pearson   Programming
Jim Corr   Producer
John Hughes   Producer

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