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Best Of Frances Black
     

The Best Of Frances Black

by Frances Black
 
Frances Black has a career made up from various shards of the Celtic music boom from the early '90s. Being the youngest member of the ever musical Black Family (right, Mary Black is her older sister) she began her recording career with Kieran Goss is 1994. The sound was decidedly

Overview

Frances Black has a career made up from various shards of the Celtic music boom from the early '90s. Being the youngest member of the ever musical Black Family (right, Mary Black is her older sister) she began her recording career with Kieran Goss is 1994. The sound was decidedly more pop oriented without losing the uniquely Irish touches that this sound is rooted in. The music she makes is tender, sometimes melancholy, and yet her voice, walking a line between her sister's combined with the timbre of Nanci Griffith's (whose "On Grafton Street" is here with the writer on harmony vocals), is expressive of emotions behind or perhaps beyond the lyrics of the songs she chooses to sing. Tammy Rogers "You Will Miss Me" is a high point as well for its melancholy expression, which nonetheless holds acceptance as its M.O. This collection is packed. There are 16 cuts taken from her first six solo records, and a bonus in a reading of the great Ewan MacColl's "Legal Illegal." Black has a very fine understanding of material and places songs that are uniquely suited to her delivery. She understates everything and therefore the song has to be subtle as well. It's true, her work is not for everybody (especially traditionalists), but she never tried to make it so. This is Celtic pop of the first order, and this set it a righteous summation of her early career.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923441229
catalogNumber:
4412
Rank:
198055

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frances Black   Primary Artist,Vocals
Nanci Griffith   Background Vocals
Mary Black   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
James Blennerhassett   Bass,Electric Bass,Background Vocals,Double Bass,Vocal Harmony
Liam Bradley   Drums,Background Vocals
Noel Bridgeman   Drums
Nollaig Casey   Violin,Viola
Roy Dodds   Percussion,Drums
Dave Early   Drums
Garvan Gallagher   Bass
Kieran Goss   Guitar,Vocals
Graham Henderson   Bouzouki,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Arty McGlynn   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Johnny McDonagh   Percussion
Ted Ponsonby   Guitar,Background Vocals
Declan Sinnott   Guitar
Rod McVey   Piano,Keyboards
Patsy Broderick   Piano,Keyboards
Aoife Scott   Background Vocals
Eoghan Scott   Background Vocals
Nicholas Quemener   Guitar
Mary Green   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mark Pitcham   Drums
Garvin Gallagher   Bass Guitar
Patsy Broderick Moyles   Keyboards
Lynn Kavanagh   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Nanci Griffith   Composer
Fred Koller   Composer
Paul Overstreet   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Jimmy MacCarthy   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Frances Black   Producer,Audio Production
P.J. Curtis   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Pearse Dunne   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Julie Gold   Composer
Kieran Goss   Producer
Richard Leigh   Composer
Arty McGlynn   Producer,Audio Production
Tammy Rogers   Composer
Declan Sinnott   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Mark E. Nevin   Composer
Ciaran Byrne   Producer,Audio Production
Don Schlitz   Composer
Paul Castle   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Christie Hennessy   Composer
Keiran Goss   Audio Production

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