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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Mighty strange, but the Best of Mary Black, Vol. 2 is extremely similar to the import version of the Best of Mary Black, 1991-2000. The second discs of each are, in fact, identical, and include an album that was never released called "Hidden Harvest." Black is Ireland's premier vocalist. She interprets the tradition in many different ways without ever losing it in the arrangements. Her take on pop songs is to render them through the eyes and ears of the great Celtic folk tradition as well. There are, as would be expected, many fine moments on this set, including her readings of Dougie MacLean's "Turning Away," Thom Moore's "Still Believing," Phil Colclough's "Song for ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Mighty strange, but the Best of Mary Black, Vol. 2 is extremely similar to the import version of the Best of Mary Black, 1991-2000. The second discs of each are, in fact, identical, and include an album that was never released called "Hidden Harvest." Black is Ireland's premier vocalist. She interprets the tradition in many different ways without ever losing it in the arrangements. Her take on pop songs is to render them through the eyes and ears of the great Celtic folk tradition as well. There are, as would be expected, many fine moments on this set, including her readings of Dougie MacLean's "Turning Away," Thom Moore's "Still Believing," Phil Colclough's "Song for Ireland," and Noel Brazil's "The Loving Time." The second disc features some beautiful duet performances, including a duet with Joan Baez -- live, no less -- on Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells," "Sonny" with Dolores Keane and Emmylou Harris, and "Bruach Na Carraige Baine," with Seamus Begley. Some other moments here on disc two are beautiful performances of John Lennon's "Across the Universe" (with Noel Bridgeman), the traditional "Ae Fond Kiss," and Mick Hanly's "Without the Fanfare." Purists will call this music "sellout," but then, they never got it anyway. Black is a singer first, a singer of songs, and a terrific interpreter because of her unique manner of placing them in the context of the folk tradition. She is an Irish singer second, and whether it's pop, traditional music, jazz or rock she takes on, the mark on the material is unmistakably her own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2001
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187872424
  • Catalog Number: 78724

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Turning Away (4:52)
  2. 2 Still Believing (3:41)
  3. 3 One and Only (4:02)
  4. 4 Wonder Child (3:56)
  5. 5 Don't Say OK (3:53)
  6. 6 Wildest Dreams (3:42)
  7. 7 Dimming of the Day (3:40)
  8. 8 Babes in the Wood (4:13)
  9. 9 Speaking With the Angel (3:25)
  10. 10 I Misunderstood (3:50)
  11. 11 I Will Be There (4:22)
  12. 12 Bless the Road (3:43)
  13. 13 The Circus (4:12)
  14. 14 Just a Journey (3:45)
  15. 15 Flesh & Blood (4:05)
  16. 16 Song for Ireland (5:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (4:28)
  2. 2 Ring Them Bells (3:20)
  3. 3 Saw You Running (3:04)
  4. 4 Ae Fond Kiss (4:07)
  5. 5 Across the Universe - Noel Bridgeman (4:41)
  6. 6 Good Morning Heartache (3:37)
  7. 7 Say a Little Prayer (3:55)
  8. 8 If I Gave My Heart to You - Shane Howard (3:00)
  9. 9 Sonny (4:12)
  10. 10 Once in a Very Blue Moon (3:01)
  11. 11 Give a Little Now (4:44)
  12. 12 The Moon and St. Christopher - Mary Chapin Carpenter (4:19)
  13. 13 Bruach Na Carraige Baine - Seamus Begley (4:54)
  14. 14 Without the Fanfare (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mary Black Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, Bodhran
Dolores Keane Track Performer
Dónal Lunny Synthesizer, Bouzouki, Guitar, Background Vocals, Electric Bouzouki
Emmylou Harris Track Performer
Paul Brady Vocals
Máire Breatnach Synthesizer, Fiddle
James Blennerhassett Bass, Cello, Double Bass
Fran Breen Drums
Noel Bridgeman Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mary Chapin Carpenter Track Performer
Nollaig Casey Fiddle
Steve Cooney Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Hi String
Jim Cox Hammond Organ
Pat Crowley Synthesizer, Piano, Accordion, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Background Vocals, Harmony
Martin Ditcham Percussion, Drums
Dave Early Percussion, Drums
Garvan Gallagher Bass, Background Vocals, Double Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Carl Geraghty Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Shane Howard Guitar, Vocals
Larry Klein Bass, Keyboards
Michael Landau Electric Guitar
Greg Leisz Acoustic Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Jerry Marotta Percussion, Drums
Mark O'Connor Fiddle
Liam O'Flynn uillean pipes
Declan Sinnott Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, spanish guitar, Harmony
Davy Spillane uillean pipes
Ciarán Tourish Fiddle
Brendan Power Harmonica
Eleanor McEvoy Background Vocals
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Frank Gallagher Synthesizer, Fiddle, Conductor, Viola, Whistle (Instrument)
Seamus Begley Track Performer
Bill Shanley Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar
Peter Browne Pipe
Karen Hamill Background Vocals
Tommy Kane Viola
Liz Leonard Violin
Paul OHanlon Violin
Technical Credits
Dónal Lunny Producer
Joan Baez Producer
Mary Black Producer
Steve Cooney Producer, Liner Notes
John Harris Engineer
Shane Howard Producer
Jon Kelly Producer
Larry Klein Producer
Brian Masterson Engineer
Declan Sinnott Producer
Eleanor McEvoy Arranger, String Arrangements
Philip Begley Producer
Frank Gallagher Arranger
Ciaran Byrne Engineer
Billy Robinson Engineer, Remixing
Bill Shanley Producer
John Harris Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Skip the hits, go for the extras

    On ''The Best of Mary Black, Vol. 2'', Mary chronicles her long-desired achievement to be a singer from Ireland rather than an Irish singer. Her early career was filled with beautiful renditions of traditional songs and new material that let her beautiful voice radiate. On Vol. 2, the material, most of it pop and middle-of-the-road, simply doesn't measure up to Mary's talent. The updated ''Song For Ireland 2001'', with the edges rounded out and her bold reading muffled, showcases the transition of Mary's material from showstopping to merely pleasant. The second disc, however, features some real jewels, including live takes of ''I Say A Little Prayer'' and ''Ring Them Bells'' (the latter with Joan Baez).

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