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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Connie Dover has never made a bad album, so why should she start now? As always, the program features an assortment of songs from Ireland, Scotland, and America, though the mix leans a bit more heavily to the American side this time out. Dover's affection for both cowboy songs and Irish ballads has always led to strange juxtapositions remember how "Lough Erne's Shore" was followed by "Jack of Diamonds" on her solo debut?, but she's always been able to make it work, and this time is no different. Here she delivers a fascinating medley consisting of two versions of the cowboy chestnut "Streets of Laredo," one of them the familiar version and the other the Irish song from ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Connie Dover has never made a bad album, so why should she start now? As always, the program features an assortment of songs from Ireland, Scotland, and America, though the mix leans a bit more heavily to the American side this time out. Dover's affection for both cowboy songs and Irish ballads has always led to strange juxtapositions remember how "Lough Erne's Shore" was followed by "Jack of Diamonds" on her solo debut?, but she's always been able to make it work, and this time is no different. Here she delivers a fascinating medley consisting of two versions of the cowboy chestnut "Streets of Laredo," one of them the familiar version and the other the Irish song from which it came, originally titled "The Sailor Cut Down in His Prime." This album also marks what is probably the first time "Sweet Betsy From Pike" has been recorded with bodhran accompaniment. There are also stunningly lovely renditions of "The Water Is Wide" and the heartbreaking "I Am Going to the West." Those familiar with the shape note singing tradition may find her interpretation of "Wondrous Love" a little bit too gentle, but that's a quibble. This is another triumph from one of America's finest traditional singers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2000
  • Label: Taylor Park
  • UPC: 727901716624
  • Catalog Number: 401
  • Sales rank: 73,545

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Connie Dover Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Jerry Douglas Dobro, Weissenborn
John Hartford Banjo
Skip Gorman Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
John Catchings Cello
Johnny Cunningham Fiddle
Zan McLeod Guitar
Jerry O'Sullivan uillean pipes
Dave Pomeroy Fretless Bass Guitar
Phil Cunningham Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Keyboards, Penny Whistle
Craig Duncan and the Smoky Mountain Band Hammered Dulcimer
Roger Landes Bouzouki, Guitar
Paddy League Percussion
Technical Credits
Connie Dover Arranger, Liner Notes
Randy LeRoy Mastering
Bil VornDick Engineer
Phil Cunningham Arranger, Producer
Francis Henry Maynard Composer
Jackie Ahlstrom Contributor
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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    Haunting and Beautiful

    It is hard to pick the best Connie Dover album, as I love them all. But this cd has some of the best tunes matched to Connie's soulful voice. Except for Sweet Betsy from Pike, which seems out of place in this collection, every song is a winner. These haunting and beautiful melodies cut to the core of my soul, and I never tire of them. I have played this cd over a hundred times (literally) and likely will do so again. If you are not currently a Connie Dover fan, start with this album and you soon will be.

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