Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

by Karan Casey


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Following in the folk-pop path carved out on her 2003 release Distant Shore, ex-Solas vocalist Karan Casey trades in her covers- and traditionals-heavy repertoire for a collection that relies on mostly self-penned material. Chasing the Sun eschews -- for the most part -- the Celtic side of Casey for a more contemporary folk style that suits the Irish siren's gorgeous voice. With minimal but effective accompaniment she waxes on about everything from drink to politics with the breezy but cautious air of a songbird that has seen as much sorrow as it has beauty. Lovely a cappella pieces like "Jimmy Whelan" and "Brown and Yellow Ale" hark back to the singer's Solas days, showcasing the flawless intonation and smooth delivery that have made her one of the genre's most consistently gratifying singer, but this ballad-heavy collection often lulls the listener away from the song itself, leaving them delightfully melancholy but ultimately detached.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2005
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351786326
catalogNumber: 78063
Rank: 36082

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Karan Casey   Primary Artist,Vocals
Michael Aharon   Piano,Wurlitzer
John Anthony   Drums,Stick,Tabla,Bells,Pandeiro,Taragat,Djembe,Bodhran,Shaker,Udu
Ewen Vernal   Double Bass
Niall Vallely   Concertina
Paul Meehan   Bouzouki,Guitar,Mandolin
Robbie Overson   Guitar
Erik Johnson   Drums
Ewan Vernal   Double Bass

Technical Credits

John Anthony   Engineer
Karan Casey   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Robbie O'Connell   Composer
Niall Vallely   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Traditional   Composer
Paul Meehan   Arranger
Robbie Overson   Arranger
Barry Kerr   Composer

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