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A photogenic family band comprising three sisters and one brother, the Corrs -- vocalist Andrea, drummer Caroline, violinist Sharon and guitarist/keyboard player Jim -- blend the music of their Irish background with contemporary pop/rock elements. The quartet formed in 1991 and enjoyed regional popularity in Ireland until 1994, when the American ambassador to the ... Read more in Amazon's The Corrs Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 7, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000CPH9I4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,157 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Fusing timeless pop-rock sensibilities with contemporary and age-old Celtic flavors, The Corrs' unique sound is Irish at its core and universal in its appeal. A quartet comprising sisters Andrea, Caroline, Sharon, and brother Jim, The Corrs popularity in the U.S. blossomed in the mid-90's and has thrived throughout a string of acclaimed releases. On Home, their latest album, The Corrs return to their roots-and their family legacy-with a selection of tunes lifted out of a treasured songbook of the late Jean Corr. Driven by the siblings' passion to shed new light on traditional songs and airs, this radiant collection features the crystal clear production and brilliant harmonies for which the band is renowned. It also presents two tracks in Gaelic, marking the first time The Corrs have recorded in their mother tongue.

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Almost as famous for their killer cheekbones as their astounding musical chops, this Platinum-selling Irish family band (sisters Andrea, Caroline and Sharon plus brother, Jim) has cut a major swath, garnering an international fan-base with their Celtic-flavored electrified pop and feisty live shows. They decided to cut an album of mostly traditional songs as a memorial to their mother, Jean, a musician and song collector who died in 1999. But as with Sinead O’Connor’s 2002 Sean-Nos Nua, their treatments, while perfectly authentic, also reflect their more usual style. The opening selection, a spooky lullaby called "My Lagan Love", features martial-sounding drums, washes of parlor piano and banked strings straight out an Arab-Andalouse orchestra. "Peggy Gordon", about unrequited love, has a retro folk-rock back-beat that works beautifully with the plaintive vocals. "Old Hag" is a rollicking instrumental while the Irish-language "Buachaill On Eirne" and "Brid Og Ni MHaille", if a tad unidiomatic, do not lack charm. But the track that lingers longest in the ear is "Dimming Of The Day", a gloriously moving ballad from the pen of British singer-songwriter Richard Thompson. --Christina Roden

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It's a great buy though, one of the only albums I listen to all the way through.
J. Fountain
This is probably The Corrs best album to date and is their strongest and most focused effort.
Louie Bourland
Where Andrea's vocals are sweet and clear, Sharon's vocals are emotional and beautiful.
Une Belle Vie

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Rodrigo Medina on October 13, 2005
Format: Audio CD
What can we say about an album of traditional irish songs performed by the Corrs? This is a "wish come true" to every fan of the band, especially for those who always search on the pop songs of the Corrs theirs irish backgrounds. This album is very well produced, with beautiful traditional arrangements for the songs and inspiring lyrics. The first track is the outstanding "My lagan love", with violin & tin whiste solos, played by Sharon and Andrea. "Spancill Hill" is like a tale about the return of an irish man to the place where he was born,where he meets old neighbours, friends, the old bridge and his first love. "Peggy Gordon" is a love poem, related to someone who loves, but is not loved back."Black is the colour" is my favorite song of "Home". Andrea declares her love in a very submisive way, loving the ground he walks and waiting for the day when she and her loved one will become ONE. "Heart like a wheel" is another highlight on this album, very traditional. "Buachaill On Eirne" and "Brid Og Ni Mhaille" are sang in gaelic, with translation to english on the CD booklet. "Old Town", already presented on MTV Unplugged album, returns on "Home", with a renewed studio version. "Moorlough Shore" and "Dimming of the day" also deserve to be praised. Don't think twice. Pick up you copy and bring "Home" a real irish songbook!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Tom Knapp VINE VOICE on April 3, 2006
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For much of the band's professional career, the Corrs have fallen outside the bounds of "Irish pop," where they've so often been lumped, and more in the area of pop by musicians who happen to be Irish. But with "Home," the family band makes a giant leap into Ireland's musical tradition without ever losing its unique pop sound. While the sound is pop, the music this time around is largely traditional. And the crossover works brilliantly, turning classic old Irish songs into tracks that would go over quite well on any pop music radio station or dance floor.

The album was conceived as a tribute to the late Jean Corr, the siblings' mother, who was a musician and an avid collector of songs before she died in 1999. What more can I say? Traditional Irish songs given an exciting new spin by one of Ireland's top pop family bands has success written all over it. With any luck, it will bring new listeners into the traditional fold -- and will encourage the Corrs to explore more deeply their rich family legacy and national treasure.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Exequiel Pitargue on November 16, 2005
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The Corrs is one of the few bands on the pop music side that I love. This is why it pains me so much that my first review for The Corrs for Amazon was rated 2 stars for their Borrowed Heaven album. My parting words in that review was "But I really hope and pray the next album would be in the league of their former albums." This new album is for me is an answer from heaven. This new album Home exceeded beyond my expectations. This is a great album and for me this even better than some of their old albums. Now this album was made by the Corrs for their "true fans" who know their roots. The album is made up of songs that are based on their IRISH traditions. This album is so rooted in their tradition that two songs Buachaill On Eirne" and "Brid Og Ni Mhaille" are sang in gaelic (I live this so much). My favorite tracks of this album are Old Hag and Haste to a Wedding (this instrumental piece that is often played in their live shows). The violin, tin whistle, and bohran solos in this album is well weaved to the album. I think this album is not for everybody as this is not a commercial album. I hope and pray this album becomes a commercial success so that Artist like the Corrs would not compromise their creativity for money in the future. This album is truly a Corrs masterpiece.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 10, 2006
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I just bought this album, never thinking it would have a US release. This album really seems to bring the Corrs back to what's familiar, to them and to the fans. This has got to be their most 'organic' studio production yet and it's nice to see them honoring their late mother's music in this compilation of songs. The songs are not typical releases by the Corrs, but they give their take on these irish tunes. It's a very good listen. I recommend it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. T. Adams on January 18, 2006
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Finally got my CD yesterday and played it as soon as I could tear off the wrapper. Previous reviewers have gone into detail about all the songs so there is no need for me to duplicate their efforts. I prefer to simply provide my emotional reaction to the CD. Halfway through the first song my eyes became wet and my cheeks damp as I became transported by the beauty of the music. My wife came into my den and observing my state said softly "you got your new Corrs CD didn't you?" The only thing left for me to say is that this music and performance is truly Magnificent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Irishgal on December 25, 2005
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Jean and Gerry Corr were two 1970s amateur musicians from Dundalk, County Louth (Ireland) who performed traditional Irish music alongside covers of songs popular at the time. The couple's four children later grew up to become one of the best-selling sibling acts of all time, combining rock and roll with traditional Irish elements such as fiddle, tin whistle, and bodhran. After fifteen years of worldwide success, the quartet known for their pop tunes and ballads has returned to their roots to give fans a taste of home - their home.

The Corr siblings (Jim - guitar and piano; Sharon - violin; Caroline - percussion; Andrea - tin whistle and vocals) perused their late mother's Irish songbook and recorded some of her favorites along with tunes they cherished while growing up. While each song featured on the album is exquisite, some simply stand out:

'My Lagan Love': The album's opening track is the epitome of Irish ballads, combining pining lyrics with a beautiful yet tragic melody. The story of love and longing near the River Lagan (which flows through Belfast), it is as much a song capturing the spirit of Northern Ireland as a traditional tune.

'Heart Like A Wheel': "It's only love that can break a human being and turn him inside out," sings Andrea on this tender piano ballad. Beautifully performed, it is at once uplifting and heart-wrenching.

'Buachaill On Eirne': The band once commented in an interview that they did not remember much Gaelic from their school years, but upon listening to "Buachaill On Eirne (Boy From Ireland)", one would hardly know. The track is heartwarming, full of exuberant energy and tender lyrics, performed in the Emerald Isle's first tongue. Without a doubt, my favorite tune on the album.
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