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Sweet Liberty

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Audio CD, January 25, 2005
$79.95 $20.00

1. High Tide
2. The Winding River Roe
3. Everywhere
4. There Were Roses
5. Where Are You
6. The Gem of the Roe
7. Bonny Bonny
8. Erin the Green
9. Broken Bridges
10. Falling Like a Star
11. Standing on the Shore
12. The Emigrant's Farewell

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 25, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rough Trade Us
  • ASIN: B0007MSU7Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,558,838 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Craobh Rua on March 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The second solo release from the one-time All-Ireland Singing Champion and former member of Oige. As with Cara's first release, husband Sam and brother-in-law Seth both play on this album, and sister Mary once again provides backing vocals. Recorded in Somerset, Sam is also listed the album's producer.
Cara's first album featured only three songs that weren't traditional tunes. With Sweet Liberty, the mix is slightly different - five of the twelve tracks are traditional, five are written by Cara and Sam, with the remaining two having been written by others. One of these songs is "There Were Roses", written by the legendary Tommy Sands. Cara initially recorded it for use on a BBC TV show called "Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales". After the episode featuring the track was broadcast, the message boards on Cara's website were virtually flooded (pun entirely intended !) with demands that this song be released. There's no doubt that it will be one of the highlights of the album for many people - it is superbly delivered.
For me, the highlights of this album are - as with her first release - the traditional songs. "The Winding River Roe", which gives a nod to Cara's hometown of Dungiven, features only Cara's voice and Sam tinkling the keyboards. Cara's delivery is so good on this track, I couldn't help wondering why the song hadn't been recorded unaccompanied. Running it close for my Song of the Album award is "The Emigrant's Farewell". One of the songs on the album to benefit from Brian Finnegan's flute playing, it also sees Liam O'Maonlai joining Mary on backing vocals. Liam, of course, is better known as the lead singer of the Hothouse Flowers.
The album opens with "High Tide", one of the songs Sam and Cara wrote themselves.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on April 6, 2005
Format: Audio CD
What immediately struck me, was her unique melodious voice. Cara truly has a style of her own, whether she is singing traditional Celtic airs or self composed pieces. There is a sweet and serene quality to her voice, yet it is powerful with quite an impressive vocal range.
This is the second of Cara's albums and I was absolutely blown away when I first listened to this C.D., which I purchased while in Ireland. This quickly became the soundtrack to my vacation, which I played constantly as I drove across country.
I would highly recommend this album to anyone who is a fan of "original" Celtic music. If you are looking for screeching fiddles or rowdy pub songs, then this isn't the album for you. The accompaniment of the Uilleann Pipes and piano and flute are appropriate and tastefully done, without taking away from the singer's vocal qualities. The self-penned songs of "High Tide" and "Where and You?" are particularly captivating.
Can't wait for the next album!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Film Fan on May 17, 2007
Format: Audio CD
What a beautiful, clear voice Cara has. These are not strict interpretations of classic pieces. They have a modern instrumental accompaniment. And there are contemporary pieces here too. I have long been into Loreena McKennitt more mystical Celtic tales, The Chieftans spirited renderings, Enya, Clannad and The Coors contemporary pop music. But nothing compares to Cara's clean lines and hauntingly beautiful voice. She "plays" her voice like an instrument, modulating and hitting notes with precision but also with emotion. Please have a listen and you'll be convinced! (I wish the album's price could be reduced though. Go to [...] - Cara's own web site. There is a player available there. Click the down arrow to select a track. None of the selections are from this CD, however)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on May 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I am from the states, but while I was visiting Belfast this past spring, I saw Cara Dillon perform and her album doesn't do her voice justice, but it does come in at a close second! She has an amazing talent and her style is really different from anything I have heard before. I really enjoy this album. It takes on a rather calm/slow pace for almost the whole time. Its a really relaxing album. I love the traditional Irish songs and the instruments that are incorporated within them.
"There Were Roses" is one of my favorites because it is so beautiful and touching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom McVey on October 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Cara Dillon was an all-Ireland vocal champion and after hearing this you'll know why. I enjoy the whole recording because of her clear, clean voice but I bought it mostly because of "There Were Roses." I believe her version of that song is the best ever done and brings me to tears almost every time I hear it.
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