Borrowed Heaven

Borrowed Heaven

by The CorrsThe Corrs

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Overview

Sibling act the Corrs have attained international superstardom by melding well-crafted contemporary pop with the immutable strains of their Irish heritage. Borrowed Heaven -- the group's first studio album since 2000's breakthrough In Blue -- once again colors the radio-friendly productions, rife with subtle dance beats and loops, with the Celtic flourishes intrinsic to the Corrs' sound. "Angel," an homage to the foursome's mother, intertwines a penny whistle with an infectious hook, and the ethereal, album-closing instrumental, "Silver Strand," is accented by sparse piano and fiddle. Like the band's previous discs, Borrowed Heaven is marked by the group's trademark harmonies and acute songwriting, as displayed on impressive original numbers like the Andrea Corr–penned "Confidence," with its rich vocal arrangements and dance beat–layered message of self-reliance. But as always, the Corrs do equally well tackling songs by others, such as "Time Enough for Tears," a gorgeous lullaby co-written by Bono and featured in the Jim Sheridan film In America. This confluence of traditional and modern sounds comes together splendidly in the uplifting title cut, featuring a mix of William Orbit–flavored beats, a dollop of fiddle, and a spine-tingling choral outro by special guests Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Despite having attained a degree of success that's found them playing command performances for the likes of Nelson Mandela and President Bill Clinton, the Corrs forge ahead with their homey blend of pop colored by glints of the Emerald Isle.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/2004
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678367021
catalogNumber: 83670
Rank: 69469

Tracks

  1. Summer Sunshine
  2. Angel
  3. Hideaway
  4. Long Night
  5. Goodbye
  6. Time Enough for Tears
  7. Humdrum
  8. Even If
  9. Borrowed Heaven
  10. Confidence
  11. Baby Be Brave
  12. Silver Strand

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Corrs   Primary Artist
Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Background Vocals,Musician
Anto Drennan   Guitar
Bob O'Brien   Musician
John O'Brien   Musician
Tim Pierce   Guitar,Musician
Jeff Babko   Piano,Musician
Caroline Corr   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Bodhran
Andrea Corr   Vocals,Background Vocals,tin whistle
Sharon Corr   Violin,Background Vocals
Jim McGorman   Piano,Musician
Jim Corr   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Jon Button   Double Bass,Upright Bass,Musician
Pecko Erkesjo   Bass,Bass Guitar,Musician
Anto Orennsn   Guitar,Musician
Max Surla   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Engineer
Gavin Friday   Composer
Bono   Composer
Steve MacMillan   Engineer
Tim Martin   Engineer
Bob O'Brien   Band Technician
John O'Brien   Programming
Olle Romo   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Maurice Seezer   Composer
Bill Farrell   Pre-programming
Corrs   Composer
J.B. Arthur   Engineer
Andrea Corr   Whistle
Henry McGroggan   Tour Manager
Max Surla   Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
John O'Brien   Programming

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