They're stars the world over, and this live release -- the Irish darlings' first for the American market -- shows just why. Released in conjunction with a live concert broadcast, VH1 Presents the Corrs follows their platinum-certified In Blue and casts hits from that album, as well as older material and covers, in a new light. A plush production from Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow) allows the layers of the group's sound -- lovely vocal harmonies, organ, and traditional instruments such as bodràn, tin whistle, and fiddle -- to envelop their soaring melodies. Corrs originals such as the catchy "Breathless," the melancholy "Runaway," and the gutsy "Radio" allow lead vocalist Andrea Corr to flaunt her stuff and stress the band's nimble way with a memorable tune. As usual, the Corrs include a traditional-instrumental number, in this case the spirited, handclap-inducing medley "Joy of Life/Trout in the Bath." Fellow Irishman Bono may be an obvious choice for guest vocalist, but the two cuts on which he duets with Andrea Corr are refreshingly unexpected: Ryan Adams's gorgeous ballad "When the Stars Go Blue" and Lee Hazlewood's sultry "Summer Wine," one of the Hazlewood's suggestive duets with Nancy Sinatra from the '60s. The other guest star, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, turns in a meaty solo on the Corrs' Celtic-inspired reading of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" and plays on a rousing rendition of the Stones hit "Ruby Tuesday," but without a solo. The thoughtful song selection here -- which also includes a sensitive reading of Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" -- meets the hit quota and offers enough surprises for longtime fans and newcomers alike.
Performance CreditsCorrs Primary Artist
Ronnie Wood Track Performer
Bono Track Performer
Ronan Dooney Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Fiachra Trench Conductor
Lloyd Byrne Percussion
Anthony Drennan Dobro,Guitar
Stephen McDonnell Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Keith Duffy Percussion,Bass Guitar
Caroline Corr Piano,Drums,Vocals,Bodhran
Andrea Corr Vocals,tin whistle
Sharon Corr Violin,Vocals
Jim Corr Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Declan Daly Leader
Karl Ronan Trombone
Technical CreditsMitchell Froom Producer
Paul Long Engineer
Tim Martin Engineer
Fiachra Trench Orchestral Arrangements
Mike Walter Engineer
Max Bisgrove Sound Advisor
Linda Ferrando Executive Producer
Irish Film Orchestra Instrumentation
Ron Shapiro Executive Producer
John Cleveland Hughes Executive Producer
Brian Byrne Arranger
Hamish Hamilton Director
Melanie Vaughton Liner Note Producer
Caitriona Walsh Orchestral Manager
Lee Lodge Producer
Simon Pizey Executive Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
VH1 Presents the Corrs: Live in Dublin based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
This album leaves you "Breathless", it is a shame it is not available on DVD. The most I can imagine watching this album on a 52" plasma, played on my Altec Lansing custom sound system. Man...this what heaven must be all about...
This is the best c.d. that I own! I usally never like anything that's live but their voices rock. I love every song on the album I recomend that you buy it right away!
This is by far the best CD I have ever bought. The music puts you in a mood which could only be discribed as magical. The CD is constantly in my CD player. It is a definate buy. Without a doubt. Even if you never heard of any of the songs you should still buy it. You will learn to love
This would definitely be on my list of Desert Island Discs. Track 5 is my favorite.