Christy Moore - Burning Times

Christy Moore - Burning Times
Genre:
Album:
Burning Times
Styles:
Celtic Pop, Contemporary Celtic, Singer/Songwriter, Celtic, Traditional Celtic, Traditional Irish Folk
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Release Date:
January 10, 2006

Christy Moore is one of the celebrated veterans of Irish music, someone who's deservedly a bit of a legend in his own lifetime. He's tried a lot and often succeeded, and even when he hasn't, he's never been afraid of pushing again. But this CD, well into his career, is a contender for one of his best. He's eclectic in his choice of material, veering from the delicate airiness of Richard Thompson's "Beeswing" to Morrissey's "America I Love You" or "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" and managing to invest each of them with the weight of his own personality. He inhabits the songs and brings them alive with true spirit. It's a measure of what he does right that you listen to his version of Phil Ochs's "Changes" (the second time he's recorded it) and realize it stands tall besides the original. But not everything is shot through with seriousness: both "Magic Nights in the Lobby Bar" and "Sixteen Fishermen Raving" having a touch of raucous, warm jubilation about them. Throughout, Moore is in great voice, never seeming strained, and the spare backing highlights the quality of his singing and emotions here. An outstanding disc from a great performer.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Sixteen Fishermen RavingChristy Moore
MotherlandChristy Moore
Butterfly (So Much Wine)Christy Moore
Magic Nights in the Lobby BarChristy Moore
America I Love YouChristy Moore
MercyChristy Moore
BeeswingChristy Moore
Lonesome Death of Hattie CarrollChristy Moore
Magdalene LaundriesChristy Moore
Burning TimesChristy Moore
Peace in the Valley AgainChristy Moore
ChangesChristy Moore

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