IN BLUE

JANE STEVENSON

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IN BLUE
The Corrs
(Atlantic-Warner)

On a completely shallow level, has there ever been a better looking band than this group of Irish siblings?

They're stunning.

Too bad their music -- mid-tempo, Celtic-infused pop, with an emphasis on harmonies that's reminiscent of The Carpenters -- isn't.

While it'll no doubt appeal to the Celine Dion-Barbra Streisand crowd, this adult-contemporary music does little to move me.

My mother, however, will be thrilled.

Whether you dig their music or not, The Corrs have certainly attracted some high-profile producers-collaborators since their 1995 debut --David Foster, Glenn Ballard, and now Mutt Lange and Mitchell Froom on their latest and third release.

Lange co-wrote and produced a trio of what turn out to be some of the album's weaker songs -- Breathless, All The Love In The World and Irresistible, with lead singer Andrea -- while Froom weighed in with co-producing duties on several tunes.

Still, this release marks the first time all four band members have taken a major part in the songwriting.

Most memorably, there's the sultry, sexy ballads One Night and Rain; the pretty pop of Somebody For Someone, All In A Day and At Your Side, the melancholy Hurt Before, the striking instrumental Rebel Heart, and the uptempo Radio and No More Cry, the latter written to help their father deal with the passing of their mother, who died in the middle of making this album.

Track Listing 1. Breathless
  2. Give Me a Reason
  3. Somebody for Someone
  4. Say
  5. All the Love in the World
  6. Radio
  7. Irresistible
  8. One Night
  9. All in a Day
  10. At Your Side
  11. No More Cry
  12. Rain
  13. Give it All Up
  14. Hurt Before
  15. Rebel Heart
 
 


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