The Corrs: Talk on Corners

RETRO REVIEW OF THE WEEK1Yes it’s another Irish album because, let’s face it, if there’s one good thing the Irish do (yes we know there’s many many things they’re good at), it’s making amazing music.

The Corrs released their second album, “Talk on Corners” in Ireland in late 1997, following it up with a US release in April 1998.  The album title comes from a line in the song, “Queen of Hollywood”, and kinda catches you by surprise when you hear it – “oh there’s the album title”…well it did us anyway.

Everyone knows something from this album, even if they don’t think they do. We picked it up recently and were worried that as it didn’t include, “Runaway” we’d not know anything…but we did. In fact, “Only When I Sleep” has been ear worming pretty much constantly since we first played it, and there you go – bet it’s ear worming with you now just from us mentioning it.

Apart from the afore-mentioned “Only When I Sleep”, our highlights on this album include “I Never Loved You Anyway”, another ear worm you’ll know (word of advice: don’t get caught singing this in front of your significant other), the instrumental, “Paddy McCarthy”, and our personal favourite, the very lovely cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”. It’s a surreal Celtic take on the classic song – if any song was ever crying out for the Celtic treatment of tin whistle, fiddle and bodhrán it’s this one.

The Corrs followed up this album with a further three, but have been on hiatus for several years to focus on raising their individual families. Andrea and Sharon have however released solo albums, with moderate success.

Will the Corrs reunite and produce more albums? It remains to be seen, but in the meantime, they’ve left a pretty sizeable legacy behind them…everybody sing now…”But it’s only when I sleep…I see you in my dreams…”

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