Dirty Linen - 6-7/96, p.81
"...With THE HEART'S A WONDER [Sands] has spun a web of wisdom, tenderness and joy that should enthrall the most jaded listener..."
Sing Out! - 4-5-6/96, p.140
"This recording's a wonder. Sands writes Irish-influenced melodies with infectious rhythms....This recording entertains and involves; what more could you ask?"
Personnel: Tommy Sands (vocals, guitar, 5-string banjo); Dolores Keane,
Moya Sands, Tao Rodriguez Seeger, Rod McDonald (vocals); Ben Sands (vocals, mandolin); Pete Seeger (vocals, 5-string banjo); Ann Sands (vocals, bodhran); Arty McGlynn, Stephen Cooney (guitar); Mairead Nesbitt, Ciaran Tourish, Lisa
Gutkin (fiddle); Vedran Smailovic (cello); Brendan Monaghan (whistle, uillean
pipes); Michael Beattie (harmonica); Dermot Byrne (accordion); Rod McVey
(keyboards, accordion); Nicky Scott, Greg Anderson (bass); Liam Bradley
Engineers: Colum Sands, Alistair McMillan, Mark Dunn.
Recorded at Spring Studios, Rostrevor, Ireland and Mark Dann Studios, New York. Includes liner notes by Pete Seeger.
All songs written by Tommy Sands except "Irish Molly-O" (traditional).
Personnel: Tommy Sands (vocals); Ben Sands (vocals, mandolin); Dolores Keane, Rod McDonald, Pete Seeger (vocals); Brendan Monaghan (whistling, Uilleann pipe); Arty McGlynn (guitar); Ciar n Tourish, M ir‚ad Nesbitt, Lisa Gutkin (fiddle); Rod McVey (accordion, keyboards); Dermot Byrne (accordion); Liam Bradley (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Brian Masterson.
Recording information: Mark Dann Studios, New York, NY; Spring Studios, Rostrevor.
Photographer: Colum Sands.