Pauline Scanlon Red Colour Sun

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Compass Records

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"Blessed with a lovely voice, Ireland's Pauline Scanlon has her solo debut with the engaging RED COLOUR SUN."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Churchyard
  • Buy for $0.992.Sally, Free and Easy
  • Buy for $0.993.And I Love You So
  • Buy for $0.994.What Put the Blood
  • Buy for $0.995.The Springhill Mining Disaster
  • Buy for $0.996.Valentine
  • Buy for $0.997.All the Ways You Wander
  • Buy for $0.998.Warm, Despite the Chill
  • Buy for $0.999.Molly Ban
  • Buy for $0.9910.The Boys of Barr na Sraide
  • Buy for $0.9911.Red Colour Sun

Product Description:

Personnel: Pauline Scanlon (vocals); Pauline Scanlon; Kieran Kiely (whistling, whistle, accordion, keyboards, bodhran); Alan Branch (electric guitar, keyboards, programming); Claire Kenny (bass guitar); John Reynolds (drums, percussion); Damien Dempsey (vocals); Donogh Hennessy (guitar, acoustic guitar); Justin Adams (electric guitar); Caroline Dale (cello); Sharon Shannon (accordion).
Audio Mixers: Alan Branch; Tim Oliver.
Recording information: 18d; Sharon's Cottage Co., Galway, Ireland.
Photographer: Jill Furmanovsky.
Arrangers: Pauline Scanlon; Donogh Hennessy; Tony Small.
Irish singer Pauline Scanlon, who got her start as the vocalist in Sharon Shannon's band, gets the chance to shine with her debut album. She's a very appealing singer, with a wide range of song interests, ranging from traditional music through singer/songwriter folk, even as far as a cover of Willie Nelson's "Valentine," which she injects with a strong dose of romance. She's possibly at her best where the heart is involved, giving a beautiful luminosity to Don McLean's "And I Love You So" and "All the Ways You Wander," where her voice is supported purely by drones. She's at her best, however, surrounded by a full complement of musicians, as on the traditional pieces "Molly Ban" and "What Put the Blood." Scanlon is good, with a true warmth about her that she communicates well, and there's strength to the arrangements, especially on the oft-heard "Springhill Mine Disaster," which takes on an individual identity here. But she's yet to develop into being the kind of voice that stops you in your tracks and demands you listen. That will happen -- the signs are here. But it'll take a little time. When her second or third album rolls around, be prepared for someone who is world-class. ~ Chris Nickson
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  • UPC: 766397439327
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