Home is The Corrs' fifth studio album. An Irish-themed album, it includes covers of old Irish songs and traditionals, but also covers of non-Irish songs, like 'Heart Like A Wheel'. It includes 2 tracks in Irish ("Buachaill Ón Éirne" & "Bríd Óg Ní Mháille") and 3 instrumentals ("Old Hag (You Killed Me)", "Haste To The Wedding", "Return To Fingall"). "Home" is compiled through a songbook of the late Jean Corr (their mother). The album was released exactly 10 years after the release of their very first album "Forgiven, Not Forgotten" and brings the Corrs back to their roots.
From The Corrs' Official Site:
One year after their last studio album, The Corrs are returning full circle with their latest album Home, to be released by Atlantic Records on September 26 (in the US by Rhino Records the following February).
As the title suggests, The Corrs are back to fond beginnings, defining a journey that began 15 years ago. It is a record that is held close to the band's hearts, compiled through a songbook of the late Jean Corr, and brought to life by the band's urge to bring new interpretations to traditional Irish songs.
It was Caroline Corr who first suggested a return to traditional form, since "everywhere we go in the world we are asked to do more Irish music." Featuring the BBC Radio 2 Concert Orchestra and working with orchestral arranger Fiachra Trench and producer Mitchell Froom, who has worked with The Corrs on three previous albums, the band set out to create an eclectic mixture of songs and instrumental airs.
Recorded over six months, the making of the album became a journey in uniting both old and new. Traditional Irish songs were carefully chosen, and set to new arrangements, whilst remaining true and faithful to the core emotion of the originals. The mixture of traditional and contemporary, is one that is truly celebrated throughout Home. Whereas the predominantly Irish songs are interpreted in a contemporary way, other songs such as ‘Heart Like A Wheel’, originally written by Anna McGarrigle, remain strongly Irish in sound and spirit. This spirit shines through in tracks such as ‘Buachaill Ón Éirne’ which is one of two tracks sung in Gaelic; a true testament to the integrity of this album, and its desire to bring together Ireland’s past, present and future.
Home shows once again the Corrs are able to turn their hand to anything musical and successfully arrange just about any type of song. Many of the songs have recorded with a relatively fresh contemporary vibe, yet still remain folky. Most of the songs that have been chosen are new traditional songs or new covers, but songs such as 'Old Town' and 'Haste to the Wedding' have been performed before. 'Old Town' was previously available on MTV Unplugged, yet the new version is more upbeat and is more radio-friendly.
The Corrs - Home
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1. (00:04:20) The Corrs - My Lagan Love
2. (00:05:09) The Corrs - Spancill Hill
3. (00:04:26) The Corrs - Peggy Gordon
4. (00:03:49) The Corrs - Black is The Colour
5. (00:03:53) The Corrs - Heart Like a Wheel
6. (00:03:15) The Corrs - Buachaill on Eirne
7. (00:03:44) The Corrs - Old Hag
8. (00:04:17) The Corrs - Moorlough Shore
9. (00:03:47) The Corrs - Old Town
10. (00:02:58) The Corrs - Dimming of The Day
11. (00:03:39) The Corrs - Brid og ni Mhaille
12. (00:02:27) The Corrs - Haste to The Wedding
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Biography from ALLMUSIC.COM.
A photogenic family band comprising three sisters and one brother, the Corrs -- vocalist Andrea, drummer Caroline, violinist Sharon and guitarist/keyboard player Jim -- blend the music of their Irish background with contemporary pop/rock elements. The quartet formed in 1991 and enjoyed regional popularity in Ireland until 1994, when the American ambassador to the country invited the Corrs to perform at the 1994 World Cup in Boston. The Corrs subsequently expanded their popularity by appearing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta and earning a support slot on Celine Dion's 1996 tour, two gigs that helped pave the way for their well-received debut record. The Corrs' first studio album, Forgiven, Not Forgotten (released via Lava/Atlantic Records in America), became internationally popular, but nowhere more so than their homeland, where the LP's four-times-platinum status made it one of the most popular debuts by an Irish group.
Talk on Corners followed in 1997 and was reissued in expanded form early the following year. The album was instrumental in launching the band's star status in the U.K., where it spawned four Top Ten singles and became the best-selling record of 1998. Talk on Corners eventually sold over 2.9 million copies, making it one of the most successful albums in British history. Meanwhile, singer Andrea Corr -- who had made a small appearance in the 1991 film The Commitments -- returned to acting with a role in Evita. The group reconvened shortly thereafter to record In Blue, their third studio album, alongside producer Mutt Lange. Boasting a slickly polished sound that was more indebted to pop music than the band's Celtic heritage, In Blue launched the Corrs' first American hit with "Breathless," which also became their first (and only) chart-topping single in the U.K. One year after its release, the band released a concert recording entitled VH1 Presents the Corrs: Live in Dublin, which saw them collaborating with the likes of Bono and Ronnie Wood. A short hiatus followed, as Caroline had a baby and Andrea appeared on the In America soundtrack, contributing vocals to the Bono/Gavin Friday composition "Time Enough for Tears."
A new version of the Oscar-nominated "Time Enough for Tears" appeared on the Corrs' next album, Borrowed Heaven, which marked a return to their folky roots in 2004. Issued one year later, Home brought the musicians even closer to their origins, as it took the bulk of its set list from old Irish standards. Although popular in the Corrs' homeland, Home's traditional sound did not fare well in other countries. All the Way Home: A History of the Corrs, one of the many compilation albums in the band's catalog, followed in 2006.
Review. from Allmusic.com
The title of the Corrs' fifth full-length studio album, Home, alludes to the fact that the family quartet is returning to its Celtic roots after spending several years pursuing crossover pop success. Not that the group has abandoned the perks of its international fame -- this time around, they've gotten superstar producer Mitchell Froom to helm the recording -- nor has the group ever been a strictly traditional Celtic group; even on their debut album they worked with producer David Foster, best known for his adult contemporary hits for Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, which isn't exactly traditional. In fact, Froom helps guide the Corrs to make their most traditional Celtic album ever, while retaining the pleasingly polished production of their crossover pop albums. Home also has a shade of the artiness that has marked Froom's past productions -- he doesn't simply let the music breathe, he has it paint soundscapes -- without getting overwhelmed with trickery. He lets the Corrs takes center stage and they've never sounded better than they do here, due both to the recording and the excellent song selection. The quartet relies heavily on a songbook of their late mother, but among these traditional songs they weave in such contemporary classics as Anna McGarrigle's "Heart Like a Wheel" and Richard Thompson's "Dimming of the Day," while adding Phil Lynott's "Old Town" for a welcome, lighthearted change of pace. It all adds up to a rich, resonant album that's the Corrs' best to date.