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post #1 of 8
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I recently discovered the Celtic singer Mary Black. I heard one track, "Columbus," but I don't know what album this comes from. Anyone know? Her voice is unbelievably gorgeous on "Columbus," so I purchased "Mary Black: Collected" from Amazon, and the recording quality is unfortunately low (vicious sibilance for one thing, some of the worst I've heard).

 

Mark

post #2 of 8

The following 3 albums do sound incredible:

 

The first one includes the title "Columbus"

No Frontiers :

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Babes in the wood:

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Holy ground:

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post #3 of 8
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The following 3 albums do sound incredible:

 

The first one includes the title "Columbus"

No Frontiers :

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Babes in the wood:

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Holy ground:

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Thanks, I'll look for these.

post #4 of 8
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I heard a few of Mary Black's other albums. For instance, "Without the Fanfare"... the problem with that album is that I find the music in bad taste. This is a bit frustrating. Here I find Mary Black who may very well be the finest female vocalist I've ever heard, and she records so much pop and such. Ah well, there's no explaining taste. :D

post #5 of 8

I don't know "W/o the fanfare" but in general, artists do seldom have the luxury to just do "fine art" if they are working in a niche. Somethings have to pay the rent though...

But I do agree with you, overall I think, almost every recording artist has some odd albums in their repertoire and you ask yourself, mmh what the heck ... ??

post #6 of 8

Ahh good ole Mary. I'm in the same boat as markheadphonium, talented singer but i just dont care much for the music.  Only song i ever liked was this one


Edited by mcandmar - 5/1/14 at 8:13am
post #7 of 8

This brings back memories for me.

 

I had 2 Mary Black albums years ago.

First off was Holy Ground, which unsurprisingly was quite spiritual. Some of the tracks were very moving. Liked it a lot.

 

Then I moved on to Babes in the Wood, which had it's moments and was well received at the time, but to me just sounded too MOR compared to Holy Ground, and I kinda lost interest after that. Moved on to the likes of Tori Amos and about a thousand other female singers.

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I just got "No Frontiers" from Amazon. I previously heard the track Columbus on that album and was impressed. I just listened to the entire album and unfortunately Columbus may be the only track I like. There seems to be a taste problem. I especially can't stand that "smooth jazz" saxophone that keeps popping up (but is fortunately absent from "Columbus").

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