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Side 1: Still Believing/Bright Blue Rose/Golden Mile/Babes In The Wood/The Thorn Upon The Rose/Just Around The Corner
Side 2:Brand New Star/Prayer For Love/Adam At The Window/The Dimming Of The Day/Might As Well Be A Slave/The Urge For Going
Producer: Declan Sinnott Engineer: Andrew Boland. assisted by Tim Boland & Willie Mannion Recorded & mixed for Dara Records at Ringsend Road Studios, Dublin from March 1991 to June 1991.
The Band: Declan Sinnott: guitars, dobro, mandolin, backing vocals/ Pat Crowley:accordion, piano, backing vocals/ Garvan Gallagher: double bass/ Noel Bridgeman: percussion/ Maire Bhreatnach: fiddle and synth/ Carl Geraghty: saxophone.
Babes in the Wood is Mary Black's finest, most consistently pleasing album. There is no filler here, and her song selection, culled from new songwriters such as Noel Brazil and classic folkies such as Richard Thompson, is impeccable.
The acoustic arrangements (including guitar, piano, mandolin, Dobro, and accordion) are carried out by her longtime backing musicians, although the music has a decidedly more pop than Celtic flavor on this album.
The album is peppered with playful, upbeat tunes that propel the album forward to the final song, a wonderful cover of Joni Mitchells?s"Urge for Going." A great introduction to the music of Mary Black, and a must-own for fans.