NEW MUSIC EAR'S FAVOURITES - THE CORRS "FORGIVEN, NOT FORGOTTEN"
This brilliant debut album was something different for me, beautiful Irish melodies and instrumentation mixed with Pop, it was unique at the time. Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim Corr knew how to deliver a tune with aplomb. When the album was released only "Runaway" dented the top 50 although it did considerably better reaching number 2 four years later. The debut single as I mentioned hit me like a ton of bricks. A simple yet effectively emotive and cutely sung by Andrea. "The Right Time" and "Love To Love You" had Fleetwood Mac influences, the first being abright and breezy number while the latter was a kind of Soft Rock ballad. The title track "Forgiven, Not Forgotten" had that mystical medieval feel, Pop Rock with a hint of Celtic backdrop. I had no idea an album with half being Instrumentals would have such an effect on me.