"Live in Dublin" - Corrs, The


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Full Track Listing:

  • Would You Be Happier? (3:24)
  • Breathless (3:27)
  • When the Stars Go Blue (4:20)
    vLittle Wing (5:14)
  • Joy of Life / Trout in the Bath (4:05)
  • Runaway (4:38)
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart (3:03)
  • Radio (4:50)
  • Summer Wine (3:54)
    vSo Young (4:52)
  • Ruby Tuesday (3:39)

Background Information

On January 25, 2002, The Corrs put on a small intimate performance at Ardmore Studios in Co. Wicklow in Ireland. The performance was taped for a VH1 performance show and was subsequently released on CD only in the USA. The special did air on VH1, but the rumored DVD was never released.

Bono having just finished up the Elevation tour agreed to perform with the Corrs on two songs for this project, and sang (and danced) with Andrea on “When the Stars Go Blue” and “Summer Wine”. The songs were filmed in front of a small limited audience, made up of friends and family, as well as a limited number of contest winners and the like. “Summer Wine” was an old Nanci Sinatra song penned by Lee Hazelwood. “When the Stars Go Blue” was a more recent song, written and released by Ryan Adams in 2001. Both songs were released in the VH1 special and both are included on the album.

“When the Stars Go Blue” was released for radio play in the US and a promotional single was pressed. A later version was remixed from this live performance and released on the Corrs compilation album “Dreams: The Ultimate Collection”.

The Corrs have a long history working with Bono and U2. They stepped in at the last moment for an ill PJ Harvey at the opening shows of 2001’s Elevation Tour. Sharon and Andrea contributed to U2’s soundtrack version of “The Hands that Built America” found on the “Gangs of New York” soundtrack. Bono co-wrote “Time Enough for Tears” which was sung by Andrea on the “In America” soundtrack and on the Corrs album, “Borrowed Heaven”. Bono also helped produce Andrea’s solo album “Ten Feet High”.

Liner Notes

When the Stars Go Blue: Written by Ryan Adams.
Summer Wine: Written by Lee Hazelwood.

Both: Andrea Corr: Lead Vocals / Tin Whistle. Caroline Corr: Drums / Piano / Bodhran / Vocals. Sharon Corr: Violin / Vocals. Jim Corr: Guitar / Piano / Vocals. Anthony Drennan: Guitar / Dobro. Keith Duffy: Bass Guitar / Percussion. Orchestra arranged and conducted by Fiachra Trench, except “Summer Wine” arranged by Brian Byrne. Additional Instrumentation: The Irish Film Orchestra. Orchestral Management: Caitriona Walsh. Leader: Declan Daly. Trumpet / Flugelhorn: Ronan Dooney and Stephen McDonnal. Trombone: Karl Ronan. Accordian: Rob McVay. Percussion: Lloyd Byrne. Engineers: Mike Walter and Paul Long. Assistant Engineer: Tom Tranter. Recorded with BBC Live Music Mobile. Mixed by Bob Clearmountan. Assistant Engineer: Kevin Harp. Recorded for VH1 at Ardmore Studios, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, 25th January 2002.

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