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Album cover of The Best of Mary Black 1991-2001 & Hidden Harvest
2001

The Best of Mary Black 1991-2001 & Hidden Harvest

Side A
Side B
5
Across The Universe
Live with Noel Bridgeman
4:41
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CD
14.95 EUR
(excl. p&p)
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Releases
2CD
Dara Records
TORTV 1136CD
2CD
Curb Records
B00005QD51
2CD
Grapevine
GRACDB324
Digital
Apple Music / iTunes
Remarks

The Best of Mary Black 1991-2001 comes together with the free bonus album Hidden Harvest (disc B), which cannot be bought separately.

*1 On the Japanese version, tracks 2 and 8 are switched
*2 On the European release, track 16 has been replaced with The Dimming of the Day

Reviews

She has shied away from over-exposure of late, but Mary Black gleefully asserts her identify in this double CD, the second a live stage and studio collection, Hidden Harvest. Her sound swoops from the oceanic sweep of One and Only (from Shine) - an altogether more fruity airing of that voice than the preciousness of some of her earlier work with Declan Sinnott - to the almost prayerful Wonder Child. While the Best Of will garner attention, it's Hidden Harvest that seeps into the subconscious, where the pen torch rather than the searchlight illuminates. Joan Baez lends deliciously earthy vocals to Dylan's Ring Them Bells, and Robbie Burns's Ae Fond Kiss taps the oft-suppressed fragility of Black's vocals perfectly. It's a collection that yields its tastiest palate-teasers to the return visitor.

Four stars

Siobhán Long, Irish Times - The Ticket, 24 October 2001