Pure Pleasure Records (Dara)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
"Based upon the diversity of music, quality of product and their extraordinary rate of progress, Pure Pleasure Records is our re-issue record company of the year."
As an album, Full Tide most closely resembles Shine in its breadth and depth. Yeah, that is a good thing. It's not the shiny production as much as the material itself. Recorded in Ireland and Australia, the album contains some stellar, perhaps career-defining performances of a number of tunes: her readings of Bob Dylan's "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" and "To Make You Feel My Love" completely reinvent them. The emotion in her voice is a warm fire for the battered soul to rest in. As moving and convincing as these performances are, they are not the true gems in the body of this album. In fact, her version of Sandy Denny's "Full Moon," with a pianist, a bassist and a string quartet, blows them away. Her voice, full and dark, yearns across time and space for the absent one. It's an elegy to a love, but also to love itself and friendship as well. This is key in that there are a total of four songs here by the late Noel Brazil - Black's longtime collaborator and favorite songwriter - who passed away in 2001.
|1. The Land Of Love|
|2. Lay Down Your Weary Tune|
|3. Your Love|
|4. Don't Let Me Come Home A Stranger|
|5. The Real You|
|6. Stand Up|
|7. Full Moon|
|8. Straight As I Die|
|9. Siul A Ru'n|
|10. St. Kilda Again|
|11. To Make You Feel My Love|
|12. Japanese Deluxe (Bonus Track)|
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