Home (The Corrs album)

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Home
Studio album by The Corrs
Released September 26, 2005 (Europe)
September 28, 2005 (JP)
February 7, 2006 (U.S.)
Recorded 2005
Genre Celtic
Length 45:47 (with bonus track - 49:59)
Label Atlantic
Producer Mitchell Froom
The Corrs chronology
Borrowed Heaven
(2004)
Home
(2005)
Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection
(2006)
Singles from Home
  1. "Heart Like a Wheel/Old Town"
    Released: 25 October 2006 (2006-10-25)

Home is The Corrs' fifth and last studio album. An Irish-themed album, it includes covers of old Irish songs and traditionals, but also covers of non-Irish songs such as "Heart Like A Wheel". It includes two tracks in Irish, "Buachaill Ón Éirne" and "Bríd Óg Ní Mháille"; and three instrumentals, "Old Hag (You Killed Me)", "Haste To The Wedding", and "Return From Fingal". Home was compiled from a songbook of the late Jean Corr (their mother). The album was released exactly 10 years after the release of their first album Forgiven, Not Forgotten.

Critical Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Virgin.net 2/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 8/10 discs[3]

Although The Corrs returned to their Irish roots, the success of this album and its singles has been poor.

"Old Town" performed poorly in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 43. The decision to cover and release the song was questioned, with Gareth Maher of CLUAS.com calling it "a disastrous one".[4] Mark Weisinger from PopMatters stated that "anyone who has been waiting since the original, unremixed version of Talk On Corners for the Corrs to abandon their pursuit of the American pop charts to deliver another record along the lines of Forgiven, Not Forgotten will finally find their waiting repaid handsomely." The studio recording of "Haste to the Wedding" on Home is sometimes compared unfavorably to the live version on the In Blue Special Edition.[citation needed]

Despite album and singles sales below expectations, the album did manage to sell over one million copies worldwide.[citation needed] This is their 5th consecutive #1 studio album in Irish.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Corrs, except where noted.

  1. "My Lagan Love" (Irish traditional)
  2. "Spancill Hill" (includes the instrumental "Rakes of Kildare" from 3:37)
  3. "Peggy Gordon"
  4. "Black Is the Colour"
  5. "Heart Like a Wheel" (Anna McGarrigle)
  6. "Buachaill Ón Éirne" ("Boy From Erne" - in Irish)
  7. "Old Hag" (Instrumental) (Corr, Sharon)
  8. "Moorlough Shore"
  9. "Old Town" (Philip Lynott, Jimmy Bain)
  10. "Dimming of the Day" (Richard Thompson)
  11. "Bríd Óg Ní Mháille" ("Bridget O'Malley" - in Irish)
  12. "Haste to the Wedding" (Instrumental)
    • bonus track available on Japanese, limited German, and Spanish release
  13. "Return From Fingal"

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r802039 Allmusic review
  2. ^ Virgin.net review
  3. ^ "The Corrs: Home". PopMatters. March 6, 2006. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Album Reviews | The Corrs 'Home'". CLUAS. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j acharts
  6. ^ a b Belgium Charts - The Corrs - Home
  7. ^ Spanish Charts - The Corrs - Home
  8. ^ Every Hit - The Corrs - Home
  9. ^ "French album certifications – The Corrs – Home" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  10. ^ "Irish album certifications – The Corrs – Home". Irish Recorded Music Association. 
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Corrs – Home". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Home in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search