No Frontiers

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No Frontiers
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Studio album by Mary Black
Released 1989
Recorded Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland, April-June 1989
Genre Celtic
Label Dara Records
Producer Declan Sinnott
Mary Black chronology
By the Time it Gets Dark
(1987)
No Frontiers
(1989)
Babes in the Wood
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

No Frontiers is an album by Irish singer Mary Black. The album was one of Ireland's best selling albums of 1989 and introduced her to audiences elsewhere in Europe and in the United States and Japan.[2] The album spent 56 weeks in the Irish Top 30.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Frontiers" (Jimmy MacCarthy) – 3:57
  2. "Past the Point of Rescue" (Mick Hanly) – 6:45
  3. "The Shadow" (Donagh Long) – 5:46
  4. "Carolina Rua" (Thom Moore) – 5:04
  5. "Shuffle of the Buckled" (MacCarthy) – 4:17
  6. "Columbus" (Noel Brazil) – 4:10
  7. "Another Day" (MacCarthy) – 4:34
  8. "Fat Valley of Pain" (Brazil) – 6:20
  9. "I Say a Little Prayer" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 5:34
  10. "Vanities" (Brazil) – 4:38
  11. "The Fog in Monterey" (Moore) – 4:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Declan Sinnott - Guitars, harmony vocals, producer
  • Pat Crowley - Accordion, keyboards, harmony vocals
  • Garvan Gallagher - Double bass, harmony vocals
  • Noel Bridgeman - Percussion, harmony vocals
  • Carl Geraghty - Saxophone
  • Dónal Lunny - Synthesizer (tracks 1, 3, 6, 7)[4]
  • Caroline Lavelle - Cello (tracks 3, 6)
  • Mandy Murphy - Backing vocals (tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11)
  • Tony Davis - Backing vocals (tracks 2, 9)

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Mary Black". Management Promotion International. Retrieved 2012-03-03. "No Frontiers" followed and proved to be one of Ireland's best selling albums of 1989. It also established Mary in new markets in Europe, the US and Japan. [non-primary source needed]
  3. ^ "Mary Black to play three Ireland dates". Hot Press. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  4. ^ No Frontiers at Discogs