Shine (Mary Black album)

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Studio album by Mary Black
Released 1997
Recorded Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre Celtic
Label Dara
Producer Larry Klein
Mary Black chronology
Speaking with the Angel

Shine was a 1997 Mary Black album, where she abandons her usual sound and production. Then album was recorded in Los Angeles, California, United States, with a combination of local session musicians and members of her Irish band. On production was Larry Klein (who had worked with Peter Gabriel and Joni Mitchell), and he aided in selecting songs from a new crop of songwriters. Most notably, Mary Black sang five songs written by David Gray.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shine" (David Gray) (4:38)
  2. "One and Only" (Scott Cutler, Annie Preven) (4:01)
  3. "Almost Gone" (David Gray) (3:36)
  4. "Nobody Lives Without Love" (Larry Klein, Tonio K.) (5:05)
  5. "I Misunderstood" (Richard Thompson) (3:49)
  6. "Trespass Shoes" (David Gray) (5:21)
  7. "I Will Be There" with Paul Brady (Paul Brady, John O'Kane) (4:21)
  8. "What Does It Matter" (David Gray) (4:17)
  9. "Beautiful" (Amy Kanter) (4:14)
  10. "Late Night Radio" (David Gray) (3:05)
  11. "By the Hour" (Larry Klein, David Batteau) (4:19)
  12. hidden track: "Two Dancers In the Dark" (Paul Buckley) (3:38)


  • Jerry Marotta - drums, percussion
  • Garvan Gallagher - bass
  • Bill Shanley - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric high-strung guitar, mandolin
  • Pat Crowley - Hammond organ, accordion, piano
  • Frank Gallagher - fiddle, whistle. keyboards on track
  • Larry Klein - bass, bass guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz - acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, baritone guitar. Weisenborn guitar solo on track 6
  • Jim Cox - Hammond organ


  1. ^ Vik Iyengar (1997-03-18). "Shine - Mary Black | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 

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