Album cover of Talk To Me
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Frances Black - Folk Roots
By John O'Regan

"TALK TO ME" her debut solo album has several new songs from the pens of Nanci Griffith and Mark E Nevin. Along with material from John Lennon, Christie Hennessey and Donagh Long. It shows her power as an interpretative singer with a wide variety of choice musos including James Blennerhassett, Artie McGlynn, Nollaig Casey and the Fairgound Attraction duo of Roy Dodds and Graham Henderson. James Blennerhasset is the man responsible for arrangments The Nanci Griffith songs arrived by post


"TALK TO ME" is proof of FRANCES'S ample skills as an interpreter of quality songs. She is to quote Joni Mitchell "A woman of heart and mind". Listen to her.

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Frances Black "Talk To Me"
By John O'Regan

FRANCES BLACK's first solo album is an important record in many ways. It sees her finally "Coming of age" as an artist. It also speculates on her future direction. Certainly her record to date has been impressive(Arcady, Duet with Kieran Goss, Woman's Heart) but this is the acid test. The material fits her voice like a glove with Christie Hennessey's "ALL THE LIES THAT YOU TOLD ME" and John Lennon's "INTUITION" and several new Nanci Griffith songs displaying her evident powers. However it's masterfull Virice Gill song "COLDER THAN WINTER" that she pulls out all the stops. A remarkable first effort with FRANCES emerging as a stylist in her own right. Marvellous.

Frances Black "Talk To Me" Review
By John O'Regan

"TALK TO ME" is one of those albums whose subtelites reveal them selves on repeated listenings. It won't knock your head off with its fury but it will gently unfold itself till you are thoroughly captivated by its quiet charm. A moth to a flame indeed.

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