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Enda Kenny - Cloud Lining


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  • Model: TN053-11
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 "Hot off the press comes this ripper of a CD from the ever-popular Enda Kenny. He's gathered around him some of that group of talented musicians from Melbourne which includes the likes of Pete Howell and Kavisha Mazella. There's a very wide range of subject material in this offering. It kicks off with a delicious little poke at John Howard's refusal to say sorry to the Aboriginal people.
Easter Island will resonate with anyone who feels the need for some solitude in the mad crush of the world. Robbie Greig's lovely tribute to old-fashioned service, Al Saunder's Garage, will bring up all sorts of nostalgia for many of us who are longer in memory than perhaps we'd like. The title song, Cloud Lining (preceded by some crisp guitar work and sweet fiddling in Melanie's Waltz) asks whether the lining most of us see is silver or black, given the current state of the world. Enda is backed by Kavisha on this one. Lovely.
I particularly like the sweet irony in The Smell of Rain. Here's an Irishman stuck in England singing of his longing to get back to his home, Australia. I'm curious that he chooses to pick the smell of rain as something he misses. Admittedly, they get plenty of it Melbourne, but they'd be beaten hands down by England in that department, but there ya go – poet's privilege.
To cap off the album, which contains mostly pretty serious, probing material, a bit of the Irish comes through in Mrs O'Brien, a hilarious parody of Eric Bogle's Willie McBride sung in the broadest of working-class Irish accents. It's a very welcome album, superbly produced, filled with fine songs played by expert musicians. What more could you want?" Review by Les Montanjees

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 08 July, 2008.