This CD a pleasant collection of folk, old and new, but one that really
doesn't compare to artists like Don McClean, Pete Seegar or Jerry Jeff
Walker. "The Mountains O'Mourne", in particular, was sung,
in Dublin, by Don McClean to great acclaim and Michael's version is
just too similar.
Also, "Over the Mountain" is, to my knowledge, another old
Irish song, a fact that is not mentioned. There's nothing particularly
wrong with this CD, and it probably would appeal to someone who'd never
heard or seen Tom Paxton or Pete Seeger, but it lacks that special something that
makes a classic folk album.
Bróna Uí Loing