Shine (Mary Black album)

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RecordedLos Angeles, California, United States
Genre Celtic
Label Dara
Producer Larry Klein
Mary Black chronology
Speaking with the Angel

Shine is Mary Black's ninth studio album released in 1997, where she abandons her usual sound and production. The 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

  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)


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