Waiting on An Angel / Ireland
(Australia - Import, 2PC)
Annalisa Kerrigan's haunting voice lingers in the memory long after the actual music on these two stunning albums has died away. This elegant boxed set is the musical equivalent of a clear mountain stream, the purity and clarity of Kerrigan's soprano seeming to pour forth from some celestial source. Waiting on an angel brings together classical and folk favorites, from Panis Angelicus and the Bach/gounod Ave Maria to o waly waly and as he moved through the fair. Her exquisite vocal tone is equally at home in Ireland - timeless songs of the emerald isle, inspired by her own Irish heritage. This is singing of the highest quality, deriving from simpler times when sheer vocal beauty and heartfelt emotion were enough to move men of stone to tears.