|Released 20 September 2010|
Artist Eleanor McEvoy
|I'd Rather Go Blonde
Release date 20 September 2010
Genres Rock and roll, Folk rock
|Producers Mick O'Gorman, Eleanor McEvoy|
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Eleanor mcevoy talks about her new album i d rather go blonde and sings
I’d Rather Go Blonde is the eighth album in a twenty-year career that has seen Eleanor McEvoy establish herself as one of Ireland’s most accomplished singer / songwriters. The album features eleven new songs, nine of which were penned by McEvoy, one which was co-written with former Beautiful South man Dave Rotheray and, finally, there’s a cover of Good Times by Sam Cooke.
- Eleanor mcevoy talks about her new album i d rather go blonde and sings
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Never one to shy away from the big issues, this album sees McEvoy tackling themes such as alienation, hypocrisy, recent Irish history and romance.
As McEvoy says herself, “I always try to express myself clearly and honestly. I was the odd one, the tubby girl with glasses who had to go to violin lessons after school. The ray of sunlight was the radio with its music. The escape was learning to sing and play instruments and play with others and write and just get out there."
Throughout her career, McEvoy has earned accolades and picked up various awards – not just for her work but also for the super high-end audio approach she has taken on various albums. As well as standard CD format, this album has also been released as a 12 track stereo hybrid SACD/CD and on vinyl.
From the Sept. 2010 Maverick Magazine: Absolutely stunning album has really blown me away. Featuring eleven new songs, nine penned by McEvoy and one co write with Beautiful South’s David Rotheray finally a cover of Sam Cooke’s Good Times, this is Eleanor McEvoy’s eighth album spanning a twenty-year career, in which time she has established herself as one of Ireland’s most accomplished singer-songwriters adopting an honest and open approach to writing that often tackles issues many would shy away from....This absolutely stunning album, has been a real find – one of the most compelling female singer-songwriters I’ve heard in a long time. And from Get Ready to ROCK!, Eight albums in, and Eleanor McEvoy has yet to put a foot wrong...of course, it wouldn't be an Eleanor McEvoy album without her wonderfully rich vocals and in that department, I'd Rather Go Blonde doesn't disappoint.
All tracks written by Eleanor McEvoy, except where noted.
1Look Like Me2:39
2Just For The Tourists3:22
3I'd Rather Go Blonde2:10