The Corrs might only have one UK No.1 (Breathless, 2000) under their belt, but the band’s impact on 1990s pop music has been stratospheric.
The success of their second album, Talk on Corners, was so great that it became the best-selling album in the UK in 1998, sparking a resurgence of interest in their earlier material, and making them one of only a handful of acts who have held the top two positions simultaneously in the UK album charts. Their third studio album, In Blue, went to number one in 17 countries.
Now, after a decade away, the band have reformed and will return this month with an eight-date tour. Here’s three things we’re desperate to see on-stage:
1. Mick Fleetwood joining them for Dreams
When The Corrs released a cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic, Dreams, in 1998, it helped catapult them into the mainstream. During the ensuing run, the Mac’s drummer and founding member Mick Fleetwood joined the Irish quartet during a series of live shows – most famously at their Royal Albert Hall concert, performing on the new version of his own hit, as well as Gaelic classics Haste to the Wedding and Toss the Feathers.
With his own comeback already under his belt – Fleetwood Mac’s On with the Show world tour was the second highest-grossing world tour of 2014 – it would be great to see Mick joining the family foursome once again.
2. Sharon and Caroline Corr taking centre stage
Andrea Corr is a worthy leading lady for The Corrs. Her voice is lilting and yet stunningly powerful, and it hasn’t faltered a note in the intervening years since their last live shows. That said, Sharon and Caroline Corr – so often criminally overlooked as mere supporting cast members in their heyday – are also worthy performers, with voices as touching and strong as Andrea’s.
It would be great to see the other Corrs sisters taking centre stage once again, much like they did on their Unplugged album, and perform (at the very least) tracks like the Jimmy McCarthy classic No Frontiers – a searing duet about love and loss.
3. Andrea to sing Another Suitcase in Another Hall
When Madonna made the movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical classic Evita, the one mistake she made was stealing the track Another Suitcase in Another Hall from the role of the Juan Person’s mistress, played in the film by Andrea Corr herself.
The song is a tour de force, a triumph. It’s a beautiful, quiet moment among other classics like Buenos Aires, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and High Flying, Adored that suits Andrea’s voice perfectly. Although, in the 1996 film, her role is cut down to one mere line; to hear her sing it in full would be a real treat.
What else would you like to see The Corrs do on their upcoming UK tour?
Catch The Corrs live in the UK this January:
19 – Birmingham, Genting Arena
20 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
22 – Liverpool, Echo Arean
23 – London, The O2
24 – Manchester Arena
26 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
28 – Dublin, 3Arena
29 – Belfast, The SSE Arena
Book tickets for The Corrs now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.