(2005) Hands Across The Water

Various Artists

... read moreReleased almost a year after the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia, 2005's HANDS ACROSS THE WATER is a benefit album for the young, often orphaned survivors of that tragic event. The general mood here is mellow yet hopeful, with contributions by a wide range of artists, including John Prine...

01:03′:48″ 16 Songs

1
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This Beggar's Heart
5:12
2
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Get Through It
4:34
3
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Ae Fond Kiss
4:20
4
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Standing Still
3:38
5
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Fair And Tender Ladies
5:57
6
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A Man Of Constant Sorrow
3:37
7
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Reasonland
4:37
8
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Til A Tear Becomes A Rose
2:57
9
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Be Still My Soul
4:57
10
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40 Shades Of Green
3:13
11
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Part Of Your History
4:02
12
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Let's Heal
5:08
13
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An Occasional Song
3:09
14
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Cumberland Plateau
2:58
15
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This World's Family
3:28
16
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In The Sweet By And By
2:01
Released 20 December 2005, 2006 The Acoustic Canvas, Inc. Issued under license to Compass Records.

Review

Released almost a year after the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia, 2005's HANDS ACROSS THE WATER is a benefit album for the young, often orphaned survivors of that tragic event. The general mood here is mellow yet hopeful, with contributions by a wide range of artists, including John Prine, Jackson Browne, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Blue Merle, Cerys Matthews, and Jim Lauderdale. Many of the tracks carry a Celtic feel, including Tim O'Brien and Lunasa's gentle "Fair and Tender Ladies" and Altan's "Let's Heal," which features Vince Gill. Perhaps the most affecting song is the collection's closing track, a beautiful instrumental rendition of "In the Sweet By and By" by dobro master Jerry Douglas and whistle player Ciaran Tourish that manages to embody the project's thoughtful spirit.