Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Heidi Talbot is one of the most gifted singers to emerge in Celtic music in recent years. Her talents were introduced to American audiences during her stint as vocalist for Cherish the Ladies and, over the course of three solo albums, she has established her place as a leading voice in the genre. On her 4th solo album, she teams up again with producer and husband John McCusker to deliver her most engaging set yet. ANGELS WITHOUT WINGS draws on an outstanding cast of singers and musicians, including Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polward, flute/whistle virtuoso Michael McGoldrick, Phil Cunningham and many others. Throughout, Talbot's beguiling, crystal clear soprano is transcendent; stand out tracks include the Boo Hewerdine penned "My Sister The Moon" and the lilting "Will I Ever Get to Sleep."
Personnel: Heidi Talbot (vocals, ukulele, harmonium); John McCusker (cittern, ukulele, fiddle, viola); Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle, pipes); Kevin Brolly (clarinet); James MacKintosh (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Cameron Malcolm; John McCusker.
Recording information: Gorbals Sound Studios, Glasgow, Scotland.