When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New
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||As Time Goes By||Mary Duff||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New||Mary Duff||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||In the Chapel In the Moonlight||Mary Duff||2:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Medley: Old Cape Cod / With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming / Allegheny Moon||Mary Duff||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Nearness of You||Mary Duff||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Medley: Now Is the Hour / Yours (Till the End of Life's Story) / I'll Be Seeing You||Mary Duff||4:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Twilight Time||Mary Duff||3:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Our Love Is Here to Stay||Mary Duff||3:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Medley: And the Band Played On / Patrick Fagan (You're the Apple of My Eye) / Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?||Mary Duff||2:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When Irish Eyes Are Smiling||Mary Duff||2:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dream a Little Dream of Me||Mary Duff||3:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Medley: Let It Be Me / All I Have to Do Is Dream / That's Old Fashioned (That's the Way Love Should Be)||Mary Duff||3:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||(I'll Be Loving You) Always||Mary Duff||2:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It Had to Be You||Mary Duff||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||True Love Ways||Mary Duff||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Till I Waltz Again With You||Mary Duff||2:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Time After Time (Lucky to Be Loving You)||Mary Duff||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Let There Be Peace On Earth||Mary Duff||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Danny, the Pipes Are Still Calling||Mary Duff||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Mary Duff starts off this album with a lovely piano and vocal version of "As Time Goes By" (familiar to all as the key song from Casablanca) that suggests that the Irish singer would make a mint as a cabaret singer. About halfway through, however, a full orchestra strikes up behind her, and continues sawing and blowing away at full tilt for the remainder of this hourlong disc. The Mantovani-style arrangements blare nonstop throughout When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New, whether Duff is singing old Tin Pan Alley standards, classic country and early rock tunes (she's particularly fond of the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly, tackling a medley of the former's biggest hits and a really quite nice, understated take on the latter's "True Love Ways"), or Irish airs and novelties. The overblown arrangements are quite distracting, not the least because Duff has a lovely voice that she knows how to use, avoiding both the strident over-emoting and the tin-eared robotic phrasing that plague far too many singers working the book of standards. (Pre-rock songbirds like Teresa Brewer and Doris Day are the obvious point of comparison, though there's a hint of Patsy Cline as well.) A full album with Duff and a piano player, or better yet a small jazz combo, would be a much better setting for her attractive vocals.
Mary is so talented. The selections on this album are both uplifting and relaxing.
The best album from one of the best singers anytime.
when your old wedding ring was new
Saw Mary Duff live a few years back. She is charming to see, hear and interact with. A beautiful voice with a bit of Irish brogue. This album is a departure from her country sound and her duets with Daniel O'Donnell. She holds her own with standards. My favorites are 'Let There Be Peace on Earth' and 'Dream a Little Dream of Me'. Download it. You won't be sorry.
Born: Lobinstown, County Meath, Ireland