"See You Again" is Hazels twentieth album and the fourth to emerge from the legendary singer/song-writers ongoing collaboration with irish harpist Cormac De Barra. Their musical partnership began over 20 years ago when they toured Hazel's critically acclaimed "Beyond Breaking Glass" auto biographical show. The show toured worldwide and went to the Edinburgh Festival for three seasons gaining five star reviews each time.
Following Hazel and Cormac's recent "Up Close and Personnal" tour in Ireland this year, it became obvious that there was a demand from the public to record more material. Indeed there were many songs, although they had become staples of their live performances, they had never appeared on any official recording. The duo decided that they must harness the momentum of the live shows and off the back end of the tour went straight into the recording studio to capture the energy of their unique sound.
In Hazels own words, "The reaction from our latest tour was amazing and we had to get that sound. Stripped back, naked, embracing the beauty of the voices and the harp, keeping it simple and reflecting what we do in the shows. I'm very pleased with the album which is now in post-production by Lynne Earls who has worked with KD Lang and Billy Idol among many others. There are 11 tracks, an eclectic mix of songs - some that we have revisited, some never recorded and the new. I look forward to its release and hearing what people think."
"Many thanks to Moya Brennan, beautiful singer from Clannad who lent us her recording studio and her amazing voice to sing on the duet "Hidden" which we have revisited. Also to her fab and gifted husband Tim Jarvis who has done a gorgeous cover design plus played cello for us. Ailing Jarvis, their highly talented daughter, has engineered and mixed the album."
"The release date is 26th January 2017, the day of our gig as part of Dublin's Temple Bar TradFest."
Hazel O'Connor - Lead Vocals
Cormac De Barra - Vocals, Irish Harp, Bodhran
Moya Brennan - Vocals on Hidden
Tim Jarvis - Cello
Aisling Jarvis - Bouzouki
Jay Bellerose - Percussion on Wakey Wakey
Recorded at Mo Studios, Co. Dublin, IE
Recorded and mixed by Ailing Jarvis
Mastered by Lynne Earls at EMP Studios LA
Wakey Wakey mastered and mixed by Lynne Earls at EMP Studios LA
Cover photography and artwork Tim Jarvis