"Babes In The Wood" is Mary Black's best and most convincing throughout album. There are no fillers and the selected of your songs by songwriters like Noel Brazil or classic 'folkies' as Richard Thopmson is spotless. The arrangements (including guitar, piano, mandolin, dobro and accordion) come from Blacks longtime band members, but the music on this album has held more than a hint of Pop Celtic folklore. As on most of their albums, there are also a number of romantic ballads, sung with a subtlety that gives each song emotional weight. The basic difference lies in an omnipresent religious undertone, it would clearly as in the Album issuing Gospel "Still Believing" or behave as in "The Golden Mile". Even some of the Love Songs recommended for lovesickness confidence in the faith ("Just Around the Corner").
Throughout the album shines with exuberant and lilting numbers that it the last song, a wonderful interpretation of Joni Mitchell's "Urge For Going" drive : a great introduction to the music of Mary Black, a must for fans.