Talk on Corners followed in 1997 and was reissued in expanded form early the following year. The album was instrumental in launching the band's star status in the U.K., where it spawned four Top Ten singles and became the best-selling record of 1998. Talk on Corners eventually sold over 2.9 million copies, making it one of the most successful albums in British history. Meanwhile, singer Andrea Corr
-- who made a brief appearance in the 1991 film The Commitments -- returned to acting with a role in Evita. The group reconvened shortly thereafter to record In Blue, their third studio album, alongside producer Mutt Lange
. Boasting a slickly polished sound that was more indebted to pop music than the band's Celtic heritage, In Blue launched the Corrs' first American hit, "Breathless," which also became their first (and only) chart-topping single in the U.K. One year after its release, the band released a concert recording entitled VH1 Presents the Corrs: Live in Dublin, which saw them collaborating with the likes of Bono
and Ronnie Wood. A short hiatus followed, as Caroline had a baby and Andrea
appeared on the In America soundtrack, contributing vocals to the Bono
composition "Time Enough for Tears."
A new version of the Oscar-nominated "Time Enough for Tears" appeared on the Corrs' next album, Borrowed Heaven, which marked a return to their folky roots in 2004. Issued one year later, Home brought the musicians even closer to their origins, as it took the bulk of its set list from old Irish standards. Although popular in the Corrs' homeland, Home's traditional sound did not fare well in other countries. In 2006, the band went on indefinite hiatus. In conjunction, they released All the Way Home: A History of the Corrs, which tracked the band's story, and Dreams: The Ultimate Corrs Collection, one of many compilation albums in the band's catalog.
In the following decade, the bandmembers focused on family and solo careers. Andrea
released her first solo album, Ten Feet High, in 2007. Produced by Nellee Hooper
, it was followed four years later with a covers album, Lifelines. Meanwhile, Sharon
released her debut in 2010, titled Dream of You. After serving as a judge on the Irish version of The Voice, she released her second solo effort, The Same Sun, in 2013. Almost a decade after the band's last release, it was announced that the siblings were getting the band back together. A comeback gig at London's Hyde Park preceded their sixth album, White Light, which was released in late 2015. Fans did not have to wait as long for their next album, Jupiter Calling, which arrived just two years later. Produced by the legendary T-Bone Burnett
, it was recorded mostly live with minimal overdubs and had a raw, folky sound. ~ John Bush & Andrew Leahey, Rovi