Early Hours is Eleanor McEvoy's fifth studio album. The style of this album differs from her previous work with its collection of songs incorporating many musical styles including folk, jazz, and blues. The album features McEvoy on vocals, guitar and fiddle. Album co-producer Brian Connor accompanies her on piano, Hammond, and a variety of keyboards. Also featured on the album are drummer/percussionist, Liam Bradley, Calum McColl on guitar, bassist is Nicky Scott, and Lindley Hamilton on trumpet. Early Hours was the first album to use TiMax (unique audio imaging) technology, mixed in 5.1 surround sound onto multi-channel super audio compact disc Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD).
This is another superbly produced and crafted album from one of Ireland's most accomplished female singer-songwriters - it's a very fine collection crossing over into many musical styles - Celtic, country, folk, jazz and blues - and makes for intensely rewarding listening...... I honestly can't fault this beautifully crafted album. Debbie Koritsas