Tunes 'n' Tales of Ireland
1988 — Folk Rea FE 2061 CD
Wild Colonial Boy
Jug Of Punch
Sweet Thames Flow Softly ( Ewan MacColl)
Bantry Girl's Lament
Pub With No Beer
Off To Philadelphia
I'm A Freeborn Man (Ewan MacColl)
Sister Josephine (Jake Thackray)
Rising Of The Moon
Steve Fiott: Editing
Executive Producer, Photography, Producer
Dr. Toby Mountain: Editing, Engineer
Allan Shaw: Executive Producer
The Clancy Brothers with Robbie O'Connell
1988 - Folk Era FE 1007 MD EP
Tracks: Rothsea-O (non-album cut), Finnegan's Wake & Rising of the Moon
Review by Sean McGuinness
The second release from the Paddy, Tom, Bobby, O'Connell line-up. Bobby called this album "crap." Paddy was a bit more diplomatic when saying that it wasn't their "best effort." Although this is a live recording, it sounds as if the audience is in a land far far away. To top things off, the album is mixed very badly and sounds muddy. This is by far the worst live recording they have ever made and is available on CD.
The only three tracks worth mentioning are "Master McGrath", which is a different version altogether from the version on the "In Concert" album, "Sister Josephine" sung by Robbie O'Connell, and "Off To Philadelphia", an old music hall song sung by Tom. Other than these tracks, this CD features inferior versions of songs that have been recorded countless numbers of times and songs which really shouldn't have been done at all (i.e. "Eddystone Light", "Bantry Girls Lament" and "Pub With No Beer"). There is some good stage banter, however.
I rate this CD a C-.
Reviews Copyright © Sean McGuinness, 2001-2012
This was the last full album by the Clancy Brothers with Tom Clancy, who passed away in 1990.