25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary

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by Wolfe Tones
     
 
Just as the title implies, 1991's 25 Years of Greatness is a career-spanning 32-track compilation covering most of the highlights of the Wolfe Tones' first quarter of a century. There is the important caveat, however, that like many folk groups, the Wolfe Tones have recorded many of their most popular songs several times,

Overview

Just as the title implies, 1991's 25 Years of Greatness is a career-spanning 32-track compilation covering most of the highlights of the Wolfe Tones' first quarter of a century. There is the important caveat, however, that like many folk groups, the Wolfe Tones have recorded many of their most popular songs several times, and this collection tends to favor more recent and/or more arranged versions of the Spartan originals that graced early albums like Let the People Sing. That's not as much of a problem as it would be with some groups, however, as the Wolfe Tones have wisely resisted any temptation to "update," "modernize," or otherwise ruin a traditional Irish folk style that has worked for them for so long; even the Fairport Convention-like electric track of the new "Rock On Rockall" has a bracingly traditional feel to it. This is the Wolfe Tones set to have if you're having just one, but there's plenty more where this came from.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351522429
catalogNumber:
52024
Rank:
110802

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Celtic Symphony
  2. The Merry Ploughboy
  3. Women of Ireland
  4. Rock on Rockall
  5. The Foggy Dew
  6. James Connolly
  7. The Man from Mullingar
  8. Flow Liffey Waters
  9. First of May
  10. The Piper That Played Before Moses
  11. Janie Mac I'm Nearly Forty
  12. Give Me Your Hand
  13. The Boys of the Old Brigade
  14. Dingle Bay
  15. The Big Strong Man
  16. Monsignor Horan

Disc 2

  1. Boston Rose
  2. The Zoological Gardens
  3. The Broad Black Brimmer
  4. Newgrange (Brú Na Bóinne)
  5. Treat Me Daughter Kindly
  6. Come out Ye Black and Tans
  7. Slieve Na Mban
  8. Far Away in Australia
  9. Goodbye
  10. Helicopter Song
  11. An Dórd Feinne (Óro Sé Do Bheatha Abhaile)
  12. The Merman
  13. The Teddy Bear's Head
  14. Banna Strand
  15. Many Young Men of Twenty
  16. The West's Awake

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25th Anniversary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent cd for the Irish rebel. The Tones sing some of the best and the oldest songs documenting the struggle for freedom in this magical island. An absolute must for the Republicans just to remind us exactly what was sacraficed for us today from the men of yesteryear.