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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351522429
  • Catalog Number: 52024
  • Sales rank: 77,173

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wolfe Tones Primary Artist
Noel Guthrie Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Fred Meijer Engineer
Philip Begley Engineer
Brian Warfield Composer
Jack Bayle String Arrangements
Bill Somerville-Large Producer
Earl Gill Producer
Traditional Composer
Eamann Mac Thomais Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    tones et the tune

    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.

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