If I Should Fall from Grace with God

If I Should Fall from Grace with God

by The Pogues
     
 

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If Rum Sodomy & the Lash captured the Pogues on plastic in all their rough-and-tumble glory, If I Should Fall from Grace with God proved they could learn the rudiments of proper record making and still come up with an album that captured all the sharp edges of their musical personality. Producer See more details below

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If Rum Sodomy & the Lash captured the Pogues on plastic in all their rough-and-tumble glory, If I Should Fall from Grace with God proved they could learn the rudiments of proper record making and still come up with an album that captured all the sharp edges of their musical personality. Producer Steve Lillywhite imposed a more disciplined approach in the studio than Elvis Costello had, but he had the good sense not to squeeze the life out of the band in the process; as a result, the Pogues sound tighter and more precise than ever, while still summoning up the glorious howling fury that made Rum Sodomy & the Lash so powerful. And Shane MacGowan continued to grow as a songwriter, as his lyrics and melodies captured with brilliant detail his obsession with the finer points of Anglo-Irish culture. "Fairytale of New York," a glorious sweet-and-sour duet with Kirsty MacColl, and "The Broad Majestic Shannon" were subtle in a way many of his previous work was not, "Birmingham Six" found him addressing political issues for the first time (and with all the expected venom), and "Fiesta" and "Turkish Song of the Damned" found him adding (respectively) faux-Spanish and Middle Eastern flavors into the Pogues' heady mix. And if you want to hear the Pogues blaze through some fast ones, "Bottle of Smoke" and the title song find them doing just what they've always done best. Brilliantly mixing passion, street smarts, and musical ambition, If I Should Fall from Grace with God is the best album the Pogues would ever make.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227415617
catalogNumber:
74156
Rank:
242499

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pogues   Primary Artist
Ron Kavana   Mandolin,Choir, Chorus,Spoons,Tenor Banjo
Fran Byrne   Bodhran
Joe Cashman   Tenor Saxophone,Choir, Chorus
Philip Chevron   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Brian Clarke   Alto Saxophone
James Fearnley   Dulcimer,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Accordion,Cello,Mandola
Jem Finer   Banjo,Saxophone,Mandola
Darryl Hunt   Bass,Percussion,Vocals
John Lawler   Choir, Chorus
Steve Lillywhite   Choir, Chorus
Shane MacGowan   Guitar,Vocals
Frank Murray   Choir, Chorus
Andrew Ranken   Harmonica,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Paul Scully   Choir, Chorus
Siobhan Sheahan   Harp
Spider Stacy   Vocals,tin whistle
Eli Thompson   Trumpet
Paul Verner   Choir, Chorus
Terry Woods   Dulcimer,Guitar,Concertina,Cittern,Mandola,Tenor Banjo
Brian Sheridan   Choir, Chorus
Paul Taylor   Trombone

Technical Credits

Philip Chevron   Composer
Chris Dickie   Engineer
James Fearnley   Arranger
Jem Finer   Composer
Nick Lacey   Engineer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer,Engineer
Shane MacGowan   Composer
Fiachra Trench   Arranger
Terry Woods   Composer
Roy Spong   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Lindt Kotscher   Composer

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