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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Shane MacGowan's potent appetite for alcohol was evident from the time the Pogues cut their first album, but by the time they got to work on Peace and Love in 1989, it was evident that he'd gone far past the point of enjoying a few pints or many pints and had sunk deep into drug and alcohol dependence. The Pogues were always far more than just MacGowan's backing band, but with the group's principal songwriter and lead singer frequently unable to rise to the occasion, the recording of Peace and Love became a trying experience, with the rest of the band often scrambling to take up the slack for their down-for-the-count frontman. Given the circumstances, the Pogues deliver ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Shane MacGowan's potent appetite for alcohol was evident from the time the Pogues cut their first album, but by the time they got to work on Peace and Love in 1989, it was evident that he'd gone far past the point of enjoying a few pints or many pints and had sunk deep into drug and alcohol dependence. The Pogues were always far more than just MacGowan's backing band, but with the group's principal songwriter and lead singer frequently unable to rise to the occasion, the recording of Peace and Love became a trying experience, with the rest of the band often scrambling to take up the slack for their down-for-the-count frontman. Given the circumstances, the Pogues deliver with greater strength than one might expect on Peace and Love; while MacGowan's vocals are often mush-mouthed and his songwriting is markedly beneath his previous standards, Terry Woods contributes two terrific traditional-style numbers "Young Ned of the Hill" and "Gartloney Rats", Philip Chevron's "Lorelei" is a superb tale of lost love he and Darryl Hunt also teamed up for a fine bit of Celtic-calypso fusion on "Blue Heaven", and Jem Finer brought along a trio of strong originals. Musically, Peace and Love found the band stretching their boundaries, adding accents of film noir jazz on "Gridlock," rockabilly on "Cotton Fields," straight-ahead rock on "USA," and power pop on "Lorelei," though the group's highly recognizable Celtic-trad-on-steroids style is never far beneath the surface. Peace and Love isn't as good as the two Pogues albums that preceded it which represent the finest work of their career, but it does make clear that MacGowan was hardly the only talented songwriter in the band -- though the fact that the set's most memorable songs were written by others did not bode well for the group's future. [In 2006, Rhino Records released a remastered and expanded edition of Peace and Love that included new liner notes a witty and appropriately eccentric tribute to the band from Patrick McCabe and an account of the album's troubled production by David Quantick as well as six bonus tracks. The charging R&B tribute "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah," a major single in the U.K. that never appeared on a U.S. album, is included, along with its B-side, a ragged-but-right cover of "Honky Tonk Women" sung well, joyously bellowed by Spider Stacy. Also worth noting is the country-accented "Train of Love" and Terry Woods's moving "Everyman Is a King," but how come MacGowan's much talked-about acid house track, "You've Got to Connect with Yourself" recorded for the album but never released, doesn't make the cut?]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227407025
  • Catalog Number: 74070
  • Sales rank: 88,810

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Pogues Primary Artist
Kirsty MacColl Vocals
Joe Cashman Tenor Saxophone
Brian Clarke Alto Saxophone
Gaspar Lawal Percussion
Eli Thompson Trumpet
Rick Trevan Tenor Saxophone
Paul Taylor Trombone
Technical Credits
Ron Kavana Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
The Pogues Arranger
Philip Chevron Arranger, Composer, Reissue
Chris Dickie Engineer
James Fearnley Arranger
Jem Finer Arranger, Composer
Darryl Hunt Arranger, Composer, Reissue
Steve Lillywhite Producer, Audio Production
Shane MacGowan Arranger, Composer
Peadar Ó Riada String Arrangements
Andrew Ranken Arranger, Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Nick Robbins Remastering
Paul Scully Producer
Spider Stacy Arranger, Reissue
Fiachra Trench String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Terry Woods Composer
Patrick McCabe Liner Notes
Ryan Art Cover Design
Rick Conrad Reissue
D. Hunt Arranger
David Jordan Producer
Traditional Composer
T. Woods Arranger, Composer
Philip Hardaker Montage
Paul Taylor Brass Arrangment
Carlos Anaia Reissue
David Quantick Liner Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    "...then we drank tequila, and that's what did me in!"

    While wrongly accused of being a lesser album to 'Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash' and 'If I Should Fall from Grace with God', 'Peace and Love' is essential listening, from the jazz-riffed "Gridlock" to the rollicking booze-filled "Boat Train". Plus: check out the left hand of the boxer on the cover; the boyo's got six bleedin' digits!

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