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Play it Again Sham!

Play it Again Sham!

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by The Saw Doctors
     
 
This is a delightful collection of 20 singles and B-sides, 17 of which never found their way onto studio albums. Several of these selections have become concert favorites like "I'd Love to Kiss the Bangles" and "Michael D. Rocking in the Dail." Many of the remaining tracks possess the youthful exuberance found on earlier albums like If This Is Rock'n'Roll, I Want

Overview

This is a delightful collection of 20 singles and B-sides, 17 of which never found their way onto studio albums. Several of these selections have become concert favorites like "I'd Love to Kiss the Bangles" and "Michael D. Rocking in the Dail." Many of the remaining tracks possess the youthful exuberance found on earlier albums like If This Is Rock'n'Roll, I Want My Old Job Back and All the Way From Tuam presumably since they were written during that early period. The Saw Doctors playfully mix early rock & roll with punk, country, folk and even Motown and, as is their trademark, compliment the music with themes of youthful lust, small town living, growing up Catholic and other recurrent identifiers. Lead vocalist Davey Carton compiled this collection so the integrity of the band and what they stand for is preserved. This album is packed full of gems, some familiar to loyal fans, others more obscure like the powerful "Sound Sham." For those who haven't had the experience of seeing this band live or haven't heard the numerous Saw Doctors four-song single releases Play it Again Sham! is indeed the missing link.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2003
Label:
Shamtown
UPC:
0821668100921
catalogNumber:
9

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Saw Doctors   Primary Artist
John Donnelly   Drums,Vocals
Anthony Thistlethwaite   Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Saxophone,Vocals
Tony Lambert   Accordion,Keyboards
Jim Higgins   Piano
Derek Murray   Guitar,Accordion,Keyboards
Davey Carton   Guitar,Vocals
Pearse Doherty   Bass,Vocals
Padraig Stevens   Percussion,Drums
Leo Moran   Guitar,Vocals
Ben Paley   Violin
John Burke   Guitar,Vocals
Geoff York   Viola
Danni Healy   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Baritone
Jimmy Higgins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Robin Stowell   Violin
Neil Farrell   Drum Loop
Sharon McKinley   Cello
James Barton   Violin

Technical Credits

John Donnelly   Composer
Markus Dravs   Producer
Tim Lewis   Engineer,String Arrangements,String Writing
Phil Tennant   Producer
Saw Doctors   Producer
Jim Higgins   Producer
Davey Carton   Composer,String Arrangements,String Writing
Pearse Doherty   Composer,String Arrangements,String Writing
Adrian Moore   Engineer
Padraig Stevens   Producer
Leo Moran   Composer,Liner Notes
John Burke   Composer,String Arrangements,String Writing
John Lunn   Engineering
Pearse Gilmore   Engineer
David Apsley   Engineering
Mike Edgar   Producer
Tommy Shea   Liner Notes
Kenny Ralph   Producer,Engineer

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Play it Again Sham! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not the first albumn I'd buy from the group but a real strong albumn none the less. It took me three listens through to really enjoy it and aprecciate boys work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The newest release from the Saw Doctors is not the “new” album that fans have been hoping for, but more of a “greatest hits” compilation. Play It Again Sham! opens with the UK top 40 hit “World of Good” & continues with assorted b-sides & singles such as “Small Bit of Love”, "I'd Love To Kiss the Bangles", the hurling player’s anthem “Small Ball” & live favorites such as “Michael D Rocking in the Dali” & “Bless Me Father”, which has found a permanent position on the band’s set list. After listening to a group of songs that make you wonder “why didn’t that make it on to a major release?” the album wraps up with the live version of “Where’s the Party?” An ageless tale of college life that still lives on at universities worldwide. Davy Carton, the bands lead singer shed some light on how Play It Again Sham! came to be. He said that there was always someone on the band’s message board asking them to play this song or that or where could they find “that song” they heard at a gig. So he compiled the wide assortment of songs, used the name that a friend had suggested originally for the band’s second album and here it is.