Real World

Real World

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by The Young Dubliners
     
 

The Young Dubliners may no longer be the sprightly lads who met in a Los Angeles pub in the early '90s, but the Irish-American quintet's highly accessible blend of Celtic and roots rock has lost none of its fiery spirit. While parenthood and other forbidden rock & roll notions may have crept into the fold, chief songwriter See more details below

Overview

The Young Dubliners may no longer be the sprightly lads who met in a Los Angeles pub in the early '90s, but the Irish-American quintet's highly accessible blend of Celtic and roots rock has lost none of its fiery spirit. While parenthood and other forbidden rock & roll notions may have crept into the fold, chief songwriter Keith Roberts handles these new responsibilities with care, capably juggling the wonders of family life ("Evermore"), post-9/11 paranoia ("Say It's So"), and good old-fashioned Blarney-revelry ("Waxies Dargle") with equal parts mischief and heartfelt candor on the group's fifth record, Real World. His Bono-esque croon serves the songs well, especially the energetic opener that doubles as the album's namesake -- like "Touch the Sky," with its anthemic chorus and Uilleann pipe lead, it blends the two genres so effectively that it never sounds like a gimmick. These are reliable songs from a reliable band, and while skeptics may decry their U2-meets- the Hooters brand of adult alternative rock as contrived, there's no grandstanding here, just a group of guys who love to play together and do it extremely well.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
Label:
Emi Mod Afw
UPC:
0724359876221
catalogNumber:
98762
Rank:
165241

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Young Dubliners   Primary Artist
Ian Anderson   Bamboo Flute
Tim Boland   Guitar,Keyboards
Brendan Holmes   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Keith Roberts   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Charles Waltz   Organ,Harmonica,Piano,Strings,Violin,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric Rigler   Human Whistle,uillean pipes,tin whistle,Low Whistle
Gary Sullivan   Background Vocals
Dave Ingraham   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Djembe,Loops
Ken Sluiter   Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Bob Boulding   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Double Bass,Slide Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (Baritone)
Carl Byron   Accordion,Concertina
David Ingraham   Drums
Chaz Waltz   Violin,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Tim Boland   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Guitar Arrangements
Paul O'Toole   Composer
Keith Roberts   Composer
Trevor Sadler   Mastering
Randy Woolford   Composer
Young Dubliners   Arranger,Composer
Ken Sluiter   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
David Safian   Cover Photo

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