Red

Red

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by The Young Dubliners
     
 

Why does it seem like every Irish jig that introduces a CD sounds like a selection from Riverdance? With its galloping drumbeat and swift fiddles and acoustic guitar "Bodhran" gets this disc off to a roaring start before the very mainstream pop
ock reveals the truer nature of this band. For a time, aside from a fiddle harmony or solo here, a flute passageSee more details below

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Why does it seem like every Irish jig that introduces a CD sounds like a selection from Riverdance? With its galloping drumbeat and swift fiddles and acoustic guitar "Bodhran" gets this disc off to a roaring start before the very mainstream pop
ock reveals the truer nature of this band. For a time, aside from a fiddle harmony or solo here, a flute passage there, we might forget the ethnicity of the group, whose themes run from meditations on loss ("Neverending") to wondering about having made the right decisions ("Is That Me"). The gritty "Fisherman's Blues" is a spirited jam tune which rallies the group around the traditional Irish sound, including harmonica. "Rising/Change the World" combines blistering rock and the Irish groove. That sort of spirit is balanced by brooding melancholy numbers like "Apart," creating multiple moodswings as the disc progresses. One of the catchiest rockers is the mid-tempo, Doors-like "Red," whose lyrics (penned by Bernie Taupin) are full of food and fire imagery and yet hard to decipher; simply sing along with the engaging chorus and don't ask too many questions. "Neverending" and "Red" are reprised with brief instrumental versions that are nice but somewhat superfluous.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2000
Label:
Higher Octave
UPC:
0724384916725
catalogNumber:
49167

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Young Dubliners   Primary Artist
Jeff Dellisanti   Synthesizer,Flute,Piano,Hammond Organ,Human Whistle
Brendan Holmes   Bass,Vocals
Keith Roberts   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jon Mattox   Percussion,Drums,Bodhran
Bob Boulding   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Mark Epting   Harmonica,Mandolin,Violin

Technical Credits

Matt Marshall   Executive Producer
Thom Panunzio   Producer,Engineer
Dan Selene   Executive Producer
Robert Vosgien   Mastering
Robert Fisher   Art Direction
Andy Haller   Digital Editing

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