Saints & Scoundrels

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Multi-platinum, award-winning accordion player Sharon Shannon has never been one to confine herself solely to tradition. The Galway-born virtuoso's eponymous 1991 debut may be the best-selling album of traditional music ever released in her native Ireland, but it's her enormous adaptability to almost every other style of music that keeps seats filled across the globe. On Saints & Scoundrels, her first new collection of studio material since 2007's Renegade, Shannon and her top-notch band managed to incorporate R&B, country, and Cajun into the contemporary celtic pot, and recruited a typically eclectic cast of collaborators, including Imelda May, Cartoon...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Multi-platinum, award-winning accordion player Sharon Shannon has never been one to confine herself solely to tradition. The Galway-born virtuoso's eponymous 1991 debut may be the best-selling album of traditional music ever released in her native Ireland, but it's her enormous adaptability to almost every other style of music that keeps seats filled across the globe. On Saints & Scoundrels, her first new collection of studio material since 2007's Renegade, Shannon and her top-notch band managed to incorporate R&B, country, and Cajun into the contemporary celtic pot, and recruited a typically eclectic cast of collaborators, including Imelda May, Cartoon Thieves, Jerry Fish, Carol Keogh, Justin Adams, and head Pogue Shane MacGowan, the latter of whom provides a spirited, if none too eloquent rendition of his own "Rake at the Gates of Hell" paired with an instrumental Shannon originally called "The Scoundrel's Halo." To top it all off, Shannon reunited with the original, 1989 version of the Waterboys (she spent over a year with the band and contributed mightily to the excellent Room to Roam album) on the delightful "Saints and Angels," a Mike Scott-penned tune originally intended for inclusion on the band's landmark 1989 record, Fisherman's Blues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/12/2010
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397452722
  • Catalog Number: 4527
  • Sales rank: 175,157

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mama Lou - The Cartoon Theives (2:52)
  2. 2 Howya Horse? (2:43)
  3. 3 Go Tell the Devil - Imelda May (2:59)
  4. 4 The Wild West Wagon Train (4:00)
  5. 5 Saints and Angels (5:14)
  6. 6 Whitewash Station Blues - The Cartoon Theives (3:22)
  7. 7 Hillbilly Lilly & Buffalo Benji (3:32)
  8. 8 Let's Drink For Once Dead - Jerry Fish (3:41)
  9. 9 Shifting Summer Sands - Carol Keogh (3:20)
  10. 10 Cape Clear (3:29)
  11. 11 Lady Luck (4:16)
  12. 12 Rake At the Gates of Hell/the Scoundrel's Halo - Shane MacGowan (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sharon Shannon Primary Artist, Fiddle, Accordion, Low Whistle
Gerry O'Connor Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin
Richie Buckley Saxophone
James Delaney Organ, Piano
Shane MacGowan Vocals
Dave Priseman Percussion, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Anthony Thistlethwaite Electronic Mandolin
Steve Wickham Fiddle
Keith McDonnell Percussion
Darrel Higham Guitar
Justin Adams Djembe, Shaker
John Joe Kelly Bodhran
Dezi Donnelly Fiddle
Jason Duffy Drums
Tim Edey Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Guitar (Nylon String)
Mark McConville Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Imelda May Vocals, Bodhran
Steve Rushton Drums
The Cartoon Thieves Vocals
Carol Keogh Vocals, Background Vocals
Jack Maher Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Al Gare Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Jerry Fish Vocals
Aongus Ralston Bass
John Sunford Snare Drums
Jody Cram Drums, Background Vocals
Jack O'Grady Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Charlie Foley Bass, Double Bass
Ulic Egan Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Sharon Shannon Arranger, Composer, Producer, Cover Model, Whistle
James Delaney Arranger, Composer
Shane MacGowan Composer
John Dunford Producer, Engineer
Wickham Composer
Keith McDonnell Producer, Engineer
Nick Watson Mastering
Mark Frith Engineer
Jason Duffy Arranger
Con Kelleher Cover Photo
Ralston Arranger
Tim Edey Arranger, Composer
Imelda May Composer
Jack Maher Arranger
Jack O'Grady Cover Model
Christof Van Der Ven Cover Model
Niall Teague Cover Model
Leon O'Neill Engineer
Kelvin Busher Cover Model, Layout
Tom O'Connor Cover Model
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