Songs of Jack Hardy, Vol. 1: Of the White Goddess

Songs of Jack Hardy, Vol. 1: Of the White Goddess

     
 
New York songwriter Jack Hardy has been honored by this tribute compilation made up of Boston-based Beacon Record's Celtic artists and some from New York. Some interpretations differ radically from Hardy's own arrangements, which of course is a compliment. The album is cohesive because the songs are primarily Hardy's Irish-inspired ones, although it is not

Overview

New York songwriter Jack Hardy has been honored by this tribute compilation made up of Boston-based Beacon Record's Celtic artists and some from New York. Some interpretations differ radically from Hardy's own arrangements, which of course is a compliment. The album is cohesive because the songs are primarily Hardy's Irish-inspired ones, although it is not always clear that the performers understand the tunes. The real treats are the cuts by The Roches and Lucy Kaplansky if only because they seem more sensitive to the lyrics. Another plus is Hardy's own previously unreleased late-'70s outtake of "An Bael Bocht" ("The Poor Mouth").

Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/1995
Label:
Copperplate Ind.
UPC:
0751531013624
catalogNumber:
10136

Tracks

  1. No Man
  2. The Blue Garden
  3. The Knight's Dream
  4. Before You Sing  -  Roches
  5. The Wedding Song
  6. Gretna Green
  7. Elevator
  8. Woman Of The Road
  9. The Tinker's Coin
  10. Silver Penny
  11. All In Time
  12. The Sparrow
  13. An Bael Bocht (The Poor Mouth)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Hardy   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Roches   Track Performer
Joe Henderson   Acoustic Guitar
Jem Moore   Hammered Dulcimer,Bodhran
Diane Taraz   Dulcimer,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Track Performer
Lucy Kaplansky   Vocals,Track Performer
Timothy Britton   Pipe
Mark Dann   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Phil Edmonds   Synthesizer,Piano,Whistle (Instrument)
Russell Gusetti   Guitar,Concertina
Jeff Hardy   Bass,Vocals,Upright Bass
Eric Kilburn   Electric Guitar
Janice Kollar   Synthesizer
Ariane Lydon   Harp,Vocals,12-string Guitar,celtic harp
Mary Lee Partington   Vocals
Maggie & Terre Roche   Vocals
Suzzy Roche   Vocals
John Taraskiewicz   Bass
Howie Wyeth   Drums
Terre Roche   Vocals
Bob Drouin   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Cittern
Ken Lyon   Harmonica,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Slide Guitar
Bill Cormier   Bass
Chris Hardy   Vocals
Jim Smith   Percussion
Peter Taormina   Stick
Maggie Roche   Vocals
Pendragon   Track Performer
Alex Lyon   French Horn

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