The Best of Sean Tyrrell

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Although he spent time in the U.S. in the '60s and '70s, Tyrell has never found any renown as a singer outside his native Ireland. On the basis of this compilation, one has to wonder why. He's a magnificent vocalist who truly inhabits a song, as the cuts on this compilation (including four previously unreleased songs) show. He's perfectly at home with the tradition (such as with "One Starry Night"), interpreting the work of other songwriters ("Mattie" and "John O'Dreams," for example), or with his own material ("Lila's Crush/The Humours of Aine"). He's part of the great history of Irish singers, for whom meaning stands above all else, and his delivery is measured with a ...
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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Although he spent time in the U.S. in the '60s and '70s, Tyrell has never found any renown as a singer outside his native Ireland. On the basis of this compilation, one has to wonder why. He's a magnificent vocalist who truly inhabits a song, as the cuts on this compilation (including four previously unreleased songs) show. He's perfectly at home with the tradition (such as with "One Starry Night"), interpreting the work of other songwriters ("Mattie" and "John O'Dreams," for example), or with his own material ("Lila's Crush/The Humours of Aine"). He's part of the great history of Irish singers, for whom meaning stands above all else, and his delivery is measured with a beautiful delicacy, yet the underlying strength is never far away. Covering a ten-year period (Tyrell was never in any rush to get into the studio, obviously) from 1994 on, this shows one of the Emerald Isle's best-kept secrets, and one who truly deserves to be out of the box.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2004
  • Label: Arc Music
  • UPC: 743037185929
  • Catalog Number: 1859

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Seán Tyrrell Primary Artist, Banjo, Vocals, Mandola, Mandocello, Tenor Banjo, Guitar (Tenor)
Davy Spillane uillean pipes, tin whistle
Colin Boland Piano, Keyboards
Jimmy Cubbard Percussion
Paul Dooley Harp
Steve Hanks Saxophone
Shane Holden Guitar
Liam Lewis Fiddle
Johnny Mulhern Guitar
Brendan Mulligan Harmonica, Jew's Harp
Stephen Flaherty Electric Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
Padraig Stevens Percussion, Choir, Chorus
John Moloney Bodhran
Josephine Marsh Accordion
Fergus Feely Acoustic Guitar, Choir, Chorus, Mandola
Johnny Mullins Accordion
Technical Credits
Bill Caddick Composer
P.J. Curtis Producer
Davy Spillane Producer
Liam Weldon Arranger
Seán Tyrrell Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Licensing
Colin Boland Producer, Engineer
Paul Dooley Engineer
Aiden Foley Mastering
Johnny Mulhern Composer
Ciaran Byrne Engineer
Matt Purcell Producer, Engineer
Jesse Reuben Wilson Cover Design
Harry Woods Composer
Dick Farrelly Composer
Padraig Stevens Composer
John O'Regan Introduction
Traditional Composer
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