The Hellfire Club Sessions

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All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
In an effort to rid themselves of incessant Pogues comparisons, the Mahones enlisted the production services of Tragically Hip drummer Johnny Fay. He drew from this band a more consistently muscular sound without sacrificing their penchant for Irish-influenced music. Chief songwriter and lead vocalist Finny McConnell broadened his scope of writing in songs like the Tom Waits-inflected "Cocktail Blue," and the zany "Shake Hands with the Devil," indicate.However, one cannot listen to "Jimmy Claibourne" without imagining a less-inebriated Shane MacGowan singing. While Draggin' the Days and Rise Again concentrated almost solely on Irish-themed music, The Hellfire Club Sessions ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
In an effort to rid themselves of incessant Pogues comparisons, the Mahones enlisted the production services of Tragically Hip drummer Johnny Fay. He drew from this band a more consistently muscular sound without sacrificing their penchant for Irish-influenced music. Chief songwriter and lead vocalist Finny McConnell broadened his scope of writing in songs like the Tom Waits-inflected "Cocktail Blue," and the zany "Shake Hands with the Devil," indicate.However, one cannot listen to "Jimmy Claibourne" without imagining a less-inebriated Shane MacGowan singing. While Draggin' the Days and Rise Again concentrated almost solely on Irish-themed music, The Hellfire Club Sessions experiments with acoustic rock, blues and subtle touches of country music. This album would mark the beginning of a stylistic shift for the Mahones which would manifest itself more clearly on 2001's Here Comes Lucky.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2006
  • Label: True North
  • UPC: 620638017821
  • Catalog Number: 178
  • Sales rank: 333,777

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When It Comes Around (3:07)
  2. 2 This Old Town (2:52)
  3. 3 Cocktail Blue (4:11)
  4. 4 Jimmy Claiborne (3:13)
  5. 5 There She Goes (4:07)
  6. 6 Gone (4:14)
  7. 7 Shake Hands With the Devil (3:46)
  8. 8 Too Many Times (3:19)
  9. 9 Savage Blues (3:46)
  10. 10 Shillelagh Puff (3:09)
  11. 11 Heaven (4:04)
  12. 12 Another Night (5:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Mahones Primary Artist
Johnny Fay Percussion, Drums
Colin Cripps Guitar
Roger James celtic harp
Peter J. Moore Overdubs
Andrew Brown Accordion, Hammond Organ, tin whistle, Group Member
Finny McConnell Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Electric Sitar, Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Group Member
Ger OSullivan Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Bodhran, Electric Mandola, Group Member
Gord Sinclair Piano
Kevin Williams Finger Snapping
Owen Warnica Bass, Vocals
Dympna McConnell Vocals
Technical Credits
Johnny Fay Producer
Ken Friesen Engineer
Gilbert O'Sullivan Arranger, Composer
The Mahones Arranger, Producer
Peter J. Moore Mastering
Finny McConnell Composer
Ger OSullivan Artwork, Concept
Alana Ruoso Layout
Neil Prime-Coote Portrait Photography
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