Voyage

Voyage

by Christy Moore
     
 

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Voyage was the second record released during Christy Moore's brief association with Atlantic Records in the late '80s. It is an unusual album for Moore in that it consists almost entirely of covers of other songwriters, with only one track ("Middle of the Island") co-written by the singer. But they are attractively arranged covers. See more details below

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Voyage was the second record released during Christy Moore's brief association with Atlantic Records in the late '80s. It is an unusual album for Moore in that it consists almost entirely of covers of other songwriters, with only one track ("Middle of the Island") co-written by the singer. But they are attractively arranged covers. Donal Lunny's production sometimes indulges in the synthesizers and electric pianos that plagued much '80s folk, but for the most part they are used in a tasteful blend with acoustic, electric and slide guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and uilleann pipes. There are also some lovely harmonies, provided by Irish music celebrities Sinead O'Connor ("The Mad Lady & Me," "Middle of the Island"), Mary Black ("The Voyage" and Elvis Costello ("Missing You"). Costello is also credited as a songwriter for "The Deportees Club," which receives a beautiful accordion, harmonica and mandolin treatment that lends unexpected bite to sardonic lines like "I prayed to the saints and all the martyrs for the secret life of Frank Sinatra, and all these things have come to pass. In America the law is a piece of ass." Other highlights include a footstomping rendition of the traditional "The Night Visit" and a radio-ready cover of Jimmy McCarthy's "Mystic Lipstick." The only serious misstep is the strangely lighthearted arrangement of Tim Donnehy's "Farewell to Pripchat (Near Chernobyl)," which is inappropriately pretty for a song about nuclear tragedy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/1989
Label:
Atlantic Mod Afw
UPC:
0075678203428
catalogNumber:
82034
Rank:
182690

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christy Moore   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Dónal Lunny   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Mandolin,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Bells,Bodhran
Michael O'Suilleabhain   Piano
Mary Black   Background Vocals
Elvis Costello   Background Vocals
Tim Boland   Shaker
Pat Crowley   Piano,Accordion
Paddy Moloney   Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes
Moran   Drums
Sinéad O'Connor   Vocals,Background Vocals
Liam O'Flynn   uillean pipes
Eoghan O'Neill   Bass
Declan Sinnott   Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,spanish guitar
Mandy Murphy   Background Vocals
Stephen McDonnell   Flugelhorn
Don Baker   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Dónal Lunny   Producer
Andrew Boland   Engineer
Catherine Considine   Contributor,Studio Coordinator
Moran   Contributor
Declan Sinnott   Contributor,Atmosphere
Philip Begley   Engineer
Cyril   Contributor
Jim Donohue   Contributor
Don Whiye   Key Grip

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