Voyage

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All Music Guide - Evan Cater
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan Cater
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: 10/3/1989
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678203428
  • Catalog Number: 82034
  • Sales rank: 142,452

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christy Moore Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Dónal Lunny Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Guitar, 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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