The Clancy Brothers Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits
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CD Details

  • Released: October 25, 1990
  • Label: Vanguard Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Maid of Fife
  • 2.Jug of Punch
  • 3.Gallant Forty-TWA
  • 4.Whistling Gypsy
  • 5.The Leaving of Liverpool
  • 6.Mountain Dew
  • 7.The Nightingale
  • 8.Roddy Mccaulay
  • 9.Castle of Dramore
  • 10.Father's Grave
  • 11.Johnny McAdoo
  • 12.The Irish Rover
  • 13.Old Woman From Wexford
  • 14.Bonnie Charlie
  • 15.Jolly Tinker
  • 16.Haul Away Joe
  • 17.The Shoals of Herring
  • 18.The Mermaid
  • 19.Kelly (The Boy From Killarny)
  • 20.Rosin the Bow
  • 21.Whisky Is the Life of Man
  • 22.MacPherson's Lament
  • 23.Whisky, You're the Devil
  • 24.Holy Ground

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD.
This Greatest Hits recording from the Clancy Brothers also features English folkie Louis Killen, who replaced Tommy Makem in the brothers' band. It runs through a stirring set of traditionals adapted and arranged by the Clancys and includes such live favorites as "Mountain Dew," "Jug of Punch," and "Whisky, You're the Devil," which features the memorable couplet "Whisky, you're my darlin', drunk or sober." The Clancy Brothers have always been known for their rousing vocals and they don't disappoint here, punctuating songs with whoops and hollers. The a cappella "Haul Away Joe" is a great example; you can just about feel the ocean spray and sail riggings. The presence of Killen switches up the set list a bit, with the Clancys tackling more Scottish fare than they might normally. There's also "Fathers Grave," which features the group in a harmonizing vocal configuration much different than its normal arrangement. These factors, in addition to the general entertainment of the affair, perhaps give Greatest Hits a little bit of wiggle room amidst the group's numerous retrospectives. ~ Johnny Loftus

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  • Sales Rank: 108,824
  • UPC: 015707535427
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