Thursday, September 07, 2006

Requested...
Paul Brady "The Liberty Tapes" (Irish Folk 1978)
Live at Liberty Hall, Dublin 1978 (with Andy Irvine etc...)

The performances on this album were recorded live in concert in July of 1978; the concert was organized to celebrate the release of Welcome Here Kind Stranger, Brady's first solo album and his last (for a long time, anyway) recording of traditional Irish music. The recording was never intended for commercial release, and the tapes were lost for 20 years before Brady came across them again in his attic; they sounded good enough, and the performance was of a high enough quality, that he changed his mind and decided to have them transferred to CD and released commercially. He is joined during the concert by a number of illustrious guests, including bouzouki player Donal Lunny, multi-instrumentalist Andy Irvine (who contributes some fine hurdy-gurdy playing on "I Am a Youth That's Inclined to Ramble" and "Jackson and Jane"), and flutist Matt Molloy, among others. Brady's voice is not quite as strong as it would later become, but he acquits himself nicely on such popular Irish songs as "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" and "The Lakes of Ponchartrain" and plays fine guitar on a couple of instrumental sets. The album is almost worth the price just for the inside photo of Brady, who looks for all the world like Robert Fripp circa 1969. Recommended. ~ Rick Anderson, All Music Guide

6 Comments:

Blogger reno said...

Hi there !

Very happy to visit your own blog !

Have a good day !

Reno

07 September, 2006 17:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this beautiful Brady

Marcello from Italy

07 September, 2006 21:59  
Blogger Donno said...

This is great. I didn't even know this existed. Great to hear some of his earlier work.
Cheers
Donno

08 September, 2006 19:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I discovered recently your site and it's my favourite blog now!
Could you re-post this, please?
I adore Paul Brady when he sings traditional, and I didn't know that record.
Many thanks

05 November, 2006 08:12  
Anonymous db said...

Ta.
:O)

05 November, 2006 23:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of another repost? having problems downloading,
Horace the Unicorn

05 April, 2008 03:03  

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