CD Galway Girl: The Best of Sharon Shannon (CD 1338127),
Movie Mars Home Page
Welcome to MovieMars.com!
back to browsing
Galway Girl: The Best of Sharon Shannon
1. Galway Girl, The
3. What You Make It (Da Da Da)
4. Gaffo's Ball
5. Courtin' in the Kitchen
6. I've No Alibi
7. Tune for a Found Harmonium
8. Man of Constant Sorrow, A
10. Song for the Rosy Cross, A
12. Bag of Cats
13. Galway Girl, The
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DLCD 28
Rupert Christie; Donal Lunny; Oisin Lunny; Mike Scott; Sharon Shannon; John Dunford
Keith McDonnell; Ciaran Byrne; Pete Jones; Tom Skerrit; Richard Forde; Tim Martin
Personnel: Sharon Shannon (whistling, fiddle, accordion); Jim Murray & the Caravan (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Jack Maher (vocals, electric guitar); Paul O'Driscoll (vocals, double bass); Mary Shannon (banjo, mandolin); Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle); Dezi Donnelly (fiddle); Michael McGoldrick (flute); Richie Buckley (saxophone); James Delaney (keyboards); Jason Duffy (drums).
Audio Mixers: Rupert Christie; Keith McDonnell; Ciarn Byrne; Pete Jones; John Dunford.
Recording information: Cork, Ireland; Dolans Warehouse, Limerick, Ireland; Grouse Lodge; Poets Center; Totally Wired Studios, Dublin, Ireland; WindMill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
She's not the "Galway Girl" in question -- she's a Clare native -- but the renowned multi-instrumentalist has achieved something of a renaissance in recent years, enjoying the success of the eponymous collaboration with American roots legend Steve Earle. Represented twice here, opening with Earle's original and concluding with the 2007 chart-topping revamp with Irish rocker Mundy, "The Galway Girl" became an unexpected hit in 2007, while the original appeared prominently on the soundtrack to P.S. I Love You and in a very ubiquitous ad campaign. It's also a neat reference point for the collection, which thoroughly showcases Shannon's adventurous collaborations with musicians as diverse as the above, California country rocker Jackson Browne, Malawian rapper Marvel, and hip hop-influenced folk songwriter Damien Dempsey. There are her live collaborations with the supergroup Renegade, the self-composed reel "Gaffo's Ball" slotting in neatly beside the funk-soaked "Neckbelly." Dempsey and Mundy join old-school trad singer Dessie O'Halloran on the mischievous "Courtin' in the Kitchen," a number quite literally recorded in Shannon's kitchen for a radio special, blending styles as the funk horns and accordion bursts seamlessly trade places. "What You Make It (Da da da Da)" is the surprise package of the collection as accordion, plucked banjo, and mandolin subtly pull the strings behind the relatively straightforward R&B/hip-hop number. A couple of songs might have been wisely cut -- "A Song of the Rosy Cross" with the Waterboys' Mike Scott and "Libertango" with tragic singer Kirsty MacColl drain the momentum slightly towards the finish -- but overall The Galway Girl is a comprehensive introduction to Shannon's considerable body of music. ~ Dave Donnelly
Be The First To Write A Review
Daisy Discs DLCD 028
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Add to wishlist
What viewers like you said...
Have you listened to this album?
Be the first to write a review
Also suggested for you...
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
Copyright © 2004-2013 Movie Mars, Inc.
All rights reserved. This website and its contents are the exclusive property of Movie Mars, Inc. As such, reproduction in whole or in part, by any means, and any use for commercial purposes, of any portion of the material contained herein, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, trademarks, photographs, video clips and sounds files is strictly prohibited. Portions of this page Copyright 1981 - 2013 Muze, Inc. All rights reserved.