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  • Audio CD (8 Dec. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Proper Music Distribution
  • ASIN: B000001JAK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,627 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Good Ship Kangaroo
2. East At Glendart/Brian O'Lynn/Pay The Reckoning (Double Jigs)
3. You Rambling Boys Of Pleasure
4. The Blackberry Blossom/Lucky In Love/The Dairy Maid (Reels)
5. The Rambling Siuler
6. The Lady On The Island/The Gatehouse Maid/The Virginia/Callaghan's (Reels)
7. The Pursuit Of Farmer Michael Hayes
8. Lord McDonald/The Chattering Magpie
9. The Bonny Light Horseman
10. Smeceno Horo (Bulgarian Dance Tune In 9/16 Time)

Product Description

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Planxty may have lacked the longevity of The Chieftains, but in their heyday they were indisputably the chiefs of Irish traditional music. Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Liam O'Flynn and Matt Molloy--the line-up reads like an awards list for best contemporary Irish folk musicians. But if individually they have all brought a fresh perspective to traditional music, together they were able to invest the material with all the energy and intensity of a rock band. After the Break, from 1979, showcases the band on sparkling form. Most of the instrumentals were collected by piper O'Flynn and flautist Molloy, but it's the string duo of Donal Lunny, with his outsize bouzouki (called a "blarge", which stands for "bouzouki: large") and Andy Irvine who really make a difference. The final piece, a Bulgarian dance tune in 9/16 time collected by Irvine, is a marvel. All of Planxty's albums are well worth acquiring, but on After the Break this great band is in especially fine form. --Mark Walker

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. M. Butcher on 8 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I try generally not to court too much controversy but on this occasion I'm prepared to stick my neck out. This album is so good, that if there is the occasional weak track it just doesn't matter when you've got songs like 'The pursuit of farmer Michael Hayes'. Honestly you can't underestimate the sheer power of it. Recall the horse chase in 'The legend of sleepy hollow' or the intensity of O'Connor's The star and the sea' and you've got the idea.Other songs of note include The rambling suiler and the Rambling boys of pleasure.
I saw Planxty live a couple of years ago and heard 'Words and music' some time ago but this is the one that gets me dancing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eoin Jordan on 6 Nov. 2006
Format: Audio CD
The first Planxty album that I heard was their debut, which I honestly thought that they could not top, but "the break" obviously did them a world of good, as this album is just amazing. Right the way through, the choice of material, the playing, the singing and the production is faultless. Listen for "The Good Ship Kangaroo", "East at Glendart/Brian O'Lynn/Pay the Reckoning", "The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes" and "Smeceno Horo". The latter two are especially outstanding.
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By Dickspots on 13 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Planxty.
How can you go wrong with the most talented line up in Irish music.
Worth getting even if you have other Planxty albums because the arrangements differ.
Don't miss it!
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Good foot tapping music, beautifully rendered. Highly recommended. Wonderful musicians giving of their best, Planxty at it's very best undoubtedly.
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