Brought up in a remote corner of rural Ireland, Daniel has always been a country boy in every sense. Here, he shows his appreciation of country music by singing a selection of those songs in his own easy listening style. The original versions of these songs were mostly recorded between the fifties and the early eighties.
There are two duets here. Loretta Lynn joins Daniel on her classic I Iwanna be free) although it's difficult to hear Daniel when the two sing together. Charley Pride joins Daniel on Crystal chandeliers, a song that is identified with Charley outside the USA, although his sixties recording was itself a cover.
Having learned about the plight of Detroit in 2013, the lyrics to the song Detroit city seem far removed from reality as it is, although they do reflect how things were in the sixties. In a further twist of fate just three tracks later, the mention (in Crystal chandeliers) of marble statuettes reminded me of Detroit's most famous ruin that once served as the city's train station. All very sad, but it shows how songs can take on a whole new perspective with the passage of time.
My favourite recordings here are Back home again, Little ole wine drinker me, Release me, Seven Spanish angels and Oh lonesome me, but there's a lot of great music here.