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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of the NEW, expanded CD package, 7 Dec 2009
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Francis King "Frank King" (Calgary, AB, Canada) - See all my reviews
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For serious fans of Irish folk music like me, who are incensed at how Sony has spit on its Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem's Columbia catalogue, the release of this hugely expanded version of one of the quartet's greatest live recordings is nothing short of an early Easter miracle.

It seems like everything is here -- all the songs (plus the two from the 1962 Carnegie Hall concert attached to the original 1963 release of this album), all the between-song dialogue, even the guitar/banjo tuning. Wait 'til you hear the fun, innocent references to John F. Kennedy (then the U.S. president and still 9 months from his assassination).

Without the visuals, you're not always sure what's going on with the banter, but it helps to know there were some people actually sitting *behind* the group during the St. Patrick's Day, 1963 concert. That fact isn't readily apparent in the miniscule version of this album released in '63.

Also, you quickly understand what Liam Clancy's referring to in his brilliant liner notes when he refers to audience participation. Again, not evident on the truncated original release, in this version you hear how boistrous the crowd is, shouting out songs it wants to hear to the point where Makem, amidst the competing requests, yells "shut up!" It's quite amusing.

Beyond this, the sound quality is excellent, the performances as energetic and feisty as the truncated original album suggested, and the CD packaging is excellent -- lots of never-before-seen pictures of the boys at the hall and an in-depth essay placing the boys in their time.

Absolutely worth buying!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic., 15 Jan 2010
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Ms. P. Ryan - See all my reviews
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A perfect blast from the past, i grew up listening to the clancy brothers songs being played or sang by family and this up-dated version of a 1963 concert is just brilliant. You will be singing,toe-tapping and laughing along i guarantee it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars magic.., 31 Mar 2014
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my parents had the Auld album,so had to buy the cd,brought back a lot of good memories,worh a buy for the best version of The Parting Glass.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch, 22 Mar 2013
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This review is from: The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem In Person At Carnegie Hall (MP3 Download)
I lived for years with the lp version and finally wore it out. This is a lot better - has more numbers and the in between number chat as well.
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