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my favourite album, by one of my favourite singers,
This review is from: Ride On (Audio CD)
This is full of songs that you find yourself singing under your breath - 'Ride On', 'Lisdoonvarna', 'Wandering Aongus' - it's the first album I heard by him, and still my favourite.
I first heard Lisdoonvarna on Irish radio, and thought it was an advertising jingle for the Irish tourist board. Then got to 'massage parlours in horse boxes' and thought - what? Mind you, this is the Irish tourist board. But even so, surely not. But then - Ireland. That place where a tramp can waltz (alone, and quite literally) across a major intersection in Dublin through three lights changes and not one driver will as much as beep or edge forward until he's safely onto pavement again. But even so...
One kindly record store later, I was the proud possessor of a fine (vinyl) record - which this replaced.
My favourite quote? 'This is heaven - this is hell - who cares, who can tell? Anyone for the last few choc ices now.'
Pretty much sums up the music festival experience for me.
The other songs are all completely different, from Lisdoonvarna and from each other - and all good.