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Thread #54061   Message #2300917
Posted By: Wolfgang
30-Mar-08 - 04:54 AM
Thread Name: The Fureys
Subject: RE: The Fureys
I've seen them often in Germany some decades ago. Eddie was a great singer in my ears and Finbar a great instrumentalist. Their old recordings have more traditional tracks. I second the praise of the LP Lonesome Boatman. Some of their early records have been released in Germany and seem to be unknown elsewhere, like for instance the double LP Four Green Fields.

For all the enjoyment they have given I have three quibbles with them:
(1) They have retitled many of their tracks (Cock of the North and Green Fields of France for instance), perhaps to evade paying royalties to the songwriters. But they have even retitled Child ballads...
(2) After the first two or three recordings they have always recycled old tracks.
(3) No band should ever be allowed more than three farewell tours.

But I still like them