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  • The Long Black Veil
    • 1995 - RCA Victor 09026-62702-2 CD (USA)
  • Tracklist
    1. Mo Ghile Mear — "Our Hero" (Trad. Arr. Paddy Moloney) —w/Sting
    2. The Long Black Veil (Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin) —w/Mick Jagger
    3. The Foggy Dew (Trad. Arr. Paddy Moloney) —w/Sinéad O'Connor
    4. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (Van Morrison) —w/Van Morrison
    5. Changing Your Demeanour (Kevin Conneff)
    6. The Lily Of The West (Trad. Arr. M. Knopfler, P. Moloney, P. Brady) —w/Mark Knopfler
    7. Coast Of Malabar (Trad. Arr. Paddy Moloney, Ry Cooder) —w/Ry Cooder
    8. Dunmore Lassies (Instrumental) (Trad. Arr. Paddy Moloney) —w/Ry Cooder
    9. Love Is Teasin' (Trad. Arr. Paddy Moloney) —w/Marianne Faithfull
    10. He Moved Through The Fair (Trad. Arr. Paddy Moloney) —w/Sinéad O'Connor
    11. Ferny Hill (Instrumental) (Matt Molloy, Seán Keane)
    12. Tennessee Waltz (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) & Tennessee Mazurka (Paddy Moloney) —w/Tom Jones
    13. The Rocky Road To Dublin (Trad. Arr. Paddy Moloney) —w/The Rolling Stones

  • The Chieftains
    • Paddy Moloney: Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle
    • Kevin Conneff: Bodhrán, Vocals
    • Martin Fay: Fiddle
    • Seán Keane: Fiddle
    • Matt Molloy: Flute
    • Derek Bell: Harp, Tiompán, Keyboards
  • Musicians
    • Anuna: Choir (Michael McGlynn, Leader) (Track: 1)
    • Artie [sic] McGlynn: Acoustic Guitar (Track: 11)
    • Brendan Begley: Accordion (Track: 5)
    • Brian Masterson: Backing Vocals (Track: 13)
    • Carlos Nuñez: Gaitha (Galician Pipes) (Track: 3)
    • Colin James: Guitar, Mandolin (Tracks: 2, 13)
    • Daryll Jones: Electric Bass (Tracks: 2, 13)
    • Dominic Miller: Guitar (Track: 1)
    • James Blennerhasset: Double Bass (Tracks: 2, 9, 13)
    • James Keane: Accordion (Track: 7)
    • Jean Butler: Irish Dancing (Track: 13)
    • Joe Csibi: Bass (Track: 1)
    • Kieran Hanrahan: Banjo (Track: 5)
    • Liam Bradley: Drums (Track: 4)
    • Marianne Faithfull: Vocals (Track: 9)
    • Mark Knopfler: Guitar, Vocals (Track: 6)
    • Máirtín O Connor: Accordion (Tracks: 9, 12)
    • Mick Jagger: Vocals (Track: 2)
    • Ned Mann: Double Bass (Track: 10)
    • Nicky Scott: Bass (Track: 4)
    • Noel Eccles: Drums (Track: 1)
    • Paul Brady: Guitar (Track: 6)
    • Phil Coulter: Piano (Track: 4)
    • Ry Cooder: Vocals (Track: 7), Electric Guitar (Tracks: 3, 7 & 10#41;, Mandola (Track: 3), Floor Slide (Tracks: 3, 7, 8, 10), Acoustic Guitar (Tracks: 7, 8)
    • Sinéad O'Connor: Vocals (Tracks: 3, 10)
    • Steve Cooney: Didgeridoo (Track: 2)
    • Sting: Vocals (Track: 1)
    • Terry Tulley: Scottish Pipes (Track: 1)
    • The Rolling Stones: (Track: 13)
    • Tom Jones: Vocals (Track: 12)
    • Tommy Igoe: Drums (Tracks: 3, 10)
    • Van Morrison: Vocals (Track: 4)
    • Wally Minko: Piano (Track: 12)
  • Credits
    • Producer: Paddy Moloney
      • with Chris Kimsey (Tracks: 2, 13), Ry Cooder (Track: 7)
    • Track 1: Recorded at Lake House Studio, England and Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
      • Engineers: Simon Osborne (Lake House) & Brian Masterson (Dublin)
      • Assisted by Alistair McMillan
      • Mixed by Jeffrey Lesser at Clinton Recording Studios, NYC
      • Assisted by Troy Halderson
    • Track 2: Recorded at Windmill Lane and Westland Studios, Dublin and Metropolis Studios, London, UK
      • Engineer: Chris Kimsey
      • Assisted by Alistair McMillan & Mary McShane
      • Mixed by Chris Kimsey at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver
      • Assisted by Jason Mauza
    • Tracks 3, 7, 8 & 10: Recorded at Clinton Recording Studios, NYC
      • Engineer: Jeffrey Lesser
      • Assisted by Robert Friedrich & Jonathan Mooney
      • Mixed by Allen Sides at Ocean Way, Los Angeles
      • Assisted by Noel Hazen & Mark Guilbeault
    • Tracks 4, 6, 8 & 11: Recorded and mixed at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
      • Engineered and Mixed by Brian Masterson
      • Assisted by Alistair McMillan
    • Track 5: Recorded at Westland Studios, Dublin
      • Engineer: Andrew Boland
      • Assisted by Mary McShane
      • Mixed by Brian Masterson at Windmill Lane
      • Assisted by Alistair McMillan
    • Track 12: Recorded at Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, Los Angeles
      • Engineered by Spencer Chrislu
      • Assisted by Dave Dondorf
      • Mixed by Brian Masterson at Windmill Lane
      • Assisted by Alistair McMillan
    • Track 13: Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
      • Engineer: Chris Kimsey
      • Assisted by Alistair McMillan
      • Mixed by Chris Kimsey at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver
      • Assisted by Jason Mauza
    • Art Direction: J. J. Stelmach, Scott Johnson
    • Cover Photo: Arthur Tress
    • Inside Cover Photo: Caroline Greyshock

Sleeve Notes

Mo Ghile Mear — "Our Hero" — The original Gaelic version, by the 18th-century poet Seán Clarach Mac-Domhnaill. is one of the many Irish Jacobite songs written in honour of Prince Charles Stewart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie"). The air is. appropriately, of Scottish origin, a version of The White Cockade. Jim Connell, a 19th-century Irish exile in Scotland, originally set the words of The Old Red Flag to the same tune, although later on they came to be set to Tannenbaum, a tune which George Bernard Shaw said reminded him of "the funeral march of a fried eel." Special thanks to Seán MacReamoinn for English translation.

The Foggy Dew — This song was written in tribute to the men who died in the Easter uprising of 1916.

Changing Your Demeanour — Kevin wrote the first verse of this ditty with The Wren in mind (you can hear The Wren in the Furze on The Bells of Dublin.) A fleecing visit to the Punchestown race meeting in April '93 brought on verse 2. Further inspiration obviously comes from his place of abode near Hollywood in beautiful County Wicklow.

The Lily of the West — I first heard this song back in the 1960s, when traditional ballad singing was undergoing something of a renaissance. Originally an English street ballad or "broadside," I believe it became very popular in America in the 19th Century. The original air can be found in Sing Out — The Folk Song Magazine, Vol. 7 and Colm O'Louchlann's Irish Street Ballads. This air is very similar to another ballad, The Lakes of Ponchartrain, as recorded by Paul Brady, and it was this version that Mark preferred to use.

Coast of Malabar — My grandmother used to sing this song at traditional house parties in the Sliabh Bloom Mountains of central Ireland. I can still remember her sitting on an old wooden milk churn in a country kitchen singing a version she called "Little Maid from Malabar

Tennessee Waltz — A most memorable session with our Celtic cousin, Mr. Tom Jones, recorded at the Zappas residence under the bemused and watchful eye of Frank himself. In memory of Frank Zappa

The Rocky Road to Dublin — Perhaps the most enjoyable of all our recording sessions. More an ad lib "hooley " than anything we had planned. At one time I thought I was in control. Clearly, I wasn't. Each time I tried to end the session, the song just went on A and on. with our friends in the studio getting up to dance. The Rocky Road to Dublin, stone by stone … indeed!

Notes by Paddy Moloney