Dé Danann (De Dannan)   •   A Jacket Of Batteries

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  • A Jacket Of Batteries
    • 1988 - Harmac HM 48 LP (IRL)
  • Side One
    1. A Jacket of Batteries (Traditional)
    2. The Call and the Answer (Phil Colclough)
    3. The Clumsy Lover (Traditional)
    4. Flatbush Waltz (Andy Statman)
    5. Catalonia (Phil & June Colclough)
    6. Reels: Sailing in B/Alice's Reel (Frankie Gavin)
  • Side Two
    1. Mountains of Pommeroy (Traditional)
    2. Mandela (Phil Colclough)
    3. The Rambles of Bach
    4. Táim I Mo Shuí (Traditional)
    5. Doberman's Wallet (Frankie Gavin)
    6. Carrickfergus (Traditional)
    7. Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

  • De Dannan
    • Frankie Gavin: Fiddle, Flute & Piano
    • Alec Finn: Bozouki, Guitar & Keyboard
    • Eleanor Shanley: Vocals
    • Colm Murphy: Bodhrán
    • Adele O'Dwyer: Cello
    • Aidan Coffey: ccordion
  • Special Guest Musicians
    • Trevor Hutchinson: Double & Fretless Bass
    • Jimmy McCarthy: Backing Vocals (Track: 8)
    • Shaney & Wanda: Backing Vocals (Track: 8)
    • Pádraig Stephens: Percussion (Track: 8)
  • Credits
    • Produced by Alec Finn, Frankie Gavin, Jimmy McCarthy and Dan Fitzgerald
    • Recorded at Lansdowne Studios, Dublin, Sept. 1988
    • Engineers: Dan Fitzgerald, Catherine Considine
    • Tape Operator: Robbie Adams
    • Front Cover Photography: John Morris
    • Back Cover Photography: Joe Geoghegan
    • Sleeve Design And Artwork: Alec Finn
    • Finished Artwork: Aubrey Skelly

Thanks to: Martina Goggin, Co-ordination. Irish Rail. Breda, Eibhlis and Cathal Connaughton, Terry Connaughton, Seán & Elizabeth McDonagh, Joe Diamond, Tim and Tess Sheedy.

With special thanks to everyone who helped make this album — Phil and June Colclough for three of the songs, "Mandela", "The Call and the Answer", "Catalonia" Bach for "The Rambles of Bach" Charlie Lennon for "Sailing In" Andy Statman for "Flatbush Waltz" Lennon & McCartney and Alec Finn for "Eleanor Rigby" Frankie Gavin for "Doberman's Wallet" and "Alice's Reel".