The Johnstons   •   Both Sides Now

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  • Both Sides Now
    • 1969 - Tetragramaton T-110 LP (USA)
  • Side One
    1. The Wherefore and the Why (Gordon Lightfoot)
    2. Give a Damn (Dorough, Scharf)
    3. You Keep Going Your Way (Dave Cousins)
    4. Port of Amsterdam (Jacques Brel)
    5. Funny in a Sad, Sad Way (Shay Healy)
    6. Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen)
  • Side Two
    1. Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
    2. My House (P. Sarstedt)
    3. Sweet Thames Flow Softly (Ewan MacColl)
    4. I Loved (Eric Blau, Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest, François Rauber, Mort Shuman)
    5. I Don't Mind the Rain on Monday (Bowen, Caroll)
    6. Walking Out on Foggy Mornings (Jon Ledingham)

  • The Johnstons
    • Adrienne Johnston: Vocals
    • Luci Johnston: Vocals
    • Mick Moloney: Vocals & Guitar
    • Paul Brady: Vocals & Guitar
  • Musicians
    • Daryl Runswick: Bass
  • Credits
    • Produced by Nathan Joseph
    • Recorded at Sound Technique Studios — London, Aug/Nov 1968
    • Engineer: John R. Wood
    • Arranged by:
      • David G Palmer (Tracks: 2, 5, 8, 10)
      • Barry Booth (Tracks: 7, 11)
  • Other releases include …
    • Give A Damn (1969, UK)
      • Tracks: 1 & 8 on only appear on the North American releases.
      • These tracks are replaced with "Urge for Going" and "Julia" on the British release.

Sleeve Notes

"When I first met the Johnstons some nine months prior to this writing, they were the most successful recording group in Ireland with a repertoire consisting ninety percent of traditional Irish material. They have, in the last six months sifted through some 200 contemporary songs, and the final selections represent the modern musical scene at its best."

Nathan Joseph