Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by The Clancy BrothersThe Clancy Brothers


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This Greatest Hits recording from the Clancy Brothers also features English folkie Louis Killen, who replaced Tommy Makem in the brothers' band. It runs through a stirring set of traditionals adapted and arranged by the Clancys and includes such live favorites as "Mountain Dew," "Jug of Punch," and "Whisky, You're the Devil," which features the memorable couplet "Whisky, you're my darlin', drunk or sober." The Clancy Brothers have always been known for their rousing vocals and they don't disappoint here, punctuating songs with whoops and hollers. The a cappella "Haul Away Joe" is a great example; you can just about feel the ocean spray and sail riggings. The presence of Killen switches up the set list a bit, with the Clancys tackling more Scottish fare than they might normally. There's also "Fathers Grave," which features the group in a harmonizing vocal configuration much different than its normal arrangement. These factors, in addition to the general entertainment of the affair, perhaps give Greatest Hits a little bit of wiggle room amidst the group's numerous retrospectives.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707535427
catalogNumber: 5354
Rank: 76012

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clancy Brothers   Primary Artist
Don McLean   Banjo,Guitar
Liam Clancy   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Clancy   Vocals
Louis Killen   Concertina,Vocals,Penny Whistle,Track Performer
Russ Savakus   Bass
Barry Kornfeld   Banjo,Guitar,12-string Guitar
Dick Romoff   Bass

Technical Credits

Clancy Brothers   Arranger,Adaptation
Jack Lothrop   Producer
Maynard Solomon   Producer
Captain Jeff Zaraya   Engineer
Patrick McGuire   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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