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The Long Black Veil

The Chieftains

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With Long Black Veil, the Chieftains attempted a mainstream pop crossover by recording with rock and pop stars from the Rolling Stones and Sting to Van Morrison and Sinéad O'Connor. Instead of changing their sound to accommodate the talents of their guests, the band plays it straight. As always, their performance is superb; what is surprising is how well the pop stars sing Celtic material. None of the guest singers sound displaced or uncomfortable, which is largely due to the sympathetic performances of the Chieftains. In fact, the pairings work so well that Long Black Veil doesn't sound like an effort to broaden their audience; rather, it sounds completely natural.

© Sara Sytsma /TiVo

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1
Mo Ghile Mear ("Our Hero")
The Chieftains
00:03:19

Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Vocal - Michael McGlynn, Conductor - The Chieftains, Performer - Alistair McMillan, 2nd Engineer - Simon Osborne, Recording Engineer - Noel Eccles, Drums - Traditional, Composer - Traditional, Lyricist - Anuna Choir, Performer - Dominic Miller, Guitar - Seán MacRéamoinn, Translator - Seán Keane, Fiddle - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Arranger - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Paddy Moloney, Mixing Engineer - Matt Molloy, Flute - Martin Fay, Fiddle - Brian Masterson, Recording Engineer - Brian Masterson, Mixing Engineer - Troy Halderson, 2nd Engineer - Sting, Vocal - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Terry Tulley, Woodwinds - Joe Chivey, Bass

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

2
The Long Black Veil
The Chieftains
00:03:37

Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Vocal - Jason Mauza, 2nd Engineer - Marijohn Wilkin, Composer - Chris Kimsey, Producer - Chris Kimsey, Engineer - Chris Kimsey, Mixing Engineer - The Chieftains, Performer - Alistair McMillan, 2nd Engineer - Colin James, Guitar - Colin James, Mandolin - Daryll Jones, Acoustic Bass - James Blennerhasset, Bass - Mick Jagger, Vocal - Danny Dill, Lyricist - Mary McShane, 2nd Engineer - Seán Keane, Fiddle - Steve Cooney, Performer - Matt Molloy, Flute - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Martin Fay, Fiddle - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

3
The Foggy Dew
The Chieftains with Sinead O'Connor
00:05:21

Jeffrey Lesser, Recording Engineer - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Vocal - Sinéad O'Connor, Vocal - The Chieftains with Sinead O'Connor, Performer - Mark Guilbeault, 2nd Engineer - The Chieftains, Performer - Noel Hazen, 2nd Engineer - Traditional, Composer - Traditional, Lyricist - Jonathan Mooney, 2nd Engineer - Allen Sides, Mixing Engineer - Ry Cooder, Performer - Ry Cooder, Electric Guitar - Ry Cooder, Mandolin - Seán Keane, Fiddle - Tommy Igoe, Drums - Matt Molloy, Flute - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Paddy Moloney, Arranger - Martin Fay, Fiddle - Carlos Nuñez, Performer - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Robert Friedrich, 2nd Engineer

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

4
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
The Chieftains
00:04:39
5
Changing Your Demeanour
The Chieftains
00:03:16

Seán Keane, Fiddle - Alistair McMillan, 2nd Engineer - Andrew Boland, Engineer - Mary McShane, 2nd Engineer - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Brian Masterson, Mixing Engineer - Martin Fay, Fiddle - The Chieftains, Performer - Matt Molloy, Flute - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Brendan Begley, Acordeon - Kieran Hanrahan, Banjo - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Composer

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

6
The Lily of the West
The Chieftains
00:05:09

Seán Keane, Fiddle - Alistair McMillan, 2nd Engineer - Mark Knopfler, Arranger - Mark Knopfler, Guitar - Mark Knopfler, Vocal - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Brian Masterson, Engineer - Brian Masterson, Mixing Engineer - Martin Fay, Fiddle - The Chieftains, Performer - Traditional, Composer - Traditional, Lyricist - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Paddy Moloney, Arranger - Matt Molloy, Flute - Paul Brady, Arranger - Paul Brady, Guitar - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Vocal

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

7
Coast of Malabar
The Chieftains
00:06:00

James Keane, Acordeon - Jeffrey Lesser, Engineer - Seán Keane, Fiddle - Noel Hazen, 2nd Engineer - Allen Sides, Mixing Engineer - Jonathan Mooney, 2nd Engineer - Robert Friedrich, 2nd Engineer - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Mark Guilbeault, 2nd Engineer - Martin Fay, Fiddle - Ry Cooder, Arranger - Ry Cooder, Performer - Ry Cooder, Vocal - Ry Cooder, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Ry Cooder, Electric Guitar - Ry Cooder, Producer - The Chieftains, Performer - Traditional, Composer - Traditional, Lyricist - Matt Molloy, Flute - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Paddy Moloney, Arranger - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Vocal

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

8
Dunmore Lassies
The Chieftains
00:05:14

Jeffrey Lesser, Engineer - Seán Keane, Fiddle - Noel Hazen, 2nd Engineer - Allen Sides, Mixing Engineer - Jonathan Mooney, 2nd Engineer - Robert Friedrich, 2nd Engineer - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Mark Guilbeault, 2nd Engineer - Martin Fay, Fiddle - Ry Cooder, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Ry Cooder, Performer - The Chieftains, Performer - Traditional, Composer - Matt Molloy, Flute - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Paddy Moloney, Arranger - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

9
Love Is Teasin'
The Chieftains
00:04:36

Seán Keane, Fiddle - Alistair McMillan, 2nd Engineer - Marianne Faithfull, Vocal - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Martin O'Connor, Acordeon - Brian Masterson, Engineer - Brian Masterson, Mixing Engineer - Martin Fay, Fiddle - The Chieftains, Performer - Traditional, Composer - Traditional, Lyricist - Matt Molloy, Flute - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Paddy Moloney, Arranger - James Blennerhasset, Bass - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Vocal

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

10
He Moved Through the Fair
The Chieftains with Sinead O'Connor
00:04:54

Jeffrey Lesser, Engineer - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Vocal - Sinéad O'Connor, Vocal - Ned Mann, Bass - The Chieftains with Sinead O'Connor, Performer - Mark Guilbeault, 2nd Engineer - The Chieftains, Performer - Noel Hazen, 2nd Engineer - Traditional, Composer - Traditional, Lyricist - Jonathan Mooney, 2nd Engineer - Allen Sides, Mixing Engineer - Ry Cooder, Electric Guitar - Ry Cooder, Performer - Seán Keane, Fiddle - Tommy Igoe, Drums - Matt Molloy, Flute - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Paddy Moloney, Arranger - Martin Fay, Fiddle - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Robert Friedrich, 2nd Engineer

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

11
Ferny Hill
The Chieftains
00:03:42

Arty McGlynn, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - Seán Keane, Fiddle - Seán Keane, Composer - Alistair McMillan, 2nd Engineer - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Brian Masterson, Engineer - Brian Masterson, Mixing Engineer - Martin Fay, Fiddle - The Chieftains, Performer - Matt Molloy, Flute - Matt Molloy, Composer - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran

(P) 1995 BMG Music

12
Tennessee Waltz/Tennessee Mazurka
The Chieftains
00:03:58

John Leftwich, Bass - Seán Keane, Fiddle - Alistair McMillan, 2nd Engineer - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Dave Dondorf, 2nd Engineer - Martin O'Connor, Acordeon - Pee Wee King, Lyricist - Wally Minko, Piano - Brian Masterson, Mixing Engineer - Tom Jones, Vocal - Martin Fay, Fiddle - The Chieftains, Performer - Matt Molloy, Flute - Paddy Moloney, Lyricist - Paddy Moloney, Composer - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Redd Stewart, Composer - Spencer Chrislu, Engineer - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Vocal

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

13
The Rocky Road to Dublin
The Chieftains
00:05:04

The Rolling Stones, Vocal - Seán Keane, Fiddle - Alistair McMillan, 2nd Engineer - Colin James, Guitar - Colin James, Mandolin - Daryll Jones, Acoustic Bass - Derek Bell, Harp - Derek Bell, Performer - Derek Bell, Keyboards - Jason Mauza, 2nd Engineer - Brian Masterson, Background Vocal - Martin Fay, Fiddle - The Chieftains, Performer - Traditional, Composer - Traditional, Lyricist - Paddy Moloney, Producer - Paddy Moloney, Woodwinds - Paddy Moloney, Whistles - Paddy Moloney, Arranger - Matt Molloy, Flute - Jean Butler, Dancer - James Blennerhasset, Bass - Chris Kimsey, Recording Engineer - Chris Kimsey, Mixing Engineer - Chris Kimsey, Producer - Kevin Conneff, Bodhran - Kevin Conneff, Vocal

(P) 1995 Sony Music Entertainment

Album review

With Long Black Veil, the Chieftains attempted a mainstream pop crossover by recording with rock and pop stars from the Rolling Stones and Sting to Van Morrison and Sinéad O'Connor. Instead of changing their sound to accommodate the talents of their guests, the band plays it straight. As always, their performance is superb; what is surprising is how well the pop stars sing Celtic material. None of the guest singers sound displaced or uncomfortable, which is largely due to the sympathetic performances of the Chieftains. In fact, the pairings work so well that Long Black Veil doesn't sound like an effort to broaden their audience; rather, it sounds completely natural.

© Sara Sytsma /TiVo

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