Among the 12 rollicking tracks on the
album (all of which were composed or arranged by the Young Dubliners),
"Touch The Sky" stands out as a potent rock hit, with its killer hook
and positive lyrics. "I've noticed recently that I can't write a song
about how miserable life is without supplying some silver lining,"
Keith Roberts says, laughing. "OK" and "Waxie's Dargle" have already proven to
be live favorites, while "Evermore" takes on a very personal spin. "It
is one of my favorites and means a lot to me as I wrote the song for my
son," says Roberts. All in all, each of the tracks witnessed a
collaborative effort by each of the members, allowing for the album's
cohesive and rock-solid sound. The album, however, does boast a number
of guest players. Ian Anderson - a cohort gained from the band's
Jethro Tull touring days - joins the group on "Banshee" and Eric
Rigler (Titanic / Braveheart) provides Uileann Pipe on a number of
tracks. Roberts also singles out the record's producer, Tim
Boland, for the album's superior production.
the band's sound, Roberts sums up the Young Dubliner's approach to their
music, be it Celtic, Irish, or just plain rock. "I like to think that
our take on songwriting and performance makes the Young Dubliner's sound
unique and original. Our band is made up of Irish and American natives
who draw influences from just about everywhere. Our strength is in the
sum of our parts. We play as a band, as one."
- Real World
- Touch the Sky
- Say It's So
- Come Back Home
- Fade Away
- Waxies Dargle
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Our Other Albums:
With All Due Respect,
The Irish Sessions
Saints and Sinners
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