Red is the culmination of many creative forces — the band’s tremendous live energy coupled with deft production by Thom Panunzio (Alice in Chains, U2, Patty Smith, Bruce Springsteen, No Doubt). The tunes are top notch and the band is in top form. But most importantly, Panunzio brought out the best in the Young Dubliners’ sound, and that meant capturing the essence of a Young Dubliners gig. “Where the magic hits,” Roberts explains “is when you can all come together and have a relationship and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and actually work together as a team, and this is the first time real magic has happened to us.”
Red is also available for online download via iTunes.