This brand new remastered reissue of the 1976 classic album by Andy Irvine and Paul Brady is now available on limited edition 180 gram purple LP in gatefold jacket with a 12-page booklet, and CD in 6-panel tri-fold wallet with 48-page booklet.
Long thought of as one of the seminal releases in the Irish music cannon, Andy Irvine / Paul Brady has been praised by artists such as Bob Dylan, Bono, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Liam O'Maonlai (Hothouse Flowers), and Radie Peat and Daragh Lynch (both of Lankum).
In 1976, Andy Irvine and Paul Brady, fresh from the demise of the Irish supergroup Planxty, entered legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with mystic producer/bouzouki player Dónal Lunny and fiddler Kevin Burke to record what has become an Irish Music classic. Andy Irvine / Paul Brady propelled them to be viewed as one of the most accomplished Irish traditional duos that have ever recorded. All these years later perhaps no record more pointedly reflects the time and the spirit of innovation within one genre of music. Remastered from the original analog tapes, which were transferred at 192k/32 bit to maintain the highest resolution the album was mastered with the best combination of classic analog and state of the art digital equipment. Included is a 12,000 word essay by noted music journalist Gareth Murphy (Cowboys and Indies - The Epic History of the Record Industry and Siren Song: My Life in Music [with Seymour Stein]) with interviews of Andy Irvine, Paul Brady, Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke, as well as testimonials from artists including Glen Hansard, Liam O'Maonlai, Brian MacGloinn of Ye Vagabonds, Daragh Lynch of Lankum, Consuelo Nerea Breschi and Lucie Azconaga of Varo, PJ Curtis and more.
"...undefinable magic..." 5 stars – MOJO