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Eric Bogle: Singing The Spirit Home

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  • Singing The Spirit Home
    • 2005 - Greentrax CDTRAX 4001B CD (5 CD Set)
  • Disc One
    1. Now I'm Easy [1]
    2. No Man's Land (aka Green Fields of France) [2]
    3. Front Row Cowboy [1]
    4. Song of the Whale [1]
    5. Dan [2]
    6. The Aussie BBQ Song [2]
    7. Shining River [4]
    8. Lady from Bendigo [2]
    9. I Hate Wogs [1]
    10. Leaving Nancy (live) [12]
    11. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda [5]
    12. Belle of Broughton [2]

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  • Disc Two
    1. Scraps of Paper [3]
    2. He's Nobody's Moggy Now [3]
    3. If Wishes Were Fishes [3]
    4. Bushfire [6]
    5. The Engima [6]
    6. Hard Hard Times [6]
    7. Do You Know Any Dylan (live) [7]
    8. Safe in the Harbor [6]
    9. Little Gomez [6]
    10. A Reason For it All [3]
    11. Glasgow Lullaby [2]
    12. My Yougest Son Came Home Today [3]

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  • Disc Three
    1. When the Wind Blows [6]
    2. Wilderness [10]
    3. Silly Slang Song [10]
    4. Harry's Wife [9]
    5. Shelter [8]
    6. What Kind of Man [10]
    7. Feed the Children [10]
    8. Blues for Alex [10]
    9. Leaving the Land [8]
    10. Something of Value [9]
    11. Rosie (live) [12]
    12. Peace Has Broken Out [10]

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  • Disc Four
    1. Singing the Spirit Home [8]
    2. Katie and the Dreamtime Land [9]
    3. Welcome Home [11]
    4. Don't You Worry About That [11]
    5. Plastic Paddy [11]
    6. Somewhere in America [11]
    7. One Small Life [11]
    8. Short White Blues [11]
    9. Vanya [11]
    10. Mirrors [11]
    11. The Gift of Years [10]
    12. Wouldn't be Dead for Quids [11]

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  • Disc Five
    1. Small Miracles [14]
    2. Keeper of the Flame [14]
    3. Standing in the Light [13]
    4. The Digger's Legacy [14]
    5. Dedication Day [14]
    6. The Golden City [14]
    7. Troy's Song [14]
    8. Ekka's Silver Jubilee Song [14]
    9. Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo [14]
    10. The Blessing [14]
    11. One Small Star [14]
    12. The End of an Auld Song [13]

Notes

"Boxed sets of Greatest Hits usually appear after the songwriter in question is safely dead, but I'm in reasonable health and I need the cash now. Anyway, this isn't really a Greatest Hits compilation, it's more a collection of the songs that are most requested at my live concerts, plus a few of my personal favourites. Taken together they form a pretty fair cross-section of the type of songs I have written over the last 30 years or so." — Eric Bogle

"Most of the best contemporary songs of the 70's were written by Eric Bogle" — Melody Maker

"A somewhat wide-ranging collection * if any one word could sum it up, it is probably 'iconoclastic' … An extraordinary ability to get into the mind of ex-servicemen, both those remembering comrades they left behind, and those wondering why they went. In Oz this means the Anzacs and Gallipoli, of course... Eric is also spot-on when he marks sadness and poignancy, with songs about children with cerebral palsy and worse, and break-ups of marriage... A fascinating collection, much enhanced by Eric's ability to deliver a song exactly as it should sound." — Scots Magazine