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The Snake
Shane MacGowan and the Popes



  • The Snake
    • 1994 - ZTT Records 4509-98104-1 LP (UK – 12 tracks)
    • 1994 - ZTT Records 4509-98104-2 CD (UK – 12 tracks)
    • 1994 - ZTT Records 4509-98104-4 Cassette (UK – 12 tracks)
    • 1995 - ZTT 0630-10402-1 LP (France – 16 tracks)
    • 1995 - ZTT 0630-10402-2 CD (UK – 16 tracks)
    • 1995 - ZTT MACG 004CD CD (Europe – 16 tracks)
    • 1995 - ZTT 9-45821-2 CD (USA – 15 tracks)
  • Track List:
    1. The Church of the Holy Spook
    2. That Woman's Got me Drinking
    3. Song With No Name
    4. Aisling
    5. I'll Be Your Handbag
    6. Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway (Gerry Rafferty)
    7. A Mexican Funeral in Paris
    8. The Snake With Eyes of Garnet
    9. Donegal Express
    10. Victoria
    11. The Rising of the Moon (Trad., arr. Shane MacGowan)
    12. Bring Down The Lamp (instrumental)
  • Extra Tracks:
    1. Nancy Whiskey (Trad., arr. Shane MacGowan)
    2. Roddy McCorley (Trad., arr. Shane MacGowan)
    3. You're the One (Shane MacGowan & Michael Kamen) — with Maire Brennan
    4. Haunted — with Sinead O'Connor

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  • The Popes
    • Shane MacGowan: Lead Vocals
    • Paul McGuinness: guitars, vocals
    • Berni "The Undertaker" France: bass, vocals
    • Danny Pope: drums, percussion
    • Tom MacAnimal: tenor banjo
    • Kieran "Mo" O'Hagan: guitar, vocals
    • Colm O'Maonlai: whistles
  • Guest Musicians
    • Barney McKenna: tenor banjo
    • John Sheahan: fiddle whistles
    • Sinead O'Connor: vocals
    • Maire Brennan: vocals
    • Brian Robertson: megalead guitar
    • Siobahn Sheahan: Irish harp
    • Spider Stacy: whistles
    • Jem Finer: five string banjo
    • Tomas Lynch: uillean pipes
    • Rick Trevan: tenor sax
    • Dick Cuthell: trumpet
    • Sarah Jane Tuff: alto sax
    • Paul Tayfor: trombone
    • Special Teen Idol Johnny Depp: guitar weird noises
  • Credits
    • All tracks written by Shane MacGowan, unless otherwise noted
    • Produced by Dave Jordan and Shane MacGowan, unless otherwise noted
    • Mixed by Steve Brown, unless otherwise noted
      • "Haunted" - Produced by Trevor Horn, Dave Jordan and Shane MacGowan, mixed by Steve McMillian
      • "Nancy Whiskey" - mixed by Dave Jordan
    • Engineered by Niali Fiynn, Steve Musters, Darren Westbrook, Richard Rainy and Chris Dickie
    • Executive Producer: Liam Teeling
    • Coordinator: Claire Leadbitter
    • Recorded at Sarm East, Windmill Lane, Marcus, Raezor, Sarm West Coast, Sam Hook End, Sarm West
    • Mixed at Raezor and Sarm West
    • Design by STAC
    • Photographs by Andrew Catiin
    • Album Coordinators: Paul Ronan, Joey Cashman and Neal
    • Dedicated to: Victoria Clarke, Paul Ronan, Andy Catlin, everybody at Filthy McNastys and the Whiskey Cafe (don't listen to Terry O'Neill), Joe Corcoran and all the boys and girls from North West Tipp
    • In Loving Memory of: Sean Cahill, Paul Verner, Hancey Lynch, John Cahalan, Phil Hall, Tommy Murray, Daves Mum and Dad and Deborah Korner
    • Spiritual Guidance:
      • Luke Kelly, Jimi Hendrix, Bird Frane, and The Holy Spook
      • A special hello to Noel Kenny, The Brick, and Ingrid May
      • The Spook be with you.
      • Goodnight and good luck.

  • Notes
    • Tracks 13-16 do not appear on the 1st UK release
      • These tracks were all released on singles in 1994
    • "You're the One" is omitted from the USA release …