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Anthologies

Live For Ireland


Live For Ireland (UK)

  • Live For Ireland
    • 1986 - MCA Records MCG 6027 LP (UK)
    • 1987 - MCA Records DMCG 6027 CD (UK) — w/additional tracks
    • 1987 - MCA Records 32XD-914 CD (Japan) — Same tracks as the UK CD release

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  • Side One
    1. Maggie's Farm — U2
    2. Seven Into The Sea — In Tua Nua
    3. Many Rivers To Cross — Elvis Costello & The Attractions
    4. Dirty Old Town The Pogues (Introduced by Ronnie Drew)
    5. Don't Pay The Ferryman — Chris De Burgh
    6. Harry's Game — Clannad
  • Side Two
    1. The Bridge — Cactus World News
    2. Looking After No. 1 — The Boomtown Rats
    3. Here Comes The Knight — Van Morrison
    4. Don't Believe A Word — Thin Lizzy
    5. Steel River — Chris Rea
    6. Make It Work Christy Moore & Paul Doran
  • Extra Tracks (UK & Japan CD releases)
    1. The Lark Moving Hearts
    2. The Island Paul Brady
    3. Feel It Now — The Fountainhead
    4. Exiles — Auto Da Fe

  • Track Notes
    • Tracks: 8, 10 & 11 do not appear on the (below) USA release
    • Track: 14 is included on the (below) USA release

Notes

This album was recorded live on May 17, 1986 at the Self-Aid concert in Dublin. The concert was organized to highlight and to help out the unemployment problem in Ireland that was affecting the country at the time. The concert at the time was the largest staged in Ireland. Many of the acts performed more than the one or two songs that were included on this compilation.

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Live For Ireland (USA)
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  • Live For Ireland
    • 1987 - MCA Records MCA-42113 LP (USA)

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  • Side One
    1. Maggie's Farm — U2
    2. Seven Into The Sea — In Tua Nua
    3. Many Rivers To Cross — Elvis Costello and The Attractions
    4. Dirty Old Town The Pogues (Introduced by Ronnie Drew)
    5. The Island Paul Brady
    6. Boil The Breakfast Early — The Chieftains
    7. Don't Pay The Ferryman — Chris De Burgh
  • Side Two
    1. The Bridge — Cactus World News
    2. Joey's On The Street Again — The Boomtown Rats
    3. Theme From Harry's Game — Clannad
    4. Feel It Now — The Fountainhead
    5. Here Comes The Knight — Van Morrison
    6. Make It Work Christy Moore & Paul Doran

  • Credits
    • Album Executive Producer: Avril MacRory
    • Album Co-ordinator: Tony Boland
    • Sound Executive: Jack Peoples
    • Self-Aid devised and co-ordinated by Niall Mathews and Tony Boland
    • Radio Producer: Bill O'Donovan
    • Executive Producer: Niall Mathews
    • Concert Manager: Jim Aiken
    • Concert Sound Engineer: Joe O'Herlihy
    • Concert Co-Ordinator: Steve Iredale
    • The Self-Aid Trust wishes to thank the staffs of R.T.E. Radio and Television, Principle Management Ltd., O.J. Kilkenny & Co., Windmill Lane Studios, and also the following; Joe Boland, Paula Jones, Dorothy McCauley and Cathy O'Connor.
    • U2 appears courtesy of Island Records
    • In Tua Nua appears courtesy of Virgin Records
    • Elvis Costello and The Attractions appear courtesy of Columbia Records
    • The Chieftains appear courtesy of RCA Victor Red Seal, a division of BMG Classics
    • Chris De Burgh appears courtesy of A&M Records
    • The Boomtown Rats appear courtesy of Polygram Records
    • Clannad appears courtesy of RCA Records
    • The Fountainhead appears courtesy of Chrysalis Records
    • Van Morrison appears courtesy of Polygram Records
    • Paul Brady appears courtesy of Phonogram International B.V.
    • Christy Moore appears courtesy of WEA Records
    • A special thanks to all the artists, their managements, record companies, producers, engineers and studios without whose generosity and co-operation this album would not have been possible.
    • Domestic Album release coordinated by Cindi Peters and Sandra Bobek
    • Assembled by Michael Verdick
    • Photography by Colm Henry and Tina Christiansen
    • Sleeve Design, Typography and Art Direction by Stephen Averill for the Creative Dept. Ltd., Dublin
  • Track Notes
    • Tracks: 6 & 9 only appear on the USA release
    • Track: 5 is also included on the (above) UK CD release

Sleeve Notes

Over the last twenty years, there has been a surge of new and exciting talent in rock and contemporary music in Ireland; witness the artists on this album. Their influence and the influence of many other emerging Irish bands is set to make an even greater impact on the music scene in the years to come than heretofore. This live album is a record and a recording of an extraordinary day in Irish social history — May 17th 1986. On that day, thirty Irish bands stormed their way through a fourteen hour concert which gathered the biggest ever television audience in Ireland.

The concert was called "Self-Aid"and the purpose of this celebration of Irish contemporary music was to highlight and help the chronic unemployment problem in Ireland. In May of 1986 there were nearly a quarter of a million people unemployed in Ireland — this in a country of just three and a half million people.

The concert itself was the largest ever staged in Ireland. The musicians taking part in Self-Aid gave their talents and time free of charge, not only for the concert but also for this album, the profits of which will go to the Self-Aid Trust to further the work begun in May 1986.

This album is a tribute to those musicians who took part in Self-Aid and to all those artists we wish to say 'Thank You' for your talent and selfless generosity.

Niall Mathews
Tony Boland

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