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Anne Sands: The Day Is Well Spent

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  • The Day Is Well Spent
    • 2001 - Spring Records SCD 1047 CD
  • Track List:
    1. Johnny My Man [3]
    2. Streets of Derry [2]
    3. Mothers Daughters Wives [5]
    4. I Come and Stand [4]
    5. Ard Ti Cuain [2]
    6. If You Could Wait [6]
    7. Sadako [7]
    8. October Song [5]
    9. Month of January [1]
    10. Donal Og [1]
    11. The Water Is Wide [8]
    12. The Doffing Mistress [5]

  • Musicians
    • Anne Sands: Vocals, Bodhráns, Keyboards
    • Ben Sands: Backing Vocals, Guitar, Mandoline, Piano
    • Colum Sands: Guitar, Fiddle, Concertina, Dulcimer, Viola, Contrabass
    • Dino Sands: Backing Vocals, Guitars,
    • Tommy Sands: Backing Vocals, Guitar, 5-String Banjo
    • Kathleen McPeake: Backing Vocals, Harp, Duet on "The Doffing Mistress"
    • Jackie McIlduff: Low Whistle
    • Eimear Keane, Sorcha Keane & Niamh Sands: Backing Vocals on "The Water is Wide"
    • Kieran Gross: Guitar
    • Johnny Scott: Guitar
  • Credits
    • Producers:
      • Donal Lunny — 1975
      • Leo O'Kelly — 1976
      • George Doherty — 1979
      • Colum Sands — 1986 - 2001
    • Compilation Produced by John Keane, Anne Sands & Colum Sands
    • Digitally Remastered by MidAtlanticDigital
    • Photos by Bobbie Harvey, John Keane, Liam O'Connor and courtesy Ulster Televison
    • Design by Turnip House
    • Booklet Artwork from Metalwork by Anne Sands

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  • Original Releases:
    • This is a compilation of mostly previously released tracks …
      1. Tracks from You'll Be Well Looked After: 1975 - EMI Leaf 7005 LP
      2. Tracks from After The Morning: 1976 - EMI LEAF 7012 LP
      3. Tracks from Real Irish Folk: 1979 - Emerald GES 1201 LP
      4. Tracks from Now and Then: 1986 - Spring Records SLP 1O8 LP
      5. Tracks from Take Our Part: 1991 - Spring Records CSP 1024 CASS
        • w/Kathleen McPeake
      6. Tracks from Collection: 1998 - Spring Records CDSP 1030 CD
      7. Tracks from Hope is in the Morning: 2001 - Spring Records SCD 1044 CD
      8. This track is previously unreleased.
  • Notes:
    • Information on this release comes from others sources:
      • These notes come from CD Universe:
        • This compilation includes songs recorded with The Sands Family over a period of 26 years, and from an album recorded with Kathleen McPeake from Belfast's most famous musical family.
        • It is accompanied by a 16 page insert with full lyrics, over a dozen photos and a unique poem written for Anne by the late Tommy Makem.
      • According to FolkWorld:
        • Tracks 3, 8, 12 are from Take Our Part — w/Kathleen McPeake
        • "The Water is Wide" was recorded live in February 2001 (probably) in Germany.
    • "If You Could Wait" only appears on this compilation, and (The Sands Family) Collection.