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Danny Doyle: Danny Doyle — Volume 2

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  • Danny Doyle — Volume 2
    • 1975 - Music Box Records MBR 002 LP
  • A Portrait of Danny Doyle
    • 1969 - Tribune TRLP 1011 LP — Original release
  • Side One
    1. Roundstone River
    2. Song for a Winters Night
    3. Streets of London
    4. I'll Be Alright
    5. Whiskey on a Sunday [1]
    6. Walking In the Dew
  • Side Two
    1. Don't Answer Me
    2. Lisa Was
    3. The Old Man Came Home From the Forest
    4. Everytime
    5. Long and Winding Road [1]
    6. Something Better

  • Balladeers notes
    1. This is (more or less) a re-release of A Portrait of Danny Doyle
      • "Picture Postcard" is omitted.
      • "Whiskey on a Sunday" — from: Expressions of Danny Doyle is added.
      • "Long and Winding Road", released in 1970 as a single is added.
  • Credits
    • Cover Photo by Roy Esmonde
    • Sleeve Design by Finbarr O'Reilly
    • … credits from A Portrait of Danny Doyle
      • Arranged by Phil Coulter and Bill Martin
      • Recorded at Eamonn Andrews studios; Spot Studios, London; and E.M.I. Studios, Abbey Road, London, England

Sleeve notes

Hello, you are now holding me in your hands, so let me say a few words about the songs on this record, and the people who wrote them.

"ROUNDSTONE RIVER" was written by Phil Coulter and Bill Martin, and was performed by me at the Rio de Janeiro Song Festival, and I'm glad to say we were up there with the winners.

I'm a great admirer of Canada's Gordon Lightfoot, and I love this romantic song about a man without his love, of a winters evening. Its called "SONG FOR A WINTERS NIGHT.

Ralph McTell's beautiful and biting "STREETS OF LONDON" reminds us that there are a lot of people worse off than we are.

Another Lightfoot number, "I'LL BE ALRIGHT".

"WHISKEY ON A SUNDAY" is known the world over and it was great to be the first to record it. The buskers with their dancing puppets are long gone, unfortunately.

"WALKING IN DEW" is a reworking of an old Irish love song.

Pat and Victoria Garvey, two Californians prominent on the American Folk Scene, gave me "DON'T ANSWER ME".

The great American songwriter, Barry Mann, wrote this one for me, "LISA WAS" and Phil Coulter did the arrangement.

Well, I told you Lightfoot was a favourite of mine and here's another of his, about an old man dying a lonely death. THE OLD MAN CAME HOME FROM THE FOREST".

"EVERYTIME" is one of Tom Paxton's great love songs. Its beautifully romantic, and its been a favourite of mine for years.

And of course, everybody loved the Beatles, and this Lennon — McCartney song, THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD" is superb.

Barry Man winds up the elpee with his "SOMETHING BETTER".
Hope you like it. See you next elpee.

Danny Doyle