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The Johnstons: If I Sang My Song

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  • If I Sang My Song
    • 1972 - Transatlantic TRA 251 LP (UK)
  • The Johnstons
    • 1972 - Mercury SRM-1-640 LP (USA)
  • Side One
    1. The Wind In My Hands (Paul Brady/Chris McCloud)
    2. Won't You Come With Me (Paul Brady/Chris McCloud)
    3. Border Child (Paul Brady/Chris McCloud)
    4. If I Sang My Song (Paul Brady/Chris McCloud)
    5. December Windows (Paul Brady)
  • Side Two
    1. I Get To Thinking (Chris McCloud)
    2. Continental Trailways Bus (Paul Brady)
    3. Bread And Wine (Adrienne Johnston/Chris McCloud)
    4. You Ought To Know (Paul Brady/Chris McCloud)
    5. The Morning Of Our Love (Adrienne Johnston/Chris McCloud) [1]

  • The Johnstons
    • Adrienne Johnston: Lead Vocals & Harmonies
    • Paul Brady: Lead Vocals & Harmonies, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Harmonium, Whistle
  • Musicians
    • Backing Vocals: Tm Hart, Royston Wood, Paul Brady
    • Bass: Rick Kemp
    • Piano: Don Fraser
    • Flute: Frank Nolan
    • Quiet Kazoos: Peter Abrahamsen, Hallvard Kvale
    • Congas: Keith Bleashv
    • Fiddle: Joseph Templeton
    • Drums: Phil Chesterton
  • Credits
    • Transatlantic Release
      • Produced by Chris McCloud
      • Arranged and conducted by Don Fraser
      • Engineer: Jerry Boys
      • Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio, London
      • Album sleeve designed and art directed by John Asheroft
      • Photography by Angus Forbes
    • Mercury Release
      • Produced by Chris McCloud
      • Recorded by Transatlantic Records Ltd, London
      • Strings & Horns arranged & conducted by Don Fraser
      • Art direction: Jim Ladwig
      • Photography: Reggie Jackson

Transatlantic Release: Special thanks from Adrienne, Paul and their producer, Chris, to Jerry Boys and Don Fraser, and also to others (listed alphabetically) who helped in various ways to make this album possible in its present form: Peter Ash, Malcolm Davis, R. J. Farrant, Vivien Friedman, Kenny Goldstein and his loving family, Edward Oldman, George Peckham, John Smith, and unalphahetically last (because he has done most), George Lee God bless him, God bless them all

Mercury Release: Adrienne Johnston & Paul Brady (The Johnstons) and their producer, Chris McCloud, extend their love and thanks to George Lee and Vivien Friedman, and their appreciation to Bob Schwaid.


  • Notes
    • This was the last album by the Johnstons
    1. The additional track "The Morning Of Our Love", only appears on the US Mercury LP release.

Sleeve Notes — Mercury release

"So stirringly and beautifully musical, so full of shadow and spirit, that the listener is swept up in the drama or the humor or the poignance of their songs … by their very presence on the stage, they seemed to se a celebration of life."

—John S. Wilson, The New York Times, autumn, 1971.

"You don't have to be Irish to love the Johnstons … Their' music could inspire a new generation of acoustic groups as they definitely infect an audience with the same charm that made Peter, Paul & Gary so strong eleven years back."

—Robert Adels, the Kal Rudmam Programming Guide, New York, autumn 1971.