The Johnstons   •   The Johnstons (1972)

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  • 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)

  • The Johnstons
    • Adrienne Johnston: Lead Vocals & Harmonies
    • Paul Brady: Lead Vocals & Harmonies, 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitar, Piano, Electric Piano, Harmonium & Whistle
  • Musicians
    • Tim Hart: Vocal Backing (Tracks: 4 & 6)
    • Royston Wood: Vocal Backing (Tracks: 4 & 6)
    • Rick Kemp: Bass (Except track: 10)
    • Phil Chesterton: Drums
    • Barry Dransfield: Traditional Fiddle
    • Frank Nolan: Flute
    • Violins & Violas: Wilfred Gibson & Ensemble
    • Cellos: Clare Deniz, Kathy Finnis, Robin Firman, Michael Hurwitz & Timothy Kraemer
    • Gavin Spencer: Bass & Vocal Backing (Track: 10)
  • Credits
    • Produced by Chris McCloud
    • Recorded by Transatlantic Records Ltd, London
    • Strings & Horns Arranged & Conducted by Don Fraser
    • Art Direction: Jim Ladwig
    • Photography: Reggie Jackson
  • Other releases include …

Sleeve Notes

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.

"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 and Gary so strong eleven years back."

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