CLAS­SIC AL­BUM RE­VIS­ITED

Irish Independent - Weekend Review - - FRONT PAGE -

The former John­stons and Planxty singer was steeped in trad but this sec­ond solo al­bum of­fered a huge de­par­ture. So­phis­ti­cated pop was his new thing and the Ty­rone man showed how fine a song­writer he was. The ti­tle track — in­spired by Gerry Raf­ferty’s ‘Baker Street’ — is a high­light, but ‘Crazy Dreams’ and ‘Noth­ing But the Same Old Story’ would be wor­thy en­tries to any Great Ir­ish Song­book.

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