180 Gram Vinyl Record
Tony Christie's musical homage to his heritage and ancestors
A gratifying and uplifting journey to the mysteries of the Irish-Celtic music culture — excelling in sound quality! A meeting in a pub in Richmond and the story of "Ranagri the band" begins. Donal Rogers (vocals and guitar), Eliza Marshall (flutes/ethnic whistles), Jean Kelly (harp) and Tad Sargent (bodhran and bouzouki) are all very well established within the music industry. They have recorded and performed with many artists including Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Paloma Faith, Cara Dillon, Luke Daniels, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, James Horner, the list goes on. However, between them all lies one common thread — the desire to have their own band and play their own music.
Forty-four years after the release of his million-selling hit "Amarillo," Tony Christie rounds off his long career with a nostalgic trip to his family's Irish roots — and has produced an Irish folk album of the very highest musical and audio quality. For this project he was able to acquire the services of the band "Ranagri." Twelve of the most beautiful Irish folk classics including for instance "Wild Mountain Thyme" and "Carrickfergus," were recorded by Christie and the band in the grammy-nominated Stockfisch Studio in Northeim.
|Side A:||1. Cliffs Of Dooneen||2. On Raglan Road||3. The Banks Of The Lee||4. Spancil Hill||5. Star Of The County Down||6. When You Were Sweet Sixteen||
|7. Lord Franklin||8. She Moved Through The Fair||9. Carrickfergus||10. The Black Velvet Band||11. Wild Mountain Thyme||12. The Parting Glass|