What’s in our ‘Top 5’ St. Patrick’s Day Playlist?

……some classic Irish music (in no particular order) to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint, find more Irish music here

THE POGUES Red Roses For Me: Classic 1984 UK Stiff label 13-track vinyl LP from Shane & Co, includes some killer updates of trad. Irish songs alongside some originals Poor Paddy, The Battle Of Brisbane and Dark Streets Of London, glossy picture sleeve. More info here
THIN LIZZY Live & Dangerous: Classic 1978 UK 17-track double vinyl LP with Vertigo ‘spaceship’ labels, regarded as one of the bext rock live albums ever, including storming renditions of Jailbreak, Rosalie, Don’t Believe A Word & the superb Emerald, complete with full colour photo montage inners, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little mild scuffing but nothing untoward and for one of the most partied rock records ever, both vinyl discs remain Excellent with very few signs of play – more info here
MARY BLACK The Holy Ground: Rare & beautiful audiophile 1993 UK 12-track vinyl LP from the wonderful Irish folk songstress, glossy picture sleeve complete with lyric inner. The glossy sleeve shows little of its age & the vinyl looks barely played, more info here
U2 No Line On The Horizon: 2009 UK limited edition 11-track double LP pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl – Produced by Brian Eno, Danny Lanois and Steve Lillywhite and with recording sessions in Morocco, their own Dublin studio, New York andLondon’s Olympic Studios. Features the singles Get On Your Boots, Magnificent and I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight. Superbly presented in a gatefold picture sleeve with picture inners and a 16-page 12″ x 12″ picture / lyric booklet, housed in a screen-printed title-stickered PVC sleeve, more info here
VAN MORRISON Astral Weeks: 1982 UK issue of the classic 1968 8-track LP in which Van the Man (you have to call him that) evokes memories of his childhood in Ireland over top of a free-form jazz folk hybrid – unique, beautiful and no home should be without one! More info here

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