WHISKY PRIESTS

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Halcyon Days

Released: November 1989

Label: Whippet Records

Formats: Cassette

Number of Tracks: 6

Catalogue Number: WPTC3

 

Notes

All tracks recorded during the 'Nee Gud Luck' recording sessions.

 
Track Listing
 
 
 
 
1. Halcyon Days (3:24)
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 2. Bill Hartnell (4:09)
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 3. Adam Buckham (1:28)
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 4. Grandfatha's Fatha (3:16)
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 5. Geordie Black (2:52)
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 6. The Clog Dancer (1:59)
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Credits

Recorded at Cluny Studio, Byker, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, August 1989
Produced by The Whisky Priests & Mickey Sweeney
Engineered by Mickey Sweeney
Front Cover Photography by Phil Neely


The Whisky Priests line-up on this recording:

Gary Miller – Vocals, Acoustic 6&12 string Guitars, Bouzouki, Mandolin
Glenn Miller – Accordion, Backing Vocals
Bill Bulmer – Mandolin, Harmonicas, Bouzouki, Backing Vocals
Mick Tyas – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Pete French – Fiddle, Northumbrian Pipes, Spoons, Backing Vocals
Steve Green – Drums, Percussion

℗ & © 1989 Whippet Records

 

Reviews

“The Whisky Priests 6-track cassette EP sees the band in magnificent form, the production is A1 with the mix giving equal importance to each instrument, big Mick on bass creates a rock solid back rhythm that the layers of accordion, guitar, fiddle and spoons fit onto with such ease, to create a riotously enjoyable sound that never diminishes or loses one drop of its appeal throughout this tape! The ingenuity of the band is demonstrated on their reworking of ‘Grandfatha’s Fatha’, where they utilise the Northumbrian pipes as lead instrument and the result is startlingly effective. Pete on fiddle gives an indication of why he’s such an asset to the band with his unquestionable power and skill on the instrument, most notable on ‘The Clog Dancer’. Stirring, stylish rock with its roots firmly in the north-East tradition. Can’t recommend it enough.”

(Sean McGhee, ‘Rock ‘N’ Reel’, UK, Spring 1990)