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The Lady I Love - Tír na nÓg - A Tear And A Smile


1972
Label: Chrysalis - CHR 1006 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock, Folk
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Come And See The Show 2. Down Day 3. When I Came Down 4. The Same Thing Happening 5. Bluebottle Stew 6. So Freely 7. Hemisphere 8. Lady Ocean 9. Goodbye My Love So Freely 8.

Two White Horses 9. Lady Ocean Bonus Tracks on Esoteric CD remaster: Heidi Single B-Side. Good taste and understatement are really the bullet points here. The Lady I Love - Tír na nÓg - A Tear And A Smile the psychedelic content that buried many an early s effort is subdued. Elusive properties like flow, constructive compositions, and synergy also suffuse this gentle work.

Listen to it from beginning to end without interruption, rinse, and repeat several times and you will emerge refreshed, if you have even the vestige of a prog folk soul. To more concrete subjects, the lyrics, soft yet imposing vocals, simple acoustic arrangements, and virtuosity are all in abundance, whether it be in the bodhran colored "Looking Up", the angry yet resigned "The Lady I Love", or the infinitely romantic and melodic "So Freely". This duo epitomize the "less is more" philosophy at a time when "More is less" was all too often the mantra.

Some of the tracks are sooooo perfect that you can't help but wondering how these guys never made it big: When I Come Down or the The Lady I Love - Tír na nÓg - A Tear And A Smile So Freely or the violin-enhanced Lady Ocean are all winners, installing happy hippie atmosphere, while other tracks like Something Happening or Goodbye My Love are more poignant and dramatic.

The rest of the album is a Ball Room Floor - Bunny Wailer - Rock N Groove more-of-the-same, but maybe not as successful either, but one never tires of hearing this album as a whole.

Tir Na Nog is probably best known in these parts for having toured together with Jethro Tull. This is an album filled with pleasant and cute Folk and Folk Pop songs with only very slight Rock aspects like some drums and the occasional and discrete keyboards.

The style and quality varies a bit over the course of the album. Bluebottle Stew for example is a real throwaway and totally silly, All Down The Line - The Rolling Stones - London 73 - Trash In The Seventies the drowsy Down Day and particularly the gorgeous love song So Freely are just excellent.

While I find enjoyment in many of these songs, I fail to find anything particularly progressive about any of these tunes. I think that Magna Carta and maybe Lindisfarne are good reference points. It is clear from listening to this album that these guys have talent and are good at what Ты - Рапсодия - Около Дома do.

Overall, this is good and pleasant music, but by no means essential for Prog fans in general or even for Prog Folk fans social review comments Review Permalink Posted Tuesday, February 8, Review this album Report Review You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

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9 thoughts on “ The Lady I Love - Tír na nÓg - A Tear And A Smile

  1. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the gatefold Vinyl release of A Tear And A Smile on Discogs.4/4(3).
  2. A Tear And a Smile was released to acclaim in and featured a host of original, haunting and emotive music. This reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features two bonus tracks drawn from the band's single and a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork with a new essay/5(5).
  3. A Tear And A Smile is a music studio album recording by TIR NA NOG (Prog Folk/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. This page includes A Tear And A Smile's: cover picture, songs / tracks list, members/musicians and line-up, different releases details, free MP3 download (stream), buy online links: amazon, ratings and detailled reviews by our experts /5.
  4. Tear & A Smile Stream A Tear and a Smile by Tír na nÓg and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with Amazon Music Unlimited. Exclusive discount for Prime members. The single "The Lady I Love" is very upbeat but just doesn't grab you with that plaintive feel like one the albums cut would have. "Heidi" - however - is back /5(5).
  5. A Tear and a Smile is the second album by Irish band Tír na nÓg. It was released in the United Kingdom on 7 April by Chrysalis Records and was the first Tír na nÓg album to be released in the United States, in October The track list is different between the US and the UK morlugdabealoregravelredeemer.infoinfo: folk.
  6. Tír na nÓg: Leo O'Kelly (left) & Sonny Condell (right) Bio: Tír na nÓg was a mellow hippy folk duo formed in Dublin by Sonny Condell and Leo O'Kelly in late or early They took their name from an island in pre-christian Irish mythology where people remained forever young. "Tír na nÓg" literally translates as "Land of the Young".
  7. A Tear and a Smile Strong in the Sun is a compilation album by Irish band Tír na nÓg. It was released on December 7, by BGO Records and contains the remasters of their two last studio albums from and the United Kingdom version of A Tear and a Smile, and Strong in the SunGenre: Folk.
  8. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for A Tear and a Smile - Tír na nÓg on AllMusic - - Tir Na Nog expanded their horizons on their 8/
  9. Formed , Dublin, Ireland Released - Contemporary Folk UK edition Side one 1. "Come And See The Show" Sonny Condell 2. "Down Day" Condell 5.

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