A Sense of Freedom
Download links and information about A Sense of Freedom by The Wolfe Tones. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 50:12 minutes.
|Artist:||The Wolfe Tones|
|Genre:||World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic|
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|2.||Sergeant William Bailey||2:36|
|3.||Farewell To Dublin||3:59|
|4.||Admiral William Brown||4:38|
|7.||Flower of Scotland||3:44|
|9.||Slainte Don A Baird (Health to the Bards)/Cailin O Chois TSiuire ME/Planxty McGuire||2:50|
|10.||Galtee Mountain Boy||3:00|
|11.||The Piper That Played Before Moses||3:00|
|12.||Let the People Sing||2:50|
1987's A Sense of Freedom is perhaps the Wolfe Tones' most explicitly political album. Recorded at a period when friction between Irish Nationalists and Unionists over the fate of Northern Ireland was at the worst it had been in decades, A Sense of Freedom makes it explicit, in no uncertain terms, where the Wolfe Tones' sympathies lay. A concept album of sorts, A Sense of Freedom juxtaposes traditional ballads celebrating the old Republican heroes ("Michael Collins," "Galtee Mountain Boys") with new material written mostly by Derek Warfield and Brian Warfield; "Admiral William Brown" and "Joe McDonnell" are straightforward story songs using the recent history of IRA hunger strikes and pub bombings as a starting point. As a result, the songs are rawer and more pointed than one expects from most Celtic music, a style wrongly thought of as merely pretty by too many people. A Sense of Freedom is as political and passionate as any protest album from the '60s, both a document of its time and a timeless work of political outrage and sorrow.