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Patrick Kavanagh
Almost Everything. . . (2CD)

Description

Originally released on Claddagh Records in 1964, the double album also features the only recording of the revered Irish poet reading his most celebrated poems. Now remastered and reimagined this new two-part album features the original recordings and Kavanagh’s poetry read by Bono, Hozier, Imelda May, Liam Neeson, Jessie Buckley, Aidan Gillen, Lisa McGee, Lisa Hannigan, President Michael D. Higgins, Evanna Lynch, Sharon Corr, Kathleen Watkins, Christy Moore, Rachael Blackmoreand Aisling Beaset to a truly wonderful music composition.

The music on this record is recorded by Cormac Butler, producer extraordinaire, songwriter and mix engineer of Faction Records. Cormac has an extensive and wide-ranging discography from All Tvvins to James Vincent McMorrow to Sorcha Richardson to The Academic to Gavin James and The Coronas.

The physical formats of this album include a booklet containing all the poetry one will hear on the album.

The vinyl format of this release contains two unique vinyl sleeves. The first hosts a printed collage of sketches of all the celebrated readers around Patrick Kavanagh, with Kavanagh himself visible through the gold-foil cut-out square on the cover itself. The second vinyl sleeve is an exact replica of the original 1964 release.

Tracklisting

CD1 (Read by Guests)

  1. On Raglan Road (read by Bono)
  2. Stony Grey Soil (read by President Michael D. Higgins)
  3. Memory of My Father (read by Liam Neeson)
  4. Canal Bank Walk (read by Imelda May)
  5. Peace (read by Hozier)
  6. Inniskeen Road: July Evening (read by Lisa McGee)
  7. In Memory of my Mother (read by Kathleen Watkins)
  8. The Hospital (read by Lisa Hannigan)
  9. Pegasus (read by Rachael Blackmore)
  10. October (read by Christy Moore)
  11. Shancoduff (read by Aisling Bea)
  12. Lines Written on a Seat on the Grand Canal, Dublin (read by Evanna Lynch)
  13. Extract from ‘The Great Hunger’ (read by Aidan GIllen)
  14. A Christmas Childhood (read by Sharon Corr)
  15. Epic (read by Jessie Buckley)

 

CD2 (read by Patrick Kavanagh)

  1. Autobiographical Prose
  2. The Same Again
  3. Jungle
  4. Narcissus and the Women
  5. Epic
  6. God in Woman
  7. Kerr’s Ass
  8. Peace
  9. The Hospital
  10. On the Death of Jim Larkin
  11. Extract from ‘The Great Hunger’
  12. Living in the Country: Part One
  13. Dear Folks
  14. Miss Universe
  15. About Reason, Maybe
  16. To Hell With Commonsense
  17. October
  18. Come Dance With Kitty Stobling
  19. Prelude
  20. Having Confessed

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