Irish people seem to enjoy a sad song, whether it be an Irish song or a Country and Western type song; and many on this fine album are of the latter.
Frankie McBride sings “WITH PEN IN HAND” and Big Tom sings his ‘monster’ hit song “GENTLE MOTHER”. They are all fine examples of the sad songs enjoyed so much here in Ireland, though most of them originated in U.S.A.
The songs have become part and parcel of the Irish music scene — and it is advisable to have a handkerchief ready as the needle drops.
© 1970, Emerald Records Limited.
Label: Emerald Gem GES 1029
Sleeve Photography: Stanley Matchett