Christy Moore - Ride On (Vinyl)

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Limited white colored vinyl. Ride On is an album by Irish folk singer Christy Moore, originally released in 1984. It's title track remains one of his most popular songs. A number of songs relate the actions of those involved in political struggles, or those affected by those struggles; such as "Viva la Quinte Brigada" which is concerned with the Irish contingent amongst the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War; or "El Salvador" dealing with the civil war in that country in the 1980s. Other songs deal with Irish history - "The City of Chicago", about emigration to America during the Irish famines of the late 1840s; "Back Home in Derry" written by Bobby Sands about the transportation to Australia of convicts; and "Lisdoonvarna" celebrating a music festival that took place annually in that town until the early 1980s. Since Ride On is widely accepted as a landmark Moore album, it has been available ever since it's original release and is regarded as one of the best possible introductions to the artist. The title track was written by one of Ireland's most famous songwriters, Jimmy MacCarthy, and many other artists have interpreted the song.


Christy Moore is a legend of Irish folk music, and _Ride On_ is just one of many great albums he has released over the years. The songs here have a slightly more polished sound than some of his earlier works, but that doesn't diminish the power of songs like the title track, "Back Home In Derry" and "Viva La Quinte Brigada", all of which are rightly considered to be among his finest achievements. The only problem I have with Christy Moore's studio releases, _Ride On_ included, is that they suffer in comparison to his live recordings, but aside from that, this album is difficult to fault.
By: Warpig01

A1 The City Of Chicago
A2 Ride On
A3 Vive La Quinte Brigada
A4 Song Of Wandering Aongus
A5 McIlhatton
A6 Lisdoonvarna
B1 Among The Wicklow Hills
B2 Sonny's Dream
B3 The Dying Soldier
B4 El Salvador
B5 Back Home In Derry
B6 The Least We Can Do

2022 RSD UK Release - 750 Copies on White 140g Vinyl.

Recorded in Eeerie Mobile Studio down in Lake lands Cottages, Mickross, Killarney, Co. Kerry, March 1984.

P.S. Photo for my last album "Time has come" Brian Bouke

In memory of Luke, a hero who became a friend
Christy Moore April 1984