“At It Again” by The Dubliners - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1968Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

The fourth album on Major Minor Records from folk’s, never mind Ireland’s, finest ensemble. It’s packed with very fine traditionals as always, but very noticeably includes a rare own composition and a couple of contemporary covers, all of which prove to be the clear highlights of the set. “The Irish Navy” was written by Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly (who get the credits) and set to music by John Sheahan, Barney McKenna and Ciarán Bourke. “We are a seafaring nation, Defence of our land is a right, We’d fight like the devil all morning, Provided we’re home by the night”. It’s both satirical and self-deprecating – key traits of yer Dubliner. The rousing covers of John Brendan Keane’s “Many Young Men Of Twenty” and Stan Kelly-Bootle’s “I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool” stir the heart and, no doubt, brought the house down all over, in their live sets of 1968. The trademark character warmth and strength in depth of the group remains strong and true. What a treat it is.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:44] 7.6.png The Dubliners - Seven Deadly Sins (Jim McLean) Folk
A2 [02:12] 6.8.png The Dubliners - Net Hauling Song (Ewan MacColl) Folk
A3 [02:38] 7.0.png The Dubliners - Nancy Whiskey (Traditional) Folk
A4 [02:24] 8.1.png The Dubliners - Many Young Men Of Twenty (John Brendan Keane) Folk
A5 [02:03] 7.5.png The Dubliners - Paddy’s Gone To France / Skylark (Traditional) Folk
A6 [03:13] 7.4.png The Dubliners - Molly Bawn (Traditional) Folk
A7 [01:26] 8.1.png The Dubliners - The Dundee Weaver (Traditional) Folk
B1 [02:26] 9.3.png The Dubliners - The Irish Navy (Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly) Folk
B2 [01:45] 6.6.png The Dubliners - Tibby Dunbar (Robert Burns, Jim McLean) Folk
B3 [03:43] 6.7.png The Dubliners - The Inniskillen Dragoons (Traditional) Folk
B4 [01:59] 6.3.png The Dubliners - The Piper’s Chair / Bill Hart’s Jig / The Night Of St. Patrick (Traditional) Folk
B5 [04:00] 8.5.png The Dubliners - I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool (Stan Kelly-Bootle, Leon Rosselson) Folk
B6 [02:41] 6.7.png The Dubliners - Darby O’Leary (Traditional) Folk
B7 [04:08] 7.0.png The Dubliners - Go To Sea No More (Traditional) Folk

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