I. ALBUMS BY HORSLIPS


Part of the Annotated Horslips Lyrics Pages
Compiled by Lee Templeton, San Francisco

1. HAPPY TO MEET SORRY TO PART (1972)

Oats: MOO3

Produced by Alan O'Duffy and Horslips

Musicians

  1. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, generation whistle, concert flute, vocals
  2. Eamon Carr--drums, bodhran, percussion
  3. Johnny Fean--Electric and acoustic guitar
  4. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  5. Charles O'Connor--Fiddle, mandolin, concertina, vocals

Photography: Ian Finlay, Sleeve design Charles O'Connor, Artwork Chris Ellis*

Tracks

  1. Happy to Meet
  2. Hall of Mirrors
  3. The Clergy's Lamentation
  4. An Bratach Bán
  5. The Shamrock Shore
  6. Flower Amang Them All
  7. Bím Istigh Ag Ól
  8. Furniture
  9. Ace and Duece
  10. Dance to Yer Daddy
  11. Scalloway Ripoff
  12. The Musical Priest
  13. Sorry to Part

2. THE TÁIN (1973)

Oats: MOO5

Produced by Alan O'Duffy and Horslips

Musicians

  1. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute, whistles, Uileann pipes, vocals
  2. Eamon Carr--Drums, bodhran, percussion
  3. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  4. Charles O'Connor--Fiddle, mandolin, concertina, vocals
  5. Johnny Fean--Guitar, banjo, vocals

Photography: Ian Finlay, Sleeve design Charles O'Connor, Artwork Eric and Sean

Tracks

  1. Setanta
  2. Maeve's Court
  3. Charolias
  4. The March
  5. You Can't Fool the Beast
  6. Dearg Doom
  7. Ferdia's Song
  8. Gae Bolga
  9. Cu Chulainn's Lament
  10. Faster Than the Hound
  11. The Silver Spear
  12. More Than You Can Chew
  13. The Morrigan's Dream
  14. Time to Kill

3. DANCEHALL SWEETHEARTS (1974)

Oats: MOO7

Produced by Fritz Fryer

Musicians

  1. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  2. Johnny Fean--Guitar, banjo, vocals
  3. Charles O'Connor--Mandolin, fiddle, concertina, vocals
  4. Eamon Carr--drums, bodhran, percussion
  5. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute, tin whistle, vocals

Additional:

  1. Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath (The Young Dublin Singers), vocals on "Blind Can't Lead the Blind"

Photography: Ian Finlay, Sleeve design Charles O'Connor, Artwork Chris Ellis*

Tracks

  1. Nighttown Boy
  2. The Blind Can't Lead the Blind
  3. Stars
  4. We Bring the Summer with Us
  5. Sunburst
  6. Mad Pat
  7. Blindman
  8. King of the Fairies
  9. Lonely Hearts
  10. The Best Years of My Life

4. THE UNFORTUNATE CUP OF TEA (1975)

Oats: MOO8

Produced by Fritz Fryer

Musicians

  1. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute, tin whistle, Uileann pipes
  2. Charles O'Connor--Mandolin, fiddle, concertina, vocals
  3. Barry Devlin--Bass guitar, vocals
  4. Eamon Carr--drums, bodhran, percussion
  5. Johnny Fean--Guitar, banjo, vocals

Photography: Ian Finlay, Sleeve design: Charles O'Connor, Artwork: Chris Ellis*

Tracks

  1. (If That's What You Want) That's What You Get
  2. Ring-A-Rosey
  3. Flirting in the Shadows?
  4. Self Defense
  5. High Volume Love
  6. The Unfortunate Cup of Tea
  7. Turn Your Face to the Wall
  8. The Snakes' Farewell to the Emerald Isle
  9. Everything Will Be Alright

5. DRIVE THE COLD WINTER AWAY (1975)

Oats: MOO9

Produced by Horslips***

Musicians

  1. Musicians:
  2. Charles O'Connor--Mandolin, fiddle, concertina, Northumbrian pipes, vocals
  3. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, Uilleann pipes, flute, tin whistle, recorder, vocals
  4. Johnny Fean--Guitar, banjo, vocals
  5. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  6. Eamon Carr--Bodhran, Arabian bongo

Design: Charles O'Connor, Artwork: Chris Ellis*

Tracks

  1. Rug Muire Do Dhia (Mary Bore a Son to God)
  2. Sir Festus Burke/Carolan's Frolic
  3. The Snow That Melts the Soonest
  4. The Piper in the Meadow Straying
  5. Drive the Cold Winter Away
  6. Thompsons/Cottage on the Grove
  7. Ny Kirree fo Naghtey
  8. Crabs in the Skillet
  9. Denis O'Conor

***No accreditation on my CD

6. HORSLIPS LIVE (1976)

Oats: MOO10

Produced by Harold Burgon
Recorded on The Rolling Stones Mobile
Mixed at Trend Studios, Dublin.
Engineer -- Fred "Cool vibes" Meijer

Musicians

  1. Musicians:
  2. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  3. Eamon Carr--drums
  4. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute, tin whistle, vocals
  5. Charles O'Connor--Fiddle, mandolin, vocals
  6. John Fean--Guitar, vocals

Cover design -- Charles O'Connor, Geoff Halpin
Photography -- Ian Finlay - except * Finn Costello ** Larry Doherty ***John Walsh

Disc One Tracks

  1. Mad Pat
  2. Blindman
  3. Silver Spear
  4. The High Reel
  5. Stars
  6. Hall of Mirrors
  7. If That's What You Want
  8. Self Defense
  9. Everything Will Be Alright
  10. Rakish Paddy (40 Seconds)

Disc One Tracks

  1. Rakish Paddy (Continued)
  2. King of the Fairies
  3. Furniture
  4. You Can't Fool the Beast
  5. More Than You Can Chew
  6. Dearg Doom
  7. Comb Your Hair and Curl It
  8. Johnny's Wedding

Original Album Side Listing
Side One

  1. Mad Pat
  2. Blindman
  3. Silver Spear
  4. High Reel
  5. Stars

Side Two

  1. Hall of Mirrors
  2. If That's What You Want (That's What You Get)
  3. Self Defence
  4. Everything Will Be Alright
  5. Rakish Paddy

Side Three

  1. Rakish Paddy (Cont.)
  2. King of the Fairies
  3. Furniture

Side Four

  1. You Can't Fool the Beast
  2. More Than You Can Chew
  3. Dearg Doom
  4. Comb Your Hair and Curl It
  5. Johnny's Wedding

7. THE BOOK OF INVASIONS (1976)

Oats: MOO12

Produced by Alan O'Duffy and Horslips

Musicians

  1. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute, whistles
  2. Charles O'Connor--Fiddle, mandolin, concertina, vocals
  3. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  4. John Fean--Guitar, vocals
  5. Eamon Carr--drums, percussion

Photography: Ian Finlay, Cover Design: Charles O'Connor, Original artwork: Eric G. Bannister, CD Artwork: Chris Ellis*

Tracks

  1. Daybreak
  2. March into Trouble
  3. Trouble (with a Capital T)
  4. The Power and the Glory
  5. The Rocks Remain
  6. Dusk
  7. Sword of Light
  8. Dark
  9. Warm Sweet Breath of Love
  10. Fantasia (My Lagan Love)
  11. King of Morning, Queen of Day
  12. Sideways to the Sun
  13. Drive the Cold Winter Away
  14. Ride to Hell

8. TRACKS FROM THE VAULTS (1977)

Oats: MOO13

Produced by various, see individual track listings as they are available.

Musicians

  1. Eamon Carr--drums, bodhran
  2. Charles O'Connor--Fiddle, mandolin, concertina, vocals
  3. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  4. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute, tin whistle, vocals
  5. John Fean--Guitar, banjo, vocals

Additional

  1. Declan Sinnott, Guitar on "Motorway Madness," "Johnny's Wedding," and "Flower Amang Them All"
  2. Gus Guest, Guitar on "Green Gravel" and "The Fairy King"

Photography: Ian Finlay, Original Design: Charles O'Connor, Art: John Webb, Artwork: Chris Ellis*

Tracks

  1. Motorway Madness
  2. Johnny's Wedding
  3. Flower Amang Them All
  4. Green Gravel
  5. The Fairy King
  6. Dearg Doom
  7. The High Reel
  8. Phil the Fluter's Rag
  9. Come Back Beatles
  10. The Fab Four Four
  11. Daybreak
  12. Oisin's Tune

9. ALIENS (1977)

Oats: MOO14

Produced by Alan O'Duffy and Horslips.

Musicians

  1. Eamon Carr--Drums, percussion
  2. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  3. Johnny Fean--Guitar, vocals
  4. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute
  5. Charles O'Connor--Fiddle, mandolin, vocals

Photography: Ian Finlay, Sleeve design Charles O'Connor, Original Artwork: Geoff Halpin, Artwork: Chris Ellis*

Tracks

  1. Before the Storm
  2. The Wrath of the Rain
  3. Speed the Plough
  4. Sure the Boy Was Green
  5. Come Summer
  6. Stowaway
  7. New York Wakes
  8. Exiles
  9. Second Avenue
  10. Ghosts
  11. A Lifetime to Pay

10. THE MAN WHO BUILT AMERICA (1978)

Oats: MOO17

Produced by Steve Katz

Musicians

  1. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute, whistles, vocals
  2. Charles O'Connor--Mandolin, fiddle, concertina, vocals
  3. John Fean--Guitars, vocals
  4. Barry Devlin--Bass guitar, vocals
  5. Eamon Carr--drums

Photography: Ian Finley, Design: Charles O'Connor, Original Artwork: Billy Moore, CD Artwork: Chris Ellis*

Tracks

  1. Loneliness
  2. Tonight (You're With Me)
  3. I'll Be Waiting
  4. If It Takes All Night
  5. Green Star Liner
  6. The Man Who Built America
  7. Homesick
  8. Long Weekend
  9. Letters from Home
  10. Long Time Ago

11. SHORT STORIES TALL TALES (1979)

Oats: MOO19

Produced by Steve Katz

Musicians

  1. Eamon Carr, Drums, bodhran
  2. Johnny Fean--Guitars, vocals
  3. Charles O'Connor--Guitars, vocals
  4. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  5. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute

Photography: Ian Finlay, Design: Charles O'Connor, Original Artwork: O'Lochlainn Design Associates Ltd., CD Artwork: Chris Ellis*

Tracks

  1. Guests of the Nation
  2. Law on the Run
  3. Unapproved Road
  4. Richochet Man
  5. Back in My Arms
  6. Summer's Most Wanted Girl
  7. Amazing Offer
  8. Rescue Me
  9. The Life You Save
  10. Soap Opera

12. THE BELFAST GIGS (1980)

Oats: MOO20

Produced by Steve Katz

Musicians

  1. Jim Lockhart--Keyboards, flute, tin whistle
  2. Charles O'Connor--Guitar, mandolin, violin, vocals
  3. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  4. Eamon Carr--drums, percussion
  5. Johnny Fean--Guitar, banjo, vocals

Photography: Sue Byrne, Design: Charles O'Connor, Original Artwork: Billy Moore
CD Artwork: Chris Ellis*
Recorded live on the Manor Mobile Studio at the Whitla Hall, Belfast, April 29, 30 and May 1, 1980

Tracks

  1. Trouble (With a Capital T)
  2. The Man Who Built America
  3. Warm Sweet Breath of Love
  4. The Power and the Glory
  5. Blindman
  6. Shakin' All Over
  7. King of the Fairies
  8. Guests of the Nation
  9. Dearg Doom

13. ROLL BACK (2004)

Oats: MOO23

Produced by Horslips

Musicians

  1. Eamon Carr--Drums, percussion
  2. Barry Devlin--Bass, vocals
  3. Jim Lockhart--Piano, keyboard, low whistle, vocals
  4. Johnny Fean--Guitar, tenor guitar, slide guitar, tenor banjo, vocals
  5. Charles O'Connor--Guitar, tenor guitar, violin, concertina, mandolin, vocals

Additional

  1. Aisling Drury Bryne, Cello on "Cúchulainn's Lament", "Furniture"

Photography and design: Charles O'Connor, Artwork: Charles O'Connor and Chris Ellis

Tracks

  1. Trouble (With a Capital T)
  2. The Man Who Built America
  3. Guests of the Nation
  4. Faster Than the Hound
  5. Huish the Cat
  6. Mad Pat
  7. The Wrath of the Rain
  8. Flirting in the Shadows
  9. Cúchulainn's Lament
  10. Ace and Duece
  11. Blindman
  12. Furniture
  13. The Power and the Glory
  14. Long Weekend
  15. My Love is in America


Compiled by Lee Templeton, San Francisco
Comebackhorslips.com
All original contents (c) 2005 - 2010



First Posted: 17 February, 2007
Last Revised: 30 July, 2010