SOURCE: Savoy Label Group, LLC

January 09, 2007 06:00 ET

Young Dubliners Sign With 429 Records

"With All Due Respect--The Irish Sessions" in Stores February 13; Long-Awaited Homage to the Great Songwriters of Ireland

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- Fans have been waiting long and impatiently for the Young Dubliners' take on the great songs born of Ireland and finally, they will be rewarded by 429 Records' release of WITH ALL DUE RESPECT--THE IRISH SESSIONS. Keith Roberts and his raucous band of Irish transplants and local Los Angeles musicians locked themselves away in the studio for seventeen days at the end of 2006 to focus on creating a definitive shout out to the masters of Irish song past and present. Roberts refers to the song selection as "the best of the best" representing "poets, playwrights and vagabonds." Indeed, centuries old traditional melodies shimmer bookended by distinctive romps through the songcraft of Shane McGowan which brush up against the wistfully sad lyrics of Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT--THE IRISH SESSIONS is in stores February 13.

"...The Irish Sessions" is nothing if not a labor of love for the Young Dubliners. What was once a project that seemed to take forever to come to fruition ironically came together in a rapid-fire recording session. Great thing, too as the album retains a remarkably raw "live" feel. Although better known for their brand of hard-hitting original Celtic rock music, reinterpreting the work of other Irish songwriters takes the band to passionate new heights. The songs evoke deep emotions that burst through the organic production. Produced by Tim Boland and mixed by Ken Sluiter, "Sessions" remains poignant while unearthing the rocking soul found in the traditional and the modern.

Says Dubliners irrepressible lead singer/founder Keith Roberts of the overwhelming demand for an album of Irish covers: "They asked for it, so we gave it to them! And had a lot of fun along the way..."

Track list for "With All Due Respect--The Irish Sessions":

1)   "Follow Me Up To Carlow"           Traditional
2)   "Fall From Grace With God"         S. McGowan
3)   "I'll Tell Me Ma"                  Traditional
4)   "Weila Waile"                      Traditional
5)   "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore"     Traditional
6)   "McApines Fusiliers"               D. Behan
7)   "Ashley Falls"                     K. Roberts/P. O'Toole
8)   "Foggy Dew"                        Traditional
9)   "Pair of Brown Eyes"               S. McGowan
10)  "The Leaving Of Liverpool"         Traditional
11)  "Rocky Road To Dublin"             Traditional
12)  "Raglan Road"                      P. Kavanagh
13)  "Auld Triangle"                    B. Behan
429 Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of Columbia Music Entertainment (formerly Nippon Columbia), the oldest music company in Japan. Headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, Columbia Music Entertainment has re-emerged as a significant creative force with a stable of newly signed platinum-selling artists. SLG is one of the most successful marketers of adult music in the U.S. and focuses on classical, jazz, new age, world and adult alternative genres.

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