A new remastered edition of the classic 1973 album "STRONG IN THE SUN” by TIR NA NOG. This legendary Progressive Folk duo featured the talents of LEO O’KELLY and SONNY CONDELL. Formed in Dublin in 1969, the duo travelled to London to make a name for themselves on the UK folk circuit, earning a contract with Chrysalis Records in 1970. Securing a support slot with Jethro Tull, TIR NA NOG came to the attention of a rock audience. The duo became a fixture on the concert circuit, opening for acts such as The Who, Elton John and Procol Harum and were also championed by John Peel. "STRONG IN THE SUN” was released to acclaim in 1973 and was produced by MATTHEW FISHER of PROCOL HARUM fame. The album was a step in a new direction for the band, adopting rock instrumentation. Nevertheless, the record ranks as one of the finest by the band.
This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been newly remastered from the original CHRYSALIS RECORDS master tapes and features the bonus track ‘THE MOUNTAIN AND I’ and a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork with a new essay.
- Sonny Condell / vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pottery drums, jew's harp
- Leo O'Kelly / vocals, acoustic guitar, electric lead guitar, dulcimer, violin
- Matthew Fisher / keyboards, production
- Brian Odgers, Dave Markee, Jim Ryan / bass
- Barry De Souza, Ace Follington, Jeff Jones / drums
|1.||Free Ride (3:05)|
|2.||Whitestone Bridge (4:12)|
|5.||Strong In The Sun (3:38)|
|6.||The Wind Was High (3:20)|
|7.||In The Morning (3:21)|
|8.||Love Lost (3:19)|
|9.||Most Magical (3:46)|
|10.||Fall Of Day (2:32)|
|1.||The Mountain and I|