Paul O’Brien – Long May You Sing (2013)
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He is a songwriter with deep roots and broad horizons. An English-born child of Irish immigrants now living in British Columbia, he cut his teeth on Irish music. A natural story teller, Paul O’Brien has developed an eclectic folk style that is broadly appealing and not easily categorized. This is his second album for Stockfisch Records. On this album Paul is joined (among others) by master Canadian guitar player and composer Don Ross. On the album there are songs written by Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchel, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen to name but a few.
Paul O’Brien about this recording:
This collection of songs is the audio equivalent of the “big kid in the candy store”. To be able to choose my favourite songs written by Canadian writers was one of the most enjoyable experiences I as a singer could have. On the other hand however, it was the most frustrating because there were so many songs I could have, and perhaps should have chosen. I have a feeling this will be but Volume 1 of a long labour of love. All of these songs have in some way touched me more than the fact they are amazing pieces of art. It was not simply cherry picking. I have taken a few artistic liberties with these tunes, and I truly hope I do not offend anyone, but it seemed to me that I had to try at least to add a little of me to the performances.
To be able to work with Don Ross on this record was a dream come true. Thank-you Don! My final thank-you is to Canada, a country that welcomed me, my wife, and three children nine years ago for who we were not just who we could be. It is a place where the only thing that matters is your willingness to belong and to connect – this melting pot is a fine place to be.
01. Long May You Run
02. Silvia’s River
04. Cold Missouri Waters
06. Big Yellow Taxi
07. If You Could Read My Mind
08. I Will Remember You
09. Brooke’s Waltz
10. Pacing The Cage / Creation Dream
11. Northwest Passage
12. Lord Inchiquin
13. Sonny’s Dream
14. A Song For All Seasons (Prayerful Hymn)