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Henry McCullough - Poor Man's Moon (repost)

Henry McCullough - Poor Man's Moon - 2008

By  Rovi Eder from answers.com
Henry McCullough was one of the busier guitarists in England during the 1970s, and has played alongside such stars and superstars as Joe Cocker and Paul McCartney. Born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland in 1943, he took up the guitar as a boy and was playing in the Irish show band the Skyrockets in the mid-'60s. After a few years of playing dancehalls, he decided to move his career to the next phase -- he'd met three other players, Ernie Graham (guitar/vocals), Chris Stewart (bass), and Dave Lutton (drums), from a show band called Gene & the Gents, and together they formed the People, later renamed Eire Apparent. Their sound was a mix of blues, pop, and psychedelia, with a commercial and virtuoso edge to the playing and singing. They jumped into the big time after a move to London and being signed by Chas Chandler and Mike Jeffery, the managers of Jimi Hendrix -- from obscurity, they were suddenly thrust into Hendrix's orbit, touring England and then America in support of the legendary guitarist.

In 1972, McCullough passed an audition for Paul McCartney's new band, Wings, joining the bare-bones lineup of Denny Seiwell and Denny Laine (who were already aboard for the album Wild Life) in the first fully functional incarnation of the group. That version of Wings did play a few gigs and cut the album Red Rose Speedway, which restored McCartney (whose career had faltered somewhat with the previous album) to full critical and commercial success. Its sales were driven by the soaring romantic ballad "My Love," a hit single that gave McCullough his most visible moment on record to date, with a guitar solo that was all over AM radio in the months following its release. During the recording of the album at EMI, McCullough made an unintended contribution to another top-seller of the period when took a break -- he ended up in the adjacent studio, joining a Pink Floyd session where he made a spoken word contribution that got him onto Dark Side of the Moon. He left Wings after the one album and later turned to session work, playing on records by Marianne Faithfull, Roy Harper, Ronnie Lane, Frankie Miller, Eric Burdon, and Spooky Tooth, joining the latter on their fourth album. A hand injury in the early '80s left him sidelined for an extended period, and it wasn't until 1988 that McCullough re-emerged fully, leading his own band in Ireland. For the next decade, he confined his work exclusively to Ireland, but in the late '90s he cut a series of sessions for an album in Poland and toured the country. More recently, he has turned to songwriting and generated "Failed Christian," which was later recorded by Nick Lowe. 

01. The Burial Ground
02. Big Old River
03. I’ve Got A Secret
04. Too Late To Worry
05. Poor Man’s Moon

06. Walk With Me
07. Belfast Train
08. Skin And Bone
09. Fix Me Up Jesus
10. All Gone Crazy
11. Time To Put The Snakes To Bed 
12. Poor Man’s Moon (Reprise)

Henry McCullough - Guitars, Vocals 
Declan Murphy , Paddy Goodwin - Electric Guitar
Nicky Scott - Double Bass, Bass (electric)
James Delaney, Enda Walsh - Keyboards
Roe Butcher - Bass

Aidey McIlduff - Drums
Percy Robinson - Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar
Peter McKinney - Drums, Sequencing


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