Irishman in America

Irishman in America is the thirteenth studio album by Australian-born Irish singer and composer Johnny Logan, released in Europe in September 2008. The album is described as blending traditional Irish folk classics with American country & western.[3] The album includes four original tracks, written by Logan. The album charted in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Irishman in America
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 2008
LabelMy Way Music
ProducerJohnny Logan
Johnny Logan chronology
The Irish Connection
Irishman in America
Nature of Love
Singles from Irishman in America
  1. "Dancing with My Father"
    Released: 2009

The album was released in Ireland in May 2009.[4]

Background and release

In 2007, Logan released The Irish Connection which went platinum in Denmark, twice platinum in Norway and gold in Sweden. The idea to release another "Irish" album was expressed by Logan's Danish friend and promoter through many years, Calle. Calle believed Logan would be loyal to his Irish background with four Irish traditional songs, four American songs plus four brand new songs, written by Logan personally.[5]

Logan explains “We started the project just before Christmas last year even though I was still busy following up on our success with The Irish Connection.” Calle died during the production leaving Logan to self-produce. Logan said “I have personally arranged and produced all of it and I am very excited to see how it will be received. It is the first time I have tried it. But nothing has been left to chance. I have focused intently on every detail. I would like to make something more adventurous and different this time, but still remain faithful to my audience”. Logan's sons Adam, Fionn and Jack feature in the chorus of "Irishman in America".[5]

The album was supported by a tour across Denmark in 2008.[5]

Track listing

My Way Music – M 20163-2
1."Rocky Road to Dublin"traditional3:18
2."The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"Robbie Robertson3:38
3."Belle of Belfast"traditional4:25
4."Dancing With My Father"Andreas Linse, Johnny Logan4:56
5."This Land Is Your Land"Woody Guthrie3:55
6."Piece of My Heart"Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns4:07
7."The Alabama Song"Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht4:37
8."Bridges of My Heart"Logan3:40
9."Sorry"Linse, Logan3:53
10."Paddy on the Railway"traditional3:16
11."Waxies' Dargle"traditional2:47
12."Irishman in America"Logan5:01


Chart (2008) Peak
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[6] 10
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[7] 20
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 24


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