The Long Black Veil (album)
The Long Black Veil is an album by the traditional Irish folk band The Chieftains. Released in 1995, it is one of the most popular and best selling albums by the band. It reached number 17 in the album charts. The band teamed up with well-known musicians such as Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and Van Morrison. The album went gold in the U.S. and Australia, and Double-Platinum in Ireland. One of the tracks, "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?", sung and written by Van Morrison, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 1996.
|The Long Black Veil|
|Studio album by|
|Released||24 January 1995|
|Studio||Lake House Studio, England; Windmill Lane and Westland Studios, Dublin, Ireland; Clinton Recording Studios, New York; Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, Los Angeles, California|
|Producer||Paddy Moloney (with Chris Kimsey and Ry Cooder)|
|The Chieftains chronology|
The Tennessee Waltz/Mazurka was recorded at Frank Zappa's studio not long before he died. There is video evidence (available as a bootleg called 'Salad Party') that additional material was recorded during this session, though The Chieftains have not released this material.
- "Mo Ghile Mear" (Our Hero) (with Sting & Anúna) – 3:22
- "The Long Black Veil" (with Mick Jagger) – 3:38
- "The Foggy Dew" (with Sinéad O'Connor) – 5:20
- "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" (with Van Morrison) – 4:40
- "Changing Your Demeanour" – 3:16
- "The Lily of the West" (with Mark Knopfler) – 5:10
- "Coast of Malabar" (with Ry Cooder) – 6:01
- "Dunmore Lassies" (with Ry Cooder) – 5:14
- "Love Is Teasin'" (with Marianne Faithfull) – 4:36
- "He Moved through the Fair" (with Sinéad O'Connor) – 4:54
- "Ferny Hill" – 3:43
- "Tennessee Waltz/Tennessee Mazurka" (with Tom Jones) – 3:58
- "The Rocky Road to Dublin" (with The Rolling Stones) – 5:06
- Martin Fay – fiddle
- Seán Keane – fiddle
- Kevin Conneff – bodhrán, vocals
- Matt Molloy – flute
- Paddy Moloney – uilleann pipes, tin whistle
- Derek Bell – harp, tiompán, keyboards
Additional personnel: *Colin James (guitar, mandolin); Dominic Miller, Paul Brady, Arty McGlynn, Foggy Little (guitar); Kieran Hanrahan (banjo); Terry Tulley (Scottish pipes); Carlos Nunez (Galician pipes); Brendan Begley, James Keane, Martin O'Connor (accordion); Steve Cooney (didgeridoo); Wally Minko (piano); James Blennerhassett, Ned Mann (acoustic bass); Joe Csibi (bass); Darryl Jones, Nicky Scott (bass); Noel Eccles, Tommy Igoe, Liam Bradley (drums); Jean Butler (foot percussion); Anuna Choir, Brian Masterson (background vocals); The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Sting, Ry Cooder, Mark Knopfler, Sinead O'Connor, Phil Coulter, Marianne Faithfull, Tom Jones.
Certifications and sales
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||692,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
Sources and links
- Allmusic review
- Rolling Stone review
- Hitchner, Earle (03/01/2005). "St. Patrick's Day 2005: Chieftains march on. Moloney says band won't replace Bell". The Irish Echo. Check date values in:
- "British album certifications – The Chieftains – The Long Black Veil". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 May 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type The Long Black Veil in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
- "American album certifications – The Chieftains – The Long Black Veil". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.
- "World's greatest". Billboard. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2019.