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Fiachna discusses with RTÉ Radio One’s Ray D’arcy how it came about that Hothouse Flowers soundtracked the opening scene for Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond’s new show, the Grand Tour and the coincidental release of the new album Let’s Do This Thing.
Tune in to the Grand Tour on Amazon prime Available from November 18th on Amazon Prime! There is a big surprise in store!
Last year September 2015, we went into Windmill Lane Studio in Dublin for a week of recording. We were on a journey and discovery of new music and of ourselves as musicians and a band.
We started with a blank page. No baggage, no agenda, no direction – just a desire to create together a new conversation that binds us together and forges a new path for us moving forward.
What came seemed to drop from the sky and into all of our subconscious and out and meld into the new music.
When we listened back to the takes of the work, we were taken by surprise by something from deep inside of our souls as people and musicians that came out through the speakers and into the studio.
It still surprises us all at different times when we listen back now after many listens.
1. You Can Love Me Now 4:15
2. Turn Up The Reverb 4:10
3. Forever More 4:09
4. Born 3:51
5. Pop Song 3:32
6. Used To Call It Love 4:22
7. At Last 5:23
8. Find The Time 4:42
9. I Believe 4:23
10. Learning To Walk 4:17
11. It’s A Man’s Man’s World*
12. Love Don’t Walk This Way ’98*
*Bonus tracks on Japan CD release only. Also available on ‘You Can Love Me Now’ single.
Written by O’Maonlai, O’Braonain, O’Toole
1. This Is It (Your Soul) 3:53
2. One Tongue 4:29
3. An Emotional Time 4:27
4. Be Good 3:52
5. Good For You 4:04
6. Isn’t It Amazing 5:48
7. Thing Of Beauty 5:26
8. Your Nature 5:07
9. Spirit Of The Land 4:18
10. Gypsy Fair 3:47
11. Stand Beside Me 6:35
All songs written by Hothouse Flowers except tracks 1 & 3 – Hothouse Flowers/Dave Stewart. Track 10 written by Ó Maonlaí /O’Toole/O’Braonain/Jennings.
THE LADS AND WHAT THEY PLAYED
Liam Ó Maonlaí – Lead and backing vocals, Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Low Whistle, Bodhran, Yodaki (Didjeridoo)
Fiachna Ó Braonáin – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bouzouki, Backing Vocals
Peter O’Toole – Bass Guitar, Bouzouki, Backing Vocals
Leo Barnes – Saxophones, Hammond Organ, Backing Vocals, Wurlitzer
Jerry Fehily – Drums
1. Hardstone City 3:45
2. Give It Up 3:30
3. Christchurch Bells 3:54
4. Sweet Marie 6:06
5. Giving It All Away 3:49
6. Shut Up And Listen 4:04
7. I Can See Clearly Now 4:52
8. Movies 4:38
9. Eyes Wide Open 3:15
10. Water 4:09
11. Home 4:27
12. Trying To Get Through* 4:23
13. Dance To The Storm* 4:10
14. Seoladh na nGamhna 0:40
* only available on CD version.
All titles composed by Hothouse Flowers except 7. Johnny Nash and 14. Trad.
Liam Ó Maonlaí – Vocals Piano, Hammond Organ, Bodhran
Fiachna Ó Braonáin – Guitar – Electric, Acoustic. Bass Guitar in ‘Shut Up And Listen’, Vocals
Peter O’Toole – Vocals, Bass, Bass Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin
Leo Barnes – Seimer Saxophones, Paris. Hammond Organ, Organ, Vocals
Jerry Fehily – Pearl Drums and Zildjian Cymbals, Percussion, Vocals
Hothouse Flowers with Special guest Lisa Lambe
Thursday 29th December 2016
Fiachna and Liam whistling to the sea in Doolin during the Folk Fest earlier this year… tune into Hup on TG4 Sunday 30th October at 10pm for more!
This song tells exactly how, when I was, while I was
Sitting back on my deep pile reclining chair
Thinking about my life and all the good things that happened
Well it just came to mind to me that
Yeah came to mind to me that
I ain’t been treatin her too bad…too well too well
No I been pushin’ her ’round
And you know
There comes a time in every mans life when he’s got to
Look over his misdemeanours, misgivings, misfortunes and
Miss Whatever her name is ha ha
I’m sorry I’m sorry