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Dancehall Sweethearts

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Nighttown Boy
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The Blind Can't Lead The Blind
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Stars
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We Bring The Summer With Us
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Sunburst
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Mad Pat
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Blindman
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King Of The Fairies
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Lonely Hearts
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The Best Years Of My Life
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 43:11

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Dancehall Sweethearts

hoddyman

I liked this album a long time ago, and I'm glad to find it here. I found this album much more interesting than their rather cliche`d shamrock and roll albums. They still hide bits of traditional Irish music all over the songs here, and it makes a good fusion this time. The songwriting is decent, too.

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Ever seen "This is Spinal Tap?"

windinyersails

One of the funniest movies ever. Horslips is an obvious inspiration for the creators of the film. Both image and music.

They Say All Music Guide

The third album by this Irish quintet, Dancehall Sweethearts abandoned the overt Celtic-rock sound that defined their first two albums, Happy to Meet Sorry to Part and The Tain. Subtle folk touches are still present here but to a much lesser degree. Charles O’Connor’s fiddle parts aren’t as bold or traditionally based as on previous records and keyboardist Jim Lockhart doesn’t accentuate Horslips’ songs with tin whistle and uilleann pipes with the frequency of past recordings. So while this album succeeds in their effort to create more accessible, radio-friendly music, it wasn’t the commercial breakthrough this band had hoped for to compete more directly with similar, successful groups like Jethro Tull and Wishbone Ash. That said, Dancehall Sweethearts is still regarded as one of their finer recordings and the more mainstream approach of this record fully reveals that instrumentally they were every bit as talented as their more famous early seventies rock & roll counterparts. – Dave Sleger

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