The Johnstons
Rare & Collectible Vinyl Records


The Johnstons
Sealed 1972 Stereo Gatefold Original. First Domestic Release Of The Group's 1968 Transatlantic Debut. “The Johnstons Alternated Between Strictly Traditional Albums And Outings Containing Some Contemporary Material And Pop-Influenced Arrangements On Their Late-1960s LPs. Their Self-Titled Debut Is All Traditional Folk, And As Such Will Be Favored By Those Listeners Who Favor That Style Above Folk-Rock (Even Of The Very Mild Sort, As The Johnstons Played When They Did Material Of More Modern Origin). The Johnstons Is A Very Versatile Selection Of Twelve Tunes, From Rousing Singalongs Like "They'll Never Get Their Man" And "The Lark In The Morning" To The A Cappella Cover Of Ewan Maccoll's "The Tunnel Tigers" To The Instrumental "O'Carolan's Concerto," Which Has Highly Skilled Interweaving Guitar Work By Mick Moloney And Paul Brady Who Also Wrote The Bulk Of The Music Here). And, Naturally, There Are A Bit Of Jigs And Reels As Well. The Best Numbers Are Those That Stretch Out A Little Bit With More Individuality To The Interpretation: "The Dublin Jack Of All Trades" Has An Almost Country-And-Western-Like Skip, And "'Fhir A' Bhata" Is An Exceptionally Haunting Scottish Gaelic Song.” - Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

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  • Artist: Johnstons
  • Genre: Folk
  • Type: New - LP
  • Label: Mercury
  • Catalog ID: SRM 1-640
  • Condition:
    Mint (M)
    Near Mint (NM or M-)
  • Country ID: US
  • SKU: 63689

Track List

A1 The Wind In My Hands
A2 Won't You Come With Me
A3 Border Child
A4 If I Sang My Song
A5 December Windows
B1 I Get To Thinking
B2 Continental Trailways Bus
B3 Bread And Wine
B4 You Ought To Know
B5 The Morning Of Our Love


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