FONTAINES D.C. – ” Live at Kilmainham Gaol ” Record Store Day 2021

Posted: May 30, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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This live set was recorded in the summer of 2020 in Dublin’s historic Kilmainham Gaol. It is a ten song document of some of their best work to date put down on 180g vinyl in a gatefold jacket with an essay by author and historian Donal Fallon.

On 14th July 2020, Fontaines D.C. played a selection of songs from their Dogrel and A Hero’s Death albums live at Kilmainham Jail as part of the Other Voices Courage Series. It is an old cliche for historians to ask ‘if these walls could speak, what would they tell us?’ Fortunately, the walls of Kilmainham Gaol tell us exactly how they feel. Faded with time, but still stubbornly there, are the messages of Ireland’s revolutionary generations. Over one door are the quoted words of Patrick H. Pearse, poet and leader of the Easter Rising, thundering ‘Beware of the Risen People.’ Perhaps the most evocative piece of graffiti in the prison reads simply ‘A Few Men Faithful and a Deathless Dream.’

Tuesday 14th of July, Dublin’s revered five-piece Fontaines DC played a blistering set live from ​Kilmainham Gaol​. Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe. It opened in 1796 as the new county gaol for Dublin and finally shut its doors as such in 1924. During that period it witnessed some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation.

The album arrives on 180g heavyweight black LP in a gatefold jacket. Dublin historian Donal Fallon has written an essay on Kilmainham Gaol which is featured on the back cover. Includes an exclusive poster.

A1) Hero’s Death A2) Sha Sha Sha A3) Chequeless Reckless A4) Televised Mind A5) Too Real
B1) I Don’t Belong B2) Liberty Belle B3) Big B4) Dublin City Sky B5) Boys in the Better Land

Released for Record Store Day 2021 by Partisan Records.

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