HORSLIPS Go For A Box Set Glory

Fiery hard-rock riffs, flaming folksy elegance, progressive flight of fantasy: Irish legends HORSLIPS possess all these traits and have been flaunting them for, on and off, more than five decades now, infecting aficionados with such classics as “Dearg Doom” and “Charolais” and influencing numerous other Celtic-souled collectives. Over the years, the ensemble attempted to delve into their history, but mostly to stitch the past to the present, as it was on the "The Road To O2" DVD – and not to the extent of definitive box set which is titled “More Than You Can Chew” and scheduled to see the light of day on July 29th. Comprised of 33 newly mastered CDs and 2 DVDs – including the group’s every album, even those that were never issued in digital form, in mini-LP slipcases, and the players’ solo efforts – it features more than 500 pieces, half of them previously unreleased.

The collection, curated by esteemed journalist Colin Harper, who closely collaborated with the musicians, also includes 262-page lavish hardback historical book, 88-page lyric book, 5 vintage 8×10 photos each signed individually by all five band members, folder of fan club facsimiles from the ’70s, and reproduction of the National Stadium concert poster from 1972. That’s why the price of the box set is not cheap.

HORSLIPS –
More Than You Can Chew

CD 1 – Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part (1972)

1. Happy To Meet
2. Hall Of Mirrors
3. The Clergy’s Lamentation
4. An Bratach Bán
5. The Shamrock Shore
6. Flower Amang Them All
7. Bím Istigh Ag Ól
8. Furniture
9. Ace And Deuce
10. Dance To Yer Daddy
11. Scalloway Ripoff
12. The Musical Priest
13. Sorry To Part

CD 2 – The Táin (1973)

1. Setanta
2. Maeve’s Court
3. Charolais
4. The March
5. You Can’t Fool The Beast
6. Dearg Doom
7. Ferdia’s Song
8. Gae Bolga
9. Cu Chulainn’s Lament
10. Faster Than The Hound
11. Silver Spear
12. More Than You Can Chew
13. The Morrigan’s Dream
14. Time To Kill!

CD 3 – Dancehall Sweethearts (1974)

1. Nighttown Boy
2. The Blind Can’t Lead The Blind
3. Stars
4. We Bring The Summer With Us
5. Sunburst
6. Mad Pat
7. Blindman
8. King Of The Fairies
9. Lonely Hearts
10. The Best Years Of My Life

CD 4 – The Unfortunate Cup Of Tea (1975)

1. (If That’s What You Want) That’s What You’ll Get
2. Ring-a-Rosey
3. Flirting In The Shadows
4. Self Defence
5. High Volume Love
6. The Unfortunate Cup Of Tea
7. Turn Your Face To The Wall
8. The Snakes’ Farewell To The Emerald Isle
9. Everything Will Be Alright

CD 5 – Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975)

1. Rug Muire Mac Do Dhia (Mary Bore A Son To God)
2. Sir Festus Burke/Carolan’s Frolic
3. The Snow That Melts The Soonest
4. The Piper In The Meadow Straying
5. Drive The Cold Winter Away
6. Thompson’s/ Cottage In The Grove
7. Ny Kirree Fo Naghtey (The Sheep ‘neath The Snow)
8. Crabs In The Skillet
9. Denis O’connor
10. Do’n Oiche Ud I Mbeithil (That Night In Bethlehem)
11. Lullaby
12. The Snow And The Frost Are All Over/Paddy Fahey’s
13. When A Man’s In Love

HORSLIPS –
More Than You Can Chew

CD 6 – Horslips Live (1976) – Disc One

1. Mad Pat
2. Blindman
3. Silver Spear
4. High Reel
5. Stars
6. Hall Of Mirrors
7. If That’s What You Want
8. Self Defence
9. Everything Will Be Alright
10. Rakish Paddy

CD 7 – Horslips Live (1976) – Disc Two

1. Rakish Paddy (Continued)
2. King Of The Fairies
3. Furniture
4. You Can’t Fool The Beast
5. More Than You Can Chew
6. Dearg Doom
7. Comb Your Hair And Curl It
8. Johnny’s Wedding

CD 8 – The Book Of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony (1976)

1. Daybreak
2. March Into Trouble
3. Trouble (With A Capital T)
4. The Power And The Glory
5. The Rocks Remain
6. Dusk
7. Sword Of Light
8. Dark
9. Warm Sweet Breath Of Love
10. Fantasia (My Lagan Love)
11. King Of Morning, Queen Of Day
12. Sideways To The Sun
13. Drive The Cold Winter Away
14. Ride To Hell

CD 9 – Aliens (1977)

1. Before The Storm
2. The Wrath Of The Rain
3. Speed The Plough
4. Sure The Boy Was Green
5. Come Summer
6. Stowaway
7. New York Wakes
8. Exiles
9. Second Avenue
10. Ghosts
11. A Lifetime To Pay

CD 10 – The Man Who Built America (1978)

1. Loneliness
2. Tonight (You’re With Me)
3. I’ll Be Waiting
4. If It Takes All Night
5. Green Star Liner
6. The Man Who Built America
7. Homesick
8. Long Weekend
9. Letters From Home
10. Long Time Ago

CD 11 – Short Stories / Tall Tales (1979)

1. Guests Of The Nation
2. Law On The Run
3. Unapproved Road
4. Ricochet Man
5. Back In My Arms
6. Summer’s Most Wanted Girl
7. Amazing Offer
8. Rescue Me
9. The Life You Save
10. Soap Opera

CD 12 – The Belfast Gigs

1. Trouble With A Capital T
2. The Man Who Built America
3. The Warm Sweet Breath Of Love
4. The Power And The Glory
5. Blindman
6. Shakin’ All Over
7. King Of The Fairies
8. Guests Of The Nation
9. Dearg Doom

CD 13 – Tracks From The Vaults

1. Motorway Madness
2. Johnny’s Wedding
3. Flower Amang Them All
4. Green Gravel
5. The Fairy King
6. Dearg Doom (Fritz Fryer mix)
7. The High Reel
8. King Of The Fairies
9. Phil The Fluter’s Rag
10. Come Back Beatles (Lipstick)
11. The Fab Four-Four (Lipstick)
12. Daybreak
13. Oisin’s Tune

CD 14 – Tracks From The Vaults Vol. 2

1. Ace & Deuce
2. More Than You Can Chew (single remix)
3. Nighttown Boy (single edit)
4. (If That’s What You Want) That’s What You Get (single edit)
5. The Power And The Glory (single remix)
6. Sir Festus Burke
7. Horslips Presents Horslips (an advance look Into “The Man Who Built America”)
8. Bridge From Heart To Heart
9. Red River Rock (live)
10. Welcome To Ceili House
11. When Night Comes
12. Back In My Arms (alternate mix)
13. Unapproved Road (alternate mix)
14. Guests Of The Nation (alternate mix)
15. Sword Of Light (live)
16. Sure The Boy Was Green (live)
17. Sandymount Strand / Shilly Shaddle
18. One Final Ace & Deuce

CD 15 – Horslips Live 1973-75

1. Happy To Meet
2. Hall Of Mirrors
3. Scalloway Ripoff
4. Dance To Your Daddy
5. Musical Priest
6. The Sweets Of May
7. Sunburst
8. Mad Pat
9. The Blind Can’t Lead The Blind
10. Nothing To Say (A Lifetime To Pay)
11. More Than You Can Chew
12. Dearg Doom
13. Lonely Hearts
14. Furniture
15. The High Reel
16. Everything Will Be Alright/Rakish Paddy
17. You Can’t Fool The Beast
18. More Than You Can Chew
19. Dearg Doom

CD 16 – Horslips Live 1976

1. Hall Of Mirrors
2. Daybreak
3. Drive The Cold Winter Away
4. Ride To Hell
5. Sideways To The Sun
6. Sword Of Light
7. The Rights Of Man
8. Dark
9. Furniture
10. Charolais
11. More Than You Can Chew
12. Silver Spear
13. King Of The Fairies
14. Dearg Doom
15. The High Reel
16. Rakish Paddy/Johnny’s Wedding

CD 17 – Horslips Live 1977

1. New York Wakes
2. The Wrath Of The Rain
3. Sideways To The Sun
4. Dearg Doom
5. Bim Istigh Ag’ol
6. New York Wakes
7. The Power And The Glory
8. The Rocks Remain
9. Mad Pat
10. Blindman
11. Daybreak
12. Drive The Cold Winter Away
13. Ride To Hell
14. Sideways To The Sun
15. Sword Of Light
16. Dark
17. Sure The Boy Was Green
18. Warm Sweet Breath Of Love
19. Trouble (With A Capital T)

CD 18 – Book Of Invasions & Aliens Rehearsals – 1976-77

1. Aililú Na Gamhna
2. Trouble (alt. lyrics/melody)
3. Kilfenora (King Of Morning)
4. Fantasia (My Lagan Love)
5. Trouble (Acapella)
6. Mother Of Pearl (The Rocks Remain)
7. Johnny’s Riff (The Power And The Glory)
8. Trouble
9. The Power And The Glory
10. Warm Sweet Breath Of Love
11. The Power And The Glory
12. Tiocfaidh An Samhradh (Come Summer)
13. Seán Ó Dí
14. Mother Of Pearl (The Rocks Remain)
15. Aililú Na Gamhna
16. Come Summer
17. Crossroads
18. Highway
19. Crossroads / Fead An Iolair
20. Little Man
21. Come Summer
22. Second Avenue (harmonies)
23. Second Avenue
24. Come Summer (harmonies)
25. Sure The Boy Was Green (harmonies)
26. A Lifetime To Pay
27. Stowaway
28. Mailman
29. Páistín Fionn (Fair-Haired Child)
30. Come Summer
31. Ghosts
32. Wrath Of The Rain
33. Aililú Na Gamhna / Highway

CD 19 – Horslips Live 1978

1. The Power And The Glory
2. Blindman
3. The Man Who Built America
4. Homesick
5. Tonight
6. Blitzkrieg Bop
7. Second Avenue
8. New York Wakes
9. Speed The Plough
10. Loneliness
11. King Of The Fairies
12. Dearg Doom
13. The Man Who Built America
14. Jam
15. If It Takes All Night
16. Law On The Run
17. It’ll Be Alright
18. Long Weekend (instrumental)
19. Letters From Home
20. I’ll Be Waiting
21. Long Time Ago (harmonies)
22. Long Time Ago
23. Long Weekend (instrumental)

CD 20 – Horslips Live 1979

1. The Man Who Built America
2. New York Wakes
3. Homesick
4. Culture Clash (When Irish Eyes Are Smiling)
5. Wrath Of The Rain
6. Daybreak
7. Drive The Cold Winter Away
8. Ride To Hell
9. Sideways To The Sun
10. Sword Of Light
11. Dark
12. Speed The Plough
13. Sure The Boy Was Green
14. Silver Spear
15. If It Takes All Night
16. Loneliness
17. Tonight
18. The High Reel
19. King Of The Fairies
20. Shakin’ All Over
21. I Saw Her Standing There
22. The Hucklebuck

CD 21 – The Last Gig: Ulster Hall, 8/10/1980

1. Guests Of The Nation
2. Unapproved Road
3. Warm Sweet Breath Of Love
4. Speed The Plough
5. Sure The Boy Was Green
6. Summer’s Most Wanted Girl
7. Soap Opera
8. Trouble
9. Loneliness
10. King Of The Fairies
11. The Power And The Glory
12. Blindman
13. The Man Who Built America
14. Amazing Offer
15. Ricochet
16. Shakin’ All Over
17. Dearg Doom

CD 22 – The Last Gig (Encores) / Live 1980, 2004, 2011

1. Sword Of Light
2. The Last Time
3. When Night Comes
4. Law On The Run
5. Wrath Of The Rain
6. I’ll Be Waiting
7. Motorway Madness
8. Rté, Horslips Recall The Final Gig
9. Flower Amang Them All
10. Furniture / The Musical Priest / The High Reel
11. Mad Pat
12. Trouble (With A Capital T)
13. Sword Of Light
14. Mad Pat

CD 23 – Roll Back – Acoustic Re-recordings Of Classic Catalogue (2004)

1. Trouble (With A Capital T)
2. The Man Who Built America
3. Guests Of The Nation
4. Faster Than The Hound
5. Huish The Cat
6. Mad Pat
7. The Wrath Of The Rain
8. Flirting In The Shadows
9. Cúchulainn’s Lament
10. Ace And Deuce
11. Blindman
12. Furniture
13. The Power And The Glory
14. Long Weekend
15. My Love Is In America

CD 24 – Live At The O2 – Part One

1. King Of The Fairies
2. The Power And The Glory
3. Mad Pat
4. Blindman
5. Wrath Of The Rain
6. Furniture
7. The High Reel
8. Faster Than The Hound
9. The Piper In The Meadow Straying
10. Long Weekend
11. Rescue Me
12. Maeve’s Court
13. Charolais
14. Daybreak
15. Drive The Cold Winter Away
16. Ride To Hell
17. Sideways To The Sun
18. Sword Of Light

CD 25 – Live At The O2 – Part Two

1. Flirting In The Shadows
2. Ghosts
3. Speed The Plough
4. Sure The Boy Was Green
5. I’ll Be Waiting
6. The Man Who Built America
7. Trouble (With A Capital T)
8. Dearg Doom
9. Loneliness
10. Warm Sweet Breath Of Love
11. Shakin’ All Over

CD 26 – In Session At RTÉ 1971

1. Flower Amang Them All
2. Bonny At Morn
3. Ace And Deuce
4. Carolan’s Frolic
5. Passing Through
6. An Bratach Ban
7. Lay The Bent To The Bonny Brook
8. Buttered Peas (take 1)
9. The Snow It Melts The Soonest (take 1)
10. Traps
11. The Tern And The Swallow
12. Buttered Peas (take 2)
13. The Snow It Melts The Soonest (take 2)
14. Courtesan
15. Johnny’s Wedding
16. Clergy’s Lamentation

CD 27 – In Session At RTÉ 1972

1. Green Gravel
2. Charles Interview
3. Knockeen-Free (Maeve’s Court)
4. Jim Interview
5. Fairy King / Blody’r Drain
6. Eamon Interview
7. Clergy’s Lamentation
8. Barry Interview
9. An Bratach Bán
10. Barry Interview
11. Scalloway Ripoff
12. Comb Your Hair And Curl It
13. Passing Through
14. Furniture
15. An Bratach Bán
16. Johnny’s Gone To France
17. Scalloway Ripoff

CD 28 – In Session At RTÉ 2004-2011

1. The Man Who Built America
2. Furniture
3. Huish The Cat
4. Mad Pat
5. Trouble (With A Capital T)
6. Dearg Doom
7. Flower Amang Them All
8. Dearg Doom
9. Trouble (With A Capital T)
10. Furniture
11. Green Star Liner
12. Trouble (With A Capital T)
13. The Snow It Melts The Soonest
14. Sword Of Light
15. The Man Who Built America
16. Furniture
17. Dearg Doom
18. Trouble (With A Capital T)
19. Horslips Story mini-doc with Eamon, Jim, Barry

CD 29 – The Host – Tryal (1983) + singles

1. Witness Stand
2. First Kiss
3. Vows And Breezes
4. Safe World
5. Declaring War
6. Walk On Love
7. Unearthly Hours
8. Shadowy Figures
9. I Wanted You
10. Strange Disease
11. Dark Light And Air (Break A Spell)
12. The Long Walk
13. Excerpt From Love’s Dark Light (A Novel)

CD 30 – The Host: Live & Rare

1. Maud Gonne
2. Turn Back, My Love
3. At The Hawk’s Well
4. Overture
5. A Flame Forever Burning
6. The Hellhound Was My Name
7. Home Sweet Broken Home
8. Coconut Grove
9. Still I’m Sad
10. Chasing Dragons
11. William And The Lady
12. Kitty’s Rambles
13. The Hidden Curriculum
14. Dolly’s (“The Hidden Curriculum” outtake)
15. The Hellhound Was My Name
16. The Trip, The King & The Creel
17. Circular Riff Jam
18. The Road To Lisdoonvarna
19. Don’t Give Up On Yourself
20. Pipeline/Johnny’s Tune
21. Maud Gonne

CD 31 – Barry Devlin – Breaking Star Codes (1983)

1. Twins (Gemini)
2. Who Can Tame The Lion? (Leo)
3. It’s The Cruellest Sign (Virgo)
4. Remember You’re A Winner (Aries)
5. When Two Stars Collide (Sagittarius)
6. Just Another Line (Pisces)
7. Let The Scales Decide (Libra)
8. December (Capricorn)
9. The Stars Said (Taurus)
10. Remember A Star (Cancer)
11. Aquarian Girls (Aquarius)
12. Love With A Sting In Its Tail (Scorpio)
13. When Summer Comes Around

CD 32 – Jim Lockhart Uncollected Works

1. Cré Na Cille (Graveyard Clay)
2. Errors & Omissions – End Credits
3. Errors & Omissions – Pastoral
4. Glenroe
5. Gods And Gallants
6. Great Book Of Ireland – Immanence
7. Great Book Of Ireland – Main Theme
8. Great Book Of Ireland – The Dancing Pen
9. Interlude – Achill’s Hill
10. Interlude – Fife For Fifty
11. Interlude – Saltee Air
12. Interlude – Shaskin Way
13. Interlude – The Coolin
14. Intro – Clooncunny
15. Love Stories From Ireland
16. Lovers Of The Lake – Main Theme
17. Lovers Of The Lake – Penance Past
18. She Moved Through The Fair (Portastudio demo)
19. Spring Cleaning
20. Sunday Sport
21. The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
22. Thuas Ag Gort A’ Charnáin (Above At Gortnacarnaun)

CD 33 – Charles O’Connor’s Resolution Suite

1. Ocean Of Storms
2. Seachange
3. Comes A Calm
4. Bottom Buttons
5. In Your Own Time
6. Skinner’s Treat
7. Circles Round The Moon
8. Angel On The Mantelpiece
9. Basket Of Bones
10. Chocolate Cats
11. The Grand Tour
12. When The Long Trek’s Over
13. Fiddlehead
14. Ocean Of Storms

DVD 1 – The RTÉ Vault 1973-1979

The Music Makers: Horslips At The Stadium 28/5/73:
1. Furniture
2. Johnny’s Wedding
3. It’s Never Too Late
4. Bi´m Istigh Ag O´l
On Stage At The Stadium, Part One, 13/12/75:
1. Everything Will Be Alright
2. Rakish Paddy
3. King Of The Fairies
4. Ny Kirree Fo Naghtey
5. The Piper In The Meadow Straying
6. Silver Spear
7. You Can’t Fool The Beast
8. More Than You Can Chew
9. Dearg Doom
On Stage At The Stadium, Part Two, 21/6/76:
1. Mad Pat
2. Blindman
3. Furniture
4. Bi´m Istigh Ag O´l
5. Johnny’s Wedding
John Molloy’s Dublin, 16/7/76:
1. The Snakes’ Farewell To The Emerald Isle
2. King Of The Fairies
3. The Unfortunate Cup Of Tea
Live At Cork Opera House, 8/11/79:
1. Trouble (With A Capital T)
2. Amazing Offer
3. Ricochet Man
4. Summer’s Most Wanted Girl
5. The Man Who Built America
6. Guest Of The Nation
7. Loneliness
8. Shakin’ All Over
P.M. Documentary, 9/11/78:
* song clips and talk (in Irish) filmed during “The Man Who Built America” sessions at Advision Studios, London

DVD 2 – The Reunion Era: 2004-2019

Music From An Exhibition, 20/3/04:
1. Flower Amang Them All
2. Furniture
3. The Musical Priest/the High Reel
4. Trouble (With A Capital T)
Late Late Show, 21/1/05:
* The Man Who Built America
Other Voices, 15/2/06:
1. The Man Who Built America
2. Furniture
3. Rescue Me
4. Trouble (With A Capital T)
5. Dearg Doom
6. Shakin’ All Over
Ardán, 25/3/06:
1. Trouble (With A Capital T)
2. Mad Pat
3. Ghosts
4. Furniture
5. Interview/i’ll Be Waiting
6. Flower Amang Them All
7. Dearg Doom
8. Shakin’ All Over
Miriam Meets… 15/8/09:
1. Trouble (With A Capital T)
2. Furniture
3. Dearg Doom
4. Flower Amang Them All
Live At Cropredy Festival, 13/8/11:
* Trouble (With A Capital T)
Tall Tales Book Launch Party, 29/10/13:
* The Snakes’ Farewell To The Emerald Isle
Fleadh TV, 17/8/19:
1. Speed The Plough
2. Sword Of Light
3. Dearg Doom
4. Sideways To The Sun
5. Trouble (With A Capital T)
1980 Belfast Gigs Outtake: 2022 Montage Promo:
* Sure The Boy Was Green
2004 Roll Back Outtake: 2022 Promo Film:
* One Final Ace & Deuce
Spin Documentary, 24/4/11: 2022 Promo Film
A ‘Classic Album’ documentary on “Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part”

March 17, 2022

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