" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
THE LONG BLACK VEIL

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 Release Date January 24, 1995
 Artist The Chieftens
 Record Label RCA Records
 Singles With U2 None
 Promotional Releases None
 TRACKS FEATURING U2
Bono provides backing vocals on "The Long Black Veil"
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • Mo Ghile Mear (Our Hero) with Sting (3:21)
  • The Long Black Veil with Mick Jagger (3:37)
  • The Foggy Dew with Sinead O'Connor (5:20)
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? with Van Morrison (4:39)
  • Changing Your Demeanour (3:16)
  • The Lily of the West with Mark Knopfler (5:09)
  • Coast of Malabar with Ry Cooder (6:00)
  • Dunmore Lassies (Instrumental) with Ry Cooder (5:14)
  • Love Is Teasin' with Marianne Faithfull (4:36)
  • He Moved through the Fair with Sinead O'Connor (4:54)
  • Ferny Hill (Instrumental) (3:42)
  • Tennessee Waltz/Tennessee Mazurka with Tom Jones (3:58)
  • The Rocky Road to Dublin with The Rolling Stones (5:04)
LINER NOTES
The Long Black Veil: Written by Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill.  With Mick Jagger, vocals.  Colin James: guitar, mandolin.  James Biennerhassett: Double bass.  Daryll Jones: Electric bass.  Steve Cooney: Didjeridu.  Recorded at Windmill Lane and Westland Studios, Dublin and Metropolis Studios, London, UK.  Engineer: Chris Kimsey.  Assisted by Alistair McMillan and Mary McShane.  Mixed by Chris Kimsey.  Assisted by Jason Mauza.
OTHER NOTES
Bono supposedly contributes vocals to the track "Long Black Veil" but in a strange twist he is not credited in the album credits.  The information about his involvment comes from various news bits over the years, and mention of this album in discographies published by those who would know, like Niall Stokes.

The lead vocals are by Mick Jagger and The Chieftens.  Originally they were performed by Bono, but were not used.  These had been recorded at Windmill Lane.  Although Bono's vocals were not used, the instrumentals from that session were supposedly used, meaning it may be possible to hear Bono way back in the mix somewhere.

RELATED RELEASES
  • Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton would work with the Chieftens on the song "On Grafton Street" on Nanci Griffith's album Flyer.
  • Bono would record the song "Joy" with Mick Jagger on his album Goddess in the Doorway.
CATALOG INFORMATION
 5" CD:
 Canada Pressing, 09026 62702-2
Label: RCA Records
UPC: None (Record Club)
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: #941217I 0902662703-2 L381 MFG BY CINRAM
 UK Pressing, 0062702
Label: RCA Records
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Canada, RCA, 09026 62702-2 USA, RCA, 74321 251676 2
UK, RCA, 0062702
Track Listing:
As listed above.
Further Information:
Black and white cover used in North America actually folds open at the line to show a picture of the Chieftens.  Colour cover used in Europe.
Other Images:
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