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Thread #26383   Message #827605
Posted By: mmb
15-Nov-02 - 11:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: several Eric Bogle songs
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Bogle
I've recently seen other threads where someone posts the single word "Refresh," but don't understand the purpose. Explanation, please?

Meanwhile, I know the thread is asking for chords and/or lyrics, but the following notice arrived in my mailbox earlier this evening, and I thought of it when I just logged in and saw this thread. The announcement contains the titles of the songs Eric is performing from his most recent CD. Some 'catters in the Albany (NY) area may be interested in catching his performance:


"Brilliance from down under." -The Boston Globe

    Our favorite Australian singer-songwriter ERIC BOGLE, musical social commentator, will introduce his October CD release The Colour of Dreams Greentrax) in an Eighth Step concert co-sponsored by Old Songs, Inc, at 7 pm, Sunday, November 24, 2002 at Masonic Hall, 138 Maple Ave., Altamont (regular site of the Old Songs concert series).

    Funny, hard-hitting and hip, he's is politically fearless, hilariously self-deprecating, and one of the world's finest singer-songwriters. His trademark voice and guitar, and his thought-provoking lyrics, have won him fans all over the world. He is a perceptive and compassionate individual whose songs cover many of the injustices in this complex world and few subjects seem to escape his attention.

    This latest collection includes such subjects as child abuse, the events of September 11th, illegal migrants and the global economy. As always, Eric displays his wonderful knack of cutting through to the heart of the matter with a few well-crafted lines, never failing to provide great entertainment and much food for thought.

    The new CD collects 16 songs: "The Colour of Dreams"; "No
Resurrection"; "The Koala Kafe"; "As If He Knows"; "Reconciliation";
"Elvis 'N' Me"; "Daniel Smiling"; "Global Economy"; "Care For the Land"; "One Morning In Bar Harbour"; "The Dalai Lama's Candle"; "Homecoming"; "Ibrahim"; "Elizabeth's Song"; "Cradle To the Grave"; "Soaring Fever. "All but one are originals (not sure which one-).

    Born in Peebles, Scotland but now living in Australia (one critic calls him Scotland's finest export), Eric regularly tours the USA, Canada, the UK and Europe, as well as his adopted homeland, where he has been the recipient of many awards for his music, including a UN Peace Medal and the Order of Australia from the Australian Government.

    Since his first gold album, he has made numerous TV and radio
appearances, and performed throughout Australia, USA and Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Germany (East and West), New Zealand, France and Bermuda.

    Probably best known in the U.S. for his songs, Bogle's most recognizable and popular song "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" has to date been recorded by over 100 artists, a diverse group ranging from Joan Baez to The Pogues. Another Bogle favorite "The Green Fields of France" (No Mans Land), was recorded by the Furey Brothers and spent an incredible 26 weeks in the Irish charts, including 10 weeks at No. 1.

       In rare American performances (this is his third Eighth Step
performance), Bogle sings original songs accompanied by his own guitar and 2-3 bandmates. With disarming, irreverent humor and poignant observation, he illustrates the common foibles, social issues and grandeur of Australia, America and the world community.

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