Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017/ Sad news

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Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017/ Sad news

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:24 pm

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EC is one of the guest artists appearing on our forthcoming album Walk Like Kings, he appears alongside the other 3 MacManus Brothers, the first time all 5 have appeared on the same recording. The song was written after the posthumous discovery of a poem by Ross MacManus (the Da) and recording of his voice appears on the track too. Willie Redmond's Volunteers really is a MacManus family affair.
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Re: Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:46 pm

I daresay copies of the album will be on sale through their site after the launch on September 29th. It might be that it will revert to being available only as download, as seems the case with a lot of releases these days. I can't make it to London for that date. Would anyone here be able to make it? I'd gladly pay for a copy of the CD.

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Re: Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:07 am

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Irish_World,_September_23,_2017

The Irish World, September 23, 2017

The Accidental Album
Fiona O'Brien

It’s not every band that make an album by accident, but that is pretty much what BibleCode Sundays have done with their latest offering, as Andy Nolan tells Fiona O’Brien

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And a personal highlight for the band is the touching MacManus project. "Following the passing of Ronan's father, a chance discovery of old lyrics in the family home lead Ronan to put music to the words and complete the lyrics into a song.

"The emotional ballad 'Willie Redmond's Volunteers' became a poignant song for his family, as Ronan asked all of his brothers to appear on the track, including Declan (AKA Elvis Costello). We even found an old recording of Ronan's Dad narrating a wartime telegram that fitted the subject perfectly, so we even have Ross MacManus himself on the track, meaning that all five brothers and their father appear on the same recording for the first time."

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Re: Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:21 pm

Released tonight . A friend is going try and get me a copy at tonight's show. I gather the album will be available from digital providers afterwards.

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Re: Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:11 pm

With Diana being at the Royal Albert Hall last night and no date tonight, it would hardly be rocket science to suggest they will be at this.
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Re: Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:34 am

The album is now available for download -


https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/walk- ... 1290142841


My friend mentioned to Ronan at the launch that she was buying the cd for me - he insisted on not taking payment and said it would be a present for me. My friend had given him a copy of a cdr I made of the songs by his Dad , Ross , that are newly available on some new compilations so, fair dues to him , he probably reckoned I was due something in return. I look forward to getting the cd in the post.

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Re: Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:05 am

The CD is now available for ordering from the band's site -

https://www.musicglue.com/biblecodesund ... s-cd-album


Listening to it I reckon Elvis sings the second verse of 'Willie Redmond's Volunteers' and is lead vocal on the chorus just after that verse. Ross's piece, in the fade out of the track,is a reading of the notification of his Dad's being injured while fighting in France in the Great War/War World One. No details are given of where and when Elvis recorded his contribution.

Willie Redmond was a politician and soldier. He fought for the British forces , believing it would help earn Ireland independence. He died in the Battle of Messines , June 1917. The song is very much a companion piece to Elvis's Any King's Shilling (Spike 1989). That song is about Elvis's Grandad's involvement in that same war. Elvis writes about it on pages 268 to 272 of his memoir. Pat McManus was invalided out of the war after the Battle Of Cambrai in November 1917. Both Willie & Pat were in the Royal Irish Regiment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Redmond

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cambrai_(1917)

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Re: Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:18 am

Such sad news.

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Re: Elvis on the new Bible Code Sundays album Walk Like Kings, Sept 29 2017/ Sad news

Postby emotional_fascism076 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:40 am

I have to get this now. Sounds like an interesting album.


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