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THE POGUES - When the Ship Comes In(1996)
This cover comes from the Pogues final studio album 'Pogue Mahone'(1996). I have loved the Pogues since their second album 'Rum, Sodomy and the Lash' (1985) and many an early morning, I have ended up listening to them, so it was a delight when I heard this version of WTSCI.
The Pogues were to open for Dylan on the California leg of his 1989 tour, so he must have liked them too. However, Shane MacGowan collapsed at Heathrow Airport and kind of blew the the whole thing. Click for the whole story.
I raise my 'Special Brew' to you Shane, one of my favourite songwriters.
RUNRIG - The Times they are a Changin'(1989)
Keeping up with the Celtic Ray here is a version of TTTAAC by the pride of Scotland, Runrig. The lead singer on this track 'Donnie Munro' has one of my favourite voices. Runrig and The Pogues definitely went down well when you are living abroad, as I did for 10 years. The track is available on the Album 'The BBC Archive Series' .
DYLAN COVERS #63 The Pogues/Runrig - When the Ship Comes in/The Times the are a Changin'
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