THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF
ESTIMATED DATE OF RELEASE:
Sunday 27th May (at Bearded Theory Festival)
HAVE WE MADE ENOUGH TO DO THIS PROJECT YET?:
Yes , it's happening - any further pledges will help us to improve it
WHAT IS THE PLAN?:
Well, while we have been back in the studio recording the new 7-Inch Single, we had so much fun revisiting the two tracks, that we got a little carried away. In fact, we got very carried away.
In essence, what we have recorded is a brand new studio album made from 20 of our most-loved songs from 2008-2018. BUT this isn't just a mere compilation album rehashing past glories, just taken directly from all the old CDs... that would just be pointless, especially as so many of you have got all of the back-catalogue, and as we have come such a long way in the last 10 years. No this is a BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM of OLD CLASSICS.
The three of us have actually gone back and revisited 16 classic Dooni-Hits from the first 7 studio albums (whilst including 3 tracks from album #8 and a brand new Dooni-hit in the making, the title of which, we are keeping under our hats). We went into the archives and found all of the original tapes, stripped-out all of the tracks recorded by former band members, as well as certain things that we thought we could do a lot better now, with a little more technology at our finger-tips that wasn't available back when they were recorded. We have re-recorded all of the vocals, and added the multitude of talents (and instruments) from both Björn and Alan to the mixes, so that all of the tracks sound truer to how the Doonicans' current line-up would interpret them.
This is the album we will submit for the next Voyager to be launched into space. We may place it upon Katie Hopkins’ doorstep in a Bag For Life, light it on fire, ring the doorbell and run off. Should we ever attempt to become big in Japan, we now have a demo tape. It is an album that is quite literally 10 years in the making. It is strange to think that when the first song on this album was written (Tarnlife), Björn had just turned 11 years old the week before!
Let's make another piece of Doonican history, folks!
THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN 2008-2018 CD - GREATEST HITS
£13 (+ £2 P&P within the UK)
2 BAG FOR LIFE*
3 SHE’S FROM DODWORTH*
4 ARSE ON FIRE*
5 WALKING IN MANPISS*
6 SINCE YOU’VE BEEN RON*
7 IF I COULD PUNCH A FACE...*
8 THE ZIPPER*
9 ALL THE DINNER LADIES
10 MASSAGE IN A BROTHEL*
12 FESTIVAL HEROES*
13 BRAND NEW SONG (title omitted - it's a surprise)*
14 PAINT ‘EM BACK
15 SILENT FARTER*
16 THE LADY IN GREGGS*
18 THE COCKWOMBLING SONG
19 THE DEVIL WENT DARN TO BARNSLEY
20 JUMP ARARND*
* denotes brand new recording and/or mix