George Murphy CD/DVD RELEASE: ‘The Stable Sessions Shadowman’
George Murphy is back with a brand new CD/DVD. After 7 years away from the studio George now 30 decided it was finally time to change this. He recorded 10 fantastic songs over 3 days in a live session environment with some of Irelands top musicians and the results are extremely impressive. There is something on this beautifully packaged album for everyone with songs about, Life, Love and War…. there is even a song in there about “Jack The Ripper”. George first shot to fame back in 2003 after being marked by Phil Coulter as being a star of the future on RTE’s talent show “You’re a Star”.
George has come of age with his latest offering, “Where is my Island” a self-penned song describing what it’s like living abroad and missing home, “Just something that we had” a song about falling out of love, along with a couple of traditional songs that George has managed to put interesting twists to like “The House Of The Rising Sun” a traditional song that was famously recorded by The Animals and “Mary Don’t You Weep” another traditional song that was recorded by Bruce Springsteen.
The pick for us here at Trad Nua is “Seven Fallen Armies” a very clever song written by George…. It seems to have a different meaning for anyone that has heard it! It really is a welcome return to the studio from George and it’s sure to have people talking, from writing songs himself along with his new musical approach to songs, his choice of songs and working with a whole new team of people this album certainly marks a new beginning for George Murphy. George’s session along with an interview was recorded on DVD and is part of this fantastic pack.
The Stable Sessions is helping to bring song writing and music back to basics. Everything is recorded live in a session like environment in a converted Stable at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. There are 3 rules at the Stable. The first is…. the artists must be a writer, the artists only get 3 takes at putting down each track and no over dubbing is allowed after the track is recorded. The idea is going back to old school type recording, its organic, live and very honest and we were delighted to have George Murphy working on his new material with us.