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Tír na nÓg - A Tear And A Smile album

Tír na nÓg - A Tear And A Smile album Performer: Tír na nÓg
Title: A Tear And A Smile
Style: Folk Rock, Folk
Date of release: 1972
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1258 mb
Size FLAC: 1114 mb
Rating: 4.3

Complete your Tír na nÓg collection. A syou can see from the track list and the labels, both this and the promo counterpart are not a straight US issue of the UK release, but a compilation of a single, two tracks from the first UK album and a recorded version of Looking Up, so it should be moved to the compilation section or at least make a new release.

A Tear and a Smile is the second album by Irish band Tír na nÓg. It was released in the United Kingdom on 7 April 1972 by Chrysalis Records and was the first Tír na nÓg album to be released in the United States, in October 1972. The tracklist is different between the US and the UK releases. "The second and third TIR NA NOG albums were re-issued by Demon Records in September and October 1991. Alan Hadwin, Camouflage fanzine n. (September 1992) – . Retrieved on 9 October 2008.

A Tear and a Smile Strong in the Sun is a compilation album by Irish band Tír na nÓg. It was released on December 7, 2004 by BGO Records and contains the remasters of their two last studio albums from 1972 and 1973: the United Kingdom version of A Tear and a Smile, and Strong in the Sun. "Come And See The Show" (Sonny Condell) – 3:20. Down Day" (Condell) – 5:51. When I Came Down" (Leo O'Kelly) – 4:36. The Same Thing Happening" (O'Kelly) – 4:51. Bluebottle Stew" (Condell) – 2:28.

Tír na nÓg are an Irish folk band formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1969 by Leo O'Kelly and Sonny Condell. They are often considered as one of the first progressive folk bands with other artists like Nick Drake or groups like Pentangle. Their music mainly consists of their own compositions, based on strong Celtic roots and typically featuring intricate acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing.

The waters of the sea become vapor and rise and come Together and area cloud. And the cloud floats above the hills and valleys Until it meets the gentle breeze, then falls weeping To the fields and joins with brooks and rivers to Return to the sea, its home. The life of clouds is a parting and a meeting. And so does the spirit become separated from The greater spirit to move in the world of matter And pass as a cloud over the mountain of sorrow And the plains of joy to meet the breeze of death And return whence it came.

A Tear and a Smile is an album by English singer Linda Lewis, released in 1982. Studio album by. Linda Lewis. A Tear and a Smile (Tír na nÓg album), 1972. A Tear and a Smile (Linda Lewis album), 1982.

Tir Na Nog is probably best known in these parts for having toured together with Jethro Tull. A Tear And A Smile is their second album and my introduction to this Irish Folk duo. This is an album filled with pleasant and cute Folk and Folk Pop songs with only very slight Rock aspects like some drums and the occasional and discrete keyboards. The style and quality varies a bit over the course of the album. Bluebottle Stew for example is a real throwaway and totally silly, while the drowsy Down Day and particularly the gorgeous love song So Freely are just excellent


A1 Come And See The Show
A2 Down Day
A3 When I Came Down
A4 The Same Thing Happening
A5 Bluebottle Stew
B1 So Freely
B2 Hemisphere
B3 Lady Ocean
B4 Goodbye Love
B5 Two White Horses

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  • Arranged By – Nick Harrison
  • Bass – Larry Steele
  • Drums – Barry De Souza
  • Engineer – Paul Tregurtha
  • Guitar, Clavinet, Percussion, Vocals – Sonny Condell
  • Guitar, Vocals – Leo O'Kelly
  • Photography By, Design [Cover] – Visualeyes
  • Producer – Tony Cox
  • Written-By – O'Kelly* (tracks: A3, A4, B1, B3, B4), Condell* (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B2, B5)


Gatefold sleeve. Usual bad photocopy cover typical NZ. Distributed New Zealand by Festival Records (N.Z.)ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped): SMX 40621 2A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped): SMX 40622 2B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CHR 1006 Tír na nÓg A Tear And A Smile ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1006 UK 1972
CHR 1006 Tír na nÓg A Tear And A Smile ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1006 US 1972
6307 504 Tír na nÓg A Tear And A Smile ‎(LP, gat) Chrysalis 6307 504 Germany Unknown
ECLEC 2350 Tír na nÓg A Tear And A Smile ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2350 UK & Europe 2012
ZCHR 1006 Tír na nÓg A Tear And A Smile ‎(Cass, Album) Chrysalis ZCHR 1006 UK 1972