Home-grown artists love to play it again
Published 11/08/2010 | 05:00
U2 are not the only Irish act to reissue choice albums from their back catalogue.
The Frames mark their 20th anniversary this year by re-releasing extended versions of their two best-known albums, 1996's Fitzcaraldo and 1999's Dance the Devil.
Even small-time Irish acts are at it. Miriam Ingram's Trampoline album came out in 2006 and a year later a version called Trampolonica -- featuring electronic remixes of her songs -- was released.
Last year, Patrick Kelleher's debut album was released; this year a version featuring other artists reinterpreting the same songs came out.
And Paul Brady fans got the pleasure of being able to buy his 1978 debut all over again a few months ago when Welcome Here Kind Stranger was re-issued.