Long Journey Home

From The Elvis Costello Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

If on every ocean the ship is a throne
And for each mast cut down another sapling is grown
Then I could believe that I'm bound to find
A better life than I left behind

But as you ascend the ladder
Look out below where you tread
For the colours bled as they overflowed
Red, white and blue
Green, white and gold

So I had to leave from my country of birth
As for each child grown tall
Another lies in the earth
And for every rail we laid in the loam
There's a thousand miles of the long journey home

But as you ascend the ladder
Look out below where you tread
For the colours bled as they overflowed
Red, white and blue
Green, white and gold

But as you ascend the ladder
Look out below where you tread
For the colours bled as they overflowed
Red, white and blue
Green, white and gold

But as you ascend the ladder
Look out below where you tread
For the colours bled as they overflowed
Red, white and blue
Green, white and gold

Long Journey Home (Anthem)
Written byElvis Costello & Paddy Moloney
Performed byThe Chieftains with The Irish Film Orchestra, Anúna & Elvis Costello
Produced byPaddy Moloney
Orchestra arranged & conducted byFiachra Trench
Chorus arranged byMichael McGlynn
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals
Paddy Moloney - tin whistle, uilleann pipes
Kevin Conneff - bodhrán
Derek Bell - harp
Matt Molloy - flute
Martin Fay - fiddle
Fiachra Trench - piano
Arty McGlynn - guitar
James Blennerhassett - double bass
Paddy Glackin - fiddle
Robbie Casserly - drums
The Irish Film Orchestra
Anúna - choir
Recorded1997, Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
ReleasedJanuary 13, 1998
SinglesLong Journey Home, 1998 (full-length version & radio edit)
CollectionsThe Chieftains: The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration, 2002 (radio edit) -
The Chieftains: The Essential Chieftains, 2006 (full-length version)
SoundtracksLong Journey Home, 1998 (full-length version)
Various Artists collectionsLong Journey Home (sampler), 1998
Length4:18 (full-length version)
3:20 (radio edit)


Long Journey Home (soundtrack)Long Journey Home album cover.jpg

Single: Long Journey HomeLong Journey Home CD single front insert.jpg

The Chieftains: The Wide World Over: A 40 Year CelebrationThe Chieftains The Wide World Over album cover.jpg

The Chieftains: The Essential ChieftainsThe Chieftains The Essential Chieftains album cover.jpg

Covers

The Archmere Project performed live, The Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE. 2018 YouTube
The Celtic Kings performed live, 2009-12-05, Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion, Co.Kerry, Ireland. 2009 YouTube
Celtic Woman Ancient Land 2018 AmazonAmazon.ukDiscogs
Celtic Woman performed live, 2018-09-13 and 2018-09-14, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland. 2018 YouTube
Celtic Woman performed live, 2019-03-30 Palace Theatre, Albany, NY. 2019 YouTube
The Chieftains and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra performed live, 2013-07-20, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2013 info
The Chieftains and Berea College's Folk Roots ensemble performed live, 2016-03-09, Berea College, Berea, KY. 2016 YouTubeinfo
The Children of Lir performed live, 2016-00-00, The Yates Theatre, Lethbridge, AB, Canada 2016 YouTube
Tommy Fleming A Journey Home (live double album) 2008 AmazonAmazon.ukDiscogs
Tommy Fleming performed live, 2007-03-XX, National Events Centre, Killarney, Ireland 2007 YouTubeAmazon.uk
Daniel Kelly studio recording, 2020-05-18 2020 YouTubeReverbnation.comFolklounge
Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir performed live, 2016-08-19, "An Evening Of Music", Celtic MKE Centre, Milwaukee, WI. 2016 YouTube
Daithi Rua and Kadril performed live, 2008-10-17, "That's All Folk!!", Ghent Film Festival, De Bijloke Music Centre, Ghent, Belgium. 2008 YouTubeYouTubewebsiteinfo
Sokkenbuurt Zeemanskoor West-Zuid-West 2001 YouTubewebsiteWikipedia (NL)
Rod Stewart The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998 2009 AllmusicAmazon

Internal links