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Live for Ireland

2xLP - MCA Records - MCGD 6027 - IRL 1988 - 28 tracks LP - MCA Records - MCG 6027 - UK 1988 - 12 tracks CD - MCA Records - MCD06027 - Europe 1988 - 16 tracks CD - Warner-Pioneer Records - 32XD-914 - Japan - 1987 - 16 tracks Self Aid was a televised concert staged in Dublin on May 17, 1986 intended to highlight chronic unemployment in Ireland at the time and to launch and help finance the Self Aid Trust. Not everyone agreed that a live concert was the best method to tackle unemployment and some musicians declined an invitation to perform. MCA issued a live album of the event in 1988. A single was issued by WEA to coincide with the concert to help promote it. There is also a promo 12inch. The original Irish double-LP edition contains 28 tracks. The European single LP edition contains 12 resequencedtracks [1,7,8,12,14,15,16,20,21,26,27,28] The European & Japanese CD release contains 16 tracks, all 12 from the single LP edition plus [2,18,24,25] Side one 1 Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe A Word 2 Moving Hearts - The Lark 3 Those Nervous Animals - My Friend John 4 Les Enfants - A Sense Of Freedom 5 De Danann - The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba In Galway 6 Brush Shiels - Old Pal 7 Chris De Burgh - Don't Pay The Ferryman Side two 8 Clannad - Harry's Game 9 Bagatelle - Rock'n'Roll Fantasy 10 Freddie White - Keep On Climbin' 11 The Chieftains - Boil The Breakfast Early 12 Chris Rea [UK] - Steel River 13 Blue in Heaven - Tell Me 14 U2 - Maggie's Farm Side three 15 The Pogues - Dirty Old Town 16 In Tua Nua - Seven Into The Sea 17 Rory Gallagher - Follow Me 18 Auto Da Fe - Exiles 19 Scullion - Carol 20 Elvis Costello And The Attractions [UK] - Leave My Kitten Alone 21 Van Morrison - Here Comes The Knight Side four 22 Stocktons Wing - Skidoo 23 Big Self - Independence 24 Paul Brady - The Island 25 The Fountainhead - Feel It Now 26 Cactus World News - The Bridge 27 The Boomtown Rats - Looking After No.1 28 Christy Moore/Paul Doran - Make It Work


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