This collector's item is a tribute to the 50 years of music that The Irish Rovers have produced. This includes their chart-toppers and significant songs from throughtout their career, plus 22 new recordings.
"As of this writing, the Irish Rovers have been travelling the world for close to fifty years and in fact, January 1st of 2015 will be our official 50th Anniversary. Different members have passed through our ranks over the years and all will be represented in this anthology.
We’ve sung thousands of songs over the years and trying to choose which ones should be included here was about as easy as teaching a chimp how to do an Irish jig, oh wait, they’ve done that! Oh well...anyway dear fans, here are some early recordings, some children’s songs, some from the middle and later years and some new ones, just written. These songs are from us to you, with the deepest heartfelt gratitude for your unfailing support of us all these years. Thank you and please enjoy."
Slainte, George Millar, December 2013
The twenty-eight page booklet which accompanies the 3 CD pack contains a history of The Irish Rovers with photos from throughtout the years. For additional details of the band, you can also refer to the cover artwork. The piece is called "The Life of the Rover" and contains nearly 40 references to the band's history. It was commissioned by The Irish Rovers. Hamish Douglas Burgess, the Celtic artist, who created the piece in the style of the Book of Kells, also hosts a Celtic radio show from Maui. The cover art is available as a poster from this website or as a giclee art print from the artist directly.