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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hourglass (4:22)
2. Theme from Harry's Game (2:30)

Total Time 6:52

Line-up / Musicians

- Máire Brennan / lead vocals, harp
- Noel Duggan / guitar, vocals
- Pádraig Duggan / mandolin, guitar, vocals
- Pól Brennan / flute, guitar, percussion, vocals
- Ciarán Brennan / bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals

Releases information

7" vinyl single: RCA, PB43075. Also released as a CD single.
'Hourglass' inspired by the life and poetry of Debbie Barben.

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Review by Matti
3 stars 'Hourglass' is a non-album single track that has appeared on a couple of Clannad compilations. The song was inspired by the life and poetry of Debbie Barben, but a quick googling didn't reveal more about the person in question. The music video and the lyrics ("Then four gray walls come tumbling down / And just because her skin was brown") deal with a young black woman. This is a fresh-sounding, beautiful, peaceful and fairly typical, cleanly produced folk pop ballad by Clannad. Moira Brennan's ethereal voice is as nice as always and she plays a lot of harp on this song. Surely the song would have been a very good addition on a studio album such as Anam (1990).

The CD single also features the Irish band's well known TV series theme song that gave them a wide international stardom in 1982. A great, classic song, no doubt of that, but its re-appearing once more in this single feels a bit unnecessary.

[ P.S. Sadly racism still exists in our world, but hopefully it will become more and more irrelevant which colour one's skin is. Right now I'm very happy that the United States is having a new president after Trump who's still being a total asshole and doing his best to divide the nation in two. ]

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