The Acoustic Motorbike



01. Mary Watches Everything
02. You
03. I Believe In You
04. I Need Love
05. Exploring The Blue
06. This Is Your Country
07. The Acoustic Motorbike
08. Can't Help Falling In Love
09. Bones
10. Bridge Of Sorrow
11. Listen To The Hoofbeat
12. Be Well

All songs written and composed by Luka Bloom
© 1992 WB Music Corp./Luka Bloom Music (ASCAP)
I Need Love, written by Smith, Ervin, Ettinger, Simon & Pierce
Can't Help Falling In Love, written by Creatore, Weiss & Peretti

Luka Bloom - Lead and Backing Vocals, Electro-Acoustic Guitars
Paul Barrett - Keyboards, Bass, Organ, Tr 808, Backing Vocals
Bob Riley - Bodhran, Drums, Tambourine, Percussion
Paul Byrne and Gerry Fehily - Drums
Ed Tomney - Electric Guitars, Bouzouki
Fiachna O'Braonain - Electric Guitar
Gerry O'Connor - Banjo and Fiddle
Garvan Gallagher - Double Bass
Gerry O'Beirne - National Steel Guitar
Peter O'Toole - Bass
Frankie Kennedy - Flute
Mairead Ni Mhaoniagh - Fiddle
Christy Moore - Bodhran and Backing Vocals
Liam O'Maonlai - Bodhran, Harmonica, Didgeridoo

Produced by Paul Barrett
Engineered by Paul Barrett, Sean Devitt and Louise McCormick
Assisted by Meabh Flynn
Recorded and mixed at S.T.S. Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi
Designed by Work Associates, Dublin
Photography by Amelia Stein

© 1992 Reprise Records

For the best part of four years I had worked in the U.S., Canada and Europe. So, in 1991 I wanted to spend as much time in Ireland as possible. In January and February I visited Spanish Point in County Clare and wrote songs in Johnny Burke's cottage and the People's Hostel. I cycled in Kerry and wrote "The Acoustic Motorbike".

Dublin is hopping in 1991. Tucked away in Temple Bar, Dublin, Paul Barrett is producing great music in S.T.S. Studios, above Claddagh Records. The constant presence of bands writing and rehearsing in Temple Bar "Village" provided the perfect setting to get stuck in. With Paul, Meabh, Louise and Sean at S.T.S. keeping an eye on me, I sang away to my heart's content. Various Irish friends joined in with two American friends (Bob and Ed) and we had a great time.

Gary Murphy watched quietly over us in the studio. Fiona Belton's great food filled and thrilled us. Let me also thank Poll Moussilides, who taught me how to breathe. Muddy Fox provided the Acoustic Motorbike. Sandycove Cycles maintain it. The list of people helping these wheels turn is literally endless. God Bless you all. Pedal On.


I Need Love I Need Love
© 1992 Reprise Records (for promotion only)
1. I Need Love (Edit)
2. I Need Love (Album Version)
From the Reprise album The Acoustic Motorbike
3. I Need Love (Live at the Park West, Chicago 5/19/90)
Sound Engineer: Peter Banta
Produced by Paul Barrett
I Need Love I Need Love
© 1992 Reprise Records
1. I Need Love (Edit)
2. Bridge Of Sorrow (LP version)
Produced by Paul Barrett
3. Mary Watches Everything
Produced by Luka Bloom
From the album The Acoustic Motorbike
Bridge Of Sorrow Bridge Of Sorrow
© 1992 Reprise Records
1. Bridge Of Sorrow (LP version)
2. I Need Love (Edit)
Produced by Paul Barrett
3. Mary Watches Everything
Produced by Luka Bloom
From the album The Acoustic Motorbike
I Believe In You I Believe In You
© 1992 Reprise Records
1. I Believe In You
2. The Acoustic Motorbike
3. Exploring The Blue
Published by WB Music Corp./
Luka Bloom Music ASCAP
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1992 Reprise Records

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