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The Saw Doctors announce 25:25 album which spans the bands entire career.

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The Saw Doctors: 25:25 Out Nov 16th digital bundle on iTunes + Single “Music I love” 

‘25 songs over 25 years + exclusive bonus commentary from the band’

+ Dublin, Belfast and Killarney shows

Having played their biggest homecoming show this Summer to over 40,000 fans at the Galway Volvo Ocean Race, and after performing over 2,000 shows in the UK, USA and Australia, The Saw Doctors celebrate 25 years together with a new “Best Of” album of 25 very special songs. Running in a rough chronological order through the bands 25 year history, the new “Best Of” traces the band’s career from their ground-breaking debut single  N17 (recently featured in Chris O’Dowd’s TV series Moone Boy) through to last year’s chart topping smash DOWNTOWN with Petula Clark.

Along the way we revisit the infamous I USETA LOVER – Recently voted Ireland’s Favourite Number 1 in 50 years of chart history.  We drop in on the PRESENTATION BOARDERS in Tuam and we hear the story of the legendary DJ Tommy K who was forced out of the Cathedral town after defying the Bishop’s order and running a disco during Lent.

Also included is MICHAEL D. ROCKIN’ IN THE DAIL – President Higgins recently invited Davy, Leo and The Saw Doctors to Aras an Uachtarain for tea and cakes, HOWYA JULIA – a sideways glance at the antics of the Bishop of Galway who disappeared overnight after news of his twenty years affair and teenage son broke out across Ireland.  And the acapella version of RED CORTINA  –  a huge Christmas hit 20 years after it was originally written (and  40 years after the demise of the of the legendary Mark II).

As with all their albums, 25:25 is a celebration of The Saw Doctors West of Ireland heritage.  In their own words:  ‘Born into a repressed, catholic, conservative, small-town, agrarian, angst-ridden and showband infested society we’re trying to preserve the positive elements of our background and marry them to the sounds which have culturally invaded our milieu through TV, radio, 45’s, fast-food restaurants, 24 hour petrol stations and electric blankets’

The Saw Doctors 25:25 Track Listing

1.         Downtown ft. Petula Clark

2.         Red Cortina (Acapella 2010)

3.         I Hope You Meet Again (2012)

4.         N17

5.         Tommy K

6.         Friday Town

7.         Me Heart is Livin’ in the Sixties Still

8.         Takin’ The Train

9.         Galway and Mayo

10.       Presentation Boarder

11.       I’ll Be On My Way (Live)

12.       Goodbye Again

13.       Wake Up Sleeping

14.       Music I Love (2012 Remix)

15.       Villains

16.       Chips

17.       Bless Me Father

18.       Out For A Smoke

19.       Share The Darkness

20.       Mercy Gates

21.       You Got Me On The Run

22.       Michael D. Rocking in the Dail

23.       Howya Julia

24.       Hazard

25.       I Useta Lover (Live)

Irish Dates November/December

The Saw Doctors will play Belfast Mandela Hall on November 23 and Dublin’s Olympia on November 24.  Over Christmas The Saw Doctors will play Portlaoise on December 27 and a New Year’s Eve show in Killarney’s INEC on December 31.

For the Belfast and Dublin shows, The Saw Doctors will feature new backing vocalist, Lindsey Cleary.  The band first met Lindsey in the studio while working with Petula Clark and her vocals just clicked with Davy’s.  Says Leo Moran: ‘Having Lindsey on board will add a completely new dynamic to the shows, allow us to do a bunch of different songs that we haven’t played live before and really showcase the harmonies between Davy and  Lindsey’. 

Links: www.sawdoctors.com / www.facebook.com/sawdoctors