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Black 47
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CD Reviews
Bankers and Gangsters
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve always liked Black 47 a lot, but I’ve always considered their Fire of Freedom album to be their best – with nothing else coming close.

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Fire of Freedom
Review by Gary Hill
This disc is a fine combination of many varied musical styles. There is a definite Irish bent that is always present on the album (sometimes in the music, sometimes the vocals, sometimes the lyrics, sometimes all of them).
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Iraq
Review by Gary Hill
Black 47 has been outspoken with their criticism of the Iraq war from the onset. This CD finds main man Larry Kirwen and company turning in a disc full of their own brand of music that shows that critical outlook.
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Last Call
Review by Gary Hill
This is really a bittersweet moment.

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Live In New York City
Review by Gary Hill
A document of a live show of this intriguing band, this is a fun album. Black 47 combines Irish sensibilities, instrumentation and lyrical content with jazzy horn sections and punk, rock and reggae musical styles into a very entertaining stew of musical entertainment.
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Rise Up
Review by Gary Hill
This album is a collection of Black 47 political songs.

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DVD Reviews
Black 47 - Fanatic Heart: The Story So Far of Black 47 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I've been a big fan of Black 47 since their Fire of Freedom album. I've followed their career from that point all the way to the end of the band - and even beyond.
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Concert Reviews
Black 47 - Live In Chicago, 2002
Review by Gary Hill
Black 47 are without a doubt one of the coolest Celtically oriented rock bands on the face of the planet. The elements that make them so are a great sense of humor and irony, influences that reach far from the areas of Celtic music and a wonderful sense of fun.
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Black 47 - Live in Rockford, IL, 2003
Review by Gary Hill
There are those who say that no one parties like the Irish. Having seen Black 47 live twice now, I must say that they bring some support to this argument.
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Interviews
Black 47
Interview by Gary Hill
Interview With Black 47's Larry Kirwan from 2002

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As always, some people will “get” Copernicus and some won’t.


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I have known Gary Hill for a while now and the one thing that I can say with complete certainty about him is that he takes his music seriously. 


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When I saw the title to this book, I was expecting a dry reading experience.


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