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''Stormy Lullaby' maintains a lifelong undertaking by this remarkable singer...to get to the essence of a worthy song...a genuinely transcedent and inspiring sound.'
Gerry Quinn.  Examiner, January 2008

 

 

‘This is a superb return to form... 
those trademark sharp-toothed guitar licks... smoky, languid voice... there’s still 
nobody to match White at his best.’ 
Siobhain Long.  Irish Times, January 2008 

 

"Tia" is a smooth and affecting sound while The Boy Talks Tough" sounds like a standard in the making.  Freddie White shows again that class is permanent...
Danny McElhinney. the Mail on Sunday, January 2008

He's back.  The rangy guy with the guitar and the low-down growl returns........spare and lean, 'Four Days In May' evokes a place most of us yearn to wallow in - for the long haul.
Irish Times, September 2004.

Lost My Heart' is a fine slice of balladic pop. 'All I Do' has echoes of Dire Straits, while the poignantly autobiographical 'The River' show how easily he can weave magic across many moods. He can effortlessly transcend genres too, from folk to jazz, to get to the core of a song. We should cherish Four Days In May for White's potential to excite his loyal fan base and equally tempt a new generation to explore quality songs for their own sake.
Hot Press, September 2004.

"Four Days in May" negotiates a resolution between Freddie White's masterly ability to interpret the songs of others and his new found talent for writing powerful and passionate songs of his own.
Irish Examiner, September 2004.

I'm no expert but be assured that the sparse and haunting, Live on Tour - Freddie White's 1979 album - is still among the greatest Irish albums of all time. Do You Do swings and struts just as profoundly. Imagine those two little cuts of vinyl made two decades ago, they still stand as perfection, the high point of an epic career."
Irish Times, October 2002.

".....plenty of nerve tingling moments as its electrifying collision of funk, jazz, country and folk continues to shock the spirit..... his reputation for covering Tom Waits, Hoagy Carmichael and Randy Newman far better than the progenitors is well reinforced here.....magnificent."
Irish Times, November 7th 2002.

"Freddie White has gathered around him as seriously good a selection of songs as he’s ever been privy to, and that’s saying something for a man who’s kept company with the greats…. …..(My Country) looks like being his finest album in many years… …songs that are at times meditative, low down and funky, and refreshingly reflective on matters that make others shuffle uncomfortably…"
Hot Press, June 23rd 1999.

 
Everything's going to be all White
by TJ Flynn

The best gig in Clare last year?  Easy.  Freddie White in Crusheen.  He's Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Jackson Brown even sweet Ray Charles all rolled into one.  He gives each song, each word the full-on treatment.  Splices some of the old favourites with tracks from his new album, Four Days In May.  Small room, packed to heaving point and White spraying out his tunes to fill the air  MORE










 
   

 
       

Prodigal Songs is a collection of 10 songs.

This album was recorded at the kitchen table, Rozelle, nsw by freddie and mixed and mastered at rolling wheel studios, orange, nsw by Pat O’Donnell


With thanks to Pierre Lumiere, Dave Power, Andy Soffe, Graeme Sandstorm, Kellie O’Donnell, Andy O’Donnell, Trish and Mr. Jones.
Cover Photos by Declan Hogan

All instruments and programming by Freddie, vocals by Freddie and Trish White


Vocals by Dave Power and Pierre Lumiere on track 5


All tracks copyright Freddie White (imro 2016), except...
track 2 (emi april music inc)
track 5 ( pierre lumiere apra 2016 )
track 7 (swallow turn music)
track 8 (big ears music inc )
track 10 (trish white imro 2016)





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"…a superb album that is wide ranging and complex…"My Country is quintessentially Freddie White. Those deep expressive tones, the accomplished and always tasty guitar work. One can almost feel his emotion throughout this odyssey of friendship and tribute. Co-producer Declan Sinnott has done what he does best, coaxing the very best out of Freddie, gently embellishing…..or tastefully leaving well enough alone.."
Echo, June 1999.

 "Left field sense of humour and sophisticated lyrics have always been White’s calling card, and ‘My Country’….captures his essence with pitch perfect timing."
Hot Press June 23rd 1999

"Freddie White’s new album "My Country" is a brilliant collaboration between Freddie, the talented veteran musician/producer Declan Sinnott, the late rover/poet Don O’Sullivan and Don’s sister (and Freddie’s wife), Ann O’Sullivan. Don was a man possessed who lived life to the fullest and then some. In his writings he shone his light into all the corners of our life - our political life, our social life, our personal life. He didn’t flinch at what he found, be it tragic or comic. Freddie White gives voice to Don’s words - a voice with heart, humour and honesty in the face of all that life fetches up on our shores. Declan Sinnott and Freddie have produced an album of music which moves, which shines, which captures all the shifting moods of one man’s ranging mind. The result is a gift to those dreamers among us who are still searching for our place in this life. This is an album to live with."
Jim Rooney, producer and musician, Nashville.

"The songs on this album range in mood from very positive and upbeat to very tragic and tender. The song "Brief Nameless Treasure" is a breathtaking piece of songwriting…always been seen as a very thoughtful, serious singer and writer and this album adds to that impression."
Event Guide, June 22nd 1999.

 

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