The Unicorn

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This article is about the album. For other uses, see Unicorn (disambiguation).
The Unicorn
Studio album by The Irish Rovers
Released 1967
Genre Irish folk music
Length 30:06
Label MCA Records
The Irish Rovers chronology
The First of the Irish Rovers
(1966)
The Unicorn
(1967)
All Hung Up
(1968)

The Unicorn is the second album by Irish folk music group The Irish Rovers, released in 1967 and topped the charts in 1968.

The title track "The Unicorn", a recording of Shel Silverstein's poem, featured Glen Campbell on lead guitar,[1] and reached #2 in the US Adult Contemporary Charts, #7 in the U.S. Hot 100,[2] and #5 in Ireland.[3][4] Despite having virtually nothing to do with Ireland or Irish culture, the song remains popular in Irish pubs to this day.

"The Unicorn" song is also included on The Irish Rovers Gems double disk (1996), their 40th Anniversary CD, "40 Years A-Rovin'" (Rover Records, 2005), and their "Home In Ireland" CD and DVD. In 1968 the song was covered by Irish trio The Bachelors.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. The Unicorn – 3:18
  2. Bonnie Kellswater – 2:39
  3. The Orange and the Green – 2:37
  4. Hiring Fair – 2:28
  5. Bridgit Flynn – 1:58
  6. Come In – 1:46
  7. Goodbye Mrs. Durkin – 2:34
  8. Pat of Millingar – 2:34
  9. The Wind that Shakes the Corn – 3:03
  10. The First Love in Life – 2:50
  11. The Black Velvet Band – 3:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irish Rovers farewell". CBC Radio St. John's Nfld, Sept 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Unicorn, The Irish Rovers". Billboard, 1968. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  3. ^ The Irish Rovers, Jam! Music's Canadian POP Music Encyclopedia
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts: All There Is To Know: Irish Rovers". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Bachelors: The Unicorn". Discogs. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 

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