Within a Mile of Home

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Within a Mile of Home
Studio album by Flogging Molly
Released September 14, 2004
Recorded Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA; Cello Studios, Hollywood, CA; Ocean Studios, Burbank, CA.
Genre Punk rock, Pop punk, Celtic rock
Length 52:08
Label SideOneDummy
Producer Ted Hutt
Flogging Molly chronology
Drunken Lullabies
(2002)
Within a Mile of Home
(2004)
Whiskey on a Sunday
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters
Punknews.org 4/5 stars [2]

Within a Mile of Home is the third studio album by the Irish-American punk band Flogging Molly. Released in 2004, this album reached #20 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Chart and #1 on the Independent Music chart. The album is dedicated to Joe Strummer and Johnny Cash, as indicated in the album's liner notes.

Reception[edit]

In their review, Allmusic noted Flogging Molly's "more mature, more polished" sound on this album and its stylistic variations. They pointed to the Cajun-influenced accordions on "Tomorrow Comes a Day Too Soon," the a Capella performance on "The Wrong Company" and guest Lucinda Williams' guest appearance on "Factory Girls" as evidence of this. The reviewer also appreciated the album's varied themes which include modern-day U.S. Policy concerns ("Screaming at the Wailing Wall") and Oliver Cromwell shipping Irish workers to Barbados during the 17th century. In another positive review, Punknews.org said that Flogging Molly "have a mastery of the traditional sound, and their harder and faster songs are definitely a lot of fun." The reviewer for PopMatters had high praise for the album. The review referred to the opening track "Screaming at the Wailing Wall" as a "toe-tapping, arm-in-arm Celtic boogie tune" and the following song "The Seven Deadly Sins" as a "kitchen-party Celtic assault." The review also noted that the song “To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh)” sounds like a "Dublin-ized Mike Ness of Social Distortion" and that “The Wanderlust” as a combination of The Clash and The Pogues.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dave King, all music composed by Flogging Molly.

No. Title Length
1. "Screaming at the Wailing Wall"   3:41
2. "Seven Deadly Sins"   2:50
3. "Factory Girls" (feat. Lucinda Williams) 3:51
4. "To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh)"   3:17
5. "Whistles the Wind"   4:32
6. "Light of a Fading Star"   3:52
7. "Tobacco Island"   5:17
8. "The Wrong Company"   0:36
9. "Tomorrow Comes a Day Too Soon"   3:32
10. "Queen Anne's Revenge"   3:06
11. "The Wanderlust"   3:31
12. "Within a Mile of Home"   3:53
13. "The Spoken Wheel" (feat. Neal O'Donovan) 2:13
14. "With a Wonder and a Wild Desire"   3:40
15. "Don't Let Me Die Still Wondering"   4:17
Total length:
52:08

Personnel[edit]

Flogging Molly

Additional Musicians

  • Lucinda Williams - additional vocals on track 3
  • Noel O'Donovan - additional vocals on track 13
  • Lee Thornburg - horns on track 15
  • Craig Jackman - washboard on track 9
  • Stephanie Fife - cello on track 5
  • Novi Novog - viola on track 5

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