Energy Orchard (album)

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Energy Orchard was the self-titled, debut album from Northern Ireland based rock band, Energy Orchard, and was released in 1990.[1][2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Belfast" – 4:56
  2. "Somebody's Brother" – 6:42
  3. "Lion" – 4:48
  4. "One, Two Brown Eyes" – 3:53
  5. "King of Love" – 4:11
  6. "Sailortown" – 4:10
  7. "Walk In Love" – 3:02
  8. "This House Must Fall" – 3:47
  9. "Sweet Irish Rose" – 3:52
  10. "Hard Street" – 4:56
  11. "Good Day to Die" – 4:15
  12. "Belfast (Instrumental)" – 1:52


  1. ^ Larkin, C. (1995). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Guinness Pub. p. 1345. ISBN 978-1-56159-176-3. Retrieved 4 February 2018. Energy Orchard This pop rock sextet come from Belfast, Northern Ireland and are built around the nucleus of singer Bap Kennedy and guitarist Paul Toner. Snapped up by MCA in 1990 their first single was tided after their hometown, ironically after relocating to London. It dented the UK Top 70, paving the way for follow-ups 'Sailortown' and 'Lace Virginia'. After running the gauntlet of comparisons to U2 which face most rock bands from Ireland, the reaction of the mainstream UK press ...
  2. ^ Network, Sonic Options (1990). Option. Sonic Options Network. p. 110. Retrieved 4 February 2018. The debut album from Energy Orchard... the inspiration of six childhood friends and the homeland they know and love. Featuring The LeadTrack, BELFAST and SAILORTOWN.
  3. ^ Carruthers, M.; Douds, S. (2001). Stepping Stones: The Arts in Ulster, 1971-2001. Blackstaff. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-85640-705-5. Retrieved 4 February 2018. Energy Orchard was another London-based act, using past members of Ten Past Seven and the Bankrob- bers. Singer, Bap Kennedy, was an unashamed fan of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and tried to develop the myth of his city on the likes of 'Sailortown'. Bap has become close friends with American songwriter Steve Earle, who brought him to Nashville to cut the impressive Domestic Blues album in 1999 with some excellent bluegrass players. Bap's brother Brian was also in Ten ...