Far Beyond These Castle Walls

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Far Beyond These Castle Walls
Front cover for Far Beyond These Castle Walls (Chris de Burgh album).jpg
Studio album by Chris de Burgh
Released 1974
Genre Rock
Length 44:26
Label A&M
Producer Robin Geoffrey Cable
Chris de Burgh chronology
Far Beyond These Castle Walls
Spanish Train and Other Stories
(1975)Spanish Train and Other Stories1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Far Beyond These Castle Walls is the first album by Chris de Burgh, released by A&M Records in 1974.


Mike DeGagne of AllMusic retrospectively praised the album, saying: "His gentle, beguiling vocal style is introduced, which instantly trademarks him as a genuine master of the soft ballad... What is most important about this album is the manner in which it reveals de Burgh as one of the finest mood-invoking artists ever."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Chris de Burgh

  1. "Hold On" – 4:03
  2. "The Key" – 4:08
  3. "Windy Night" – 4:53
  4. "Sin City" – 4:35
  5. "New Moon" – 4:59
  6. "Watching the World" – 3:32
  7. "Lonesome Cowboy" – 4:23
  8. "Satin Green Shutters" – 5:02
  9. "Turning Round", released outside the UK and Ireland as "Flying" – 6:24
  10. "Goodnight" – 2:07


  • Produced & Engineered By Robin Geoffrey Cable
  • Assistant Engineer: Mike Stavrou

Recorded at Ramport Studios and AIR Studios, London Mixed at AIR Studios and Trident Studios, London



  1. ^ a b DeGagne, Mike. "Far Beyond These Castle Walls". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 August 2014.