15 tracks: The Gift Of Years * Santa Bloody Claus * A Reason For It All * Leaving Nancy (live) * He’s Nobody’s Moggy Now * No Man’s Land (The Green Fields Of France / Willie McBride) * Singing The Spirit Home * If Wishes Were Fishes * Now I’m Easy * Safe In The Harbour * Silly Slang Song * Glasgow Lullaby * One Small Star * Big In A Small Way * And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda.
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“Scots-born singer-songwriter Eric Bogle is now settled in Australia where his reputation has earned him many awards and honours, and where he has recorded numerous albums including his most recent collection of new songs The Source of Light. By Request is a compilation of Eric’s most requested and popular songs of his early years, including the classic tracks No Man’s Land (or The Green Fields Of France as it is often referred to), And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, Now I’m Easy, Leaving Nancy plus eleven more. This hugely popular and best selling album was first released by Greentrax in 2001 and still sells briskly to this day. Eric describes the songs on this album as “old friends - I can’t help being proud of them”.”
(Managing Director Ian Green’s Pick Of The Month album, May 2022)
By Request is a collection of Eric Bogle’s most requested songs, all of which feature on his earlier albums The Eric Bogle Songbook vols 1 & 2.
Eric was born in Scotland in 1944, and in 1969 he emigrated to Australia where he still lives. He has been writing songs and poems since he was eight years old - possibly his most recognizable and popular song is And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda which to date has been recorded by over one hundred artists.
Another of his songs The Green Fields of France (No Man’s Land / Willie McBride) was recorded by The Furey Brothers and spent an incredible 26 weeks in the Irish charts, including 10 weeks at No 1.
Eric regularly tours the US, Canada and Europe, as well as his adopted Australia. Over the past 20 years or so he has recorded a total of 14 albums and has been the recipient of many awards for his music, including a UN Peace Medal and The Order of Australia from the Australian Government.