Release Date 2/4/22
‘There’s a record that came out about called Twilight by John Hegarty here in Ireland and it blew me away. I love that record and that singer’. Glen Hansard
“…..a pop force to be reckoned who mines from the motherlode of Bacharach, Big Star and The Beatles, channelling them into such bright, upbeat songs as Such a Thrill, The Sound and Let Love In…” The Irish Times
“….with a wonderful collection of gentle, sun-soaked songs, Hegarty supported Canadian stalwarts Patrick Watson in what was a brilliantly rousing show in Dublin’s Sugar Club …” The Irish Daily Star
Rollercoaster Records are delighted that are our next release ,Catalogue Number RCR014 will be a Remastered, Vinyl Gatefold Edition of Twilight by John Hegarty. Twilight was originally released by Independent Records in 2000 and we are delighted to help one of the great Irish records get a deserved release on Vinyl.
John Hegarty is a gifted songwriter who has released three albums, Twilight in 2000, Guiding Light in 2007 and Great Unknown in 2015 which gained glowing reviews from Hot Press, The Irish Times, The Irish Daily Star and the Dublin Event Guide. Hegarty featured in the first season of Other Voices and his song ‘Limerick’ was featured on the Other Voices: Songs from a Room album. In the second season of Other Voices Glen Hansard covered ‘Limerick’ for his appearance on the show.
An accomplished arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Hegarty has been working in the Dublin music scene for the last 20 years and has guested on 16 albums playing guitar, piano, bass and organ. He has featured the Choice Prize winning Adrian Crowley album Season of Sparks and Cian Nugent’s critically acclaimed album, Born with the Caul where the Independent added a ‘special word for the organ-playing of John Hegarty, which is understated and beguiling’.
Twilight was initially recorded in Dublin and was completed in Bob Lamb’s Studio in King’s Heath, Birmingham. The album was produced by Bob Lamb who previously worked with UB40 and The Lilac Time and Birmingham songwriter, Mickey Greaney. Twilight incoporates the talents of twenty Irish and English musicians including Kenneth Rice, Kevin Murphy, Declan Herbert, El Byrne, Lisa Mallet, Pooka, Martin Riley and Martin Furey.