This is the album we will submit for the next Voyager to be launched into space. We may place it upon Katie Hopkins’ doorstep in a Bag For Life, light it on fire, ring the doorbell and run off. Should we ever attempt to become big in Japan, we now have a demo tape.
This is the album that is quite literally 10 years in the making. It is strange to think that when the first song on this album was written,
Björn had just turned 11 years old the week before! Most of these songs can be found on our first eight studio albums, but we’ve re-recorded them, to bring you these lovely new and improved versions from our strongest line-up since the band formed in June 2006. Feel free to compare them!
Thanks to everyone who made this album possible. There are many of you. You all know who you are. And that includes YOU reading this now.
CHEERS... see y’all at the bar!
Recorded & Produced by Björn Doonicansson & Scott Doonican Mixed & Mastered by Joel Howe
(except Track 20: Mixed by Maartin Allcock)
A huge shout-out to Joel for his incredible patience and constant quest for perfection on this album. Relax matey, it’s 10 years ‘til Vol. 2018-2028!
Album artwork designed by Scott Doonican
Photography by Graham Whitmore and Amanda White
released May 27, 2018
vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, melodica, bass, accordion, keyboards, omnichord, stylophone
tenor banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, sitar, keyboards, bass, drums, vocals
Hailing from Barnsley, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are Britain's hardest working comedy band. Having played over
1,100 anarchic live shows to date, they are instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish dress-sense. The have been critically acclaimed to be the UK festival scene's undisputed Kings of Parody....more
supported by 18 fans who also own “The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican/2008-2018”
Gaz, having finally got this in the CD player, what an absolute stunner of an album, a glorious document of the hardest year in history, emotions, tears, mass singalongs, “The Old Normal”, one of my absolute key songs of last year and, topping them all, “Rule”, Gaz does full tilt screaming metal and it’s f’ing glorious! Neil Mitchell
supported by 12 fans who also own “The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican/2008-2018”
Confused and amazed about the different styles and the overload of lyrics, after my first full album sitdown. Struggeling to find the cohesion, but it will do for now.
After a few listens..cd in hand too, atarting to like it a lot. Anywhere i can find full lyrics?
This must be amoré..my new favorite..italodisco meets dep mod ervanduijvenbode
supported by 11 fans who also own “The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican/2008-2018”
I'm sat in our van, in a layby in the Midlands awaiting the exuberant excitement tomorrow... This is where it's at!
Love and Light and Laughter to all that made this little slice of magic whilst supporting mental health. Myself, the universe and many others thank you.
I don't wanna go home - good job I live in a van 😁 Stella O'Farrell