Discography

Albums

"They Don't Teach This Shit In School"

Released: March 13 2000
Format: CD
Cat. No: ZINC001
Copyright: Zinc Fence

Tracks:
01. Jealousy (5:55)
02. NYC Paddy (4:55)
03. Colony (7:56)
04. Seanchai (4:33)
05. I've No Alibi (5:21)
06. Chillin' (4:53)
07. It's Important (5:56)
08. Bad Time Garda (4:43)
09. It's All Good (5:48)
10. They Don't Teach This Shit In School (3:45)
11. Dublin Town (5:42)
12. Beside The Sea (4:56)

Produced by Trevor Wyatt & Ingmar Kiang.
Mixed by Ingmar Kiang & Gareth Mannix.
Guitar & vocals Damien Dempsey.
Drums/percussion Wayne Sheehy.
Bass guitar Robert Malone.
Organ & Piano Justin Carroll.
Uilleann pipes Eamonn Galldubh.

Standard jewel case plus card outer case.

 

"Seize The Day"

Released: May 16 2003
Format: CD
Cat. No: CLR001 / 5120672 / IRL018
Copyright: Clear Records, Independent Records

Tracks:
01. Negative Vibes (4:44)
02. Ghosts Of Overdoses (4:41)
03. It's All Good (5:13)
04. Factories (5:17)
05. Jar Song (5:03)
06. Celtic Tiger (5:13)
07. Apple Of My Eye (3:43)
08. Industrial School (5:27)
09. Great Gaels Of Ireland (5:21)
10. Marching Season Siege (7:55)
    . Seize The Day (hidden track)

Released in UK on May 10 2004.

Double-platinum album released in Ireland in 2003 on Clear Records via Sony. In the UK it was released via IRL and in the USA it was released on Attack Records a subsidiary of Sanctuary Records. In the UK and USA, the title track was not hidden.

 

"Seize The Day"

Released: October 5 2004
Format: CD
Cat. No: Attack 86010
Copyright: Attack Records

Tracks:
01. Negative Vibes (4:44)
02. Ghosts Of Overdoses (4:41)
03. It's All Good (5:13)
04. Factories (5:17)
05. Jar Song (5:03)
06. Celtic Tiger (5:13)
07. Apple Of My Eye (3:43)
08. Industrial School (5:27)
09. Great Gaels Of Ireland (5:21)
10. Marching Season Siege (7:55)
11. Seize The Day (4:13)

"Released October 5 2004 in the USA. Sanctuary and Attack jointly gave an American release to this album previously out in Ireland on IRL."

Attack Records is a reggae label from the 1970s given to Morrissey by Sanctuary Records as part of his 2003 contract with them. This section lists the Attack releases under Morrissey's management.

 

"Shots"

Released: March 11 2004
Format: CD
Cat. No: CLR002 / IRL022
Copyright: Clear Records

Tracks:
01. Sing All Our Cares Away (3:35)
02. Not On Your Own Tonight (3:58)
03. St. Patrick's Day (4:13)
04. Cursed With A Brain (5:10)
05. Party On (4:59)
06. Colony (7:09)
07. Patience (5:04)
08. Hold Me (5:08)
09. Choctaw Nation (4:12)
10. Spraypaint Backalley (6:32)

Released March 14 2005 in the UK.
Released June 27 2006 in the USA on new indie label "United For Opportunity".

"Following 'Seize the Day' his double platinum seller in Ireland, beautifully produced, 'Shots' retains Damien's heartfelt lyrics and confrontational lyrical style. Debuted at #1 in Ireland. Brian Eno guests on guitar, keyboards & background vocals."

"A phenomenal voice..."- Sunday Times Culture
"He has the most stunning voice in the Universe"- Morrissey
"(Seize the Day) One of the best albums of the year"- MOJO

 

"They Don't Teach This Shit In School"

Released: October 10 2005
Format: CD, Re-issue
Cat. No: IRL 025
Copyright: Clear Records / Sony BMG

Tracks:
01. Jealousy (5:55)
02. NYC Paddy (4:55)
03. Colony (7:56)
04. Seanchai (4:33)
05. I've No Alibi (5:21)
06. Chillin' (4:53)
07. It's Important (5:56)
08. Bad Time Garda (4:43)
09. It's All Good (5:48)
10. They Don't Teach This Shit In School (3:45)
11. Dublin Town (5:42)
12. Beside The Sea (4:56)

Re-release of Dempsey's debut album, with different cover artwork.

 

"Live At The Olympia"

Released: June 2 2006
Format: CD
Cat. No: CLR005
Copyright: Clear Records

Tracks:
01. Patience (5:36)
02. Party On (5:07)
03. Hold Me (4:44)
04. Seize The Day (3:59)
05. Not On Your Own Tonight (4:04)
06. Apple Of My Eye (5:09)
07. Sing All Our Cares Away (3:53)
08. Negative Vibes (6:01)
09. Industrial School (5:34)
10. It's All Good (8:58)
11. Factories (6:04)
12. Colony (7:31)

Released June 5 in the UK.
Live album recorded in The Olympia, Dublin on December 15 2005.

 

"Sing All Our Cares Away"

Released: 2006
Format: CD
Cat. No: LRC 002
Copyright: Lamm Records (Germany)

Tracks:
01. Sing All Our Cares Away (3:34)
02. Not On Your Own (3:58)
03. Factories (5:17)
04. Ghosts Of Overdoses (4:41)
05. Celtic Tiger (5:12)
06. It's All Good (4:21)
07. Party On (5:59)
08. Patience (5:04)
09. Negative Vibes (4:44)
10. Apple Of My Eye (3:43)
11. Spraypaint Backalley / Anywhere You Go (Hidden Track) (19:26)

German-only compilation of tracks from the "Seize The Day" and "Shots" albums.

 

"To Hell Or Barbados"

Released: June 1 2007
Format: CD
Cat. No: IRL034 / 88697 10051 2
Copyright: Clear Records / Sony BMG

Tracks:
01. Maasai (3:58)
02. Kilburn Stroll (5:11)
03. How Strange (5:47)
04. Chase The Light (4:14)
05. Your Pretty Smile (4:15)
06. Serious (4:57)
07. Teachers (4:39)
08. Summer's In My Heart (4:58)
09. To Hell Or Barbados (7:47)
10. The City (7:45)
11. I Don't Care (2:39)

Produced by John Reynolds.
Released: June 1 (Ireland), June 18 (UK), June 26 (US), July 6 (Canada).

"Damien Dempsey returns with his 4th studio album, and arguably his most accomplished recording yet. The titles comes from a book by Sean O'Callaghan -'To Hell or Barbados: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland', which tells of 50,000 Irish men, women and children sent to Barbados as slaves during Oliver Cromwell's conquest in Ireland."

"A phenomenal voice..." - Sunday Times
"A whip-smart lyrical tour de force, his songwriter's eye for detail astounds..." - HP

 

"To Hell Or Barbados"

Released: November 2 2007
Format: 2xCD
Cat. No: 88697204322
Copyright: Clear Records / Sony BMG

CD1 Tracks:
01. Maasai (3:58)
02. Kilburn Stroll (5:11)
03. How Strange (5:47)
04. Chase The Light (4:14)
05. Your Pretty Smile (4:15)
06. Serious (4:57)
07. Teachers (4:39)
08. Summer's In My Heart (4:58)
09. To Hell Or Barbados (7:47)
10. The City (7:45)
11. I Don't Care (2:39)

CD2 Tracks:
01. Not On Your Own Tonight (Part 2) (3:57)
02. Saturday Finally Comes (4:32)
03. Wild One (4:24)
04. Schooldays Over (2:48)
05. Fly Me To The Moon (2:22)
06. Taobh Leis An Muir (Beside The Sea) (4:30)
07. The Rhythm Of Time (4:06)
08. Holy Night (2:11)

 

"The Rocky Road"

Released: June 6 2008
Format: CD
Cat. No: IRL 038
Copyright: Clear Records / Independent Records

Tracks:
01. The Rocky Road To Dublin (3:55)
02. Schooldays Over (3:08)
03. A Rainy Night In Soho (6:16)
04. The Twang Man (2:16)
05. Sullivan John (3:23)
06. Kelly From Killan / The Teetotaler (5:40)
07. The Foggy Dew (5:08)
08. Hot Asphalt (3:18)
09. Night Visiting Song (4:12)
10. The Hackler From Grouse Hall / The Monaghan Jig (3:28)
11. Madam I'm A Darlin' (4:20)

Produced by John Reynolds.
Released on August 26 in the U.S. via United For Opportunity.

 

"Party On: Live At Vicar St."

Released: October 24 2008
Format: DVD (Ireland)
Cat. No: 88697407379
Copyright: Sony BMG

Tracks:
01. Maasai
02. Negative Vibes
03. Kilburn Stroll
04. How Strange
05. Seize The Day
06. Summer's In My Heart
07. Sing All Our Cares Away
08. Apple Of My Eye
09. Colony
10. Your Pretty Smile
11. Serious
12. Party On
13. It's All Good
14. Factories, Trains And Houses
15. Patience
16. Not On Your Own Tonight
17. Ghosts Of Overdoses
18. Rocky Road To Dublin

Extras:
01. An Interview with Damien Dempsey
02. Before The Show - Fans at Doyles
03. The Fans

 

"Almighty Love"

Released: September 28 2012
Format: CD
Cat. No: IRL068
Copyright: Clear Records / Independent Records

Tracks:
01. Intro (1:15)
02. Almighty Love (3:47)
03. Chris And Stevie (5:57)
04. Born Without Hate (5:59)
05. Bustin Outta Here (5:42)
06. Fire In The Glen (4:47)
07. Canadian Geese (4:55)
08. The Good And The Great (6:46)
09. Community (5:52)
10. Money Man (5:27)
11. You're The Cure (12:10)

Released in the UK October 1 2012.
Released in Australia October 5 2012.

 

"It's All Good: The Best Of Damien Dempsey"

Released: February 14 2014
Format: 2 x CD + DVD
Cat. No: 88843041162
Copyright: Clear Records / Sony Music

CD1 Tracks:
01. It's All Good
02. Sing All Our Cares Away
03. Apple Of My Eye
04. Kilburn Stroll
05. Canadian Geese
06. Not On Your Own Tonight
07. Patience
08. Chris And Stevie
09. Serious
10. Colony
11. Negative Vibes
12. Factories
13. Bustin Outta Here
14. Spraypaint Backalley

CD2 Tracks:
01. Party On
02. Maasai
03. How Strange
04. The Rocky Road To Dublin
05. Kelly From Killan/The Teetotaller
06. St Patrick's Brave Brigade
07. A Rainy Night In Soho
08. The Auld Triangle
09. Ghosts Of Overdoses
10. Your Pretty Smile
11. I've No Alibi
12. Almighty Love
13. Beside The Sea
14. Happy Days
15. You're The Cure

DVD Tracks:
 --. Party On - Live At Vicar Street (2007)

Limited edition 3 disc set (2CD + DVD) available across HMV, Golden Discs, Tower and Celtic Note.

"February 2014 will see the release of "It's All Good, The Best of Damien Dempsey", a celebration of Damien Dempsey's career to date which encompasses six top 10 studio albums over 15 years."

Contains two new songs; 'St Patrick's Brave Brigade' and 'Happy Days'.