The most successful singer to emerge from the vibrant Irish showband scene, Joe Dolan was a regular hitmaker on the Irish charts throughout the '60s to the '90s. Features all his UK hits including the No.3 smash "Make Me An Island", which went to No.1 in 14 countries. Dolan has toured the UK & Ireland extensively as well as Israel, South Africa and South America and in 1978 was the first Western pop singer to perform in pre-perestroika Russia.
Formed in Galway in 1966 by Joe Dolan from Galway (not the cabaret singer), better known as Galway Joe Dolan, Andy Irvine from London and Johnny Moynihan from Dublin. Irvine and Moynihan were traditional music enthusiasts who knew each other from the folk scene in Dublin and travels to Fleadh Ceoil around the country during 1963-65. Dolan had played guitar with second division showband the Swingtime Aces. In January 1965 Irvine and Dolan formed the short-lived ballad group The Liffeysiders with Dolan's friend Kevin O'Carroll. Moynihan wasn't impressed and they soon split anyway. This left it open for Irvine, Dolan and Moynihan to form Sweeney's Men. Des Kelly became their manager and got them a deal with Pye. Kelly also managed the Capitol Showband which is how various Sweeneys guested on three Capitol singles released during 1966.
Sexy Romantic Love Songs features more of the sexiest and romantic love songs of Pop Rock performed by Percy Sledge, Platters, Tom Jones, The Chi Lites, Al Green, Barry White, Jane Birkin, Procol Harum, Jean Francois Michael and many more.
The story of an impossible love between Fred, a woman, and Laurence, a man who reveals his inner desire to become his true self: a woman. Set during the late 1980s and early 1990s, the story spans a decade, chronicling the doomed love of Fred and Laurence, as well as the trials and tribulations that they face.