Amsterdam Mistress

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'Amsterdam Mistress' Prod by Jimmy Harry, Golden Globe Winner 'Best Song'

'AMSTERDAM MISTRESS' History & Reviews
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Joe Hurley's classic Christmas ballad 'Amsterdam Mistress' was first released on NEVER FEAR, the seminal debut album from Rogue's March that landed on the cover of CMJ Magazine

'Amsterdam Mistress' is featured on the SONY MUSIC release "Whiskey In The Jar: Essential Irish Drinking Songs & Singalongs", next to classics from the Dubliners, Pogues, & Clancys .Alongside world-renowned standards 'Irish Rover' ,'Dirty Old Town', & ' Danny Boy' , 'Amsterdam Mistress' has become a new addition to the Great Irish Songbook.

From SONY Liner notes "This collection features NYC's Rogue’s March on 'Amsterdam Mistress', as Joe Hurley & the band earn the longest track on the set (at 6:31), worth every minute of it, too ! "

SIRIUS XM's Meg Griffin features 'Amsterdam Mistress' in her annual Xmas Special, co-hosted w/ Lenny Kaye. Hurley has sung it live on TV & Radio across USA & Europe, incl NYC's WFUV, & NBC TV.

"These NYC staples play Celtic-tinged folk-rock with unshakable pop hooks. Songs like "Shut Up and Drink" and "Amsterdam Mistress" (which rhymes "pints of Guinness" with "lots of slow kisses" ) make for perfect St Patrick's Day wallowing."

NEW YORK TIMES 'Weekend Pick'

On Recent Euro- tours with novelist Colum McCann , Hurley performed A.M. in their 'Let The Great World Spin' CD set.

Reviewing the Guinness Fleadh , w/ Rogue's March , Chieftains, SawDoctors, Sinead , Billy Bragg, NYPOST wrote

"Hurley and his large Celtic-crew gave what would be one of the most talked about performances of the festival. Hurley had the area packed, with the crowds raising pints of stout and singing along to the band's anthems 'Amsterdam Mistress'' & 'Shut Up and Drink' "

NEW YORK POST

" Joe Hurley is a brilliant songwriter and a truly charismatic performer "

PADDY MOLONEY of THE CHIEFTAINS

For many years, Hurley has sung ' Amsterdam Mistress' for the Xmas Charity Gala at Count Basie Theatre, & NJ State Theater in New Brunswick. Guests incl Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Ian Hunter

He performed 'Amsterdam Mistress" at the Irish Consulate in NY when his CD w Colum McCann 'Let The Great World Spin' was released.


For the IRISH ECHO's 'Cultural Leaders of Irish America' feature, Hurley was pictured with Gabriel Byrne, Paddy Moloney, Colum McCann, Malachy McCourt on the cover.

He was the featured guest vocalist w/ 6-time Grammy Winners THE CHIEFTAINS at their recent Count Basie Concert

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REVIEWS of 'AMSTERDAM MISTRESS'
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"These NYC staples play Celtic-tinged folk-rock with unshakable pop hooks. Songs like "Shut Up and Drink" and "Amsterdam Mistress" (which rhymes "pints of Guinness" with "lots of slow kisses" ) make for perfect St Patrick's Day wallowing."

NEW YORK TIMES 'Weekend Pick'

" Joe Hurley, who has one of the best sets of pipes that you'll ever hear, performed 'Amsterdam Mistress' .If you're a fan of top songwriting, you'll find yourself searching the Internet (as I did) to get a copy of this stunning song."
UPSTAGE MAGAZINE

" 'Amsterdam Mistress' remains one of the most evocative ballads ever penned "
IRISH ECHO

"Rogue's March are a fantastic band who have managed to capture the same excitement they create during a show in a tight, raw, studio recording, NEVER FEAR. This 14 song collection is an exuberant package featuring a heap of memorable music, including my favorite song 'Amsterdam Mistress' "

NEW YORK POST 'CD Of the Week'

"Things start to get really great with 'Amsterdam Mistress', a spirited drinking singalong ala 'Dirty Old Town'."

CMJ MAGAZINE 'JACKPOT' CD of the Month-

"Some of the band's trademark tunes, such as "Amsterdam Mistress', which would make a strong single, and the screamer 'Shut Up and Drink', are included on 'Never Fear' as well as other standout ballads such as 'I Wish My wife was a Country Singer' .
There is true magic on this disc"

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"Rich, poetic imagery, with charismatic Celtic ballads & love songs that sound like a late night heart-to-heart with the bartender, such as the newly-minted classic 'Amsterdam Mistress' with the lyrics "Pints of Guinness, lots of slow kisses, we were almost in love, my Amsterdam Mistress' "
IRISH VOICE

"That was MARIANNE FAITHFULL checking out the great Irish Band, Rogue's March ,with Oscar Winning directors Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot) & Terry George. Faithfull ended up onstage belting out songs from Rogue's March' 'Never Fear' including 'Amsterdam Mistress' & her all-time hit "As Tears Go By". "The band is wonderful" said Sheridan. "They're truly original"
Pg 6 NEW YORK POST


"From the raucous 'Shut Up & Drink' to the poetic 'Amsterdam Mistress', this collection will take you on a roguish rollercoaster ride through the ballads, country, punk, & Celtic sounds that make Rogue's March an outstanding band- a band that will leave you lamenting in your drink, waving it in the air, or at times, smashing it off the nearest hard surface."
IRISH CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE

"Hurley is the best singer of vowels in rock,and he's got fire behind those puppy eyes. One of New York's most entertaining frontmen, his distinctive vocals can be raucous as all get-out, and as sorrowful as a baritone can be"
VILLAGE VOICE

"Hurley's tale of a barroom romance in "Amsterdam Mistress" waltzes out into the garden, with a predominantly Irish flavor"

WOODSTOCK TIMES

"I arrived at SXSW in Austin on St. Patrick's Day, with the melody from Joe Hurley's great song 'Amsterdam Mistress' still running through my head after his epochal Irish music revue at Le Poisson Rouge in NY the Saturday before. Hurley is one of the greatest singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York Music scene in the last twenty years"

JOHN SWENSON
(Rolling Stone editor, co-author of the 'Rolling Stone Record Guide')

"He's a poet of microcosm with stereoscopic vision, a balladeer with a whole lot of landscape in his voice. He has great empathy which is what true storytelling is all about. Hurley is one of the great songwriters of our time"
COLUM McCANN, novelist

A wildly diverse act that manages to sew threads of punk, country and cabaret into an astonishingly cohesive sound... showcasing a star-powered front man in Joe Hurley"
BILLBOARD

lyrics

'Amsterdam Mistress'
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There were pints of Guinness, lots of slow kisses
We were almost in love, but too many near misses
Will the missus walk in, kick down the front door
Her eyes in red silence, yeah I've done this before

Patsy sang 'Crazy', and you sang along
I didn't think my heart could break over one song
Pints of Guinness, lots of slow kisses
We were almost in love, my Amsterdam Mistress

For one perfect moment, I held you by my side
One enchanted evening, oh It felt good, to be alive

I never felt lighter, so wanted and warm
Like a blanket draped across me, a child reborn
Your old wooly cap, the falling of new snow
You laughed as you shivered 'Please never let me go'

The ghost of Dylan Thomas was smiling that night
There were carols by the river and Christmas tree lights
Pints of Guinness, lots of slow kisses
We were almost in love, my Amsterdam Mistress

For one perfect moment, I held you by my side
For one enchanted evening, Christ it felt good, to be alive

Feels like Christmas , with all your slow kisses
I wish you were with me, my Amsterdam Mistress

Feels like Christmas, with all your slow kisses
I wish you were with me, my Amsterdam Mistress

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Lyrics & Music-Joe Hurley
Copyright Joe Hurley Music. Ascap

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from Never Fear, track released January 1, 2003
Written/arranged by Joe Hurley. Prod by Jimmy Harry
Joe Hurley-vocals, guitar. Gary Johannes-mandolin, bouzouki, back vox. Ken Margolis-Accordion. Jim Harry-electric & acoustic guitar. Dan Prater-Bass, back vox. Bill Gerstel-Drums. Chris Byrne-Uillean pipes, whistle.

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