Peace and Love (The Pogues album)

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Peace and Love
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1989
Genre Celtic rock
Label Island
Producer Steve Lillywhite
The Pogues chronology
If I Should Fall from Grace with God
Peace and Love
Hell's Ditch
Singles from Peace and Love
  1. "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge"
    Released: June 1989
  2. "White City"
    Released: August 1989
  3. "Lorelei"
    Released: 1989 (Canada) [1] [2] [3]

Peace and Love is the fourth studio album by The Pogues, released in July 1989. [4]



Peace and Love continued the band's gradual departure from traditional Irish music. It noticeably opens with a heavily jazz-influenced track. Also, several of the songs are inspired by the city in which the Pogues were founded, London ("White City", "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge", "London You're a Lady"), as opposed to Ireland, from which they had usually drawn inspiration. Nevertheless, several notable Irish personages are mentioned, including Ned of the Hill, Christy Brown, whose book Down All The Days appears as a song title, and Napper Tandy, mentioned in the first line of "Boat Train", which was adapted from a line in the Irish rebel song "The Wearing of the Green". Likewise the MacGowan song "Cotton Fields" draws on the Lead Belly song of the same name.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Robert Christgau B [5]

Mark Deming of AllMusic said that Peace and Love "isn't as good as the two Pogues albums that preceded it", but felt that "it does make clear that MacGowan was hardly the only talented songwriter in the band". [4] Robert Christgau, on the other hand, believed that "Shane MacGowan will remain the only Pogue in the down-and-out hall of fame". [5]

Track listing

Standard edition

  1. "Gridlock" (Jem Finer, Andrew Ranken) – 3:33
  2. "White City" (Shane MacGowan) – 2:31
  3. "Young Ned of the Hill" (Terry Woods, Ron Kavana) – 2:45
  4. "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge" (Finer) – 3:01
  5. "Cotton Fields" (MacGowan) – 2:51
  6. "Blue Heaven" (Phil Chevron, Darryl Hunt) – 3:36
  7. "Down All the Days" (MacGowan) – 3:45
  8. "USA" (MacGowan) – 4:52
  9. "Lorelei" (Chevron) – 3:33
  10. "Gartloney Rats" (Woods) – 2:32
  11. "Boat Train" (MacGowan) – 2:40
  12. "Tombstone" (Finer) – 2:57
  13. "Night Train to Lorca" (Finer) – 3:29
  14. "London You're a Lady" (MacGowan) – 2:56 [4]

Bonus tracks (2005 reissue)

  1. "Star of the County Down" (Traditional) (B-side to "White City" 12") – 2:33
  2. "The Limerick Rake" (Traditional) (B-side to "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah") – 3:12
  3. "Train of Love" (Finer) (B-side to "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge" CD single) – 3:08
  4. "Everyman Is a King" (Woods, Kavana) (B-side to "White City") – 3:54
  5. "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" (MacGowan) (A-side single) – 3:19
  6. "Honky Tonk Women" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) (B-side to "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" 12") – 2:55


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI) [6] Gold100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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Credits are adapted from the album liner notes, except where noted. [7]


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