With their 30th anniversary looming next year and major live dates to be announced for later this year ‘In Tua Nua’ are releasing this self financed single. Cult lead singer ‘Leslie Dowdall’, singing drummer ‘Paul Byrne’ and legendary bassist/guitarist ‘Jack Dublin’ went into the studio last year and re-recorded ‘All I Wanted’. Enlisting Conn Woolridge on Violin and Derek Cronin on Hammond Organ, the track was recorded and mixed by Conor Brady and produced by the band at Phonic Studios, Dublin.
With their back catalogue of recordings still owned by their previous record labels Island and Virgin, the band wanted to record something that they would own themselves. Penned by Byrne, Dublin and Martin Clancy, ‘All I Wanted’ was In Tua Nua’s most successful single, reaching number 69 in the 1988 UK charts while becoming a radio hit all across the US on college radio stations.
The band toured extensively throughout Europe and the US during the 1980’s promoting their albums “Vaudeville” and “The Long Acre”. One of Ireland’s premier live acts, they shared stages with Bob Dylan (Slane), Fleetwood Mac, and Eurythmics to name but a few while also touring with both U2 and Simple Minds before breaking up in 1989. They reformed for some gigs in 2004 and since then Leslie has toured both as a solo artist and with a band, while Paul and Jack who first played together as rhythm section for Deaf Actor in 1980 have recently been banging out beats for Rocky de Valera and The Gravediggers, The Guilty Party and Shane McGowan and The Shane Gang.
All I Wanted (2012 Version)
Buy from iTunes or get it free from intuanua.com
Available April 20th 2012