Simon McBride has released a video and free download of an unplugged version ‘Rich Man Falling’ which is the title track of Simon’s 2008 debut album. It’s a great version of the song and the unplugged version takes you right back the blues of the deep south with echoes of old chain gang songs.
Told from the perspective of a fallen financial hot-shot who has found wisdom only through ruin, Rich Man Falling is an anthem for the 21st century, taking the pulse of modern life, it is apt that the video plays out with a quote from fellow Irishman, the statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke (b. 1729): “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it”.
Simon has recently released his new album ‘Nine Lives’, an album of mostly live recordings of tracks from his studio albums which is getting some great reviews and you can catch Simon playing at MusicMesse on 22nd March.
Check out www.simonmcbride.net for the free MP3 download and more about Simon’s work.