"In the Name of the Father" - Various Artists
U2 Related Content:
- "In the Name of the Father" (Soundtrack Version) - Bono and Gavin Friday (05:43)
- "Billy Boola" (Soundtrack Version) - Bono & Gavin Friday (03:44)
- "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart" (Soundtrack Version) - Sinéad O'Connor (06:21)
Full Track Listing:
- In The Name Of The Father – Bono and Gavin Friday (5:43)
- Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Jimi Hendrix Experience (5:09)
- Billy Boola – Gavin Friday and Bono (3:46)
- Dedicated Follower Of Fashion – The Kinks (3:02)
- Interrogation – Trevor Jones (7:12)
- Is This Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers (3:51)
- Walking the Circle – Trevor Jones (4:44)
- Whiskey In The Jar – Thin Lizzy (5:46)
- Passage Of Time – Trevor Jones (5:51)
- You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart – Sinead O’Conner (6:21)
“In the Name of the Father” was a 1993 biographical film directed by Jim Sheridan. It is based on the life story of the Guildford Four, four people who were falsely convicted of the Guildford pub bombings which had been done by the IRA. Sheridan approached his friends Bono and Gavin Friday about putting together some music for the film. Bono and Gavin Friday along with Maurice Seezer, wrote three songs for the movie, two of which they recorded themselves, and one on which Sinéad O’Connor performs. The movie premiered on December 12, 1993 in Ireland, and had a wide release on January 21, 1994 in Canada, February 11 in the UK, and February 25 1994 in the USA.
The first song contributed to the film is credited to Bono and Gavin Friday and is titled “In the Name of the Father”. The song is used in the opening of the film and is played as the bomb goes off. The bomb detonation is synched with the point that the song picks up. The second song contributed to the film is credited to Gavin Friday and Bono and is titled “Billy Boola”. It is a lighter song than the first, and it plays as the characters in the film are rooting through the home of a prostitute. The third song is “You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart” and is performed by Sinéad O’Connor. The song is used as an instrumental in the film during a scene in prison after a death occurs. The vocal version of the song plays over the final credits in the film.
“You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart” was recorded at STS studios, and the room was lit entirely by candle when Sinéad O’Connor brought a doll into the studio and a vase of flowers. She sang the song to the doll, and the session went on into the wee hours of the morning after many takes, finally wrapping up at 2:30. The entire recording session is detailed in Bill Flanagan’s book “Until the End of the World”. Both “In the Name of the Father” and “Billy Boola” were developed in STS Studios as well, with some additional recording done in Olympic Studios in London.
Both “You Made Me The Thief of Your Heart” and “In the Name of the Father” were released as singles from the movie. Each was released with remixes and in the case of “You Made Me The Thief”, an additional song written during the recording sessions for the album. “Thief of Your Heart” was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category “Best Original Song” in the 1994 Golden Globe Awards. One of the songs it competed against was “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” by U2. Neither song won the award, which instead went to Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia”.
In the Name of the Father:
Performed by Bono and Gavin Friday. Written by Bono, Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer. Bono and Gavin Friday: Vocals. Maurice Seezer: Keyboards, programming, distorted accordian, bass, guitar, percussion. Tommy Hayes: Drums, percussion. Dave Clayton: Additional keyboards. Tim Simenon: Additional drums, sample programming. Paul Barrett: Percussion. Produced by Tim Simenon and Gavin Friday. Sample of “An Ras” by Tommy Hayes.
Performed by Gavin Friday and Bono. Written by Bono, Gavin Friday, and Maurice Seezer. Gavin Friday and Bono: Vocals, trumpet solo. Maurice Seezer: Piano, programming, hand claps. Jah Wobble: Bass. Renaud Pion: Baritone Sax, bass clarinet, hand claps. Dave Clayton: Organ, keyboards. Tim Simenon: Additional drums, sample programming. Kenji Jammer: Guitar. Produced by Tim Simenon and Gavin Friday.
You Made me the Thief of Your Heart:
Performed by Sinead O’Connor. Written by Bono, Gavin Friday, and Maurice Seezer. Sinead O’Connor: Vocals. Maurice Seezer: Piano, distorted accordian, programming. Renaud Pion: Bass flute, bass clarinet, B-flat clarinet. Maire Brentnach: Fiddles. Dave Clayton: Additional keyboards. Tim Simenon: Additional drums, sample programming. Jah Wobble: Additional bass. John Reynolds: Additional drums. Tommy Hayes: Spoons. Paul Barrett: Euphonium.
Produced by Tim Simenon and Gavin Friday. Mixed by Tim Simenon. Recording Engineer: Paul Barrett. Mix Engineer: Q. Programming Engineer: Kerry Hopwood. Recorded at S.T.S. Studios, Dublin, Ireland and Olympic Studios, London England. Album compiled and sequenced by Trevor Jones and Gavin Friday. Album mastering coordination by CHeryl Engels, Partial Productions, Los Angeles CA.