Mundy released Live & Confusion in 2006. It was recorded at a concert in Vicar Streetin Dublin and contained the greatest hits of his career so far.
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The album successfully captured the excitement of a Mundy concert and also provided him with another hit single as July (Live) reached number 16 in the Irish charts thanks to digital downloads.
It was the first time a song had entered the Irish singles charts on the strength of digital downloads alone.
Galway Girl – most downloaded song of 2007
Mundy’s version of Steve Earle’s ‘Galway Girl’ was a highlight of the Live & Confusion album and became the most downloaded song of 2007 in Ireland.
Mundy went into the studio to record the song and it gave him a number one single and became Ireland’s biggest single of 2008.
Mundy played several festivals in Ireland and the UK including Electric Picnic, Oxegen and Glastonbury.
He then appeared with Sharon Shannon’s big band alongside other guests such as Shane McGowan and Damien Dempsey. They went on tour in Ireland and the UK over Christmas.
Strawberry Blood featuring Shane MacGowan
The following year he released his fourth studio album, Strawberry Blood. It was an uplifting album that featured guest appearances from Shane McGowan, Gemma Hayes and Fergus O’Farrell.
Mundy said: “With what’s going on with the country and the world, it’s very easy to be negative and it’s very easy to write negative songs, it’s more challenging to be positive. This album is thought provoking and reflective but fun and upbeat. It’s about taking on a challenge…and God loves a trier.”
The deluxe edition of the album came with a 24-minute film that documents the making of the record including trying out the material before it was released.
Live at Oxegen and Shuffle
In 2011, Mundy released his second live album, Mundy Live at Oxegen 2008. It was recorded in front of a 10,000 strong crowd in a big tent at the Oxegen festival. The performance was recorded for posterity and made available exclusively on itunes. It featured Sharon Shannon who appeared as a guest performer on Galway Girl.
A few months later, Mundy released his fifth studio album, Shuffle. It was inspired by his favourite American songwriters and recorded at various venues over the course of the year.
Mundy continues to perform and record. He is now widely regarded as one of the major stars of Irish music, with his unique blend of thoughtful songs and upbeat live performances.
Live and Confusion
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