and was nominated for the U.S album of the year on the New York Music Awards He went on to make two more albums for Beggars Banquet: The Sky and the Ground (1989) and Now Is Heaven (1991). The latter was released to great critical acclaim, with Hot Press dubbing him "Ireland's greatest living poet", and he was voted Irish Solo Performer of the Year in the Hot Press Awards by a panel drawn from the national media. This album was produced by the legendary John Simon -Leonard Cohen and the Band In 1998 Beggars Banquet released a Best of Pierce Turner compilation. In June 2001, 3 Minute World was released, Hot Press giving it a 12 out of 12, while Tony Clayton-Lea of the Irish Times described Pierce as one of the most important Irish artists of the last twenty years.
Meanwhile Pat Kenny pronounced "This man's a genius" on his national radio show, as Turner set off on a tour of over seventy private houses in Ireland for what he has called his "Parlour Tour" with London-based Wicklow film maker Colin Murnane for a documentary, The Song For The Year (2007). Other songs by Turner were featured in the film Snakes and Ladders, the HBO hit show The Wire with his version of "Dirty Old Town" and Christy Moore recorded Turner's songs "Wicklow Hills" and "Musha God Help Her". Moore's 2004 box set includes the track "I Love the Way Pierce Turner Sings". In 2005, just as Turner was about to release his album, The Boy to Be With(as featured in the documentary The Song For The Year), "Wicklow Hills" was voted among the top twenty-five Irish songs of all time by Today FM in a nationwide poll. The Boy to Be With also includes Turner's tribute to the late Irish bluesman Rory Gallagher. See also: http://pierceturner.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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