Better Already
This third solo CD from Ben Sands includes nine songs and two instrumentals, all self-composed and all of the superbly high quality that has marked Ben’s two earlier solo albums and his many recordings with The Sands Family.
The well-tried and tested “Sands” trademarks of humour, pathos, wit and folk-wisdom are all well to the fore in the new songs here.   Included, too, is an instrumental “Farewell to the Town”, commissioned for and played during presentations in connection with Newry’s successful bid for city status in 2002.
Producer Johnny Scott, long-time guitarist/arranger with Van Morrison and Eddie Reader, (among many others), shows Ben’s latest compositions in a different light – a few adventurous steps away from the more traditional settings of earlier recordings – but always maintaining that sense of sincerity and sheer class that mark Ben’s work.

Roots & Branches

Produced by Ben & Colum Sands, Recorded and mixed by Colum Sands at Spring Recording Studios, Rostrevor, Co. Down - Summer '98

Take Your Time

Recorded, mixed, & digitally remastered at Spring Studios, Rostrevor, Co. Down - Feb/Mar '93