Ben Reel – Come A Long Way


Ben Reel - Come A Long Way

Ben Reel – Come A Long Way
Format: CD
Label: Independent
Release: 2023

Release date: June 30, 2023

‘Come A Long Way’ is the 11th album from Irish roots rocker Ben Reel

It features 11 brand new self penned songs all recorded & produced by Ben himself in his home studio in South Armagh, Ireland. The album has hints of Rock, Blues, Alt Country & Gospel.

The songs are of soulful nature and are delivered from the deep well of the soul. Like standing at the crossroads they are songs of reflection, hope and searching for redemption. This album tells the story of Reel’s journey thus far. A taking of stock and a dusting down before setting off on the road ahead.

Most of these songs were written during the pandemic so there was plenty of time to take stock and reflect on the soul.


01. Don’t Fight It Baby
02. Hunter
03. Hardwired Blues
04. From the Day I Was Born
05. Come a Long Way
06. Let the Road Rise
07. Loretto On My Mind
08. I Get It
09. Old Whore
10. The Finish Line
11. I Shall Be Redeemed

Ben Reel: Vocals, Acoustic guitars, Electric guitars, Harmonica, Piano, Organ, Synths, Percussion, Backing vocals
Michael Black: Drums on all tracks except track 5.
Ronnie O’Flynn: Bass on all tracks, Drums on “Come a Long Way”, Percussion Toms “Let the Road Rise”.
Gerry Black Jnr: Electric guitars & slide guitars on tracks 9 & 11.
Julieanne Black Reel: Backing vocals tracks 1, 6, 7, 9 & 11.
John McCullough: Piano on tracks 7, 9 & 11, Hammond organ on track 9 “Old Whore”
Jaap Somsen: Accordion on track 9 “Old Whore”
Percy Robinson: Pedal steel on track 7 “Loretto on My Mind”