Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dick Gaughan - Sail On (Scotland 1996) @320

Long considered one of the great folk voices of our time, Dick Gaughan is acknowledged as one of Scotland’s most outstanding musicians – his vocal prowess, instrumental virtuosity and intelligence as a composer are legendary. This collection reflects all these skills.

An early member of Boys Of The Lough, he was also a founding member of the legendary Scottish folk rock group Five Hand Reel. His classic album Handful Of Earth was named as Album Of The Decade for the 1980s by Folk Roots magazine.

He lists his influences as everything ranging from Davy Graham to Big Bill Broonzy, Bertolt Brecht to Robert Burns and Karl Marx to Groucho Marx.

Dick draws his material from a variety of sources, so, while traditional material provides much of this repertoire, great songwriters are also represented. The common thread running through all his work is Dick’s passion in social justice and telling it like it is.

"Passion, honesty, they're all there ... Buy it." (The Living Tradition)

01 - Land Of The North Wind
02 - Son Of Man
03 - Ruby Tuesday
04 - Waist Deep In The Big Muddy
05 - No Cause For Alarm
06 - The 51st (Highland) Division's Farewell To Sicily
07 - No Gods & Precious Few Heroes
08 - Geronimo's Cadillac
09 - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
10 - Sail On
11 - The Freedom Come-All-Ye

Dick Gaughan: Vocal, Guitars
Mary MacMaster: Harp
Mike Travis: Drums
Stuart Smith: Bass
Rab Handleigh: Keyboard
Alan Thomson: Bass
John Henderson: Drums
Patsy Seddon: Harp
Fred Morrison: Highland Pipes
Kathy Stewart, Tich Frier, Bobby Eaglesham: Backing Vocal


CrimsonKing said...

Sail On (RS)
Sail On (MF)


FCS said...

I'm looking for A different kind of love song. Can you help?

Twil said...

Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Thanks : )

Steffani said...

Great post and a lovely blog. May I request for Soig Siberil's Botcanou or Lammat?

CrimsonKing said...

Sorry Steffani, I dont have these.
I'm looking for these too :(

Anonymous said...

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hi CrimsonKing.

Another request from the Netherlands. Shirley Collins - Anthems in Eden.

Thanks in advance!


CrimsonKing said...


Sail On


Timothy Guy said...

Lack julie Fowlis in the section of scotland ;)

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