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, spanning the best part of 30 years, reflects all these skills. An early member of The Boys Of The Lough he was also a founding member of the legendary Scottish folk rock group Five Hand Reel. His classic album on Topic Records, 'A Handful Of Earth', was named as "Album of the Decade" for the 1980's 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 song writers like Lal Waterson, Hamish Henderson and Ron Kavana are also represented in this outstanding collection. The common thread running through all his work is Dick's passion in social justice and telling it like it is. No collection of his work would be complete without his seminal and inspirational "Both Sides The Tweed" which closes the album. The recordings making up this album are drawn from the Topic and Greentrax labels.
"Handful Of Earth" has been a consistent seller since its release (7757 scanned sales since the inception of the UK chart in 1995 - nearly 15 years after initial release). Broadcasters such as Stuart Maconie frequently play tracks from it even today and Dick's reputation is undergoing a renaissance. This beautifully compiled budget album is expressly designed to appeal to this growing audience.
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|Packaging Type:||Jewel Case|
|Dimensions (L × W × H):||142mm × 10mm × 125mm|
|1||Now Westlin Winds||-|
|2||The Recruited Collier||-|
|3||The Freedom Come-All-Ye||-|
|4||Dowie Dens O Yarrow||-|
|6||Lough Erne/First Kiss At Parting||-|
|7||Young Henry Martin||-|
|11||Coppers And Brass/The Gander In The Pratie Hole||-|
|12||Both Sides The Tweed||-|