Whether the album was Andy's idea, or the label's - or a joint effort - doesn't really matter. One or two "Country" songs per album is acceptable; a whole album is hard-going. One cannot help but feel that this record release is a waste of an album - or a missed opportunity If a "themed" album was the idea, a better alternative would have been an album of Robert Burns' songs, from a man who loved his Burns.
Without actual sales figures, it is unknown whether album sales were good, average, or poor - but perhaps tellingly he would never again record another "all-Country" album. This territory is probably best left to the master of the genre: Sidney Devine. Musical Arrangements by Mark Simpson. Recording Engineer - Stuart Jeffrey. Recorded in Edinburgh, August Again, the reasoning behind this release - whether this was Andy's idea, or more likely the record label's - is unknown, but either way Andy's next album was to be a greatest hits compilation, but because of course the original recordings were owned by EMI, these were new recordings of the old hits.
There was never any way that these new recordings were going to top the originals, but there is still some value in them nevertheless. The band sound is rounded out with orchestrations that would not be present in later recordings, and Andy's voice is still fairly sound, if not quite as robust as a decade previously.
Overall he performs the songs faithfully and persuasively and this album contains probably the best re-recordings of his hits, hits which he would re-record many more times in the future.
Next up, ' Donald, Where's Your Troosers? Not a track common to compilations; ' The Barren Rocks ' utilises the alternative orchestral arrangement opposed to the single version which consisted chiefly of bagpipes and ' The Battle is O'er ' has plenty of strings and flutes added to the song which fills the recording out nicely.
This medley was one that would be performed during Andy's concerts and Andy's voice holds up well providing a standout track on side two. It is probably this track that most clearly demonstrates the difference in recordings from the sixties to the seventies, whilst the original was loud and proud, it has to be said that this recording sounds somewhat diminished.
The best track on side two is the final one: ' D'ye Mind Lang Syne '. The newly arranged orchestration by Mark Simpson is lush, and instead of his own voice as he recorded in , Andy performs the song in-character as "Auld Andra" which really suits the whole sentiment of the song.
This is the track's first appearance on a "Best Of" compilation, and fittingly so, as being one of Andy's favourites to perform, it spanned his entire career. And I owe a great deal to those who introduced me to such fine tunes as Lochanside, The Battle Is Over, The Black Bear and many others that inspired my eager if inadequate pen to provide lyrics.
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Of course to Stewart collectors the second disc is the desirable one, with pristine audio sources previously unavailable. Very hard to find today, but if seen, it is a "must-buy" due to the rarity of the tracks appearing on this CD compilation alone. As if that wasn't enough, ' The Tartan Ribbon ' and ' The Gallant Forty-Twa ' are included here for the first time in stereo - worthy additions to any "Best-Of" compilation. Even if ' Campbeltown Loch ' is still listed as !
An original Canadian album from , this album was released in the UK on Compact Disc in on the budget label Hallmark Whilst not transferred from master-tapes the transfer has been made from a vinyl record the sound quality is good, and the CD cover is a reproduction of the original album art. This qualifies as the only "original" 's album available on CD to date. In Savanna Sounds Ltd. Cut Outs. Page 1 of 3. Next page. Recent searches:. Create a new lightbox Save. Create a lightbox Your Lightboxes will appear here when you have created some.
Save to lightbox. Scottish music hall comedian and singer. Harry Lauder. Each child who attends the party will have to do a turn. White, N.Scotch "Evolution" LP ©℗ Vinyl Mania BB Sweden (EX-/EX) р. Екатеринбург ANDY STEWART - scotch corner (M-) р. Нижний Новгород