148 tracks in total - see individual albums for track listings
Greentrax Recordings is proud to present the following four albums as part of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 celebrations.
Each of these albums was put together with a lot of love and attention to detail, which is confirmed by the quality of the songs and music plus the extensive sleeve notes.
Offer ends 31st August 2014.
This double CD, selling for the price of one, is a companion to The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry and comprises 39 tracks of music and song. The tapestry is the work of the remarkable artist Andrew Crummy and many stitchers from around the world. The double CD collection has songs as diverse as Stan Rogers’ Scarborough Settler’s Lament; an aboriginal recording of Waltzing Matilda; an Indian duo singing Auld Lang Syne in Bengali; The Cast’s version of the song, which was included in the soundtrack of Sex And The City; The Corby Song, written by an unemployed Scotsman who followed employment to the steelworks in Corby - a most unique and eclectic collection of songs representing many of the panels of the Tapestry.
“Two CDs full of fascinating music, plus a full colour booklet with loads of information on the songs and people make this another excellent value compilation…” (fRoots Magazine)
This double album of 40 songs and music is a companion to The Great Tapestry of Scotland, also designed by Andrew Crummy. Each track in this collection represents a specific panel of the tapestry and they have been arranged in the same sequence as the tapestry panels. This is also an eclectic collection and includes The Monks of Pluscarden (O Pater Patriae); The Infants of Prestonpans Primary School (The Toun of Prestonpans); Benny Gallagher (Tusitala); Davy Steele (The Beaches of St Valery); The Proclaimers (Letter From America); Jim Reid (The Wild Geese) and many more tracks from the Greentrax back catalogue and licensed from other companies.
“Excellent breadth and range…” (Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland)
This 1986 album by Jean Redpath MBE and Abby Newton was released on CD in the UK in 2001 by Greentrax for the Scottish Year Of Homecoming and the sentiments also make it a good choice for Homecoming Scotland 2014, particularly the song Will Ye No Come Back Again? Jean is one of Scotland’s greatest ambassadors of song, particularly in the USA, and was awarded the MBE for her work in promoting the music of Scotland far and wide.
“The great soaring voice of Ms Redpath…” (Living Tradition)
Although not specifically released for Homecoming Scotland 2014, this album of songs, poems and music of World War 1 has been re-released by Greentrax in 2014, the 100th Anniversary of the start of the so-called Great War - “the war to end all wars”. The double CD, selling for the price of one, contains the soldier’s songs plus more on the first CD while the second contains songs, poems and music, mainly from after the war. The album is a moving tribute to all those who suffered in this brutal conflict and in particular the many who gave up their lives. This highly acclaimed album resulted in a stage show of the same title which was presented to a full house in the main auditorium of The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in January 2014, and is to be presented in The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on Sunday 17th August and The Perth Concert Hall on Saturday, 30th August 2014, as part of the Homecoming celebrations.
“What a moving concert and magnificent evening you and your colleagues gave us all with Far, Far From Ypres at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall…” (Norman Drummond, Chairman of the Parliamentary WW1 Commemoration Panel)