Dick Gaughan | Live in Edinburgh

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Live in Edinburgh

by Dick Gaughan

Another classic recording from the great Dick Gaughan, who is one of the founding members of many trailblazing Celtic groups including Boys of the Lough, Five Hand Reel and Clan Alba.
Genre: Folk: Political
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1. Revolution
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2. Now Westlin Winds
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4:54 album only
3. Which Side Are You On?
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3:02 album only
4. Victor Jara of Chile
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5:41 album only
5. Companeros
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3:23 album only
6. Workers Song
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3:06 album only
7. Your Daughters and Your Sons
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3:29 album only
8. Four Green Fields
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4:22 album only
9. The Ballad of Accounting
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3:00 album only
10. Jamie Foyers
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11. Glenlogie
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12. World Turned Upside Down
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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This singer, songwriter and musical interpreter of tremendous depth and passion is considered by many to be Scotland's premier singer. He has one of the finest and most sublime voices on the planet, capable of capturing the heart with the most tender of traditional ballads in one moment and stirring the fire of the spirit with his uncompromising commentary on social injustice in the next.

Dick Gaughan is deeply committed to fighting social injustice and standing up for the common man in the face of oppression. As an indefatigable worker among workers, Dick was often found collecting on street corners for the miners during their last strike and has supported workers throughout his career through fund-raising concerts. His unwavering belief in the strength of the human spirit to conquer seemingly insurmountable obstacles has fueled Dick's commitment to singing new songs and reworking old ones to point out the essential optimism and belief in humanity's ability to stand up and be free. In this, he has become a leading voice in the topical song movement and has inspired an entire generation of songwriters, such as Billy Bragg, who has recorded and sung with Dick. His 1980 masterpiece album, "Handful of Earth", was voted by a Folk Roots critic's poll as "the album of the decade."

He is an unforgettable artist, able to change the way that you think and feel through the power of music.


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Mahir Ali

Gaughan at his fiery best
This album was recorded during the miners' strike in Britain, and Dick Gaughan is in a polemical mood, doing justice to songs by the likes of Ewan MacColl, Leon Rosselson, Tommy Sands and Tommy Makem. His rewritten-for-the-moment take on Which Side Are You On? is a nice (and suitably angry) example of the folk process. Gaughan has made many excellent albums, but if you want to find out what he's all about, this is not a bad place to start.

Ramon N.

Right on, Dick Gaughan!
A truly great CD that brought tears to my een - Thank you for taking a brave stand, and inspiring other folks to do the same.

Ryan

Great live performance on his return from voice troubles
Gaughan gives a terrific performance here mixed with the sharp little bits of political commentary that mark his live shows as different from his studio albums. The event is an important one for him, charged with the emotion of returning from the trouble with his voice that left him unable to talk or sing for months. He comes back out with virtuoso work for much of this long CD. His voice does tire near the end, and for those wanting exquisite versions of those last few tracks, see his albums of that era - those songs are jewels done much better elsewhere. Except for those last two-three tracks, an INCREDIBLE record.

Jesse the K

Lovely performances of interesting variety of songs
Excellent recording quality captures Gaughan's energetic and intimate performance, with just enough chat and applause to remind you there are humans involved.

Gary "Potcheen" Eisenhammer

A wonderful live recording of Dick Gaughan
If you are a fan of Dick Gaughan, this is a well recorded live selection of his songs. If you are not familiar with the music of Dick Gaughan this is an excellent introduction to his songs of humanity, freedom and love. A great vocalist and musician.

Stephen Burns

greatest cd ever
This cd is probably the best buy i have ever made.The songs recorded on it mean so much to me and the sound is tremendous.