David Ross Macdonald | Far From Here

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Far From Here

by David Ross Macdonald

Dark folk songs of obsession, love and death cradled in sublime fingerstyle guitar by Australian artist David Ross Macdonald. Listed in 'Acoustic Guitar Magazine' Reviewers Choice 'Best of 2004' (Feb '05 Issue)
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Pepper Tree
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2. Upon The Saw
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4:38 album only
3. The Pearl
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5:24 album only
4. Draw Me In
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4:45 album only
5. Seeds
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4:17 album only
6. Cannery Row
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7. Boston
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8. Serpentine
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9. Time To Leave
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10. Spared This Time
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Album Notes
....before music took over I used to work in outback Australia 1/2 a mile below mining gold and uranium...

At times while underground I would switch off my head lamp and disappear into that utter blackness, just merge into a bodyless nothing .... naturally that got me to thinking . I left the mine and bought a guitar, went broke, busked the bodhran through Canada and Ireland, lost it and then found something more....

....what I found were songs in the paper-mill poisoned lakes of my home town, I found songs in the crystals I once dug for, I found songs for long dead & exploited Chinese pearl divers and in the blue coils of opium they smoked and songs in the obsessions we share most of all.. love and death....

What other folks reckon;

ABC Radio Australia

".. stunning.." & "Bliss for everyone." 4 stars out of 5

Penguin Eggs Magazine (Canada)

"..colorful and sublime.."

"a testament to the rebirth of
fine luthiers across Australia"

Dirty Linen Magazine (USA)

"..a gifted guitarist and composer.."

uranium should stay in the ground.


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Bob Self

Deep sometimes Dark
I've played this CD over and over, which I can't remember doing in a long time. Deep, thoughtful, sometimes dark lyrics accompanied by superb, intricate, muscianship. I also especially liked the accoustic double-bass work by Stephan Hadley. More people should hear this stuff!


Just can't stop listening
I liked his other instrumental album (Southern Crossing) very much and with high expectations I started listening to this album. I wasn't disappointed! I just can't stop listening to it. Hauntingly beautiful guitar and songs that stay with me the whole day.

Sally Masters

His guitar is magical
Beautiful thought provoking lyrics. We played it until we started singing along!


This album has a core of quality running right the way through it. The songs are deep and meaningful and the performance is fantastic.