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Gentle Giants

Various Artists: Gentle Giants (Greentrax CDTRAX271)

Gentle Giants
A Celebration of the Clydesdale Horse in Song
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX076 (CD, UK, December 2004)

CD project created in partnership with The New Makars Trust;
Album concept, song collecting and commissioning of new songs by Robin Laing;
Tracks 2, 5, 7-8, 10-12, 15 recorded and produced by David Scott at East Kilbride Arts Centre Studio;
Track 6 recorded at Bridgegate Music, produced by Ken Campbell;
Track 17 recorded by David Cairns (Rare Air) at Biggar Primary School;
Mastered by Peter Haigh ar Pier House Studio, Edinburgh;
Design by John Slavin at DesignFolk

Musicians

Tom Clelland: guitar, vocals [2];
David Scott: guitar [2, 5, 7, 10-11], bass [2-3, 5, 8, 11, 15], piano [3, 5], keyboards [10], backing vocals [2, 7, 10, 15];
Jim Gash: drums [2, 11];
Derek Star: percussion [2, 7, 10, 15];
Robin Laing: vocals [3, 10], guitar [10];
Christine Kydd: vocals [5];
Ken Campbell: guitar, vocals [6];
Blair Cowan, keyboards [6];
Billy Stewart: guitar, vocals [7];
Chris Rogers: guitar, dobro, vocals [8];
Wendy Wetherby: cello [8, 10];
John Malcolm: guitar, electric guitar, vocals [11];
Alan Reid: guitar, accordion, vocals [12];
Rob van Sante: guitar, backing vocals [12];
Dave Gibb: guitar, vocals [15];
Primary 4 Bigger Primary School: vocals [17]

Tracks

  1. Battlefield Band: The Last Tip Hpme / The Luckenbooth (4.57)
    from Leaving Friday Harbour (Temple COMD2080, 1999)
  2. Tom Clelland: What's Waiting for You (4.13)
  3. Robin Laing: Heavy Horses (4.32)
    from Imaginary Lines (CDTRAX185, 1999)
  4. Jack Beck and Sandy Stanage: The Last Clydesdales (Roud 22005) (2.40)
    from Twa Times Ower (2004)
  5. Christine Kydd: Gone Are the Strong Ones (4.36)
  6. Ken Campbell: The Baron o' Buchlyvie (Roud 23023) (3.28)
  7. Billy Stewart: Champion (4.42)
  8. Chris Rogers: Samson's Dream (4.30)
  9. Tam Reid: Princie and Jean (3.26)
    from Behind the Bothy Door (Ross, 1988)
  10. Robin Laing: David and Goliath (4.00)
  11. John Malcolm: Boxer's Story (3.35)
  12. Alan Reid and Rob van Sante: Hector and Bessie (4.49)
  13. Jock Duncan: The Plooin' Match (Roud 11278) (4.09)
    from The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 2 (Sleepytown SLPYCD006, 2000)
  14. Isla St Clair: The Dying Ploughboy (The Term) (Roud 2514; G/D 3:700) (2.57)
    from Tatties & Herrin': The Land (CDTRAX145, 1997)
  15. Dave Gibb: The Last of Your Line (3.45)
  16. Matt Armour: The Day When the Horses Come Back (5.12)
    from My East Neuk Hame (1988)
  17. Primary 4 Bigger Primary School: The Clydesdale Horse (2.20)

Track 1a words Davy Steele, music John McCusker;
Track 1b John McCusker;
Track 2 Tom Clelland;
Tracks 3, 10 Robin Laing;
Track 4 Archie Webster;
Track 5 Ewan McVicar;
Track 6 Alan Cairney;
Track 7 Billy Stewart;
Track 8 Chris Rogers;
Track 9 words George Corrigal, Orkney, music trad. The Road and the Miles to Dundee;
Track 11 John Malcolm;
Track 12 Alan Reid;
Track 13 George S. Morris;
Track 14 Rev. R.A. Calder;
Track 15 Dave Gibb;
Track 16 Matt Armour;
Track 17 words Ewan McVicar, P4 class, Biggar Primary School, with Mrs Forbes, tune trad.