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The Varaflames: Throwing Shapes

The Varaflames: Throwing Shapes (River RIVERCD042)

Throwing Shapes
The Varaflames

Neon Records NEONCD001 (CD, UK, 2000)
River Records RIVERCD042 (CD, UK, 2004)

Produced by Geoff Allan, Stephanie Pordage, Robin Rankin, Fraser Speirs;
Recorded at CaVa Sound Workshops, Glasgow, in May 1995 and 2000


Rab Noakes, electric and acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals;
Rod Clements, electric and acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin, bass guitar;
Fraser Speirs, harmonicas, percussion;
Pick Withers, drums, percussion

Gill Bowman, Karine Polwart, Chris Thow, backing vocals;
Hilary Brooks, Hammond organ, keyboards;
Colin Macfarlane, electric guitar, dobro, slide guitar, backing vocals;
Ewen Vernal, double bass


  1. If These Shoes Could Talk (4.03)
  2. Branch (2.45)
  3. Learning the Game (2.56)
  4. Donegal Diamond (2.30)
  5. Time to Let It Go (3.55)
  6. Blues Around Me Now (4.11)
  7. When I Go (2.19)
  8. Somebody Counts on Me (3.58)
  9. Restless (2.56)
  10. No One Answered (4.19)
  11. Lonely Boy Tonight (4.02)
  12. Spin (3.27)
  13. Secret Love (4.45)
  14. Supposed to Be (3.21)

All tracks written by Rab Noakes except
Track 3 Buddy Holly;
Track 10 Rab Noakes, Stephanie Pordage;
Track 13 Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain