The McCalmans - The Greentrax Years

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(January 2010) 46 tracks

CD1: Tullochgorum (Peace And Plenty) * Isle Of Eigg (Flames On The Water) * Scots Abroad (Scots Abroad) * Farewell Tae The Haven (Flames On The Water) * Ramblin' Rover (Listen To The Heat) * All Over This Town (Scots Abroad) * Hawks And Eagles (Flames On The Water) * From Greenland (Tangled Web) * Highland Laddie / Roll The Woodpile Down / A Hundred Years Ago (Songs From Scotland) * Corryvreckan Calling (Coming Home) * Men Of The Sea (Peace And Plenty) * Coming Home (Coming Home) * Niel Gow's Apprentice (Honesty Poverty) * Highlands Tomorrow (Where The Sky Meets The Sea) * The Bells Of The Town (Peace And Plenty) * Lady's Evening Song (Ettrick Shepherd) * Twa Recruitin' Sergeants (Songs From Scotland) * Yankee Boots (Tangled Web) * Lying Truth (Scots Abroad) * Far, Far From Wipers I Long To Be (Songs, Poems And Music Of World War One) * Both Sides The Tweed (Tangled Web) * Let's Recycle (Coming Home) * Scotland's Story (Scots Abroad).

CD2: Festival Lights (Festival Lights) * Rolling Hills Of The Borders (The Music And Song Of Scotland) * Victory Parade (Coming Home) * Shian Road (Flames On The Water) * American Accent (Scots Abroad) * Pint O' Wine (Tangled Web) * Wrecked Again (High Ground) * Yellow On The Broom (Keepers) * Still Gonna Die (Coming Home) * Back Of The Aisler (Keepers) * Risk Of Frost (Coming Home) * Scotland (Peace And Plenty) * The Broom O' Cowdenknowes (Scots Abroad) * (Leave Us) Our Glens (Keepers) * Leaving Denmark (Scots Abroad) * WMD (Tangled Web) * Keepers (Keepers) * Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands (Hard Night's Day) * The Moor Road (Coming Home) * The Highland Road (Peace And Plenty) * Lochs Of The Tay (High Road) * Strange Dawn (McCalman Singular) * The Twelve Folk Days Of Christmas (abbreviated version from Scots Abroad).

A double CD compilation of song highlights marking the folk vocal group's 24-year association with Greentrax Recordings.

The McCalmans released their first Greentrax album Peace And Plenty in 1986, the year the label was launched - it was subsequently awarded a Gold Disc by The Scottish Music Industry Association. 'The Macs', who had previously recorded with EMI and RCA to name but two major labels, intended to give Greentrax the essential 'leg-up' for the then fledgling label, but were so happy with the experience they stayed!

This compilation has been specially selected by The McCalmans and Greentrax managing director Ian Green from the many albums the band has recorded for the label. The selection clearly indicates the huge repertoire of The McCalmans, plus the songwriting strength within the band, which has only experienced two line-up changes in forty-five years.

The final line-up was Ian McCalman, Nick Keir and Stephen Quigg, however the singing and playing of Hamish Bayne and the late Derek Moffat are also included in this compilation.

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