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Karen Matheson: The Dreaming Sea

Karen Matheson: The Dreaming Sea (Survival SURCD 020)

The Dreaming Sea
Karen Matheson

Survival Records SURCD 020 (CD, UK, 1996)
Survival Records CAP3 (promo single, UK, 1996)

Karen Matheson: The Dreaming Sea (Survival CAP3)

All tracks except 6, 8 and 12 recorded at Castle CaVa Studios, Pencaitland and Secret Music Studios, Glasgow, engineered by Stuart Hamilton (Castle) and Grant Milne (Secret Music)
Tracks 6 and 8 recorded at the Pierce Rooms, London, engineered by Zed
Track 12 recorded, arranged and co-produced by Paul MacGeechan at Secret Music Studios, Glasgow
Produced by Donald Shaw

Musicians

Karen Matheson: vocals;
Donald Shaw: piano, synthesisers, accordion;
James Grant: guitars, dobro, backing vocals;
James Mackintosh: drums [1-5, 7, 9-11, 13];
Jim Sutherland: percussion [1-5, 7, 9-11, 13];
Ewan Vernal: basses [1-5, 7, 9-11, 13];
Tommy Smith: soprano sax [4], tenor sax [8];
Sorley Maclean: poetry reading [12];
Fraser Speirs: harmonica;
Eoghan O’Neill: bass [6, 8];
Ray Fean: drums [6, 8];
Noel Bridgeman: percussion [6, 8];
Gerry O’Conner: banjo;
Paul MacGeechan: keyboards and programming [12];
Manus Lunny: whistle [9];
BT Ensemble: strings

Tracks

CD

  1. There’s Always Sunday [James Grant]
  2. Rithill Aill [words trad., music Donald Shaw]
  3. The Dreaming Sea [James Grant]
  4. Mi le M’ uilinn [Murdo MacFarlane]
  5. Early Morning Grey [Donald Shaw]
  6. ’lc lain ’lc Sheumais [trad. arr. Shaw / Matheson / Kanev]
  7. One More Chance [Sandy Denny]
  8. Fac Thu Na Feidh [trad. arr. Shaw / Matheson]
  9. An Fhideag Airgid [trad. arr. Shaw / Matheson]
  10. At the End of The Night [James Grant]
  11. Move On [Donald Shaw]
  12. Calbharaigh [words Sorley Maclean, music Michael Brandon Fraser]
  13. Evangeline [James Grant]

Promo Single

  1. There’s Always Sunday [James Grant]
  2. The Dreaming Sea [James Grant]
  3. Rithill Aill [words trad., music Donald Shaw]
  4. Early Morning Grey [Donald Shaw]
  5. Mi le M’ uilinn [Murdo MacFarlane]