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macAlias: Highwired

macAlias: Highwired (Greentrax CDTRAX 199)

Highwired
macAlias

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 199 (CD, UK, August 15, 2000)

Produced by Rab Noakes of Neon Productions;
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, Scotland;
Engineered by Stuart Hamilton;
Additional recording by Geoff Allan at Ca Va Studios, Glasgow, Scotland;
Photographers: Douglas Gibb, Mac the Taxi, Gill Bowman;
Sleeve design by macAlias

Musicians

Gill Bowman, Karine Polwart, vocals, acoustic guitar;
Duncan Chisholm, fiddle;
Colin Macfarlane, banjo, lapslide, mandolin, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards;
Jim McDermott, drums;
Rab Noakes, acoustic and octave guitar;
David Paton, bass guitar;
Fraser Speirs, harmonica;
David Vernon, accordion

Tracks

  1. All the Way Back Home (2.47)
  2. Wild West Romance (4.15)
  3. The Gowden Locks of Anna (3.55)
  4. The Rantin' Dog / The De'ils Awa Wi' the Exciseman (3.54)
  5. I Don't Think She Will Stay (2.49)
  6. The Violet and the Rose (3.59)
  7. Gin I Were a Blackbird (3.08)
  8. Polwart on the Green (Roud 8407) (1.54)
  9. Winter Sun (4.08)
  10. Take Me in Your Arms (3.05)
  11. John C. Clarke (The Gasman Song) (3.06)
  12. The Moon Above the Rooftops (4.18)
  13. Fine Floo'ers in the Valley (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) / Bonny at Morn (Roud 3064) (4.12)

Tracks 1, 10-11 Karine Polwart;
Track 2 words Gill Bowman, music Wendy Stewart;
Tracks 3-4 Robert Burns;
Tracks 5, 7 Gill Bowman;
Track 6 Tillis, Auge, Reinfield, Dickens;
Tracks 8, 13 trad.;
Track 9 words Gill Bowman, music Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever;
Track 12 Allie Fox