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  • Audio CD (23 Mar. 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Green Linnet
  • ASIN: B000005CSV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 674,401 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Erin-Go-Bragh
2. Now Westlin Winds
3. Craigie Hill
4. World Turned Upside Down
5. The Snow They Melt The Soonest
6. Lough Erne/First Kiss At Parting
7. Scojun Waltz/Randers Hopsa
8. Song For Ireland
9. Workers' Song
10. Both Sides The Tweed

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By jackaldrin@hotmail.com on 9 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one of my favourite albums of all time. Given that I don't usually like slow ballads it's surprising that 'Now Westlin' Winds' is probably my favourite track on here. If you like stirring folk music with superb guitar playing and passionate lyrics this is a good album to buy.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Scott Mcgowan on 11 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
I am a total jazzer, and even though I'm from Scotland I'm a bit wary of the "kilts n' shortbread" that can be associated with Scots/Irish folk music. I got this as it was presonnally recommended to me by someone who simply said he was good and I should listen to it, so I kind of shrugged and coughed up and when the CD arrived had some preconceptions about how I would react to it...
Make no mistake, this album is nothing more than an artist at the height of his powers. His guitar playing and vocals are just incredible.
It communicated such a powerful and beautiful musical message that this album, within a few days of hearing it, went straight into my top ten of all time (and I think I have only one other "folk" album in my collection).
It's a reminder that the old adage "there's two kinds of music... good and bad" holds true. This is essential listening, whether you think you like folk music or not.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By charlotteauckland@lineone.net on 23 Jan. 2000
Format: Audio CD
I've had a crackly second-hand recording of this album since my teens, but I can't bear the idea of losing it - I need it on CD as well! Dick Gaughan's vocals are emotive, at times tender and at other times harsh. The album mixes songs with a strong political conscience with paens to home, wherever that may be. My favourite songs are 'The Snows they melt the soonest' and 'Both sides of the Tweed'. To add some objectivity, I have a friend who says that Dick's voice is like 'a pig in distress', she's wrong of course.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian Hill on 19 Oct. 2010
Format: MP3 Download
This was an album I listened to in the eighties as a battered and illegal tape copy. The tape has long since stretched to oblivion but the songs have stayed with me as has Dick Gaughan's eloquent and powerful radicalism. I think it must be him who rehabilitated socialism (with a small 's') for me from the dry and slightly cracked rhetoric of contemporary leftists. Derek Hatton gave me the boak but Dick Gaughan touched antecedents in radical thought, the early seeds of social justice, in ways that most fully paid up members seem to miss.

What have you got here? Erin Go Bragh is a fierce song against authority. Now Westlin Winds by Robert Burns is love song that celebrates nature. At its heart though, is a moment where the hand of man breaks the peace. Craigie Hill is about love divided when a man is leaving Ireland to make a living no longer possible at home. The World Turned Upside Down describes the crushing of the Diggers' uprising of 1649. The Snows They Melt The Soonest is a love song. Logh Erne / First Kiss at Parting is another song about leaving Ireland to escape poverty. Scojun Waltz/Randers Hopsa is instrumental. Song For Ireland is a simple celebration of Ireland. Workers Song is another fierce song about workers' exploitation. Both Side the Tweed is about Scotland's right to sovereignty adapted in 1979 to its present form when Scotland was denied it's own pariament on a technicality. In the end it symbolises our need for independence alongside that for friendship and co-existence.

A great album, and one that's help preserve the radical strand in my heart.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By waigie on 30 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
There's no need to be a folk fan to enjoy this, the strongest collection of songs you'll find anywhere. Wonderfully skilled guitar playing, simple arrangements and a powerful, emotion-charged vocal make this album indispensable for any music fan. If you're Scottish, you'll enjoy it all the more.

It's worth the gamble if you haven't heard Mr Gaughan before. Buy and be entranced.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Tim J. Edensor on 25 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
It's about time this brilliant collection was up there in the best albums of all time lists. Utterly universal music, politically charged, each song a gem and the most brilliant singing and guitar playing. No pretension and affected star-posing. I'm at a loss to understand why this superb work isn't as oft cited as What's Going On and Blood on the Tracks. The gut-wrenching use of Burns' lyrics in Come Westlin' Winds, the righteous lament of The World Turned Upside Down, the delicate sentiments of Erin-Go-Bragh and Both Sides the Tweed and the strident Workers Song. What more do you want?
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Neil on 30 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
I got this album back in 1982, when it first came out. It sounds as good, fresh and timeless now as it did then. Every track is excellent. My favourite changes from time to time, but the one that has consistently tugged at my heartstrings is Craigie Hill. Please, for the good of your soul, give it a try. You won't regret it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Bond on 8 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was moved to review this when I noticed the average score was only 4*, which is a travesty! This album has been among my favourites for many years, and every track is a beauty, though standouts are 'Both Sides the Tweed' and 'Song for Ireland', and I often find myself humming 'Erin-go-Bragh'. Go buy it!
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