I'm starting to become Amazon's resident expert on Alastair McDonald, which is a shame. There should be a whole bunch more.
Alastair McDonald is a traditional traditionalist; he is to Capercaillie what The Clancy Brothers are to (modern) Clannad; rough-hewn and straightforward, mischievous and strident in turn.
Again, each song is prefaced by a little vignette about the song to come. It's a fun thing - it gives you some background. This can, however, be a little frustrating on multiple plays; after you know the story, you know it, but you can't escape the retelling, over and over again. But you adjust - think of it as a live album that isn't live, a taste of an idealized concert.
It's good stuff - a little material overlap from other McDonald releases, but he feeds you so much material that you don't mind some well-produced duplicate material.
I say, go for it. In fact, I think I'll pick up another McDonald album right now. I'll be back...