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James Yorkston is a singer songwriter from Fife, Scotland.

James' next album is to be a 17hr long song cycle based on the history and legend of the Cruich Babbler, a Mythical Fife storm ... Read more in Amazon's James Yorkston Store

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Product details

  • Vinyl (1 Sept. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Domino Records
  • ASIN: B001C4Z79M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 445,645 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. B's Jig
2. Tortoise Regrets Hare
3. Temptation
4. When The Haar Rolls In
5. Queen Of Spain
Disc: 2
1. Midnight Feast
2. Would You Have Me Born With Wooden Eyes
3. Summer's Not The Same Without You
4. Capture Of The Horse
5. Sail On

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jago Wells VINE VOICE on 17 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Haar which rolls off the north sea and obliterates the islands and fishing boats from those who would stand on Fife's East Neuk shores appears to act as some sort a magic creative cloak if we measure the incredible number of musicians and artists who have gained inspiration from the land and sea in this wind blown corner of Scotland.
One of East Neuk most famous sons...relatively speaking...is the cat loving,real ale quaffing scruff bag, James Yorkston who has marked out his territory from fellow Fence Collective artists like the more rock/pop orientated King Creosote by virtue of the quality of his songwriting and his musicianship which is certainly more traditionally folk based than the aforementioned KC who nevertheless is a huge talent in his own right.
Without beating around the bush any longer,I will just say that 'Haar' is James Yorkston's finest moment yet. A genuine 5 star outing which perfectly displays contemporary songwriting at its best with traditional folk airs delivered with aplomb !
Using The Athletes and Folk legend Norma Waterson to great effect,the album unfolds as a beautiful musical journey which will surely be seen as one of the folk albums of 2008 and a future JY classic.
Personal favourites of mine include the charming 'Tortoise regrets Hare'...'Queen of Spain' and the epic 'Capture of the Horse'.

In a word or two....Bonnie and Beautiful !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Bell on 5 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Thought I'd see what other people thought of this remarkable record. Only 3 reviews! It can only be that, having discovered something very special, people are keeping it to themselves.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By frazzle on 1 Feb. 2009
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Saw this chap, James Yorkston a few years back supporting tindersticks and loved what I heard then so, When the Haar Rolls In hit the shelves I had to purchase.
It took me 2 listens to enjoy this and I think you have to hear the whole cd in one sitting to appreciate it. He's a master of words, which he crams into each song, and each song seems to flow into the next so, put aside 49.22 minutes of your time, and enjoy his words and music.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 9 April 2009
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The Haar is a fog that rolls in off the sea and over the land, and Yorkston has taken this productive imagery to create an album that washes over the listener. Unlike the fog however, there is little chance of losing yourself in the album. Whilst it plods along happily and unquestionably prettily, it ultimately does so uneventfully.

This is an earnest but immemorable collection of inoffensive but bland folky, acoustic mumblings. Yorkston's vocals are, as ever, disinterested and as such hard to engage with, his words more spoken than sung. His songcraft here is able but uneventful. There are moments that recall Absentee's esoteric grit, gentle swellings of strings that recall The Tindersticks, but in comparison to these and others, `When The Haar Rolls In' falls short.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
"and that's when the music, I swear it gets me through" 10 May 2011
By jason00454 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
How can there be no reviews for this album here yet?? This is definitely one of the greatest folk albums of the last 10 years... and what a beauty. Original, sprawling, moving, masterful... all of these come to mind. It's something special. Just check it out.
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