One of my favourite albums of all time is Brian mcNeill's The Back O' The North Wind
, a collection of songs subtitled Tales of the Scots in America. The Baltic Tae Byzantium is a follow up, 16 years later, with the theme of Tales of Scots in Europe.
While there aren't the songs about famous characters of the earlier album, Andrew Carnegie, John Muir, Flora MacDonald, mentions of almost mythical places like Danzig or Styria capture the imagination instead.
So is this follow up a worthy successor to my favourite? Right from putting on the first song, the title track, I knew it was. Great songs, great tunes, great playing.