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Sunshine On Leith

Sunshine On Leith

31 Jul 1988
4.6 out of 5 stars 137 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 31 July 1988
  • Release Date: 27 Nov. 2006
  • Label: Parlophone UK
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  • Total Length: 45:26
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  • ASIN: B001J9H3FG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 137 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,836 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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Great,great
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awesome album very cheap and very very happy
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no problems
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My first brush with the Proclaimers was in the mid 80's, the band with the 'crazy videos' as I knew them, with little regard for their music. King of the Road was great but a cover.

Fast Forward to 2001, and nights out in Liverpool whilst at university, one couldn't go through a night without hearing 500 Miles (or 'I'm gonna be' to give it the proper name..). My housemates were all going to see the Proclaimers at Liverpool University, and I went too. We got hold of a copy of this album before the gig (from a random uncle of one of the lads), and were blown away.

There were what you could call religious experiences throughout the gig, with folks what didn't know each other embracing and singing 'Sunshine on Leith' at the top of our voices. The aforementioned title track is possibly the most beautiful and touching song written about God, without being preachy.

A purchase duly followed, and the album didn't leave the CD player for weeks. Highlights for me (apart from the two tracks mentioned previously) are 'Oh Jean', a pean to Ugly blokes and girls, 'My Old Friend The Blues' a beautiful cover, and just about the whole album.

Just buy it!!
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Without a doubt the finest offering from the boys Reid, so far we hope!
It's one of those albums you buy for the singles that have been buzzing around your head for days on end, in this case "I'm gonna be 500 miles" and "I'm on my way" and then you end up falling in love with the superb "filler" tracks instead.
There's the sadly sweet "Sunshine on Leith" with its beautiful soaring fiddle work, the raucous "Cap in Hand", a tongue in cheek protest song about the English(!), the country and western flavoured "What do you do?" and the drunken choruses of "It's Saturday Night"
Another outstanding track is "Teardrops", sung in a punchy shouting style with a single guitar as accompaniment it shouldn't make for a love song, yet the strong and from the heart lyrics make it a superbly moving song.
Excellent Album.
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Without a doubt the finest offering from the boys Reid, so far we hope!
It's one of those albums you buy for the singles that have been buzzing around your head for days on end, in this case "I'm gonna be 500 miles" and "I'm on my way" and then you end up falling in love with the superb "filler" tracks instead.
There's the sadly sweet "Sunshine on Leith" with its beautiful soaring fiddle work, the raucous "Cap in Hand", a tongue in cheek protest song about the English(!), the country and western flavoured "What do you do?" and the drunken choruses of "It's Saturday Night"
Another outstanding track is "Teardrops", sung in a punchy shouting style with a single guitar as accompaniment it shouldn't make for a love song, yet the strong and from the heart lyrics make it a superbly moving song.
Excellent Album.
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A spiritual and emotional collection of songs. Their sense of humour is obvious (listen to Jean) and also their patriotism and sensitivity shines through in every song. The album so obviously reflects their Scottish heritage. Some of the songs are humorous, some touching and some very patriotic. The music itself ranges from jolly to classic - My favourite 2 from this album are Teardrops and Cap in hand. Excellent listening.
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By A Customer on 21 July 2004
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I bought this album for "I'm Gonna Be", but after i listened to it over and over I still love this song but there are a couple i like even more.
For me the album is mostly filled with "feel good" songs!
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