on 6 December 2005
in a very very long time.... I hadn't heard any Dougie Maclean before this, but thought the clips sounded nice enough. What an understatment... this is music that is heartwrenching and hauntingly beautiful. These renditions of traditional scottish music are simply and unequivocably the best I have ever heard. While I've always liked Robert Burns I have never heard his passion, melancholy, and fervour brought to life so fully. I'd give this 100 stars if I could - 5 just seems so few.
on 11 June 2003
Dougie brings originality to these old Scottish ballads in a way I have never heard before. The styles and music differ on this CD, from simple guitar songs to a more modern sounding "Rattlin, Roarin, Willie". But it is the same wonderful Dougie!
I highly recommend this. I can't help singing along every time I hear this!