12 tracks: Edinburgh Skyline, Burke And Hare, Love Is Born, The Union Canal, Leaving Today, Icarus, Ulysses * Isle Of Eigg, Day by Day, Andrew Lammie, Spring Song, Passing Time.
Robin Laing, arguably one of the best singer-songwriters in Scotland, came to the notice of Greentrax via the Edinburgh Folk Club.
The late Hamish Henderson said of Robin:
“Auld Reekie (Edinburgh) is a veritable Janus of a city - its two faces, innocent and sinister, have fascinated many artists. Robin Laing is a conscious heir of this turbulent tradition and his songs are compelling evocations of the camsteerie city and its many moods…”
This was Robin’s first album but he now has several albums to his credit, including his ‘whisky’ series, but this album includes some of Robin’s early classics: Edinburgh Skyline, Burke and Hare, The Union Canal, Icarus, Isle of Eigg, Day By Day and Passing Time.
He was joined in Pier House Studios by Nick Keir (whistles, mandolin, guitar), Ron Shaw (cello), Jim Sutherland (percussion), Colin Ramage (backing vocals) plus Ross & Robin Li Laing (vocals on Day By Day).
The classy front cover was by Gavin Anderson.
“A showcase for his songs…”
(Herald & Post)
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