The most prolific Scottish folk singer/songwriter you've never heard of (he's released 40 albums in 10 years). An abridged collection of re-recordings to serve as an introduction to the North American marketplace.
Reviewed by N&N.
1. * bootprints - upbeat twangy romp tied together with a trombone glockenspiel chorus
2. you've no clue, do you - strumming, driving baseline, catchy
3. king bubbles in sand - twangy, false real ending, got spunk
4. missionary - FCC
5. no way she exists - foot tapping, here comes the trombone again, dreamy vocals
6. the vice-like gist of it - long ambient intro, scottish ballad
7. twin tub twin - next ballad, a dude and his piano, plodding
8. ** homeboy - bobbing - like your girlfriend on prom night - melody, looped backup vox
9. little heart - picking banjo, soulful country downbeat, yodeling vox, french horn
10. my favourite girl - anglo-folk strumming behind spectral vox
11. and the racket they made - braveheart flashback to dead wife
12. * no one had it better - braveheart, the down tempo house remix - mighty synth, the King tries to re-invent himself as a scottish depeche mode