Album Review
Outlaws and Dreamers

"The Scotsman" 19 Nov 2001

DON'T turn to Dick Gaughan for light entertainment, but if it's passionate and uncompromising commitment you're after, he has that in plenty. This album, in which he is accompanied on fiddle and concertina by Brian McNeill, comes closest to capturing the stark power of his live solo and duo shows. His own title track is as succinct a statement of his philosophy as he has ever written. It is joined by a characteristic programme of Scottish and American songs, ranging from the dark traditional Borders ballad Dowie Dens o Yarrow, through to country singer Kimmie Rhodes's Wild Roses.

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