Album Review
Outlaws and Dreamers

"Scotland On Sunday" 04 Nov 2001

"So here's to the vision / that binds us together" sings the great Scottish troubadour, still on the road (he recently drove from Boston to Seattle to play when US airspace closed down), and, after 35 years, still carrying his angry message of justice, peace, civil rights and equality - bundled with a passionate belief in the power of song to change things. Here, underscored by Gaughan's powerful guitar, are songs from the likes of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and Si Khan - and a few of the singer's own. But it is the ancient border ballad Dowie Dens o Yarrow that insinuates at the deepest level.


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