Album Review
Sail On

"The Times" 16 Aug 1996

One of Scotland's finest folk voices but criminally under-recorded, Dick Gaughan has not released an album since 1988's Call it Freedom. That this long-overdue set for the small, East Lothian-based independent label Greentrax is so good only highlights the waste of talent.

"This record is intended to be ... a shout of hope in troubled times," he writes in the sleeve notes. And by mixing the well-known (Ruby Tuesday) with the new and self-written (his title track, in particular, is an inspirational joy), Gaughan proves the continuing relevance of the genre.

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