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The Very Best Of The Proclaimers

Album: The Very Best Of The Proclaimers (25 Years 1987-2012)
# Song Title   Time
1)    Throw the 'R' Away [2011 Remaster]
2)    Life With You
3)    I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) [2011 Remaster]
4)    Letter from America [Band Version/2011 Remaster]
5)    What Makes You Cry [2011 Remaster]
6)    Shadows Fall
7)    Love Can Move Mountains
8)    Role Model
9)    Restless Soul
10)    S-O-R-R-Y
11)    I'm On My Way [2011 Remaster]
12)    Spinning Around In the Air
13)    Hate My Love
14)    Not Cynical
15)    Act of Rememberance
1)    In Recognition
2)    There's
3)    I'm Gone
4)    King of the Road
5)    Just Look Now
6)    Born Innocent
7)    On Causewayside
8)    Scotland's Story
9)    Sunshine On Leith [2011 Remaster]
10)    Should Have Been Loved
11)    Cap In Hand [2011 Remaster]
12)    Let's Get Married [2011 Remaster]
13)    There's a Touch
14)    Joyful Kilmarnock Blues [2011 Remaster], The
15)    Oh Jean [2011 Remaster]
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Charlie Reid (vocals, acoustic guitar); Craig Reid (vocals, harmonica).
  • Liner Note Author: David Tennant.
  • Recording information: Chipping Norton Studios; Comforts Place; Evannson Audio Media, Bath; Good Luck Studios; Mastermix Studios, Minneapolis; REL Studios; Rockfield Studios; Strangefruit; The Strongroom; West Heath Yeard.
  • Photographer: Murdo MacLeod.
  • Handpicked by charismatic, bespectacled Scottish siblings Craig and Charlie Reid, the 30 tracks that make up this two-disc greatest-hits compilation represent the cream of the crop from all nine of the Proclaimers' studio albums, from 1987's gutsy, stripped-down This Is the Story to 2012's sugary and infinitely more settled Like Comedy. Listeners who recoil upon hearing the churning, palm-muted guitar line that opens their most notable pop culture offering, 1988's near perfect folk-pop earworm "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," will retreat into the shadows even further at the thought of enduring nearly two hours of like-minded whimsy, but longtime fans, many of whom consider tracks like "Sunshine on Leith," "Letter from America," "Throw the 'R' Away," and "Oh Jean" to be far superior examples of why the Reid brothers are so beloved, both at home and abroad, will thrill to the idea of having almost (where is the magnificent "Over & Done With"?) all of their favorites, many of which have been remastered, together in one place. ~ James Christopher Monger
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