The McCalmans   •     Coming Home

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  • Coming Home
    • 2009 - Greentrax CDTRAX 336 CD (UK)
  • Tracklist
    1. Coming Home (Steven Clark)
    2. The Moor Road (Ian McCalman)
    3. Let's Recycle (Ian McCalman)
    4. Corrycreckan Calling (Nick Keir)
    5. When the Risk of Frost is Over (Ian McCalman)
    6. Victory Parade (Ian McCalman)
    7. Portnahaven (Nick Keir)
    8. No More Sailing (Lex D.Hall)
    9. Still Gonna Die (Shel Silverstein)
    10. Ye Jacobites by Name (Trad.)
    11. North West Passage (Stan Rogers)
    12. Five O'Clock (Martin Harbourne)
    13. Staggering Home (Ian McCalman)
    14. Only Remembered (Trad.)

  • Credits
    • Recorded "live" in Penicuik, Arisaig, Langholm, Ardrossan, Dunoon, Melrose (Scotland)
    • Also Struer, Braband and Roskilde (DNK)
    • Recorded by "Kevock Digital" mobile studio
    • Engineered and Produced: Ian McCalman
    • Cover Photograph: Drew Aitken, Coeltec Design
    • Live Photos by Pete Heywood and Ian McCalman
    • Graphics: Ian McCalman and John Slavin

Sleeve Notes

COMING HOME — A Scottish welcome to refugees

THE MOOR ROAD — Written on the moor road between Kilchattan Bay and Rothesay, a mile from the birthplace of my father.

LET'S RECYCLE — From Midlothian Council's guide to recycling. Bless them!

CORRYVRECKAN CALLING — A girl from a bleak background with a Highland dream.

WHEN THE RISK OF FROST IS OVER — Old bitterness from the miners' strike of '84 lives on.

THE VICTORY PARADE — Everyone in the world rights for a "just cause" apart from their enemy.

PORTNAHAVEN — Dreams of escape. A Monday morning song.

NO MORE SAILING — Stephen had a slight cold when he recorded this but we were obliged to take this version from beautiful Arisaig, just a few miles from Morar.

STILL GONNA DIE — No matter what you give up, it's not enough.

YE JACOBITES BY NAME — We try to include an "oldy" in most of our albums, first sung by "The Macs" in 1964. Old enough?

NORTHWEST PASSAGE — Great song. Of course, the definitive version has been sung by the writer.

FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING — Fishing song set in Stornoway.

STAGGERING HOME — Blinding faith that alcohol changes Quasimodo into Casanova.

ONLY REMEMBERED — Traditional American song with relevance to The Great War.