“One of the first acts to reposition Scotland’s musical heritage in the context of the world music boom” (Sunday Herald)
At the heart of it all – even three groundbreaking decades after Capercaillie first performed as teenagers in their native Scottish Highlands; even as they continue the worldwide musical journey that’s taken them from the Brazilian rainforest to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, not to mention into the pop charts – lies the ancient Gaelic culture that originally inspired them.
At The Heart Of It All (Released August 12th 2013) , the band’s brand-new 30th anniversary album, revisits and reinvigorates songs sourced from the rich vein of centuries old Hebridean folksongs ,enriched by compelling contemporary arrangements, together with an array of special guests representing the cream of today’s flourishing Scottish music scene.
As Scottish music triumphantly comes of age in the 21st century, Capercaillie (Karen Matheson (vocal), Donald Shaw (Keys ), Charlie McKerron (fiddle ), Manus Lunny (guitar) , Ewen Vernal (Bass) , Michael McGoldrick (flute/pipes) are the band who’ve grown up with it and are now widely credited with a seminal role in that wider transformation.Further consolidating their stature among Celtic music’s international premier league, Capercaillie’s reputation as a thrilling live act has also only grown with the years, with At The Heart Of It All’s release marking a welcome return to the road.
Album guests include vocalists Julie Fowlis, Kathleen MacInnes, Darren MacLean, Sineag MacIntyre and Kris Drever (Lau ). Also, Irish banjo legend Gerry O’Connor, firebrand uilleann piper Jarlath Henderson,Argyllshire fiddler Aidan O’Rourke (also from Lau), Percussionist James Mackintosh and top jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith.
After their triumphant sell out shows at Scotland’s Celtic Connections and The SECC in Glasgow and a handful of shows throughout the UK Love & Money now felt the time was right to revisit a forgotten element of their past.
The Mother’s Boy was an ambitious double album which for various reasons was abandoned, with some of the songs surfacing on the classic Dogs In The Traffic.
The band have re-recorded some of these songs, which, allied to some completely new songs has resulted in their first album for 20 years..THE DEVIL’S DEBT.
Put simply; this is classic Love & Money.
Featuring the elements which they became renowned for;
Pristine production; learned from the masters the band worked with – Tom Dowd and Gary Katz..soaring vocals, guitars and strings and the impeccable lyricism of writer James Grant.
Both statuesque and guilefully catchy, this is the essence of Love And Money..2012
Available for general release on CD from 1st October 2012.
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