Sunshine on Leith

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Barely causing a ripple upon its 1988 release, Sunshine on Leith, the second album by Edinburgh's the Proclaimers, received new life five years down the road when the infectious "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" became a fluke hit following its inclusion on the soundtrack to Benny & Joon. Although nothing else on the album quite matches that Top Ten's energy or quirky charm, the duo's (twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid) sophomore effort still manages to be a highly listenable and thoroughly engaging blend of folk and pop with several nods to their Scottish heritage. Many of the lyrics touch upon the subject of domestic and familial bliss as on "Then I Met You"; the jaunty, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Barely causing a ripple upon its 1988 release, Sunshine on Leith, the second album by Edinburgh's the Proclaimers, received new life five years down the road when the infectious "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" became a fluke hit following its inclusion on the soundtrack to Benny & Joon. Although nothing else on the album quite matches that Top Ten's energy or quirky charm, the duo's (twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid) sophomore effort still manages to be a highly listenable and thoroughly engaging blend of folk and pop with several nods to their Scottish heritage. Many of the lyrics touch upon the subject of domestic and familial bliss as on "Then I Met You"; the jaunty, wide-eyed wonder of "Sean"; and the lovely, waltz-like title track (featuring some gorgeous harmonies). There's a thread of optimism that runs through most of the album only broken on the few occasions when the two stray from the comforts of home and hearth (as on "What Do You Do"). Other standout tracks include the upbeat swagger of "I'm On My Way" and the steel-guitar twang of their cover of Steve Earle's "My Old Friend the Blues."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 094632166821
  • Catalog Number: 3216682
  • Sales rank: 4,222

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (3:39)
  2. 2 Cap in Hand (3:24)
  3. 3 Then I Met You (3:50)
  4. 4 My Old Friend the Blues (3:06)
  5. 5 Sean (3:23)
  6. 6 Sunshine on Leith (5:16)
  7. 7 Come on Nature (3:34)
  8. 8 I'm on My Way (3:45)
  9. 9 What Do You Do? (3:38)
  10. 10 It's Saturday Night (3:24)
  11. 11 Teardrops (2:32)
  12. 12 Oh Jean (5:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Proclaimers Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Jerry Donahue Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Phil Cranham Bass
Gerry Hogan Steel Guitar
Judd Lander Harmonica
Dave Mattacks Drums
Stuart Nisbet Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Penny Whistle
Nico Ramsden Electric Guitar
Charlie Reid Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Craig Reid Tambourine, Vocals
Paul Robinson Drums
Dave Whetstone Melodion, Melodeon
Pete Wingfield Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Steve Shaw Fiddle, Mandolin, Piano
Keith Burns Drums
Technical Credits
Chris Birkett Engineer
Barry Hammond Engineer
Charlie Reid Composer
Craig Reid Composer
Pete Wingfield Producer
Beeg Al Engineer
Steve Shaw Assistant Arranger
Gavin Evans Cover Photo
Richard Hollywood Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OMG this is the best ever

    I went to Europe this past summer with Peopl to People Student Ambassador Programs and well I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) was our morning song to wake us up each morning we played in in the hotels, on the bus everywhere. Its amazing!!!! The other songs on the album are also pretty cool I love them to death

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's the best song of all time!!!

    I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) is perhaps the greatest song of all time, I love it!! The other songs on the album are also really cool. Buy it today, don't waste another minute!!

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