Best of the Proclaimers

The Best of the Proclaimers

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by The Proclaimers
     
 

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Since the Scottish Reid brothers' existing catalog consisted of four good but spotty albums as of this compilation's release in 2002, The Best of the Proclaimers is not only a near-perfect summary of their most significant songs, but is the only purchase any but die-hard fans will need. The 20-track collection runs 70 minutes and not only

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Since the Scottish Reid brothers' existing catalog consisted of four good but spotty albums as of this compilation's release in 2002, The Best of the Proclaimers is not only a near-perfect summary of their most significant songs, but is the only purchase any but die-hard fans will need. The 20-track collection runs 70 minutes and not only includes music from all of their albums, but additionally three new tunes recorded expressly for this release. Given that the brothers' style didn't alter substantially over the course of the 14-year span covered here, the non-chronological presentation works to the advantage of the listener. Of the new tunes, a cover of Frankie Miller's obscure "The Doodle Song" hits the mark in a rearranged version; "Ghost of Love" sounds like a great, lost Everly Brothers' ballad; and "Lady Luck" is a mid-tempo pop song that brings out their most soulful side. "I'm Going to Be (500 Miles)" was the duo's only big hit, yet the disc is valuable because it unearths excellent tracks that had been hidden on their uneven albums. In particular, "The Light" and "What Makes You Cry" from the underheard Hit the Highway release are well worth consideration for those who enjoy the Proclaimers' stomping folk-pop sound. Their version of Roger Miller's "King of the Road" is also a nifty and surprising addition. The sound is excellent, and the sequencing is well thought out, which results in a superb representation of the band, as well as a near faultless compilation. It makes the rest of their catalog necessary for completists only. [In 2007, an accompanying DVD called Best of 1987-2002 was issued.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2002
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0724353868222
catalogNumber:
386825
Rank:
14876

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Proclaimers   Primary Artist
Gerry Rafferty   Choir, Chorus
Kenny Mac Donald   Choir, Chorus
Charlie Reid   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Craig Reid   Harmonica,Vocals

Technical Credits

Gerry Rafferty   Producer
Jerry Donahue   Contributor
Tim Renwick   Contributor
Peter Ostroushko   Contributor
Daíthí Sproule   Contributor
Edwyn Collins   Producer
Arran Ahmun   Contributor
Phil Bodger   Engineer
Nicole Bruce   Contributor
Phil Cranham   Contributor
Raul d'Oliveira   Contributor
Mick Dyche   Contributor
Barry Hammond   Engineer
Gerry Hogan   Contributor
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Contributor
Chris Kimsey   Producer
Chuck Leavell   Contributor
Greg Leisz   Contributor
Dave Mattacks   Contributor
Hugh Murphy   Producer
Dan Newton   Contributor
Stuart Nisbet   Contributor
Charlie Reid   Composer
Craig Reid   Composer
Paul Robinson   Contributor
Vince Sullivan   Contributor
Kevin Wilkinson   Contributor
John Williams   Producer
Pete Wingfield   Producer
Martyn Heyes   Engineer
Ian Maldman   Contributor
Ross McFarlane   Contributor
Steve Shaw   Contributor
Andy Dee   Contributor
Keith Burns   Contributor
Kevin Bowe   Contributor
Seb Lewsley   Engineer
Stevie Christie   Contributor
Richard Hollywood   Engineer
Matt Lucas   Liner Notes

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The Best Of... 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) is such an fun song! it is so cool i listen to it over and over its so fun to sing to!!! listen to it!!!!
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