The Very Best Of: 25 Years 1987-2012

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/9/2013
  • Label: Emi Import
  • EAN: 5099999355227
  • Catalog Number: 9935522
  • Sales rank: 39,006

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Throw the 'R' Away (2:46)
  2. 2 Life with You (3:22)
  3. 3 I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (3:38)
  4. 4 Letter from America (4:01)
  5. 5 What Makes You Cry (2:49)
  6. 6 Shadows Fall (4:24)
  7. 7 Love Can Move Mountains (4:01)
  8. 8 Role Model (2:47)
  9. 9 Restless Soul (4:42)
  10. 10 S-O-R-R-Y (4:11)
  11. 11 I'm On My Way (3:36)
  12. 12 Spinning Around In the Air (3:08)
  13. 13 Hate My Love (2:45)
  14. 14 Not Cynical (3:24)
  15. 15 Act of Rememberance (5:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 In Recognition (3:04)
  2. 2 There's (3:08)
  3. 3 I'm Gone (3:24)
  4. 4 King of the Road (2:46)
  5. 5 Just Look Now (4:06)
  6. 6 Born Innocent (2:56)
  7. 7 On Causewayside (3:14)
  8. 8 Scotland's Story (3:26)
  9. 9 Sunshine On Leith (5:14)
  10. 10 Should Have Been Loved (3:17)
  11. 11 Cap In Hand (3:23)
  12. 12 Let's Get Married (4:18)
  13. 13 There's a Touch (3:13)
  14. 14 The Joyful Kilmarnock Blues (3:06)
  15. 15 Oh Jean (5:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Proclaimers Primary Artist
Gerry Rafferty Choir, Chorus
Jerry Donahue Musician
Tim Renwick Musician
Peter Ostroushko Musician
Daíthí Sproule Musician
Edwyn Collins Musician
Iain Bruce Musician
Phil Cranham Musician
Mick Dyche Musician
Terry Edwards Musician
Gerry Hogan Musician
Chuck Leavell Musician
Greg Leisz Musician
Dave Mattacks Musician
Dan Newton Musician
Stuart Nisbet Musician
Beth Porter Musician
Charlie Reid Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Craig Reid Harmonica, Vocals
Paul Robinson Musician
Vince Sullivan Musician
Pete Thomas Musician
Kevin Wilkinson Musician
Pete Wingfield Musician
Ian Maldman Musician
Ross McFarlane Musician
Steve Shaw Musician
Andy Dee Musician
Keith Burns Musician
Kevin Bowe Musician
Stevie Christie Musician
Charlie Jones Musician
Steve Evans Musician
Barrie Cadogan Musician
Garry John Kane Musician
Zac Ware Musician
Kevin Brown Musician
Pete Thomas Musician
Davide Rossi Musician
Joanna Nye Musician
Clive Jenner Musician
Jerry Crozier Cole Musician
Kenny MacDonald Choir, Chorus
Katie Stone Lonergan Musician
Hutch Hutchinson Musician
Carla Rafferty Choir, Chorus
Arun Ahmun Musician
Rick Sampson Musician
Raul D'olveria Musician
Nico Bruce Musician
Martin Dickham Musician
Technical Credits
Gerry Rafferty Producer
Roger Miller Composer
Edwyn Collins Producer
Phil Bodger Engineer
Barry Hammond Engineer
Chris Kimsey Arranger, Producer
Hugh Murphy Producer
Charlie Reid Composer
Craig Reid Composer
Dave Ruffy Producer
Mark Wallis Producer
John Williams Producer, Remastering
Pete Wingfield Producer
Martyn Heyes Engineer
Geoff Pesche Remastering
Steve Evans Producer, Engineer
Richard Hollywood Engineer
Scott Minshall Layout
Lewis MacDonald Cover Art
Tom Dalgety Engineer
Tom Tucker Sr. Engineer
Sebastian Lewsley Engineer
David Tennant Liner Notes
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