Wherever Yet May Be

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Wherever Yet May Be is the tenth album by this 18-year-old Scottish band, and if they haven't traveled very far from their origins, stylistically speaking, it may be simply because the musical territory they've staked out from the beginning has been so rich with possibilities. The lineup has changed numerous times over the years, and only fiddler/guitarist Jonny Hardie remains from the original version of the group. But what has not changed is Old Blind Dogs' simultaneous dedication to celebrating and stretching Scotland's musical traditions. This album is their first with piper and whistle player Ali Hutton, who contributes several fine original tunes to a program that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Wherever Yet May Be is the tenth album by this 18-year-old Scottish band, and if they haven't traveled very far from their origins, stylistically speaking, it may be simply because the musical territory they've staked out from the beginning has been so rich with possibilities. The lineup has changed numerous times over the years, and only fiddler/guitarist Jonny Hardie remains from the original version of the group. But what has not changed is Old Blind Dogs' simultaneous dedication to celebrating and stretching Scotland's musical traditions. This album is their first with piper and whistle player Ali Hutton, who contributes several fine original tunes to a program that constantly blends the new with the old: venerable traditional songs like "Banks of the Nile" and "Lough Erne's Shore" (the latter sung in a gorgeous, reedy tenor voice by guitarist and bouzouki player Aaron Jones) rub elbows with tune sets like the whistle-centric "Portobello" (itself a mix of traditional tunes and more recent compositions) and the hair-raisingly lovely "St. Kilda." Exotic percussion is a hallmark of the Old Blind Dogs sound, and on this album its success is more mixed than it has been on previous outings: it thumps insistently enough to suggest a Detroit house groove on "Lough Erne's Shore," but is so thuddingly insistent on the "Psychopomps" set that it ends up detracting from the tunes. And on what would otherwise have been a very nice arrangement of "Banks of the Nile," it feels clattery and disorganized and prevents the song from ever settling decisively into a groove. Old Blind Dogs deserve high praise for continuing to push this particular envelope, even if (maybe especially if) their experiments are inconsistently successful.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2010
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397454221
  • Catalog Number: 4542
  • Sales rank: 56,911

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Old Blind Dogs Primary Artist
Nigel Hitchcock Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Guest Appearance
Rick Taylor Trombone, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Aaron Jones Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals
Jonny Hardie Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Fraser Stone Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Ali Hutton Acoustic Guitar
Angus Lyon fender rhodes, Guest Appearance
Nathon Jones Guitar (Resonator), Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Andy M. Stewart Composer
Gordon Duncan Composer
Keith Bird Engineer
Charlie McKerron Composer
Donald Shaw Composer
Old Blind Dogs Arranger, Producer
Davy Steele Composer
Fred Morrison Composer
Traditional Composer
Duncan Lyall Engineer
Alasdair White Composer
Jamie Smith Composer
Fraser Stone Concept
Ali Hutton Composer, Concept, Whistle
Angus Lyon Engineer
Mattheu Watson Composer
Johnny Wilmot Composer
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