Gaberlunzie


(Available on CD only)


Side 1
  1. Nelly Nelly (Trad)
  2. Towards Morning (Menzies)
  3. Thirteen Spans Of Steel (Menzies)
  4. Staten Island (Trad)
  5. Anne McDonald (G & R Menzies)
  6. Talking Cop (Menzies)
Side 2
  1. Bonnie Annie (Menzies)
  2. Ludwig's Tune (Beethoven)
  3. Grey Man Of Skye (Menzies)
  4. Sparkling Raindrops (Watson/Chessar)
  5. Kelly (Menzies)

Gaberlunzie sound is unmistakable with heavy overtones of Scottish patriotism, blending beautifully to harmonic love songs and melodies, such as 'Ann McDonald', 'Sparkling Raindrops', 'Bonnie Annie' and 'Towards Morning'. Doing session are three of their close friends Jack Marshall on bass, Donald Marshall on drums and Robbie Menzies on guitar and vocals. Jack and Donald come into their own on numbers like 'Kelly', 'Staten Island', and '13 Spans of Steel', which recalls the Tay Bridge disaster of last century. Ludwig'sTune is, in fact, Beethoven's Sonatina in 'C' Majorfor piano and mandolin very freely adapted and arranged for mandolin and guitars. 'Nelly, Nelly' tells the story of the American Civil War, Abe Lincoln and the continuing struggle between black and white.

Produced by lan Brown and RW