Ballads Of The Book - Various Artists
Track Listing
  1. Song for Irena
  2. Steam Comes Off Our House
  3. A Calvinist Narrowly Avoids Pleasure
  4. Dreamcatcher
  5. A Sentimental Song
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  1. Song for Irena
  2. Steam Comes Off Our House
  3. A Calvinist Narrowly Avoids Pleasure
  4. Dreamcatcher
  5. A Sentimental Song
  6. The Sixth Stone
  7. Girl
  8. The Good Years
  9. The War on Love Song
  10. The Leaving
  11. Message in a Bottle
  12. If You Love Me You'd Destroy Me
  13. The Rebel on His Own Tonight
  14. Half an Apple
  15. The Fire
  16. Where and When?
  17. Jesus on the Cross
  18. The Weight of Years
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If songs are in theory nothing more than poetry set to music, then it seems like most poets should take to songwriting like Dylan Thomas to a bottle of brandy. Right? This is the big idea behind Ballads of the Book, a collection of 18 song collaborations between Scottish musicians and writers. And for the most part, the premise seems to work, if only because there are some great artists involved. The brainchild of a chance meeting between Idlewild's Roddy Woomble and poet Edwin Morgan, this disc features writers like John ...

Ballads Of The Book 2007, Chemikal Underground

UPC: 020286101222

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