Title - 'This Scottish Heart' [2CD]
Artist - Dean Ford
For those not in the know, much like myself, Dean Ford (actually born Thomas McAleese) is a Scottish singer and songwriter best known for his tenure as lead vocalist and frontman of the beat pop group Marmalade from 1966 to 1974.
Ford (credited as McAleese) co-wrote the group's worldwide hit "Reflections of My Life" with fellow band member Junior Campbell. Indeed, "Reflections of My Life" has sold more than two million units globally, and in 1998 the writers were awarded a Special Citation of Achievement by BMI for attaining radio broadcast performances in excess of one million in the U.S. alone.
Ford now brings us a wondrous 2CD album entitled This Scottish Heart via Shine On Records. This Scottish Heart includes thirty tracks that will amaze the listener with its strong melody, intelligent harmonies and catchy song-craft throughout.
Also inclusive of a re-visited, tasteful acoustic reworking of that very same hit, "Reflections Of My Heart," Ford's lyrics encompass all aspects of his life.
Having recorded the new album in a small kitchenette area entirely with his laptop computer, with almost all of the effort being performed and sung by the veteran musician, this beautiful, chock full of musical heart and soul goodness album finally allows Ford to relate the truth of his personal journey through these reflections of his life.
CD 1: A New Day | Little Man | Running Out Of Time | Natasha | The Blue Angel | Butterflies In June | Until The Day I Die | I Got You | God Is | Precious Little Boy | Merry Go Round | Cowboy Joe | Restless Heart | He's An Angel | Left My Heart In Mexico | When Will It End | Dreamland.
CD 2: Glasgow Road | This Scottish Heart | Glasgow Night | Bonnie Mary | Made In Scotland | A Song For Mary | Nineteen Fifty Three | Daddy | Buddy, Roy And Dion | Blue Horizon | Callander | For McDougall | Reflections Of My Life.
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