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Album Review: Duncan McCrone - Colourblind (Circular)
The thirteen songs on Duncan McClone's latest album COLOURBLIND, whether original or interpretations of familiar songs by other notable singer-songwriters, are treated to delicate arrangements by a singer with a thirty-five year pedigree. Crediting chief collaborator Cy Jack as a bone fide partner in this project, the two musicians have created an album of warmth and tenderness with songs covering family relationships in the title song Colourblind, a song about his grandparents that refers to a Mr Guthrie, not to be mistaken for the folk troubadour or indeed his wayward son, but the fine artist James Guthrie of the Glasgow Boys fame, to a nostalgic song about a Scot longing to be an American.
With the occasional borrowed song such as Phil Oches' classic protest anthem I Ain't Marchin' Anymore, Campbell Gunn's The Fishing Days and Rab Noakes' Waiting Here For You, McClone includes the almost obligatory Burns song with a fine piano-led arrangement of Ae Fond Kiss. With sleeve notes also by Rab Noakes, this handsomely packaged cd complete with an informative booklet also includes contributions from Chris Stout, Stevie Lawrence and Ray Laidlaw.