The Hills & The Heath
James Yorkston releases a new album of B-sides and rarities titled Roaring The Gospel. Check out the video for one of the main tracks on the album The Hills & The Heath.
'Just the warmth of the touch and the love, when I needed it most', 'Hills & The Heath was a demo of a track originally intended for The Year Of The Leopard. We ended up not even recording it properly as we'd ran out of time. I love the percussion in this song, and the way the verses roll into one another. But then, I wrote it, so I probably should.'
On tracks such as Sleep Is The Jewel, The Hills & The Heath and The Lang Toun the instinctive dynamic understanding Yorkston shares with his band the Athletes, especially drummer Faisal can be heard in full flow. The subtle shape shifting of Yorkston's arrangements are played seemingly, on whatever comes to hand and whatever it is at hand it always sounds fine and apposite. Banjo/Bouzouki/Fender Rhodes/Harmonium/Mandolin/Concertina/Clarinet. Fine ingredients for a fine stew.
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