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Sleeve Notes for A Kind & Gentle Nature by Ian Bruce

A Kind & Gentle NatureModern folk songs: male vocals, guitar, oboe, violin, accordion, percussion.  Remastered in Spring 2000.


This album of modern folk songs by Ian Bruce also features the talents of Paul Sartin (oboe, violin) and Paul Hutchinson (accordion) from Belshazzars Feast as well as those of Ian Murray on percussion. Honest and often sad lyrics are accompanied by some fine musicianship.

From the first track Blue Denim Days, an up-beat song about being on the road, to the final Up There with Em with its delicious irony, there isnt a duff track among them. Rewind and play it again, and I still cant find one I dont like. Her Daddys Eyes could be mawkish if it didnt hurt so much. and Mind of a Child starts out being a nice song but finishes with a knockout punch.

Track Notes

1 Blue Denim Days

2 Lincoln and My Brothers

3 Her Daddys Eyes

4 The Rest of the World

5 Speakin Free

6 All or Nothing

7 Me and My Home

8 Lonely Old Lady

9 Mind of a Child

10 I Can t Sit Still

11 Up There With Em