Various Artists

Borderlands: The Best of Scottish Folk

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This hefty three-disc collection of Scottish folk music is culled from the late-'60s and '70s catalog of Transatlantic Records. While not necessarily representative of all that was going on in the Scottish folk revival of that period, Transatlantic was at the forefront with an impressive roster of artists like Shelagh McDonald, Ian Campbell Folk Group, Silly Wizard, Archie Fisher, Hamish Imlach, Bert Jansch, and many more. Of particular interest here are several tracks by Owen Hand, a much revered folk singer who recorded two records for Transatlantic before abandoning music altogether, lending him an almost cult-like status. Most of the music here is predominantly traditional in nature, though there are contemporary folk originals and folk-rock tracks as well. For collectors on a budget, this is a strong and bountiful collection from a classic period in U.K. folk music.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:17
2 3:06
3 2:49
4 5:57
5 3:11
6 3:14
7 2:18
8 3:34
9 1:54
10 3:23
11 2:12
12 4:20
13 3:01
14 1:33
15 1:43
16 2:42
17 2:34
18 3:08
19 1:53
20 2:38
21 3:06
22 2:56
23 2:53
24 6:50
25
2:08
26
3:56
27
2:51
28
2:35
29
2:33
30
4:08
31
1:59
32
2:28
33
1:43
34
2:43
35
3:26
36
2:05
37
3:13
38
2:13
39
3:03
40
4:06
41
3:16
42
2:57
43
3:14
44
3:51
45
4:35
46
1:59
47
3:20
48
3:01

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:06
2 3:55
3 2:50
4 2:33
5 2:32
6 4:06
7 1:57
8 2:27
9 1:41
10 2:41
11 3:31
12 2:03
13 3:12
14 2:12
15 3:01
16 4:04
17 3:15
18 2:55
19 3:12
20 3:50
21 4:33
22 1:59
23 3:19
24 3:01
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