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Dick Gaughan
Redwood Cathedral



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track listing

1. Muir and the Master Builder itunesbuy
2. Gone, Gonna Rise Again itunesbuy
3. Reconciliation itunesbuy
4.Why Old Men Cry itunesbuy
5. Thomas Muir of Huntershill itunesbuy
6. October Song itunesbuy
7. Ewan and the Gold itunesbuy
8. Let it Be Me itunesbuy
9. All the King's Horses itunesbuy
10. Pancho and Lefty itunesbuy
11. Turn! Turn! Turn! itunesbuy
12. Fine Horseman itunesbuy

In this sharply focused album, Gaughan continues his return to a strongly acoustic sound in a series of songs of politics and life on a human scale. The CD opens with Brian McNeill's “Muir and the Master Builder,” a poem-song dedicated to John Muir, the godfather of American environmentalism, and  continues with Si Kahn's "Gone, Gonna Rise Again," and Ron Kavana's moving call for Irish unity, "Reconciliation."  

Gaughan’s amazing ability to take other writers' songs and make them distinctively his own is on display throughout the recording – some of the other songs he covers here are Townes Van Zandt’s “Pancho and Lefty,” Lal Waterson’s “Fine Horseman,” and “October Song” by the Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson.  He also contributes a few of his own well-crafted pieces, notably, "All the King's Horses," a dire warning to the governments and oppressors of Scotland and the world to watch their back: "You hurt so many on your upward climb, now you're all alone and it's closing time." Filling the slot of the required Gaughan interpretation of a classic pop song, the Everly Brothers’ romantic '60s pop paean "Let It Be Me" is given a raw, aching reading over his signature solo guitar picking.



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