Closer To Home is the first studio album recorded by Alastair Savage alongside guitarist/pianist Euan Drysdale and Double bassist Iain Crawford. Made at Dougie MacLean's Butterstone Studios in 2004. Included on the disc are a mix of Alastair's own compositions, a set of traditional tunes from Boston and an arrangment of Bill Monroe's bluegrass classic Jerusalem Ridge. The album was released on Alastair's own label Woodland Records' and has received widespread airplay on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland.
Alastair's compositions give evidence of the programmatic style of writing, particularly in tracks such as End of Rain, Clear Sky and Quiet Water. The album also highlights the blend of arranging skills provided by Drysdale and Crawford to support the compositions.
Engineered and co-produced by Jamie Maclean is reflects the beginnings of a new collaboration process between Alastair and Jamie at the Perthshire studios.
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