Fool For A Time

Alastair Savage

Fool For A Time is the second album made by Alastair Savage at Dougie Maclean's Butterstone Studios. Recorded in 2007 it traces the compositional development of Alastair since the previous album in 2004 and continues his association with guitarist/pianist Euan Drysdale and double bassist Iain Crawford.

The album is of entirely original material and further explores the folk, jazz, classical and progressive elements of the group's earlier work. The album is dedicated partly to Euan's father, Billy and Alastair's aunt Jean, both of whom had passed away in the months leading up to recording the album. Tracks such as Glenfinnan, Farewell But not Goodbye and Trusty Fiere are emotionally charged while the recording demonstrates the group's progressive elements in Planet Radio and Paint The Ceiling. Traditional fiddle elements contained in previous album still evident in tracks such as Domestic Chaos and Eight Hours Late.

 

Several of the tracks on this album were used by the BBC as incidental music for a series of documentaries. The versatility of Euan Drysdale and Iain Crawford as instrumentalists and co arrangers is again displayed and the album is a continuation of the group's relationship with Jamie Maclean who once again engineers and co- produces. The recording was released on Alastair's 'Woodland Records' label in 2007.

 

Listen to some excerpts from the album here, or you can order a copy here.

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