From Scotland with Love

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  • Summary: The latest release for Kenny Anderson as King Creosote was created for a documentary film of the same name, to be released for the Commonwealth Games.
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Miserable Strangers
I've done with being brave And oh how we slaved to pave our way And only to be dropped upon this quay And only to be press-ganged overseas Is this... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jul 10, 2014
    Anderson's anger, defiance and pride are all here, but what comes out is peculiarly beautiful and affecting. [Aug 2014, p.108]
  2. Uncut
    Jul 10, 2014
    From Scotland With Love successfully and movingly unites past and present, old and new, sight and sound. Another diamond. [Aug 2014, p.77]
  3. Aug 15, 2014
    As a standalone album From Scotland With Love is good, but found wanting in areas of length and substance. As a soundtrack to a film, it’s wonderful. The context to choose is the listener’s.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 10, 2014
    An image-rich rumination on Scotland past and present. [Aug 2014, p.86]
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    With lyrical viewpoints and musical references more diverse than ever, this set is his finest solo release to date.
  6. Jul 28, 2014
    It's not the Scotland of Walker's shortbread and red-bearded pipers that so often gets shoveled out to tourists, but a moving portrait of strong-willed people enduring in times of change.
  7. 60
    Creosote’s first album since doesn’t have quite the same woozy charm, trading the lush and eerie textures for gentler, more traditional ditties, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still pleasures to be plundered.

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