Newsnet Scotland’s Greatest Album – the greatest it is!

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New Year Special – The results for Newsnet Scotland’s Greatest Album are in and here it is; plus we’ll also singalong with the proclaimers and the crowds to Auld Lang Syne.

Newsnet Scotland’s Greatest Album
Being a compilation album, we can put 80 minutes of songs onto a single CD in the 21st century and may thus more fully indulge our choices – however 20 songs is probably about right.

New Year Special – The results for Newsnet Scotland’s Greatest Album are in and here it is; we’ll singalong with the proclaimers and the crowds to Auld Lang Syne.

Newsnet Scotland’s Greatest Album
Being a compilation album, we can put 80 minutes of songs onto a single CD in the 21st century and may thus comfortably more fully indulge our choices – however 20 songs is probably about right.

Many suggestions poured in and every suggestion was listened to and seriously considered – producing an infinitely bold and truly magnificent album that shines and lifts the listener up.  All the songs are world class and it’s impossible really to choose, but choose we must and each week in the new year we’ll try to play one or two… so!!

Popular music received a masterpiece from Midge Ure singing with Ultravox and that’s the chosen NUMBER 1 slot – the others in the top ten are timeless, international hits and simply explode with originality and talent.

The first set of ten songs: giants in recorded music—drrrrruuuum rrrroooooOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL

[Number 1] Ultravox – ‘Vienna’ , [Number 2] Simple Minds – ‘Belfast Child’, [Number 3] John Martyn – ‘May You Never‘,  [Number 4] Frightened Rabbit – ‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’, [Number 5] The Eurythmics –  ‘Here Comes the Rain Again’, [Number 6] Gerry Rafferty – ‘Baker Street’, [Number 7] The Silencers – ‘The Painted Moon’ [Number 8] The Proclaimers – ‘I’m Goanna be (500 miles), [Number 9] Deacon Blue – ‘Dignity’ [Number 10] The Waterboys – ‘The Whole of the moon’

[Number 1] Ultravox – Vienna (sublime and timeless recorded music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9WdUgn0XkU

The second set of ten songs is a quite brilliant collection and light up the firmament of recorded music with a sparkle – simply spoiled for choice with these top artists, all stuffed to the pores, neurons and gunnels with extraordinary talent ——–drrrrruuuum rrrroooooOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL

[Number 11] Middle Of The Road – ‘Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum’ [Number 12] The Blue Nile – ‘Tinseltown in the rain’, [Number 13] The Associates – ‘Club Country’, [Number 14] The Shamen – ‘Move Any Mountain’, [Number 15] Marillion – ‘Keyleigh’, [Number 16] Edwyn Collins – ‘A Girl Like You’, [Number 17] The Cocteau Twins – ‘Pearly Dew Drops Drops’, [Number 18] Marmalade – ‘Reflections of My Life’, [Number 19] Rod Stewart –  ‘Every Beat of My Heart’, [Number 20] Barbara Dickson – ‘Caravan’

Middle Of The Road – Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum (Scotland’s very own MacABBA)

 

The Bells… the Music-Folk scene wish you and yours a very Happy, hopeful and prosperous New Year

The Proclaimers bringing in the New Year:

Auld Lang Syne from the Edinburgh Street Party:

And to those all over the world who choose to call Scotland their home whether it be by birth, fate or intention – you are in our hearts:
Happy New Year!