Monthly news summary of all the happenings and up and coming events in the Scottish Traditional Music scene.
'Time to Fall', Karen's long awaited, second solo album, was released in May 2002.
On 'Time to Fall' she adds a new dimension to the voice that has won Capercaillie so many fans worldwide (and resulted in 1 million album sales) - bringing a new depth to some outstanding contemporary material.
There is a cool sophistication about the album, thanks in part, to some exceptional material, half of it written by James Grant, whom many believe to be Scotland's most talented songwriter.
The colaboration with James that began on 'The Dreaming Sea' and his distinctive, soulful music and lyrics make a deep impression on the album.
In addition to six James Grant tracks there are songs by Donald Shaw, Paul McGeechan and Bobby Henry.
Two Gaelic songs and one traditional Robert Burns composition add yet more diversity to the album.
James MacKintosh Drums, Percussion
Quee Macarthur Bass
Calum Malcolm Mastering, Mixing
Karen Matheson Arranger, Main Performer
Paul McGeechan Arranger, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Mixing
Tim O'Brien Vocals
Donald Shaw Accordion, Programming, Producer, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Synthesizer, Piano
Neil Yates Trumpet
Bobby Paterson Bass
Michael McGoldrick Whistle (Human)
Bobby Henry Guitar (Electric), Vocals (Background)
Willie Deans Assistant
Kevin McCrae String Arrangements
James Grant Guitar (Electric), Vocals (Background), Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Dobro
|Title:||Sometimes, like on the title track, Matheson sounds like Madonna must have wanted to on her last couple of records, but without any studio enhancement of her natural vocal purity.|
|Source:||Scotland on Sunday|
|1/1||All the Flowers of the Bough|
|1/3||Time to Fall|
|1/4||My Whispered Reason|
|1/7||Ataireachd Ard (The Surge of the Sea)|
|1/8||Speed of Love|
|1/10||Moch Di Luain|
|1/11||Hoping for You|
|1/12||World Stood Still|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|