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Jim Malcolm
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Jim Malcolm
Title: Rohallion
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Greentrax
Release Date: 6/9/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 182478429429, 5018081015023

CD Reviews

Brilliant songwriting; performances could've used more zest.
D. Mok | Los Angeles, CA | 08/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I first came into contact with Jim Malcolm's songwriting via The Poozies' rendition of "Neptune" from the sublime Infinite Blue album. My first impression was that it was beautifully worded -- the lyrics to that song could be read as poetry, so facile was the flow of words and so lovely the imagery -- and The Poozies' combination of moving, melodic arrangements and Kate Rusby's melancholy voice gave me a very good impression of the song. So I started to listen to Jim Malcolm's own recordings, and his writing on Rohallion does not disappoint. The man sure has a way with words, and his melodies are strong. However, the album hasn't touched me in the same way the Poozies track has -- Malcolm's low, even voice lacks dramatic flair, and his arrangements rarely build to any kind of emotional surge, resulting in expertly constructed tracks that are somewhat flat, a little too laid back for my taste. I still love the way he puts together a song, however."
Original new Scottish folk songwriter with a swing.
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must for those who want to shake off the woolly socks of folk and catch the swing end of the train. Lithe blithe settings of original material, with a full sound. Definately not tartan and shortbread, but good, topical, resonant songs. Great for a long car journey."
Thoughtful and catchy new scottish songwriting | Chicago, IL | 08/23/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jim Malcolm is regarded as one of the leading new songwriters in Scotland and he is complimented here by a strong band with some creative arrangements. The songs are topical and, in some cases, very amusing -- "Hitching out of Oban" for example. This is music that can be listened to again and again with pleasure."