Dave Gibb | Speed of the Plough

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Speed of the Plough

by Dave Gibb

With a style of guitar playing that is best described as being as distinctive as it is effective, a voice that can carry traditional and contemporary songs and a songwriting ability that produces songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous Dave deliv
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1. Celtic Dreams
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2. The Dance
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3. Mississippi Gamler
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4. Speed of the Plough
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5. Marie
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6. A Dissied Lady's Dream of Revenge
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7. When the Blood Comes Home (Islay)
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8. Princess Mitzzy
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9. Green Grow the Rashes
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10. Outward Bound
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11. Music at the Heart of Life
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12. Empire
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With a style of guitar playing that is best described as being as distinctive as it is effective, a voice that can carry traditional and contemporary songs and a songwriting ability that produces songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous Dave is now an accepted talent on the British folk scene.

With his influences firmly rooted in the folk tradition (listen to his rendition of Burns' Green Grow the Rashes) Dave Gibb is a songwriter and guitarist of the highest order. Once more he delivers a CD containing an eclectic mix of superbly crafted songs of history, mystery, dogs'n'things.
The subject matter ranges from the nightmare visions of Celtic Dreams to one of Dave's obligatory political/historical rants in Empire via a song about emigration (Outward Bound), the tragedy of Mary Queen of Scots (Marie) and the humour of Princess Mitzy (that's where the dog comes in). The title track is a nice, simple, beautifully constructed gem of a song.

Having come to terms with the fact that he was never going to be the new Tony Iommi Dave drew his early inspiration from such 'heroes' as Paul Simon, Tom Paxton, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot, et al and continues to pick up influences from more contemporary players.

His playing has evolved into a sound and style that is all his own. Bluesy, folky, jazzy or straightforward headdownandbuggerthesubtlety fingerpicking styles are all in evidence but folk music is at the core of all he plays and writes.

And the songs....

Lyrically Dave's songrwrting is rooted firmly in the traditions and history of Scotland and its people. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the fingerpicking styles of the heroes (see above). The not too serious songs reflect his somewhat cynical view of the world and its inhabitants.

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john

Sublime!!
This is the first Dave Gibb album I ever heard, and it started a desire to hear more of the man. A great mixture of songs, there's history, funny and traditional all mixed together. This album is well worth the listen. Daves version of Green Grow the Rashes is a masterpiece and would have old 'Rabbie' dancing along. My favourites apart from the aforementioned are Mississippi Gambler, Marie and Outward Bound. The album is well worth the money and will be a worthy addition to any collection - it's brilliant.
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