Back on 8 October 2011, I started a series called ‘Saturday’s Scottish Single’.  The aim was to feature one 45 or CD single by a Scottish singer or band with the proviso that the 45 or CD single was in the collection. I had got to Part 60-something and as far as Kid Canaveral when the rug was pulled out from under TVV.

I’ll catch up soon enough by featuring 5 or more at a time from the archives..


(51) Friends Again – Honey At The Core b/w Lucky Star : Moonboot Records 7″ single (1983)

Read more about Friends Again here


(52) Frightened Rabbit  – Fast Blood b/w Soon Go  : Fast Cat Records : 7″ single (2008)

Read more about Frightened Rabbit here 

NB : Part 52 was actually Be Less Rude/Sing The Greys but I featured this on T(n)VV a few weeks back.


(53) Geneva – No One Speaks b/w Closer To The Stars b/w Keep The Light On :  Nude Records CD single (1996)

Read more about Geneva here


(54) The Gentle Waves – Falling From Grace b/w Going Home b/w October’s Sky b/w Hold Back A Thousand Hours : Jeepster Records CD single (2000)

The first solo recordings released by Isobel Campbell who at the time was still part of Belle & Sebastian. Also worth mentioning that Falling From Grace has been one of the most downloaded tracks I’ve ever made available….


(55) Glasvegas – Geraldine b/w The Prettiest Thing On Saltcoats Beach b/w Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime : Mercury Records 2 x & 7″ singles (2008)

Read more about Glasvegas here

Parts  61 -65 next Saturday…..

2 thoughts on “SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SINGLE (Parts 51-55)

  1. Hi JC – I did indeed follow the link *down there* to read more about Friends Again as I’ve always been a big fan since Sunkissed. Never heard the early recordings either so loved Trapped & Unwrapped as a natural successor to You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever & High Land, Hard Rain… and thanks to yourself I’m now familiar with the DIY singles too 🙂

    However… I was working at Our Pice as a manager when the CD version of T&U finally came out… and noticed slightly different remasters/remixes of many songs. A bit like the 2 versions of Kilimanjaro by The Teardrop Explodes which exist. I’d forgotten this until recently when I dug out the vinyl album for a spin – anyone else notice this at the time?

    P.S. – have you seen this TV live footage from C4’s Switch? A completely different lyric for Lullaby #2/Love On Board?

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