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Music & Friends


Stan’s new album captivates the listener with a much more personal and thoughtful compilation of songs which reflect his development as a songwriter, and performer. Once again he has produced a number of winning songs on this album;. Classics such as the title track, Music & Friends, the superbly written Closing Time and the moving story of a mothers tragic loss in the Second World War, Three Sons.

Stan is joined by the talented Clair Mann on Fiddle and Flute, Frank McLoughlin on Guitar and Ian Lowthian on Accordion. He teams up once more with multi instrumentalist Stevie Lawrence, with Kenny Speirs and Tommy Roseburgh providing both musical and technical wizardry in the background, this is another not to be missed album by a Master Songwriter.

Music And Friends Track Listing:

1. Music And Friends
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2. I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
3. Where Did The Brumbies Go
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4. Closing Time
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5. Mother Don’t You Weep No More
6. Three Sons
7. Painting Angel
8. Kielder Water
9. My Father’s Roses
10. Green And Gold
11. Laid To Rest
12. When Jessica Comes To Play
13. This Land
14. The Last Great Grain Race

Along The Way


‘Along The Way’, released in 2007, features many beautifully crafted songs - some truly outstanding…..the evocative chorus of ‘Whitby Harbour’, the resounding story line and sadness of ‘The Young Soldiers’ and “Forgotten Fields”, the stunning musical arrangement of the poignant Zimbabwean tale “Rolling River Farm”, [with magnificent musical score by Mike Silver]

The sensitivity of “Songs For The Lonely” and the moving sentiments of “Christmas Soldier”, “Michael And His Medals” and “Doors Ever Open”. Added to this mix are the upbeat rhythms of “Somewhere In America” and “Easy Street”.

This is a varied and thoughtful selection of songs from a writer who combines great vocals with sensitive and well crafted lyrics. Superbly supported by some outstanding musicians, this is an exceptional album by any standard.

Along The Way Track Listing:

1. Songs For The Lonely
2. Waters Of The Tyne
3. All The Young SoldiersListen to track
4. Rolling River Farm
5. Somewhere In AmericaListen to track
6. Whitby HarbourListen to track
7. Michael And His Medals
8. Doors Ever Open
9. Forever And A Day 
10. Christmas Soldier
11. Easy Street
12. Forgotten Fields

More Than Words


Stan’s second studio album ‘More Than Words’, recorded in 2005, has been highly acclaimed for its outstanding quality at every level. It has a well thought out mixture of memorable new songs the likes of ‘Teaching Emily To Count To Ten’, ‘All Is Quiet On The Water’ and the ‘The Olive And The Vine’ selected as ‘One of the Folk Songs of the Decade’. It also contains some of his previously unrecorded songs including ‘Sarajevo’, recorded by Vin Garbutt, ‘Grace Darling’ which featured in the stage play ‘Amazing Grace’, the ever popular ‘No Regrets’ and the unforgettable ‘Time Like The Tides’ recorded by Bill Whally and Dave Fletcher. . This excellent collection of songs has been produced with skill and restraint by Kenny Speirs of Real Time, recorded by Tommy Roseburgh, with outstanding contributions from some of the country’s finest musicians. With simply stunning Cello from Wendy Weatherby, wonderful backing vocals from Judy Dinning and the multi-instrumental talents of Steve Lawrence. Described by ‘Songwriter Magazine’ as A triumph of a album, each track is stunningly good, it is an essential purchase, from an artist who is becoming more and more talked about, listened to and having his work recorded by others”.

More Than Words Track Listing:

1. Time Like The Tides (MP3)
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2. Streets Of Belfast Town
3. That’s What I Believe
4. Grace Darling (MP3)
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5. No Regrets
6. Teaching Emily To Count To Ten
7. He Lay Down
8. The Olive And The Vine (MP3)
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9. Sarajevo
10. If My Dreams Had Wings
11. Not Worth Fighting For
12. All Is Quiet On The Water
13. There’s No Where My Love Won’t Go
14. I’m Sending You An Angel
15. When It’s Time To Go.

These Are My Dreams


‘These Are My Dreams’ was Stan’s first full album, recorded just as he was leaving the Army. The CD has been an incredible success story, with the majority of its songs now covered by other artists.

The title track won the coveted Keith Marsden Songwriting Competition in 2000. Various tracks have been recorded in Australia, Norway and the United States.

Skilfully produced by Kenny Speirs, the CD mines a rich vein of meaningful songs including ‘Across The Sea’, ‘Alice’, ‘Days Like These’, ‘These Are My Dreams’ and ‘Monuments Of Stone’.

With superb support from a host of top musicians including Stewart Hardy, Iain Lothian and Tommy Roseburgh, ‘These Are My Dreams’ merits its place in the ‘essentials’ category.

These Are My Dreams Track Listing:

1. Across The Sea (MP3)
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2. Alice
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3. I Still Love You So
4. Angel’s Wings
5. Green Fields Of France (MP3)
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6. Paris In The Fall
7. In The Way Of The World
8. Monuments Of Stone
9. These Are My Dreams (MP3)
10. Leave Me Gently Please
11. Days Like These
12. A Soldier’s Goodbye
Bonus Track; Building Walls

Fragile


This is Stan’s fifth studio album and once again he has produced an eclectic and memorable selection of self penned songs. As you would expect from his previous recordings, his songs are delivered with real warmth, combined with sensitive and well crafted lyrics. In this excellent recording he has once again assembled some of the country’s finest musicians. Brilliantly produced by Angus Lyon of Blazing Fiddles, with guitar by Anna Massie(Kate Rusby, Blazing Fiddles & Bella Hardy), internationally acclaimed fiddle player Stewart Hardy, Scottish Cello Virtuoso Wendy Weatherby, with Ian Sandilands (Karine Polwart) on Percussion, James Lindsay (Breaback) on Bass and featuring James McClennon (James Brothers and Emily Smith Band) and the Scottish Songbird herself Emily Smith. Stan has it all covered in this exceptional album. Rated 5 stars by “Rock And Reel Magazine” (Every track is brilliantly crafted but 'Fathers and Sons' deserves a special mention. On the surface, his themes may appear deceptively simple, but the unhurried songs are poignantly deep and enriching.) Colin Bailey. June 2016.

Fragile Track Listing:

1.Fragile (MP3)
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2. This Old Town
3. Somewhere In America (MP3)
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4. Down Memory Lane
5. Pilgrims By The Shore
6. Home To Me Is Anywhere You Are (MP3)
7. All The Blame
8. Call To Arms (MP3)
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9. Following The Music Home
10. Tiptoe Up The Flight Of Stairs
11. Alice
12. Fathers And Sons
13. I’ll Lay My Blanket Down
14. It’s Time To Say Goodbye
15. Fragile (live)

All The Young Soldiers


This is a unique collection of military songs compiled from Stan’s previous studio albums. His 36 years of service as a soldier have enabled him to capture and put into words the feelings, emotions and hardships experienced by soldiers at war over the years. From the First and Second World Wars, through to the troubles in Northern Ireland and the Balkans Conflict, he has produced a thoughtful and powerful range of songs. The hard hitting “Sarajevo”, the poignant story of loss to loved ones behind “All The Young Soldiers”, the rousing “Call To Arms” and the evocative tribute to Wilfred Owen in “Laid To Rest”. A collection to be contemplated, but not to be missed.

All the Young Soldiers Track Listing:

1. Streets Of Belfast Town
2. Mother Don’t You Weep No More
3. All The Young Soldiers MP3)
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4.Three Sons
5. Call To Arms
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6. Laid To Rest
7. Forgotten Fields
8. Sarajevo
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9. Christmas Soldier
10. He Lay Down
11. This Land
12. Not Worth Fighting For
13. A Soldier’s Goodbye

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