James Yorkston – Summer Song

Seen as it’s gone what better time to listen to James Yorkston’s ‘Summer Song’. A man for every season Yorkston remains curiously sidelined despite a talent of ridiculously gargantuan proportions. Perhaps the world is not ready for another troubadour but maybe next time it could be better served giving the blunt instruments a miss for something altogether more wholesome. ‘Summer Song’ is taken from the Fife mans’ third album and retains an ingenious hold on ones attention no matter how many times you’ve heard it play. The acoustics are certainly nimble but nothing can distract you from Yorkston’s delicate as a snowflake vocals. Of late Yorkston has been making a few visits to Ireland to record material with Galway’s own Adrian Crowley. His label have been busy themselves putting together ‘Roaring The Gospel’, a collection of Yorkston b-sides and rarities. KD

James Yorkston – Summer Song

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  1. September 19, 2007

    easily one of the most beautiful compositions of the past 10 years. thank you.

  2. nick
    September 19, 2007

    ears need a break from excessive analog-electronic distortion. I’m watching the trees wizz by as the sun sets on summer – but don’t text while you drive.

  3. September 20, 2007

    He’s a talented dude alright. He did some amazing work on Adrian Crowley’s forthcoming album too.

  4. Nicholas
    September 20, 2007

    I looked at the Fence Records MySpace. They had a Crowley song up, but they also had <>Cherry Tree<> by Rozi Plain in the player. What do you think of that tune?

  5. September 20, 2007

    Cherry Tree is very nice, never heard of her so will be making enquiries. Thanks!

  6. Anonymous
    October 10, 2007

    the cherry tree used to be in my back garden.

  7. Anonymous
    December 17, 2008

    Yorkston and Rozi on the culture show doing “tortiose regrets hare” showed they were an unbeatable combination, and I would like to see more live shows with both artists.

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