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Half Tail


  • 1. Zeto
    2. Tall Ships
    3. Gillies
    4. Heart and Soul
    5. Granny Hogg's Enormous Wallet
    6. Bonnie Ship the Diamond
    7. Glenglass
    8. Clueless
    9. No Tie Ups
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1172

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Harley
    EngineerRobin Rankin

    Wolfstone: Stuart Eaglesham (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, whistle); Ivan Drever (vocals, acoustic guitar, bouzouki); Duncan Chisholm (fiddle); Stevie Saint (pipes, whistle); Struan Eaglesham (keyboards); Wayne Mackenzie (bass); Mop Youngson (drums).
    Additional personnel: Iain MacDonald (flute); Fraser Spiers (harmonica); Sandro Ciancio (percussion).
    Recorded at CAVA Studios, Glasgow, Scotland.
    Personnel: Stuart Eaglesham (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Ivan Drever (vocals, acoustic guitar, bouzouki); Duncan Chisholm (fiddle); Iain MacDonald (flute); Stevie Saint (pipe, bagpipe); Fraser Spiers (harmonica); Mop Youngson (drums); Sandro Ciancio (percussion).
    Recording information: CaVa Studios, Glasgow, Scotland.
    Photographer: Craig MacKay.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Brian Wittman; Wolfstone.
    Half Tail, Wolfstone's followup to their breakthrough Year of the Dog, essentially repeats the formula of its predecessor, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Wolfstone energizes their Celtic roots with impassioned rock energy, much like how the Waterboys reshaped Celtic music for their Fisherman's Blues and Room to Roam albums. However, unlike the Waterboys or Black 47, Wolfstone don't abandon Celtic for rock -- they just channel that anthemic passion back into their folk. Half Tail isn't as consistently enthralling as Year of the Dog but that's only a relative judgment. On its own terms, it's stellar. ~ Thom Owens

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (11/96, p.138) - "Several albums in and Wolfstone have finally delivered a classic....[T]his is one Scottish folk-rock album that deserves a wider hearing..."
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