Alasdair Cameron

Performed By Alasdair Cameron
Album UPC 888174089829
CD Baby Track ID 12257088
Label Rippa Recordings
Released 2013-06-29
BPM 146
Rated 0
ISRC ushm81358979
Year 2013
Spotify Plays 0
Writer Alasdair Cameron
Pub Co Alasdair Cameron
Composer Alasdair Cameron
ClearanceFacebook Sync License,Traditional Sync,YouTube Sync ServiceOne Stop
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original


Alasdair Cameron recorded live in a dairy farm by solar power. Singing and playing acoustic guitar, there are no edits or over dubs. Whilst his performances are fantastic the true hi lights are his beautiful original songs!


Recorded live to two track in one take.
Back in the late eighties when I was heavily involved as a volunteer at community at Radio 8TOP-FM I was introduced to a 15 year old who insisted on being called Dork.
A couple of years and many shared experiences later I found myself managing his band – the appropriately named Dorkstain.
Like most bands we never made the big time, but we had a lot of fun.
Twenty five years later and we have a bunch of songs from that period re-recorded and stripped back to their origins – a voice and an acoustic guitar - the fourteen tracks reflecting Dorks’ acute observations of life and landscape.
The soaring opening of The Ballad of Coach Captain Ken introduces what is probably the strongest song on the album – a great piece on the enduring nature of romance, and the optimism of the ordinary person.
The songs runs the gamut of the various stages of life - the frustration of young unrequited love features heavily, alongside the contentment reflected in Ken, the mid-life crisis explored in Weekender, the tenderness found in Lullaby and the exuberance of Stoked.
Kingswood gives us a classic backpacker/road/love story in an iconic Australian car meandering through the landscape while Impressions of You cleverly references Verlaine and Debussy amongst others.
I’m definitely biased, but I think every song is a gem so Stay a While – who knows this record just Might Fly.
Ron McCullough, Darwin

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