This album by Mid North is a corker. This is an album that had me hooked from the first track. Generally I have to listen to an album several times before I begin to warm to it and understand the mood of the music and context of the lyric. Scott Collins in a great songwriter, in fact he reminds me a little of Paul Kelly.
The album, You Were Right About The Stars contains 14 original songs, eleven of which were penned by Scott Collins. The remaining three were co-written by Scott, Jenny Shimmin, Nick Payne and Jim Pike. Excellent musicianship is a stand out as is the quality of production on this CD. Scot Collins owns the recording studio and produced and engineered the album.
The music styles, while arranged with traditional bluegrass instruments weaves through a range of blues, bluegrass, some rock-a-billy and perhaps even the occasional pop style.
The opening track, also the closing track, is called Rosewood written by Scott Collins. The opening track was recorded in his studio while the closing track was recorded live at Harrietville in 2011 with USA band X-Train. Other musicians on the album include: Nick Payne, Cath Cooper, Vic Manuel and Lyn Taylor on backing vocals; Jenny Shimmin and David Wilson on banjo; Mick Albeck, Ian Cooper and Kat Mear on fiddle; Nick Mueller and Lachlan Dear on bass; Nick Dear on Mandolin and Pete Fidler on Dobro.
You can preview all of the tracks on this album on CD Baby.
- Cabin On The Hill
- Pot Of Honey
- Get Back Home
- Where I Found My Home
- Emmy Lou
- Gypsy Thief
- Holy Water
- Show Me The Right Way
- Carry Me Home
- Big Train
- Where The Sun Shines
- Thumbing Rides
- Rosewood – live with X Train (USA)