“The peak of songwriting!” (Shindig!)
“David Scott stumbled upon the songwriting secret known only to Paul McCartney, Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson!” (The Sunday Times)
“That’s how The Beatles would sound today!” (Audio)
“Scotland’s Van Dyke Parks!” (Word)
“Masterpieces of evocative lyrics and beautiful melodies!” (The Herald)
Marina proudly present the first ever vinyl issues of three classic albums by Glasgow’s finest, The Pearlfishers: “The Young Picnickers” (1999), “Across The Milky Way” (2001) and “Up With The Larks” (2007). They are issued in deluxe 2-LP vinyl editions in beautiful gatefold sleeves with enhanced artwork and complete lyrics. All albums feature four (!) bonus tracks each, most of them never released before and not available on any streaming platform.
Three albums of masterful, classic pop music, driven by main man David Scott’s exceptional songwriting which was often compared to Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, Todd Rundgren and Brian Wilson. The beautifully crafted arrangements include woodwinds, trumpet, flugel horns, banjo – and real strings! “David Scott’s compositions sound something like The Carpenters and Burt Bacharach – except much more poppy, upbeat, and current!” (Babysue).
These albums also feature some of the finest Scottish musicians. Duglas T Stewart of BMX Bandits co-wrote two songs. Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub contributed backing vocals on “The Young Picnickers” and co-produced four tracks on “Up With The Larks”. Mick Slaven, one of the most unique guitarists ever (Jazzateers, James Kirk, Paul Quinn & The Independent Group), plays on “Across The Milky Way”. So does trumpet maestro Colin Steele who later recorded an entire album of Pearlfishers songs in terrific jazz arrangements (“Diving For Pearls”, 2017).
“The Young Picnickers” was selected ”Indie album of the month” in MOJO magazine. “Up With The Larks” was recently voted one of “Scotland’s favourite albums” in The Herald.
The 2-LP vinyl editions are limited to 750 copies each.
“Save the world! Save the world! From this grotesque exhibition…”
In stores on April 8, 2022.
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