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Thursday 6 June 2019

The Ballantrae Bonanza - Ten Short Songs About Love

I will understand if, after Monday, that you approach this post with a degree of trepidation.
Rest easy  - there is no cause for alarm or concern today.
Rather it is a return to form as we feature Ten Short Songs About Love from 1993 and the only solo album from former Danny Wilson front man Gary Clark.

The owner of the sweetest voice to come out of Dundee since the late great Billy Mackenzie.
Somewhat confusingly there are twelve songs of the CD version instead of ten albeit one ot two are very short.
Gary was then briefly involved with the bands King L and Transister  before embarking on a lucrative career in Los Angeles as a song writer penning numbers for Natalie Imbruglia, Delta Godrem and McFly among others.
He is now back living and working  in his native Dundee .

Not to be confused with Bluesman Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark - We Sail on The Stormy Waters

Gary Clark - Any Sunday Morning


  1. Love this man's voice and his songwriting skills. He does a heartbreaking cover of The Blue Nile's Saturday Night (live with a bunch of Scots, one of whom yells out "Gaun yersel!" in the middle of the song!)

    Why this man isn't a megastar is beyond me. Also check out his version of Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Aretha would be proud - which is also on YouTube. Gaun yersel Gary!

  2. Have always been curious about this album. Thanks for the taster, CC.