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© 2012 Pete Fyfe

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Last updated: 21st January 2015

It is with much sadness
that we have to advise
that Pete Fyfe passed
away  in 2015.
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Fife based miner, poet and playwright Joe Corrie is an ideal candidate for a CD scheme and there’s obviously been a lot of time and effort put into this project but for me it comes across a bit like the movie “The Young Ones” in as much as it’s well meaning but without substance. Musical contributions include amongst others The Dandylions, The Hershaws, Davey Stewart and members of the Kirkaldy Acoustic Music Club with project manager Erik Knussen. Unfortunately the whole venture left me feeling cold (a bit like Kirkaldy itself) and with no real spark to get the whole thing going it left me with a feeling of wanting something more substantial. Personally speaking, I’d have opted for a ‘Scottish roots’ based genre (I’m thinking of Alan Reid and the Battlefield’s 1984 take on the same subject matter) than the “Coalminer’s Daughter” American-ised Country music style the ‘band’ utilise here. I guess I may sound a bit mean-hearted but it was all that I could muster to flick through each track in the vain hope of finding that nugget of black diamond. For a town that prides itself on its association with the revered Jack Vettriano (but I refuse to be drawn on Gordon Brown) I was expecting a lot more. A shame really as the nicely produced CD package by Birnam offered a lot more than the content. www.kirkaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk

 

PETE FYFE

 

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