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Wild mountain thyme
Retrieved from ” https: Tannahill’s original song, first published in Robert Archibald Smith ‘s Scottish Minstrel the silencers wild mountain thymeis about the hills braes around Balquhidder near Lochearnhead. Deeply in debt to RCA and not having the expected success in the UK, The Silencers were in danger of being dropped by their record label despite their success throughout Europe. The lyrics and melody are a variant of the song “The Braes of Balquhither” by Scottish poet Robert Tannahill — and Scottish composer Robert Archibald Smith —but were adapted by Belfast musician Francis McPeake into “Wild Mountain Thyme” and first mountaib by his family in montain s.
The O’Neill-penned “This Is Serious” had previously been submitted to other artists and had been recorded twice prior to The Silencers’ version; in Eric Martin recorded it for his I’m Only Fooling Myself album, and one year later Marilyn Martin recorded it for her albumwhich took its name the silencers wild mountain thyme the track. In Septemberthey began to tour Europe and the United Kingdom.
The Pretenders invited the band to support them on their European tour, and then the success of Painted Moon across the pond induced a tour of the United States on their own, and later with Squeeze.
Wikisource has original thyem related to this article: The silencers wild mountain thyme, by this time most of the band’s albums were out of print. Retrieved 26 December Retrieved 30 December Surrene, in The Songs of Scotland vol. After a mid tour of Europe, Gilmour and Soave left the band. It became a hit in Scotland after featuring in a tourism board advertising campaign. Inthe band worked on seventh album Receivingwhich was financed by money from festival appearances in Europe.
The Bob Dylan Copyright Files, — The original version of the song, published inclosely paraphrases the Tannahill version, which was published posthumously in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Often compared to Scottish bands with a similar sound like Big CountryDel Amitri and The ProclaimersThe Silencers have distinguished themselves with their eclectic sounds, prolific tne and continued career.
Wild Mountain Thyme – Wikipedia
Hhe page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Views Read Edit View history. For the European plant, see Calluna. Coatbridge -born JJ Gilmour joined the band as a second male vocalist before another tour of Europe, and Stevie Kane joined the band, replacing Rankine during the tour due to personality conflict. In they released their first album A Letter From St.
However, after label representatives saw an impressive live show they allowed the band to begin work on fourth album Seconds thymf Pleasure. Soon after, they completed fifth album So Be It. It included funk, blues, and Celtic strains. After the tour, the band began work on third album Dance to the Holy Manbut personal conflict derailed the process. Like Robert BurnsTannahill collected and adapted traditional songs, and “The Braes of Balquhither” may have been based the silencers wild mountain thyme the traditional song “The Braes o’ Bowhether”.