The Very Best Of: 25 Years 1987-2012

The Very Best Of: 25 Years 1987-2012

by The Proclaimers



Handpicked by charismatic, bespectacled Scottish siblings Craig and Charlie Reid, the 30 tracks that make up this two-disc greatest-hits compilation represent the cream of the crop from all nine of the Proclaimers' studio albums, from 1987's gutsy, stripped-down This Is the Story to 2012's sugary and infinitely more settled Like Comedy. Listeners who recoil upon hearing the churning, palm-muted guitar line that opens their most notable pop culture offering, 1988's near perfect folk-pop earworm "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," will retreat into the shadows even further at the thought of enduring nearly two hours of like-minded whimsy, but longtime fans, many of whom consider tracks like "Sunshine on Leith," "Letter from America," "Throw the 'R' Away," and "Oh Jean" to be far superior examples of why the Reid brothers are so beloved, both at home and abroad, will thrill to the idea of having almost (where is the magnificent "Over & Done With"?) all of their favorites, many of which have been remastered, together in one place.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2013
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 5099999355227
catalogNumber: 9935522

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Proclaimers   Primary Artist
Gerry Rafferty   Choir, Chorus
Jerry Donahue   Musician
Tim Renwick   Musician
Peter Ostroushko   Musician
Daíthí Sproule   Musician
Edwyn Collins   Musician
Iain Bruce   Musician
Phil Cranham   Musician
Mick Dyche   Musician
Terry Edwards   Musician
Gerry Hogan   Musician
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Musician
Chuck Leavell   Musician
Greg Leisz   Musician
Dave Mattacks   Musician
Dan Newton   Musician
Stuart Nisbet   Musician
Beth Porter   Musician
Charlie Reid   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Craig Reid   Harmonica,Vocals
Paul Robinson   Musician
Vince Sullivan   Musician
Pete Thomas   Musician
Kevin Wilkinson   Musician
Pete Wingfield   Musician
Ian Maldman   Musician
Ross McFarlane   Musician
Steve Shaw   Musician
Andy Dee   Musician
Keith Burns   Musician
Kevin Bowe   Musician
Stevie Christie   Musician
Charlie Jones   Musician
Steve Evans   Musician
Barrie Cadogan   Musician
Garry John Kane   Musician
Zac Ware   Musician
Kevin Brown   Musician
Pete Thomas   Musician
Davide Rossi   Musician
Joanna Nye   Musician
Clive Jenner   Musician
Jerry Crozier Cole   Musician
Kenny MacDonald   Choir, Chorus
Katie Stone Lonergan   Musician
Carla Rafferty   Choir, Chorus
Arun Ahmun   Musician
Rick Sampson   Musician
Raul D'olveria   Musician
Nico Bruce   Musician
Martin Dickham   Musician

Technical Credits

Gerry Rafferty   Producer
Roger Miller   Composer
Edwyn Collins   Producer
Phil Bodger   Engineer
Barry Hammond   Engineer
Chris Kimsey   Arranger,Producer
Hugh Murphy   Producer
Charlie Reid   Composer
Craig Reid   Composer
Dave Ruffy   Producer
Mark Wallis   Producer
John Williams   Producer
Pete Wingfield   Producer
Martyn Heyes   Engineer
Steve Evans   Producer,Engineer
Richard Hollywood   Engineer
Scott Minshall   Layout
Lewis MacDonald   Cover Art
Tom Dalgety   Engineer
Tom Tucker   Engineer
Sebastian Lewsley   Engineer
David Tennant   Liner Notes

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