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Kris Drever - Mark The Hard Earth album mp3

Kris Drever - Mark The Hard Earth album mp3

Performer: Kris Drever
Title: Mark The Hard Earth
Released: 2016
Country: UK
Style: Celtic, Folk
Category: Country, Folk
Album rating: 4.3
Votes: 183
Size MP3: 1925 mb
Size FLAC: 1188 mb
Size WMA: 1566 mb
Other formats: AIFF AHX MP3 MP4 AAC AA VQF

Tracklist Hide Credits

Side A
1 Mark The Hard Earth
Written By – Kris Drever
2 This Old Song
Written By – Kaleb Klauder*
3 Shining Star
Written By – Sandy Wright
4 Allegory
Written By – Murray Attaway
5 Wild Hurricane
Written By – Sandy Wright
6 Sweet Honey In The Rock
Written By – Boo Hewerdine, John McCusker
Side B
7 O' A' The Airts
Written By – Traditional
8 The Call And The Answer
Written By – Phil Colclough
9 The Crown Of London
Written By – Duncan Drever
10 The Banks Of The Nile
Written By – Traditional
11 Freedom Come A' Ye
Written By – Hamish Henderson

Companies, etc.

  • Remastered At – Kyoti Studio
  • Mastered At – Air Studios
  • Designed At – Simply Marvellous Music


  • Accordion – Phil Cunningham (tracks: 1,3,10)
  • Backing Vocals – Heidi Talbot (tracks: 4,6,7,10), Karine Polwart (tracks: 11)
  • Bass – Andy Seward (tracks: 4,5,7,9), Ewen Vernal (tracks: 1,2,3,6,8.11)
  • Bouzouki, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Ukulele, Vocals – Tim O'Brien
  • Design – Martin Roswell
  • Drums – Roy Dodds (tracks: 1,2,4,6,7,9)
  • Engineer – Tony Doogan
  • Fiddle – John McCusker (tracks: 1,2,3,6,7,8,10,11)
  • Guitar – Ian Carr (tracks: 5,7,9,10)
  • Harmonium, Wurlitzer – Donald Shaw (tracks: 4,5,7,9,11)
  • Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Kris Drever
  • Mastered By – Calum Malcolm (tracks: Original recording), Mark Freegard (tracks: Re-mastering), Ray Staff
  • Photography By – Louis DeCarlo
  • Producer – John McCusker
  • Recorded By – Andy Seward
  • Recorded By, Engineer – Calum Malcolm
  • Sleeve – Duncan Macphee


Vinyl re-issue from 2016

All Tracks arranged by Kris Drever (Reveal Publishing) / John McCusker (MCPS) except 4,5,7,9 Kris Drever (Reveal Publishing) / John McCusker (MCPS) / Ian Carr / Andy Seward (MCPS).

Track 3 features and instrumental by Phil Cunningham 'Frank McConnells Three Step' (MCPS).

Track 10 'Penan Den' is the name of the tune, the words are not normally associated with this tune.

Track 11 'The Bloody Fields Of Flanders' is the name of the tune, normally played on the bagpipes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5060187000465
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DIV 054 LP-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DIV 054 LP-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NAVIGATOR30 Kris Drever Mark The Hard Earth ‎(CD, Album, Sli) Navigator Records NAVIGATOR30 UK 2009
REVEAL033CDX Kris Drever Mark The Hard Earth ‎(CD, Album, RE) Reveal Records REVEAL033CDX UK 2013

Album · 2010 · 11 Songs. Mark the Hard Earth Kris Drever. Listen on Apple Music.

Overview (current section).

Sweet Honey in the Rock. The Call and the Answer.

But while Mark the Hard Earth doesn’t quite reach the heights of that record, it is still impressive, and has a strong, slow-growing charm. Drever has assembled much the same team of players, with Roy Dodds (drums) Ewen Vernal (bass), Donald Shaw (keyboards) and guitarist Ian Carr serving him well, as does fiddler and producer John McCusker. Irish American t Tim O’Brien is the most distinctive new collaborator, adding the sonic equivalent of subtle marker pen highlights to many songs with his mandolin, banjo, ukulele and harmony vocals. Of the latter, Drever has again chosen two songs by Edinburgh songwriter Sandy Wright. Both are sentimental waltzes, although neither is as distinctive as his contributions to Black Water. Boo Hewerdine’s country-gospel flavoured Sweet Honey in the Rock is, though, up to his usual high standard.

LP - Diverse Records. For someone who's done so much work, it seems surprising that this is just Kris Drever's second solo album. It's been four years since the first, but fans will agree it's been worth the wait. Although it gets off to a slow start, by the fourth track, "Allegory," everything is burning with a fine fire. Drever might be the closest Scotland has to an alt-country singer and songwriter, with a very open, straightforward style. He's not a prolific composer, having a hand in only two of the songs here, but he's a good one, especially powerful as an interpreter.

Mark the Hard Earth is the second solo album by contemporary folk musician Kris Drever, released January 2010 at Celtic Connections. The album was officially released on March 8, 2010. Mark the Hard Earth" - 4:45. This Old Song" - 3:54. Shining Star" - 3:55. Wild Hurricane" - 3:58. Sweet Honey in the Rock" - 3:03. O' A' the Airts" - 3:29. The Call and the Answer" - 3:56. The Crown of London" - 4:00. The Banks of the Nile" - 4:36.

A classy set from Kris Drever shows he has the celebrity gene, says Robin Denselow. He may be best-known as the guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau (who won best group for the third year running at last month's Folk awards), but Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity. Born in Orkney, he moved south to join the freewheeling Edinburgh folk scene, in which musicians are constantly swapping styles and playing in different bands – so it's no surprise that this latest solo album should feature an impressive and varied cast.

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