Linn Highlights

Uncover those hidden gems that have collectively contributed towards Linn being named 'Label of the Year 2010'.

Don't know where to start? Look no further than our specially selected range of highlights...

 

Elevate

 

Since Fiona Mackenzie's debut album Elevate was launched it has won critical acclaim and a nomination for album of the year.

The eclectic self-penned album is a perfect demonstration of Scotland's thriving and celebrated music scene. 

"Delicious, captivating listening." 4 stars - Songlines

 

 

Mozart Requiem

Many of you will be familiar with the powerhouse musical team of Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra through their celebrated recordings of Mozart Symphonies.  Perhaps their first collaboration on Linn has passed you by, but it is another not-to-be-missed recording. 

Their performance of the Levin edition of Mozart's compelling Requiem is simply thrilling.

"The results ... are breathtaking" - The Observer

Benchmark Recording - BBC Music Magazine

 

Poulenc Organ Concerto

 

Organist Gillian Weir really got the critics excited with her spellbinding performance of Poulenc's Concerto for Organ.  Awarded five stars and named 'Best Classical Disc of the Month' by Audiophile Audition, Gillian's stunning playing and virtuosic flair is clear for all to hear.

If that was not enough Gillian included works by Barber and Petit to complete this gem of an album. "Buy this. Buy two and give one to a friend...the most blisteringly exciting Poulenc Organ Concerto on disc, possibly of all time." ClassicsToday.com

 

Too Darn Hot!

Those who have followed Linn through the years will know this lady very well.  Claire Martin, whose career spans three decades, has recorded more than a dozen albums with Linn and Too Darn Hot! is the one we have singled out for special mention.

With fizzing jazz arrangements and Claire's natural swing, not to mention an unbeatable rhythm section, this skillful album is Claire at her best.

"Her wit, relaxation and inventive choices of materials are rivalled only by her musicality and instrumentalist's jazz awareness" Jazz UK

 

Every Grain of Sand

Barb Jungr's second album on Linn became a real talking point.  With her stripped back arrangements of Bob Dylan songs she provoked wrath (from Dylan purists) and acclaim (from critics) in equal measure.  Personally I find her rendition of "I'll be your baby tonight" far superior to the original (sorry Bob!) - why don't you find out which camp you belong to?

Every Grain of Sand has gained cult status and earned Barb a reputation as an outstanding interpreter of contemporary song.

"Jungr's sensual performance casts the songs in a fresh light." The Times

 Liebermann Flute Concerto and works by Hue, Poulenc & Nielsen

 

It may only have been released on 20th September, but already Katherine Bryan is making waves with her debut album, Liebermann Flute Concerto and works by Hue, Poulenc & Nielsen.

Katherine, who was a finalist in the prestigious BBC Young Musician of Year, not once, but three times, studied at New York's prestigious Julliard School.  It is fitting that for her recital debut she has chosen the rarely recorded Liebermann Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, honouring the composer's native city and her own musical roots.

"...when you have the virtuoso playing of Ms. Bryan you have a really winning product" 5 stars Audiophile Audition