The Complete Songs of Robert Burns - Sunday Herald
25 January 2003Sunday Herald
By any standards, it is a remarkable and monumental achievement, comparable - in traditional music terms - to the painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling or the King James VI translation of the Bible.
Burns sung and played as you have never heard him before.
Suddenly, Burns seems a much more substantial figure. Thanks to (Fred) Freeman and his itinerant band his oeuvre has swelled considerably and with it his reputation.
A copy of Linn's box set should be in every school and library in the land. Radio Scotland could - should - play it for the best part of a day without repeating a song.
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