CALEDONIA MAN plus the Celtic Journey DVD
The BordererS latest release comes not only with a CD, but with a bonus DVD.
The album and DVD were recorded in 6 different recording studios in Adelaide, South Australia and mixed and mastered by 8 separate engineers all around Australia. As an aside, the mastering engineer ( Paul Gomersal from London ) was the producer and mixing engineer behind most of George Michael’s work plus major selling albums by Phil Collins, Kate Bush and so many more.
Fans are calling this album the BordererS finest to date, so why don’t you treat yourself to a fantastic collection of 10 new BordererS original songs plus the always popular “Galway Girl” by Steve Earle ( the band finally got round to recording this song after so many of you requested it ).
Coeur de Cajun by Bruce Daigrepont from Louisiana was included because our audiences just love to dance to this song and it’s so catchy! (Alex & I first heard this song on a compilation album from about 17 years ago).
Raise Your Hands Up is a crowd favourite inspired by “Queen” classics. An earlier version was modified and released as a single to raise funds for the Adelaide Crows Children’s foundation. We made a lyrical change and created a tribute to Phil Walsh ( the Adelaide Crows coach who tragically died ). The version on the new album is very similar but it’s now about motivating kids to be the best that they can be and to fulfil their potential.
The first single Forever in our Hearts and the accompanying video has recently been released to the Country Music market. People really respond to this song. It’s about Jim’s mother (who died of throat cancer 5 years ago ) and how she is still remembered and forever in the hearts of her whole family. We see everybody in the audience thinking about their particular loved one when we sing it live. The studio version also features the amazing vocals of the country band the “Sherrahs”. Their harmonies are absolutely amazing!
Critics are calling Hold On a modern soul classic! You’ll just love the bluesy R & B vocals of Snooks La Vie who duets with Alex on this track.
Revival features the Gospel All Stars Choir from the USA. They’re considered the best Gospel singers in the world and you’ll think that Whoopi Goldberg and the vocalists from Sister Act have joined the BordererS ( Hallelujah Brothers! ).
We have always loved the way that the congregations from the Southern churches in America really get into their Gospel music, and are so moved by it. This is so different from the churches we attended in Scotland & Ireland when we were kids, which were so dull and uninspiring. The Hallelujah Gospel vibe is what we tried to recreate on this song.
You will also hear songs about Ned Kelly, our friend Pete Michell (from Channel 7, who died tragically at 42,) in The Final Bow and a very emotional track about Domestic Violence called Souffre – Douleur, which translates as “I won’t be your punchbag anymore”.
Take time out and sit back and watch the bonus DVD – A Celtic Journey containing the behind the scenes making of Caledonia Man and a concert featuring a mix of your favourites like “Loch Lomond”, “500 Miles” and “We’ll Meet Again”.
There are also bonus interviews and live performances from Australian TV shows.