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THE SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD ANNOUNCE THE 2019 LONGLIST

Feature Posted by Craig McGee
Posted on 2019-07-29 07:38:16

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Scotlands national music prize, The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, have officially announced the twenty outstanding albums which have made it onto this years coveted Longlist. In alphabetical order –

1. Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert – Here Lies The Body
2. Aidan ORourke – 365: Vol. 1
3. Andrew Wasylyk – The Paralian
4. Auntie Flo – Radio Highlife
5. Brìghde Chaimbeul – The Reeling
6. C Duncan – Health
7. Carla J. Easton – Impossible Stuff
8. CHVRCHES – Love Is Dead
9. Edwyn Collins – Badbea
10. Fatherson – Sum Of All Your Parts
11. Fergus McCreadie Trio – Turas
12. Free Love – Luxury Hits
13. Graham Costellos Strata– Obelisk
14. Karine Polwart with Steven Polwart and Inge Thomson– Laws of Motion
15. Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake The Want Is
16. Kinnaris Quintet – Free One
17. Mastersystem – Dance Music
18. Niteworks – Air Fàir an Là
19. Sean Shibe – softLOUD
20. The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

Speaking about the Longlist announcement, General Manager of the SMIA Robert Kilpatrick said: "Each year, the announcement of The SAY Award Longlist allows us to take a step back and feel proud of our cultural identity as a nation. It gives us a chance to both shout about and reflect on who we are, as well as celebrate the passion, creativity and vibrancy of Scottish music; in all its incredible diversity and glory. With the Longlist having been selected from the votes of 100 impartial music industry Nominators, it truly is the product of an extraordinary nationwide consultation and showcases 20 incredible Scottish records to the world that are both important and valued artistic works. A huge congratulations to each of this years Longlisted artists on fantastic album releases."

Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland said: "This is quite simply the best, most diverse, most exciting Longlist yet assembled for The SAY Award. To think that a set of albums as strong as this could be released in Scotland in a single year is exceptional – and thats before you realise how many other brilliant recordings were eligible. This years Longlist is hard proof that Scotland is making excellent music in every genre. Our veterans are writing songs that are better than ever while a whole new generation of talent is sweeping onto the scene. Its not just that every album here is a winner in its own right, its the fact that the sum total of this list places Scotland as one of the most vital, vigorous music-making countries in the world."


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