Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol. 2

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Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol. 2
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Live album by Ivor Cutler
Released 1978
Recorded 3rd Eye Centre, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 7 July 1977–9 July 1977
Genre Spoken word
Length 53:14
Label Harvest
Ivor Cutler chronology
Jammy Smears
(1976)Jammy Smears1976
Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol. 2
(1978)
Privilege
(1983)Privilege1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic (4.5/5)[1]

Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol. 2 is an album by Ivor Cutler, originally released in 1978. It was recorded live in Cutler's native Glasgow, and tells stories from his childhood growing up in a middle-class family around the time of the Great Depression.[2]

The poems and stories from the album were also published as a book in 1984. [3]

The sleeve notes include the following:

"Recorded by Pete Shipton of Radio Clyde at the 3rd Eye Centre, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on the 7th, 8th, 9th of July, 1977.

Edited by Seán Murphy & Pat Stapely, and Master Record cut by Mick Webb.

All tracks registered with P.R.S and M.C.P.S and ©1977 Ivor Cutler.

Sleeve front - Helen Oxenbury ©1977. Lettering - Phyllis April King.

Deep gratitude to Al Clark and Seán Murphy."

Episodes 1 and 3 were tracks on the 1974 album Dandruff, although there is a discrepancy in the title shown for one of the tracks on that album compared with the track titles on Life in a Scotch Sitting Room, Vol.2. Four other episodes in total were previously recorded on 'Velvet Donkey' and 'Jammy Smears'

Track listing[edit]

(All tracks written by Ivor Cutler)
Side one
  1. "Episode 2" – 4:55
  2. "Episode 3" – 3:45
  3. "Episode 9" – 3:40
  4. "Jungle Tip: Owl" – 0:44
  5. "Episode 1" – 3:12
  6. "Episode 11" – 4:02
  7. "Jungle Tip: Lion" – 0:45
  8. "Episode 5" – 3:13
  9. "Episode 14" – 3:53
Side two
  1. "Episode 7" – 3:54
  2. "Episode 12" – 4:10
  3. "Jungle Tip: Leopard" – 0:41
  4. "Episode 8" – 3:52
  5. "Episode 6" – 2:47
  6. "Episode 4" – 3:44
  7. "Jungle Tip: Boa" – 0:31
  8. "Episode 13" – 5:22
  9. "Episode 0" – 0:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Mason, Stewart. Review. Allmusic. Retrieved 11 Mar. 2006.
  3. ^ Cutler, Ivor; Honeysett, Martin, 1943- (1984), Life in a Scotch sitting room, vol.2, Methuen, ISBN 978-0-413-55430-7  '