专辑名称： This Is The Story
专辑歌手： The Proclaimers
华文（原创翻译）：18年前，这来自苏格兰的两人乐队在电视节目The Tube上第一次公开表演他们的歌Letter From America（来自美国的信）。那时候，英国音乐排行榜上立即有了对他们两人组成的乐队有了热烈的反应。听者们都惊讶于Craig和Charlie的苏格兰口音和他们歌词中对当时政治的看法。他们的风格可以说是在英国前所未有。直到广播台Channel 4的电话差不多崩溃，因为太多人想知道他们的消息了。其实，那只不过是一个开始。不到一个月，他们两兄弟和Chrysalis唱片录音公司签了约。9天之后，就有了这个他们第一本专集（也就是我现在分享这一个专集）。6个星期后，他们的专集都在唱片行里卖了。那年12月，《来自美国的信》得到全英国排行榜第3而且专集得金。他们独特的电子吉他配奏，和一首关于苏格兰高山，移民，政治的歌，使他们在排行榜上久久不下。从小，这两兄弟就对组织乐队很有兴趣。他们曾经在爱丁堡和苏格兰各地表演过。直到1983年，才成立了The Proclaimers。他们两人的性格其实很不同，其中一位很随和喜欢穿牛仔裤，另一位却是很严肃认真那种。但无论如何，他们两人在音乐上却是有共同的意识，才形成了这个很棒的乐队。希望你们喜欢。
英文：It's 18 years since The Proclaimers made their legendary TV debut on The Tube, performing the classic song Letter From America . Back then, the charts were dominated by the likes of Rick Astley and Sinita and the response to Craig and Charlie Reid, two impassioned brothers singing their hearts out in their own accents about serious political issues was extraordinary. The Proclaimers were unlike anything we had seen before and Channel 4's switchboards jammed with curious callers. It was the beginning of a phenomenon.
Within a month they were signed to Chrysalis Records and recording their debut album nine days later This Is The Story was finished. Another six weeks and it was in the shops. By December Letter From America was Number 3 in the UK singles chart and the album went Gold. A year of constant touring to sell-out crowds and an album of electrifying acoustic energy had paid off. A song about Scotland, its emigration, politics, industrial closures and the Highland clearances had reached the top of the pop charts.
The teenage twins musical passion began after a childhood spent in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife. At home it was Merle Haggar, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams and Ray Charles. At school they formed punk bands. Out of this collision of styles and attitudes came The Proclaimers in 1983. Over the next three years the duo built up a fervent following in the pubs of Edinburgh and Inverness.
People identified with these two characters. Straight (jeans, jumpers, glasses) but individual (traditionalism meets radicalism), songs that opened your ears and hit your heart. Kevin Rowland of Dexy's Midnight Runners gave inspiration, advice and demo time. The Housemartins, then topping the UK charts, heard a demo and offered the unsigned band the support slot on their UK tour live on Radio 1.
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01. Throw The 'R' Away
02. Over And Done With
03. Misty Blue
04. The Part That Really Matters
05. (I'm Gonna) Burn Your Playhouse Down
06. Letter From America (Acoustic Version)
07. Sky Takes The Soul
08. It Broke My Heart
09. The First Attack
10. Make My Heart Fly
11. Beautiful Truth
12. The Joyfull Kilmarnock Blues
13. Letter From America (Band Version)