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debut solo album by rick redbeard of the phantom band. eight years in the making, 'no selfish heart' is a warming, darkly poignant collection that navigates universal themes of love, place and the passage of time. recorded at his parents' house in rural aberdeenshire and the flat he calls home in the west end of glasgow, 'no selfish heart' has an intimate, homely feel to it which only adds to the album's sense of timelessness. while the album evokes certain elements of leonard cohen, bill callahan and bruce springsteen, the album remains undeniably scottish, harking back to the dark (often macabre) lovelorn tragedies of that country's folk tradition.
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