The Scattering

Album: The Scattering (1989)

Songfacts®:

  • Written by lead singer Nick Van Eede, this is his favorite Cutting Crew track. Says Nick: "I think it's one of my best lyrics, telling of how the small villages in rural communities can die out when the life blood youth move away to the big cities. We had a lot of fun recording it as we flew down from Scotland with The Whistle Binkies, who were a fabulous and famous folk band. We had five hours to record all their parts which included Bodhran, fiddle, pipes and accordion. This is still a firm favorite when we play live, even without the folk band!" (Here's the full Nick Van Eede interview.)

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