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"Perfectly framed by the 1980 cover photograph of two kids blowing bubblegum balloons by Pulitzer-Prize winning Magnum photographer Raymond Depardon, laced with sadness and joy, melancholy and anger, this is a magnificent piece of work that both celebrates the city and underscores Napier as one of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene." Folk Radio UK
"Glasgow is a mind map of an album that belongs in a ‘Scottish culture for tourists’ pack. Aside from all the usual streaming, downloading and retail outlets, it should have pride of place on the local interest shelves of all good bookshops." Louder than Bombs
"Some of the best folk music is coming out of Scotland right now. ‘Glasgow’ is a fantastic collection of sentimental and evocative songs imbued with a simple but engaging honesty because, after all, music is storytelling and here Findlay is telling the grandest story of his life." Progradar
4 Stars "The Follow-up to his fine debut album sees Napier take a loving look at his adopted home town." Daily Express
"With its mix of finely crafted originals and astutely chosen cover songs Napier has managed to capture the timeless essence of one of the world’s great Cities."
The Barley Boat
Findlay Napier celebrates the rough and tumble of city life on Glasgow, a paean to his adopted home told with a mix of original and cover songs. In the latter camp, Napier captures the rich and varied character of Hamish Imlach’s Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice, Michael Marra’s King Kong’s Visit to Glasgow, The Blue Nile’s Walk Across the Rooftops and a new Emma Pollock song Marchtown. But Napier is no slouch with his own affectionate remembrance of Young Goths in the Necropolis, the finger-picking saunter of Wire Burners and the Caledonian chanson The Blue Lagoon." The Scotsman
"Coming on like a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright ... A superbly crafted compilation of Songs"
"An insurgent talent...a wonderful singer... [Napier] proves he has a songwriting talent to match"
The Morning Star
"... accompaniment distilled to artful acoustic guitar and Napier's remarkable voice - by turns burly, gritty, fierce and forlorn, bitingly acerbic and exquisitely nuanced - is rightfully foregrounded throughout" The Arran Banner
"Napier’s magpie eye has alighted on many different institutions in Glasgow: the Necropolis, the Blue Lagoon fish and chip shop at Central Station, the old Locarno dancehall on Sauchiehall Street, and the fabled Clyde shipyards. One of the most interesting songs, Wire Burners, is about homeless people who exist by collecting and selling scrap metal from construction sites.
Napier has covered other people’s songs, too, from The Blue Nile’s A Walk Across the Rooftops to Emma Pollock’s Marchtown and Hamish Imlach’s Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice." The Herald
Ultimately "Glasgow" is an album that expresses a love for the city and the people. A city you could call home. Findlay Napier in his words and music does more for tourism than the best Trip Advisor reports could ever achieve.
After his debut release V.I.P.: Very Important Persons I wondered how he could possibly surpass such a start, with "Glasgow" the master craftsman just gets better. FATEA Magazine