The ebb & flow of songwriting ...

Songwriting, recording & equipment chronology

      Fidyca't

1964     4 If I / Deep In Shadows / Go From Him / So Baby It's Goodbye

1965   10 Don't Let It Show/Don't You Know When You're Thru/ Never/ Nobody/ Too late/ Your Class Ways/ You Worry Me                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

1966   10 Fireking/For The Good Times/Past Is Lookin Good/Sapphire/Save Me../Springtimin/Take Me Down

1967     2 It's Got To Be Today / I Don't Think You're Gonna Like It

1968

1969     2 Jennifer / One Road

1970     1 Midnight Ride

1971      

1972     5 I Couldn't Really Forget / Island / Just Me & The Sea / Looking Back

1973     3 Road To Killin / Thing Who Came Down From The Trees

1974     3 Blindness / I Had Tomorrow

1975     3 Cindy's Lovin' / Sand Castle / Twilight

1976     7 Black Hole / Dancin' On A Glass Roof / End Of The Road / From A Dark Cloud / Halcyon Lake                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                 Hey Lil Sister / The Love Gun / Love In My Time / Love Must Be The Answer

1977     5 Benny Half Track / Sometimes / There's Been A Lot Of Talkin'

1978     9 Old Fashioned Band / People Are Home / Sometimes Kind Of Love / Touching Home / Which Hand / Yearlings

1979     5 Ain't The Boogie Enough/Before The Night Is Over/Blood On My Hands/1-3-79/Watching The Ship Go Down

1980     1 Now / Scotland

1981

1982     2 Man O' War / You

1983     4 Child Of The Forest / Fly High / Song For Joe Tex

1984     4 Destiny / The Key

1985     5 Horizon / Ginny / Goin' Back To Country / Mo h-eileanan / To See The Hills Again

1986     4 Double Heartbeat / I Can't Go Home / Life / Mither Tongue

1987     2 Celtic Wind / End Tae An Auld Sang / Storm Warning

1988     1 Jewels Of The Minch

1989     4 Gillian / Just A Dream Away / Man At The Window

1990     5 Claire Marie / The Emigrant / Glasgow / Gerundive / The Healing Time

1991     5 Alice Christie / Climbing Clouds / Fifteen / Louise / Soldiers

1992     3 Carol / Hello Little Angel / Old Woman's Song

1993     4 Achnatra / Dark Carousel / The Long Way Home / The Silent Stone

1994     4 Song For Lisa / Theme For Peace / The White Rose

1995     6 Coming Home / Distant Spring / Forever / Nice To Know / Rody's Angels / Spirit

1996     3 Ashleigh / Fifty / Kirsten

1997     5 John Fyfe / I Am American / The Kirk / The Light In My Life / Lowlander  

1998     3 Castle Of Eagles / Footsteps / Voices 

1999     1 He Is The One

2000     1 Magilligan's Strand

2001     2 Erin / The Last Lady

2002

2003     1 Later

2004    

2005     3 OK / Our Time Of Life / Tasty

2006     1 The Inchcape's Ee

2007     1 Waking

2008     1 I'm Here / Silver Rose

2009     2 Three / Leaving Arbroath (instr)

2010        Tasty

2011       Monday / Blood On My Hands ('79 song first rec this year) / Free (before I Die)

2012      Brian Hardie

2013       Laurentia

2014      

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Philips F.T.R.                              .62

W.Rapier                                1.2.64

Strat 1                                           .67 ?

Vox Continental Organ         7.9.68

Philips N4407 TR             14.10.70

Pye Cambridge Cass.         9.6.72

Jen Double WahWah      27.10.72

Vox Continental organ       5.10.73       Used in the band for the last time.

Farfisa Matador organ       6.10.73       Purchase date.

HH Combo                            9.8.75        Used on several '76 to '79 recordings

Phazer                                  16.8.75       Used on vocals for 'I Can Feel The Night'  

Dynalectron                         20.9.75

Instapiano                                    .76       Being 'band used' May 1977.

'Gold' WahWah           (by)      .3.78        Used on 'Sometimes Kind Of Love'

Yamaha wee k/b                        .84  ?

Fostex X15                             2.5.84        'Love In My Time' first & 'Where Do I Go From Here' last recording (20.12.92) on Fostex

Palladium Session              4.7.85        John, Gerry & Brian record 'Scotland' & 'The Key'.  Single produced.

Yamaha CS-01                   12.4.86

Boss E/Delay RDD10       12.7.86

Hohner Acoustic                   1.8.87        Used on 'I Can't Go Home'

Honer B2A Stick Bass      27.1.88

Sunset Session                      2.88         John, Brian & George record End Tae An Auld Sang, Joe Tex, Love In My Time, Storm Warning.

Yamaha PSS790                 1.9.90         Base for 35 (?) songs (2nd version of 'Ashleigh' being last use on:               )

Yamaha R100 Rev Proc  11.4.92

TOA 8 track TR                      8.5.93         'The Long Way Home' first & 'Magilligan's Strand' last recording ( Feb 2000) on TOA

Yamaha RBX 800A Bass    4.1.95

AKG D65s Mike                14.10.95

Squire Strat                          29.1.97

Zoom  505                              1.2.97

FreecomEasyCD Creator  24.6.00

Casio CTK-811EX  k/b    12.12.00

Tascam 488 8 track purch 24.6.01                

Rain Tube                                11.07

Line 6 Sp3 30watt amp.  20.12.07         First used on 'Waking', 6.1.08, 'I'm Here'