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Sunshine on Leith is the second studio album by Scottish folk rock duo The Proclaimers, released in August 1988 through Chrysalis Records.[3] The record spawned four singles: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", which topped charts in Australia,[4] New Zealand and Iceland; "Sunshine on Leith", a ballad that has become an anthem for Scottish football club Hibernian F.C.;[5] the No. 3 Australian hit "I'm on My Way"; and the Australian-exclusive "Then I Met You". The non-single "Cap in Hand" also came to prominence in 2014 with the Scottish Independence referendum.[6]

Sunshine on Leith marked a departure from the minimalist acoustics of the group's 1987 debut This Is the Story, toward a rock-oriented full band sound, backed by members of the Fairport Convention and Dexys Midnight Runners.[7] The album was a major worldwide hit, particular in Australia where it was described as the band's "biggest success", reaching No. 2 in the ARIA Charts and being 1989's 12th highest-seller.[4][8] The album peaked at No. 3 and No. 6 in New Zealand and the United Kingdom respectively, while also charting in Canada and Sweden, ultimately selling over 2 million copies worldwide, including over 700,000 in the USA.[9]


Sunshine on Leith was recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios in Oxfordshire, England,[10] and was produced by Pete Wingfield.[1] Wingfield had previously worked with The Everly Brothers, with whom The Proclaimers were frequently compared; Reid described it as a "happy coincidence" and stated that Wingfield was actually hired because he'd produced the Dexys Midnight Runners debut album Searching for the Young Soul Rebels (1980).[11] The recording for Sunshine on Leith marked the first time that The Proclaimers had worked with a band,[1] having recruited a studio lineup including Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks and Steve Shaw of Dexys Midnight Runners.[1]

Music and style

Musical style

At variance with the stripped-back acoustic nature of the band's 1987 debut effort This Is The Story, Sunshine on Leith embraced the rock-angled sound of a full band.[7] Describing the album's musical style, Chris Heim of the Chicago Tribune opined that Sunshine on Leith had a "lively folk-rock sound with hints of Scottish airs, American country and worldwide rock-n-roll [...] a synthesis [the band] have thoughtfully forged from their respect for their own culture and their interest in American music".[1] Rhino Insider characterized the record's sound as "stripped down pub-rock [...] enlivened by Scottish folk influences".[2]

Lyrics and songs

Many of Sunshine on Leith's songs narrated familial bliss, such as "Then I Met You" and "Sean".[10][12] "Cap in Hand" and "What Do You Do?" referenced the duo's Scottish nationalist convictions.[13] AltRevue described "It's Saturday Night" as a "prosaic song about drinking".[14]

Alluding to the record's moods, Tom Demalton of AllMusic identified "a thread of optimism that runs through most of the album",[10] with Mike Bohem of Los Angeles Times similarly detailing that the band's blend of "ambitious, catchy melody with an earthy, unbridled approach to singing helps the Proclaimers put across songs of unabashed joy".[12]

Cap in Hand and Then I Met You

"Cap in Hand" was written about The Proclaimers' longstanding support for Scottish independence; in 1994, LA Times described the song as "unequivocally independence-minded". The track has been described as "juanty" and "catchy" and prominently featured the lyric "I can't understand why we let someone else rule our land; cap in hand". Utah-based publication Salt Lake City Weekly stated in 2009 that despite the track's "poppy" sound, "Cap in Hand" was a "was a Billy Bragg-ish protest against England’s dominion over the Reids’ homeland".[15][16] [17]

My Old Friend the Blues and Sean

"My Old Friend the Blues" is a cover of a song from American alternative country musician Steve Earle's debut album Guitar Town (1986).

As stated by Los Angeles Times in 1989, "Sean" was written for duo member Charlie Reid's son, born in 1987; the lyrics have been described by Chicago Reader as "thoughts about life passed on to a newborn". Discussing the lines "I saw why I'm here, the morning you appeared" Charlie Reid said in 2018: "appreciating [fatherhood] and appreciating you’re a link in the chain, and you’re privileged to be so, and if there’s any reason to hang around, it’s family and loved ones, and I suppose it’s all part of that". "Sean" also makes reference to Elvis Presley's hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.[12][18]

Come on Nature and What Do You Do?

Bill Wyman of Chicago Reader wrote in 1989 that "Come On Nature" was "pantheistic plea for some down-to-earth love action". Stylistically, "Come On Nature" has been categorised as "Smiths-like pop" and has also been said to "recall the harmonies of Peter and Gordon".[13][19][20]

"What Do You Do?" has been characterised by Louisville Music News as "haunting" and "plaintive" and shares with "Cap in Hand" its Scottish nationalist leanings. Its lyrics have been described as "ruminating on the failure of democracy to ameliorate poverty".[19][21]

Critical reception


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[23]
Record Mirror[22]

Sunshine on Leith has enjoyed positive critical reception. In a four-and-a-half out of five star review, Tom Demalton of AllMusic proclaimed the record to be "highly listenable and thoroughly engaging blend of folk and pop".[10]

Bill Wyman of the Chicago Reader remarked that Sunshine on Leith was a "magnificent" and "almost flawless" record.[13]

Rhino Insider remarked of a reissued edition that Sunshine on Leith offered "plenty more to enjoy" beyond the lead single, containing "fine originals" "("Oh Jean", "I'm On My Way") and "appealing covers" ("My Old Friend the Blues"), and opined the album to be "invigorating from beginning to end".[2]

In April 1989, Steve Hochman of Rolling Stone lauded Sunshine on Leith “a wonderfully guileless treasure of an album”.[24]


Sunshine on Leith was ranked No. 12 out of the 50 top-selling albums for 1989 in Australia.[8] In October 2003, The Scotsman ranked Sunshine on Leith No. 25 on their "100 Best Scottish Albums" list, the second of two Proclaimers' albums featured.[25]

Commercial performance

In Australia, Sunshine on Leith has been certified 2× platinum by the ARIA,[4] 1989's 12th biggest seller behind Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction.[8] The band's Craig Reid divulged that the album's Australian smash, retrospectively dubbed "Proclaimermania",[4] in 1989 was "the biggest success we’ve ever had anywhere".[4] The album reached No. 2, while "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" topped the singles chart,[26] Craig Reid describing this popularity as "madness".[4]

Sunshine on Leith failed to chart in the US on its original release. Regardless, in June 1989, SPIN Magazine ranked the record No. 16 in the US for the "Top 30 Albums Played on College Radio".[27] The selection of "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" for the soundtrack of the 1993 film Benny & Joon saw the single peak at No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 that year,[2] with Sunshine on Leith peaking on the Billboard 200 Albums at No. 31 on 7 August 1993,[28] and selling over 696,000 copies in the US as of 2001.[29]

At the time of June 2009, Sunshine on Leith had shifted over two million units globally.[9]

Promotion and touring

Sunshine on Leith's 1988 release was followed by a tour, complete with an electric backing band.[30] The 1989 leg of the tour saw the band perform to a crowd of 65,000 at the 1989 Glastonbury Festival.[31]

Stateside promotion for the record included US talk-show performances, inclusive of a 21 March 1989 appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.[32]

The 1993 vogue of Sunshine on Leith and "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" in the United States saw The Proclaimers perform at Madison Square Garden for the Z100 Birthday on 28 July 1993, alongside Terence Trent D'Arby, 10,000 Maniacs, Duran Duran and headliners Bon Jovi.[33][34]

Legacy and influence

Sunshine on Leith, a stage musical spotlighting the songs of The Proclaimers, was named in renown of the album and title track.[35] The TMAAward-winning musical debuted in 2007,[36][37] and the film adaptation, starring Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks, was completed in 2013,[38] grossing over US$4.7 million after debuting at No. 3 in the UK box office.[39][40]

Noted for its Scottish nationalist tenets,[13] the album track "Cap in Hand" enjoyed a remarkable vogue in 2014 owing to the Scottish Independence Referendum, reaching No. 6 in Scotland and No. 62 on the UK Singles Chart.[6]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Craig and Charlie Reid, except where noted

Side one
1."I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" 3:37
2."Cap in Hand" 3:22
3."Then I Met You" 3:46
4."My Old Friend the Blues"Steve Earle3:03
5."Sean" 3:19
6."Sunshine on Leith" 5:14
Side two
7."Come On Nature"3:32
8."I'm on My Way"3:43
9."What Do You Do"3:37
10."It's Saturday Night"3:23
12."Oh Jean"5:54
2001 release bonus tracks (originally released on King of the Road EP, 1990)
13."King of the Road"Roger Miller2:46
14."Long Black Veil"Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin3:02
15."Lulu Selling Tea" 2:08
16."Not Ever" 2:38


Adapted from Sunshine on Leith liner notes.

The Proclaimers

  • Craig Reid – vocals, percussion
  • Charlie Reid – vocals, acoustic guitars

Additional personnel




YearTitleChart positions
1988"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"121
1988"Sunshine on Leith"41
1989"I'm on My Way"343
1989"I Met You"64
1993"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"438

Other charted songs

YearTitleChart positions
2014"Cap in Hand"[6]662


RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[51]2× Platinum140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[52]2× Platinum200,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[53]Gold7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[54]Platinum300,000^
United States (RIAA)[55]Gold500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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Sunshine On Leith

The Proclaimers auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

The Proclaimers sind eine schottische Band, bestehend aus den eineiigen Zwillingen Charlie und Craig Reid (geboren am 5. März 1962 in Leith). Sie sind bekannt geworden durch ihre Lieder Letter from America und I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles). Kennzeichnend für die Gruppe ist der Gesangsstil mit schottischem Akzent.


Im Jahre 1983 schlossen sich die Brüder erstmals als Proclaimers zusammen und starteten eine Musikkarriere als Duo. Erstmaligen Erfolg feierten sie 1987 mit ihrem Debütalbum This Is the Story sowie dessen zweiter Single-Auskopplung Letter from America. Der Song erreichte unter anderem in Großbritannien und Deutschland die offiziellen Single-Charts. 1990 wurde ihre Cover-Version des 1965er Klassikers King of the Road von Roger Miller ein internationaler Hit und erreichte Chartplatzierungen in ganz Europa.

Drei Jahre später wurde I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) dann als Titelmelodie des Films Benny & Joon verwendet und bescherte ihnen ihren international größten Erfolg. In den USA kamen sie damit bis auf Platz 3 der Hitparade. Dies gab ihnen auch noch einmal Auftrieb für ihr 1994er Album Hit the Highway. In den folgenden Jahren ließ der Erfolg nach, und die Zwillinge nahmen sich eine Auszeit von der Musik. Erst in den 2000ern veröffentlichten sie wieder neue Alben und kamen damit in die Hitparaden, auch wenn Single-Erfolge ausblieben. Des Weiteren steuerten die Proclaimers das Lied I’m on My Way zum Soundtrack des 2001 erschienenen Films Shrek bei.

2007 feierten Craig und Charlie Reid dann ein Chart-Comeback mit Hilfe der beiden britischen Komiker Peter Kay und Matt Lucas alias Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin (Little Britain). Kay, der bereits 2005 einen Klassiker für die Benefizaktion Comic Relief neu aufgenommen und zum Hit gemacht hatte, nahm sich die 500 Miles vor, und gemeinsam schafften sie 19 Jahre nach der ersten Proclaimers-Single den ersten Nummer-1-Hit der Schotten. Parallel dazu erlebte das Lied ein großes Comeback dank der US-Comedy-Serie How I Met Your Mother. Einen Remix von 500 Miles verwendete 2011 auch das Öl- und Gasunternehmen OMV für seine Werbekampagne. Im Film Angels’ Share – Ein Schluck für die Engel von Ken Loach (2012) wird das Lied ebenfalls mehrmals verwendet. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) wird auch als Torhymne beim SV Werder Bremen verwendet. (Stand 2020)

In der im September 2013 erschienenen Filmadaption des Musicals Sunshine on Leith (nach dem gleichnamigen Album der Proclaimers s. u.) werden 13 Songs der Proclaimers im Soundtrack verwendet (Regie: Dexter Fletcher, Buch: Stephen Greenhorn).



JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[1]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1987This Is the StoryUK43

(21 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 1987
1988Sunshine on LeithAT33
(5 Wo.)AT

(27 Wo.)UK

(37 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 1. August 1988
1994Hit the HighwayAT19
(9 Wo.)AT

(7 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 22. März 1994
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 22. Mai 2001
2002The Best of the Proclaimers 1987–2002UK5

(20 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 15. April 2002
Wiederveröffentlichung: 2. April 2007
2003Born InnocentUK70
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 18. November 2003
2005Restless SoulUK74
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 6. September 2005
2007Life with YouUK13

(7 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 3. September 2007
2009Notes & RhymesUK30
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 16. Juni 2009
2012Like ComedyUK31
(3 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 7. Mai 2012
2013The Very Best Of: 25 YearsUK80

(3 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Juli 2013
2015Let’s Hear It for the DogsUK26
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 27. April 2015
2017Live at the Belly Up
Erstveröffentlichung: 28. April 2017
2018Angry CyclistUK17
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 10. August 2018
2022Dentures OutUK59
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 16. September 2022


Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[1]
(Jahr, Titel, Album, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1987Letter from America
This Is the Story
(5 Wo.)DE

(13 Wo.)UK
1988Make My Heart Fly
This Is the Story
(5 Wo.)UK
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Sunshine on Leith
(19 Wo.)DE
(15 Wo.)AT
(3 Wo.)CH

(25 Wo.)UK

(20 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: August 1988
in UK Wiedereintritt 2007
Sunshine on Leith
Sunshine on Leith

(6 Wo.)UK
1989I’m on My Way
Sunshine on Leith

(4 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 30. Januar 1989
1990King of the Road
(9 Wo.)DE
(8 Wo.)UK
1994Let’s Get Married
Hit the Highway
(4 Wo.)AT
(5 Wo.)UK
What Makes You Cry
Hit the Highway
(3 Wo.)UK
These Arms of Mine
Hit the Highway
(3 Wo.)UK
2007I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

(13 Wo.)UK
feat. Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin
Neuaufnahme mit den Darstellern aus Little Britain
Life with You
Life with You
(2 Wo.)UK
Folgende Lieder erschienen nicht als Single, wurden aber durch das Album zu Download und Streaming bereitgestellt und konnten somit eine Platzierung erlangen:
2014Cap in Hand
Sunshine on Leith
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 1988


  • 2002: The Best of the Proclaimers 1987–2002

Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe

Goldene Schallplatte

  • Australien Australien
    • 1989: für die Single I’m on My Way[2]
  • Italien Italien
    • 2019: für die Single I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  • Neuseeland Neuseeland
    • 1989: für die Single I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)[3]


  • Australien Australien
    • 1989: für die Single I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)[4]
  • Danemark Dänemark
    • 2022: für die Single I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  • Spanien Spanien
    • 2024: für die Single I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

2× Platin-Schallplatte

  • Kanada Kanada
    • 1993: für das Album Sunshine on Leith
  • Neuseeland Neuseeland
    • 1989: für das Album Sunshine on Leith[3]

Anmerkung: Auszeichnungen in Ländern aus den Charttabellen bzw. Chartboxen sind in ebendiesen zu finden.

Land/RegionAus­zeich­nung­en für Mu­sik­ver­käu­fe
(Land/Region, Auszeichnungen, Verkäufe, Quellen)
Silber Gold PlatinVer­käu­feQuel­len
 Australien (ARIA)0! S Gold1 Platin1105.000Einzelnachweise
 Dänemark (IFPI)0! S0! G
 Italien (FIMI)0! S Gold10!
 Kanada (MC)0! S0! G 2×
 Neuseeland (RMNZ)0! S Gold1 2× Platin250.000Einzelnachweise
 Spanien (Promusicae)0! S0! G
 Vereinigte Staaten (RIAA)0! S 2× Gold20!
 Vereinigtes Königreich (BPI) 6× Silber6 3× Gold3 3×
Insgesamt 6× Silber6 8× Gold8 10× Platin10


  1. a b Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK US
  2. Gold für I’m on My Way in Australien
  3. a b Dean Scapolo: The Complete New Zealand Music Charts: 1966 – 2006. Maurienne House, 2007, ISBN 978-1-877443-00-8 (englisch).
  4. The Proclaimers ARIA Platinum Award. In: Abgerufen am 20. Februar 2022 (englisch).


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