The Proclaimers On Mountain Stage Twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid had a huge hit with their song "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" when they visited Mountain Stage for the first time back in 1994. They return to the stage to play old favorites and new songs from their latest album, Notes and Rhymes.

The Proclaimers On Mountain Stage

The Proclaimers On Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "Letter From America"
  • "Burn Your Playhouse Down"
  • "Sunshine on Leith"
  • "Love Can Move Mountains"
  • "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

The Scottish duo The Proclaimers first visited Mountain Stage in March 1994, around the time its infectious song "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" had become one of the biggest hits in the world. Here, identical twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid return in 2009 to perform a career-spanning batch of songs, including one from their eighth studio album, Notes and Rhymes.

They open with "Letter From America," from their 1987 debut, followed by a cover of George Jones' "Burn Your Playhouse Down," written by Lester Blackwell. Also included is "Sunshine on Leith," the title track to the 1988 album that first featured "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," five years before it came to prominence in the soundtrack to the film Benny & Joon.

The Proclaimers will tour in Australia and New Zealand throughout November in support of Notes and Rhymes.

This segment originally aired on October 27, 2009.