The Proclaimers - Letter From America (TopPop) (HD)

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"Letter From America" is a song written and performed by Scottish band The Proclaimers that appears on their 1987 debut album This Is the Story.

Lyrically, the song reflects Scotland's long history of emigration with Scots leaving behind economic depression in their own nation to start new lives in America and Canada. There is also an allusion to the enforced emigrations of the Highland Clearances when wealthy landowners forcibly evicted whole communities in order to turn their land over to the more profitable enterprise of raising sheep. Both of these themes are portrayed on the sleeve artwork for the single - an animated image of a man and woman from the time of the Highland Clearances superimposed onto a black and white photograph of the interior of Gartcosh steel works after its closure in 1986.

The song was later recorded, as a single, in a fuller arrangement with producer Gerry Rafferty and became a hit in November 1987, peaking at #3 on the UK singles chart in December.

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