A double CD compilation of 23 remastered tracks gathered together from his earlier CDs and live recordings: they range from story songs based on tales of old Scotland to his takes on country music, memories, simple pleasures and homages to his musical influences.
Other musicians include Wendy Weatherby, Clive Gregson, Steven Polwart and especially Davie Scott who arranged and produced most of the tracks.
Next Time includes the prize-winning songs "Carrion Craw", "What's waiting for you", "I think he liked the ladies", "Dig" and "Next time". Musicians are Clive Gregson, Steven Polwart, Wendy Weatherby, Russell Ballantine, Fiona Cuthill, Mairearad Green, Davie Scott, Kris Koren and John Weatherby. "Next Time" was engineered and co-produced by Kris Koren at Sound Sense, Moffat and mastered at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland. Photographs by Allison Clelland and Jack Fallow. CD design by John Slavin.