Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Spirit Of The Glen Journey available on May 21 2017 from Base for 5.99
Spirit of The Glen available on February 28 2016 from Amazon for 4.99
UPC bar code 602517792586 ξ2 registered May 21 2017
UPC bar code 602517792586 ξ3 registered February 28 2016
UPC bar code 602517792586 ξ1 registered March 20 2015
Product category is MUSIC CD - CD - Easy Listening Audio
Manufacturered by 101 DISTRIBUTION
Product weight is 0.22 lbs.
Following the success of `Spirit of the Glen' last Christmas, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guard return with their second album `Spirit of the Glen Journey'. However, this is no ordinary second album. Soon after the Classical Brits in May the Royal Scots Dragoon Guard were posted to Basra. Understanding that the pipers are first and foremost serving soldiers, a mobile recording unit was taken out to the British base in Basra in order to record key tracks of the album. This makes it the first ever recording from the frontline of a warzone. After recording the pipers went back to their all-important jobs such as guarding prisoners in the military prison, tank crews, are drivers etc.Those tracks recorded in Basra are Abide With Me, Dear Lord and Father, In Flanders Field and For the Fallen. The piper on For the Fallen is recorded live outside at the end of the runway on the base. You can hear the hum of Basra in the background. With Jim Naughtie reading the poem over the piper, it's an extremely emotional track. In a moment that evokes the oscar-winning score of the film Atonement, Dear Lord and Father is sung by men from the regiment out in Basra. The power of these tracks to stir and move the listener is only highlighted knowing the context in which they were recorded. The album also features stunning recordings of Greensleeves, Unchained Melody and Auld Lang Syne.The booklet contains exclusive photographs from Basra and the CD is enhanced with footage showing the recording in Basra.
I fell in love with this album the first time I heard it. It matches the Great Highland Bagpipe (GHB) with some really great songs and orchestral instrumentation that brings to my heart and life a whole new love of the GHB music genre. I cannot describe everything about this album, except that tracks 1, 11, 12 and 15 were cut in August 2008 while the Royal Scots Dragoon Guard (RSDG) were on duty in Basra, Iraq. Yep, these superb musicians are actual soldiers who..