Road of Tears

The Road of Tears

by The Battlefield Band
     
 

Just because the Battlefield Band has been going for over 30 years doesn't mean they've run out of things to say. On the basis of Road of Tears, they remain quite thought-provoking. If not exactly a concept album, it's certainly a thematic record, around the idea of emigration and populations on the move (for many reasons). That's a perennial topic, but one…  See more details below

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Just because the Battlefield Band has been going for over 30 years doesn't mean they've run out of things to say. On the basis of Road of Tears, they remain quite thought-provoking. If not exactly a concept album, it's certainly a thematic record, around the idea of emigration and populations on the move (for many reasons). That's a perennial topic, but one that retains its currency in this day and age. With a new singer/guitarist (Sean O'Donnell) but customarily fine playing, they tackle a wide range of material, from the original title cut to Robert Burns and even Woody Guthrie -- with, of course, a fair sprinkling of tunes and songs from the tradition. The playing is as stunning as ever, if lovingly understated, and there's a sense of passion and commitment in every performance here. It's almost as if they've found a new cause and new heart. Road of Tears is the best Battlefield Band disc in quite some time.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2006
Label:
Temple Records
UPC:
0096045209829
catalogNumber:
2098
Rank:
206240

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Tracks

  1. The Road of Tears
  2. Ely Parker/Miss Martin's Wedding/The Primrose Lassies/Mr. Galloway Goes
  3. The Emigrant
  4. The Highlander's Farewell to Ireland/Farewell to Ireland/Put Me in the Big
  5. The Slave's Lament
  6. The Moleskin Kilt/The Empty Glen
  7. Out in Australia at Last
  8. The Patagonia Islanders/The Low Country Dance/Don Juan McKenna's Jig
  9. Haro Strait
  10. To a Mouse
  11. Take Me to the Sea
  12. Plane Wreck at Los Gatos
  13. Sweet Molly/The Symmetry/The Boat Leaks
  14. I Cried
  15. Mary's Dream/The Mountain Dairy Maid/The Nameless Migrant
  16. Five Bridges to Cross
  17. The Green & The Blue

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