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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
By the time this album was released in 1995, the Battlefield Band had nothing left to prove. Twenty-five years of simultaneously carrying the torch of traditional Scots music and pushing the envelope of tradition had yielded well over a dozen excellent albums and a couple that were merely very good and had long since secured the band's place in the history books. So they could have been forgiven for coasting a bit. Nope. Keyboardist Alan Reid is still writing top-notch songs note, in particular, the wonderful "The Arran Convict", Iain MacDonald still boasts the world's sweetest and most tasteful bagpipe tone, and the extremely young John McCusker fiddles with the taste ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
By the time this album was released in 1995, the Battlefield Band had nothing left to prove. Twenty-five years of simultaneously carrying the torch of traditional Scots music and pushing the envelope of tradition had yielded well over a dozen excellent albums and a couple that were merely very good and had long since secured the band's place in the history books. So they could have been forgiven for coasting a bit. Nope. Keyboardist Alan Reid is still writing top-notch songs note, in particular, the wonderful "The Arran Convict", Iain MacDonald still boasts the world's sweetest and most tasteful bagpipe tone, and the extremely young John McCusker fiddles with the taste and skill of someone twice his age. He's also no slouch as a composer, as the lovely "Miss Kate Rusby" makes plain. Maybe not quite on a par with Anthem for the Common Man, this album nevertheless easily stands with the best of the Battlefield Band's work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/1995
  • Label: Temple Records
  • UPC: 096045006121
  • Catalog Number: 2061
  • Sales rank: 213,448

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Battlefield Band Primary Artist
Alison Kinnaird Cello
Alistair Russell Guitar, Vocals, Cittern
Iain MacDonald Vocal Harmony
Lain MacDonald Flute, Pipe, Human Whistle, Bodhran
James MacKintosh Percussion
John McCusker Fiddle, Mandolin, Keyboards, Human Whistle, Cittern, Vocal Harmony
Alan Reid Vocals
Technical Credits
Alistair Russell Arranger
Iain MacDonald Arranger
John McCusker Arranger
Robin Morton Producer, Engineer
Moray Munro Engineer
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