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by The Battlefield Band
 
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

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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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Release Date:
11/14/1995
Label:
Temple Records
UPC:
0096045006121
catalogNumber:
2061
Rank:
260884

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