Zama Zama: Try Your Luck

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Judging by their new release, the Battlefield Band are more than a little angry at the credit crunch. There's plenty of outright fury at the greed of bankers and businessmen, such as on the original "Robber Barons" and the instrumental "Bernie's Welcome to Butner," for fraudster Bernie Madoff. But it's there all through the disc, a fierce energy that's obvious in "The Mines of Golkonda," which is possibly more powerful than anything they've recorded, and the ballad "The Auchengeich Disaster," which simmers on edge. There's one very surprising cover, of "Plain Gold Ring," written by Nina Simone, which fits perfectly with the dark spirit of the disc. The credit crunch might...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Judging by their new release, the Battlefield Band are more than a little angry at the credit crunch. There's plenty of outright fury at the greed of bankers and businessmen, such as on the original "Robber Barons" and the instrumental "Bernie's Welcome to Butner," for fraudster Bernie Madoff. But it's there all through the disc, a fierce energy that's obvious in "The Mines of Golkonda," which is possibly more powerful than anything they've recorded, and the ballad "The Auchengeich Disaster," which simmers on edge. There's one very surprising cover, of "Plain Gold Ring," written by Nina Simone, which fits perfectly with the dark spirit of the disc. The credit crunch might not be a good thing, but it's given a whole new excellent mindset to the Battlefield Band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/2009
  • Label: Temple Records
  • UPC: 096045000020
  • Catalog Number: 2102
  • Sales rank: 210,916

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Battlefield Band Primary Artist
Allan MacDonald Vocals, Small Pipes
Technical Credits
The Battlefield Band Arranger
Nina Simone Composer
Dr. Angus Macdonald Composer
Mike Katz Composer
Charlie McKerron Composer
Brian McNeill Composer
Robin Morton Producer, Engineer
Alan Reid Arranger, Composer
Willie Ross Composer
Ewan McGregor Engineer
Allan MacDonald Arranger, Composer
Norman Buchan Composer
Traditional Composer
Alasdair White Composer
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