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Spirit Of The Glen Journey [Enhanced]

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B001BPKMAQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,543 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Abide With Me
2. Unchained Melody
3. Auld Lang Syne
4. Greensleeves
5. Celtic Medley
6. Journey To The Line
7. Take My Breath Away
8. Suo Gan
9. Dawning of the Day
10. Braveheart
11. Dear Lord and Father
12. Flanders Fields
13. Banks of the Volga
14. For the Fallen / Flowers of the Forest

Product Description

Product Description

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.


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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic collection born from bravery! 2 Dec 2008
By McStick TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is the second disc in the collection by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, and both are as good as each other. Judging by the average 4 stars for the previous disc, you can see why I'm giving this a 5 star! (In addition to this, while the war was not universally popular, these soldiers are only doing their job and I feel by buying this disc you can send them your support!)

Back to the review, this collection is different from any other which I have heard in the past. I can almost feel the emotion of the band during the recording! Very good collection.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars spirit of the glen 2 8 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
I bought this as my late father loved the bagpipes, and he would have enjoyed this recording. It is so moving I found myself crying. Our soldiers are so brave and to record this in basra is a marvellous achievement
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW 11 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
Just by watching the video clip, this disc has just got to be awesome, you can feel the heart and soul in the piping, ordered this for my partner for christmas cannot wait to hear it in all its passionate glory. Well done guys truly awesome.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spirit of the Glan Journey 1 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First I would like to thank these guys for the job they do keeping us safe in a volatile world, and then for them to come up with such beautifully moving music is amazing. May they continue to serve there country with honour and pride and make more music as moving as this when they can.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely beautiful 27 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
despite being 20 and liking alot of stuff ranging to metal and krunk and rap, ive always liked bagpipes in a way, but this album is the best stuff ive heard so far. made better by the fact that im already familiar with the origional versions of the songs.

was told by a few people that proper bagpipe music can make you cry because of the calling deep down it causes, and i had to try hard not to join my grandfather in that sense :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... A SURPRISINGLY GOOD BLEND OF MUSIC 5 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is a surprisingly good blend of music there's not just the sound of bagpipes and drums here.
There's also guitars violins flute piano keyboards and backing vocals.
Each track builds up into a good rich sounding blend of music .
I've always liked the sound of the royal scots dragoon guards ever since they played amazing grace on the old seven inch forty five r p m singles but because of the different instruments and backing vocals involved in this c d the music is a richer sound.
Most of the tracks are easily recognisable in this c d and classed as easy listening Celtic medley starts of with Danny boy drifts into woman of Ireland (first heard that on mike oldfields voyager c d ) and finishes of with a well known lively Celtic tune ( the title escapes me ) .
Dear Lord and Father and in Flanders Field for my money takes the edge of what would have been a perfect easy listening c d there is singing involved witch spoils these two tracks, and for the fallen is a small tribute to all the lost soldiers (no complaints about that ) .
To sum up a good relaxing chill out c d witch will not collect dust on my shelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing 15 Dec 2009
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I heard a track from this album on Classic FM and thought I would the whole album a try. I have not been disappointed, it's amazing. It's so relaxing to listen to and will help take you on a journey away from stress for even just a little while :o)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 17 Jun 2009
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This CD is absolutely outstanding.I was toying with the idea of obtaining a Pipes and Drums CD as something different as my usual musical tastes lie in the Bluegrass genre. However I settled on this and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend it to all lovers of Highland music coupled with popular tunes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars spirit of the glen
love pipe music delivery good
Published 14 days ago by Mrs. E. Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars Spirit of the Glen DVD
An enthralling DVD, great value!
Published 1 month ago by Holmfirth
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep on Piping.
I am a keen fan of military music whether pipes and drums or regimental brass so that every CD I get is treasured. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Peppi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
The tunes are quite beautiful, and I think many people would like this CD, even if they were not great fans of the bagpipes. The arrangements are very striking and impressive.
Published 4 months ago by Canberra
2.0 out of 5 stars Spirit Of The Glen Journey
I was expecting a new CD and I got an Unwraped one whose box is all scratched i just hope the cd works out fine :(
Published 4 months ago by Edith Faria
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd
If you love bagpipes this is for you. Great Cd sound is as though your stood next to the band.
Published 5 months ago by Kevin Gallagher
5.0 out of 5 stars reminds me of my childhood.
I am half Scottish and I get chills when I hear pipe music, I played this C D in the car on the way to a hospital dental appointment and I have never felt so calm. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Spirit of the Glen Journey
Although th Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are playing at their normal high standard, some of the tunes were not to my liking. Read more
Published 10 months ago by soldier
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good CD
I have had this CD before and lost it in a recent move. So I.m really pleased with my purchase
Published 16 months ago by Mrs. Ja Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving.
It just happened my brother in law passed away when I bought this and there was one track that was perfect for how I felt, Journey to the End of the Line. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mr. C. J. Foster
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