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This review is from: Reach For The Skies (Audio CD)Anyone expecting to hear a serious programme of military band music will be sadly disappointed ; I would guess that this CD was produced by persons usually concerned with crossover or pop. How else do you explain the bizarre inclusion of Hayley Westenra singing Danny Boy ? Or music from Lawrence of Arabia - OK, I know Lawrence spent some years in the RAF later in his life but that's rather a tenuous link. Is that really Churchill speaking or an actor ? The completely unnecessary background music makes it hard to decide. Prospective buyers should also be aware that shortened versions of some items have been used, eg., The Spitfire Prelude lacks its fugue. No blame should be attached to the RAF Central Band, who play splendidly throughout ; what a shame that such a shoddy production should be marketed as the "Official Album of the Battle of Britain" . Finally, beware that the running time is less than 50 minutes - definitely a CD to be listened to before purchasing.
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Initial post: 9 Mar 2012 23:15:29 GMT
Colin C says:
I think this is a good review, and reveals to me why there are so many used copies of the CD "SUMMON THE HEROES" by the The Royal Marines. Decca who also made that CD, tinker with the music and add on guest artists. As I said in an earlier comment on "Summon the Heroes" the Royal Marines do a better CD on their own label.
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