Director of Music, Lt. Colonel Graham Jones, and the Men & Women of the Coldstream Guards Band have assembled a tremendous musical product with Pride of the Nation. Pride of the Nation If you're a proud Brit, you should be first in line to share this album with everyone you know - it includes a great selection of music that is performed by arguably one of the finest ensembles in the world. Joined by the great voices of the Hertfordshire Chorus, this is Britain's Music at it's best. To use Lt. Colonel Jones' characterization, it's "Absolutely Awesome!" Pride of the Nation CD is a must have and the "Bonus DVD" make it an extraordinary value at any price.
Good to see that our military bands are getting the opportunities they deserve to show their outstanding talent. The programme is a little predictable and is clearly reflecting Royal Wedding fever, but excellent performances nonetheless. The bonus DVD was indeed that, and a pleasure to watch, although a marching concert would also be appreciated.
I still enjoy the 1993-cd 'Into history' performed by the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers under the direction of outstanding bandmaster W.O.1 G.O. Jones. Now a Lt. Col. mr. Jones is still outstanding leading the Band of the Coldstream Guards. Great band, great director, great performance. The dvd adds an excellent bonus. Great buy.