Battlefield Band - On The Rise

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Released in 1986, there is a wide range and diversity of music and emotion on this album. None of it seems out of place. At the time, one live reviewer put it this way: "Battlefield Band were never short of daring, but their balance between the consummate, the stylish, the cute, the bizzare and the downright astonishing rightfully earned them one of the best receptions of the weekend". As the album sleeve says, "Scotland like you've never heard it" - well, except from Battlefield Band!

I think it is without doubt the best yet ... They are really tight and really rocking ... Don't get trampled in the rush   

Of wider appeal than just the conventional folk channels

Track list:
1. John MacKenzie's Fancy / The Train Journey North
2. Carnlough Bay
3. The Pilgrim's March / Scarlet & Black / The Struggle / Struy Lodge
4. Montrose
5. She's Late But She's Timely
6. Bad Moon Rising / The Rising Moon Reel
7. The Clumsy Lover / The Unmade Bed / Knopogue
8. The Dear Green Place
9. The Gale Warning / The Anchor Steam Reel / The Farmer's Daughter
10. Island Earth No More / Flight Of The Eaglets
11. After Hours / The Green Gates / The Ship In Full Sail

Artists on this album:
Battlefield Band -
Brian McNeill
Alan Reid 
Dougie Pincock
Alistair Russell

Further Information:
First released in 1986. Re-issued on CD in 1988

Temple Records Catalogue Number: COMD 2009

Produced by Robin Morton

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