This live album was recorded in Aberdeen during Battlefield Bands Scottish tour in Spring 1989. It is made up of about a 50/50 split of old favourites which are regularly asked for at concerts and new live, previously unrecorded material.
MUSIC WEEK - Although they may draw heavily on traditional folk themes, the Battlefield Bands vibrant eclectic mix of diverse instrumentation and original presentation always suggests far greater things. This splendid live album provides a fine taste of their talents.
THE GUARDIAN - The admirable Battlefield Band first live album shows just why they have become Scotlands most consistent and popular band over recent years. A fertile imagination and a wealth of instrumental ability are married to a sturdy, gutsy style of performance. Good songs are combined with a style of presenting dance-tune medleys, which is second to none in its originality and instrumental variation.
1. HOME GROUND Skinners Compiments to Dr. MacDonald The Ivory Reel Tuireadh Iain Ruaidh Ladies From Hell The Roes Among The Heather Islays Charms The Banks Of The Allan 2. The Yew Tree 3. AFTER HOURS Whiskey In The Jar The Green Gates The Ship In Full Sail 4. PINCOCKS PLEASURE Lady Carmichaels Strathspey Laird ODrumblair The High Road To Linton Conways Farewell Andy Renwicks Ferret 5. The Dear Green Place 6. Fare Thee Well Whisky 7. THE HORNPIPES John MacKenzies Fancy Dr John McInnes Fancy The Train Journey North 8. The Rovin Dies Hard 9. BAD MOON RISING Rising Moon Reel 10. THE FOUR MINUTE WARNING The Tides Out James MacLellans Favourite Dougies Decision The Ferryman Lady Doll Sinclair 11. Farewell Johnny Miner 12. BAND OF A THOUSAND CHANCES Land Of A 1000 Dances The Dashing White Sergeant Donald Wheres Your Trousers The Fairy Dance Lets Twist Again Mrs McLeod of Raasay With A Little Help From My Friends The Atholl Highlanders 13. Peace And Plenty