Battlefield Band - The Producer's Choice
In 2016 Battlefield Band were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, after almost half a century as internationally acclaimed ambassadors for Scottish folk music, with thirty albums under their collective belts, and thousands of concerts worldwide. The honour naturally extends to all of the many great musicians who have passed through their ranks over the decades, as each individual brought something new to the party and added to the freshness and creativity that has defined the band.
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Even as the music evolved and the personnel changed there remained a distinctive continuity to the 'Battlefield Band' sound. This cohesion and connection can be traced, in part at least, to the long-term producer, manager and 'fifth member' of Battlefield Band who has overseen so many of their albums and continually brought talent to the fore. As a founder member and player-manager of the early Boys of the Lough, Robin Morton helped take the music he loves to huge audiences worldwide and his Temple Records label and record production have continued to fight the good fight since 1978.
These nineteen tracks are his choice then; personal highlights and favourites from the man in the producer’s chair. Enjoy!
'...every one of these recordings could be described as iconic... '
'...an essential purchase'
01. Tending The Steer / Sandy Thompson / The Calrossie Cattle Wife 02. The Shipyard Apprentice 03. Leaving Friday Harbor 04. Lads O' The Fair 05. Return To Kashmagiro / The Cuddy With The Wooden Leg 06. Road of Tears 07. Blackhall Rocks 08. Rantin' Rovin' Robin 09. Ballarat Jig / Eadar Ì ’s Leodhas 10. Lovers and Friends 11. The St. Louis Stagger / The Ass In The Graveyard / Sandy's New Chanter 12. Shepherd Lad 13. The Canongate Twitch / Steamboat To Detroit / Twenty Pounds of Gin / Break Yer Bass Drone 14. The Last Trip Home 15. The Bachelor 16. Tynes In Overtime! 17. Seven Braw Gowns / Miss MacLeod's Minuet 18. Silver Spear / The Humours of Tulla 19. After Hours / Whiskey In The Jar / The Green Gates / The Ship In Full Sail (Live)
Artists on this release:
Duncan MacGillivray, Jamie McMenemy, Alistair Russell, Brian McNeill, Dougie Pincock, Alan Reid, Sylvia Barnes, Alasdair White, Sean O’Donnell, Iain MacDonald, Ged Foley, Mike Katz, Davy Steele, Pat Kilbride, Ewen Henderson, Jenny Clark, John Gahagan, John McCusker & Karine Polwart
Label: Temple Records
Initially released in download/streaming format only.
Physical release followed due to request/demand.
Download released: 2nd December 2016
European CD Release: 20th Jan 2017
US CD Release: 17th Feb 2017
Produced by Robin Morton
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