CD Review - Spirit Of The Glen by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
I've always loved the sound of bagpipes, but I've never taken the opportunity to get a CD that focuses on them. I changed that by getting a Vine review copy of Spirit Of The Glen by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. It's a wonderful CD that mixes bagpipes with vocals and celtic sounds, and the songs have a presence that make you feel like you're watching an epic film.
Amazing Grace 2007; Sailing; Highland Cathedral; Last Of The Mohicans; Hector The Hero; Mull Of Kintyre; Dances With Wolves; Scottish Medley; Pachelbel's Canon; The Day Thou Gavest; Caledonia; Over The Hills & Far Away; Your Love Echoes Around The World; The Green Hills Of Tyrol
I won't profess to be someone who could discuss the nuances of music or provide critical analysis of a particular CD. But I can certainly say I know what I like when I hear it. And I like this. The pieces that consist of pure bagpipe music have a haunting quality to them. When combined with vocals and a full orchestra, the pieces are unlike anything I've ever thought of as bagpipe music. What I find even more amazing is that these pipers are all full-time military men who have spent time in hotspots like Irag. It just goes to prove that it's possible to be successful at both a job *and* a hobby.
I'll be adding these tracks to my iPhone for on-demand listening throughout my day.... a great CD.