Royal Scots Dragon Guards – Farewell To The Greys (1971)

FrontCover1The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (SCOTS DG) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and the senior Scottish regiment. The regiment has won numerous battle honours and three Victoria Crosses, and, through the Royal Scots Greys, is the oldest surviving Cavalry Regiment of the Line in the British Army. The regiment is currently based in Bad Fallingbostel, British Forces Germany, as part of the 7th Armoured Brigade (‘The Desert Rats’).

The regiment has its own Pipes and Drums, who were first formed in 1946 and tour widely, performing in competitions, concerts and parades. Their most famous piece is “Amazing Grace”, which reached number one in the charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa in 1972. The track sold over seven million copies by mid 1977, and was awarded a gold disc. The band released a new CD in late November 2007 through Universal Music, featuring a number of classic pipe tunes along with some modern arrangements and was recorded while the regiment was based in Iraq. The album Spirit Of The Glen was produced by Jon Cohen and released by Universal on 26 November 2007. Spirit Of The Glen was officially launched at Edinburgh Castle[14] and won Album of the Year at the 2009 Classical Brits.They have also made regular appearances at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo over the years. (by wikipedia)

And this is their 3rd LP and even I like these Scottish tunes very much, I hate covers with miltary scenes … we should never glorify the war ! ! !

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Personnel:
The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band Of The Royal Scotts Dragon Guards

Bandmaster: C.I. Herbert
Pipe Major: J. Pryde

BackCover1Tracklist:
01. Fanfare: Jubilant (Bliss) 0.34

02. Trot & Canter: 1.20
02.1.The Keel Row (Traditional)
02.2. Bonnie Dundee (Traditional)

03. Marches: 4.24

03.1.The Back O’ Bennachie (Traditional)
03.2.The Drunken Piper (Traditional)
03.3.72nd’s Farewell To Aberdeen (Traditional)
03.4.Corriechoillie (Ross)
03.5.My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet (Traditional)
03.6.Rantin’, Rovin’, Robin (Traditional)

04. Cornet Carillon (Binge) 3.00

05. Slow Air & Jigs: 4.48
05.1.Leaving Rhu Vaterniish (Traditional)
05.2. Nameless (Traditional)
05.3.The Duck (MacLeod)
05.4.Eleanor’s (Traditional)
05.5.Drummer’s Salute (Reynolds/McCrosky)

06. Scotland The Brave (Traditional) 0.45
07. Slow Air: Amazing Grace (Collins) 2.55
08. Russian Imperial Anthem (Traditional) 0.59

09. Slow March & Walk: 2.05
09.1. Garb Of Old Gaul (Reid)
09.2. Men Of Harlech (Traditional)

10. March, Strathspeys, Reels & March: 4.52
10.1.Achany Glen (McPherson)
10.2. Craig-A-Bhodaich (MacLeod)
10.3. Dalnahasaig (MacLeod)
10.4. MacFarlane’s (Traditional)
10.5. Dancing Feet (MacLennan)
10.6. Dr. Ross (MacLeod)

11. Slow Air: Going Home (Dvorak) 2.39
12. Evening Hymn: Abide With Me (Monk) 1.06
13. Reveille (Traditional) 0.33.

14. Quick Marches:3.09
13.1.Third Dragoon Guards (Brophy)
13.2. Highland Laddie (Traditional)

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