The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – Amazing Grace (1972)

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.

BandOfTheRoyalScots01The 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 and won Album of the Year at the 2009 Classical Brits.[9][15] They have also made regular appearances at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo over the years. (by wikipedia)

And this is their album from 1972 including the hit “Amacing Grace”. Enjoy the magic of Scottish music ! (parts of “Medley III” are in bad condition … sorry, but this is another vinyl rip from my record collection)

DifferentSingleSleevesDifferent single sleeves of “Amacing Grace” bw  “Cornet Carillon”

Personnel:
The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Bag-Pipe section: Tony Crease – Douglas Fairbanks Jr, – Cary Grant – Victor McLagan

BackCover1Tracklist:

The Pipes And Drums And The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards:
01. Amazing Grace (Collins) 3.17
02. Scotland The Brave (Traditional) 0.43
03. Cornet Carillon (Binge) 3.00
04. Russian Imperial Anthem (Traditional) 0.56
05. Abide With Me (Monk) 1.05
06. Going Home (Dvocak) 2-38

The Pipes And Drums Of The Royals Scot´s Greys:

07. Medley I:
07.1. Drum Salute (McCroskie) 1.45
07.2. John D. Burgess (Cockburn) 1.44
07.3. Caverhill (Shand) 1.45
07.4. Frank Thompson (Ramsey) 1.45

08. Medley II:
08.1. Hugh Kennedy (MacLeod) 1.40
08.2. Highland Harry (Traditional) 1.00
08.3. The Keel Row (Traditional)     1:04
08.4. Lord MacPherson Of Drumochter (Graham) 1.00

09. Medley III:
09.1. The Highland Craddle Song (Traditional) 1.25
09.2. The Wee Highland Laddle (MacLeod) 1.05
09.3. Murdo’s Wedding (Stoddart) 0.25
09.4. Lord Lovat’s Lament (Traditional) 0.40
09.5. Forbes Of Corse (Campbell) 0.40
09.6. The Bonnie Hoose O’ Airlie (Traditional) 0.40

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TimeArticle1972

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