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Anthem For The Common Man
Battlefield Band
Anthem For The Common Man
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Battlefield Band
Title: Anthem For The Common Man
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Temple Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 11/18/2008
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 096045200826

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Shannon D. Duncan | Cookeville, Tennessee, USA | 03/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I've listened to Battlefield Band for a long time and I grew up in the 80's, so Anthem for the Common Man was one of my favorite albums at the time. There was one reviewer who commented that it was heavy in the synth department and I agree to a degree, but I have to remind everyone listening to Celtic music that you can hold them to your own standard of "musical perfection" if you like, but that doesn't mean they record music just to "appeal to the masses." Many of them do it because they like it and want to share it with those who might like it too--not exactly the same thing as appealing to the masses.

Anthem for the Common Man has several good songs on it--here, I disagree with the reviewer who says the songwriting is cheesy--and while the instrumentation isn't as strictly "trad" as your average Scots trad listener expects, the songs are decent. I've always liked Anthem for the Common Man (the song), The Old Changing Way, and the Snows of France and Holland, not to mention the Yew Tree.

Overall, I'd say put your expectations in the closet and give it a sound listen to see what you think."
Delightful Scottish Folk Music
Lysa Bertsche | Riverside, California USA | 07/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This band is wonderful to listen to, a perfect blend of old scots music and new. This album contains fine slow ballads, rousing dance songs, and lively jigs. This is truly one of Battlefield Band's best works."
Plight of the Common Man Recognized
Gabrielle Rhodes | Illinois - U.S.A. | 12/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I would recommend "Anthem for the Common Man" to any fan of Battlefield Band, but I don't think it would be the best introductory recording.

The ballads "The Old Changing Way" and "The Port Of Call" are both very poignant, and are two of my favorite songs on this recording.

Some of the instrumentals are a bit heavy on synthesizer at times, but are still very enjoyable."