Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Pipes & Drums 48th Higlanders of Canada|
Scotland the Brave: Bagpipes Greatest Hits
Genres: Folk, World Music, Classical
The Mighty 48th of Canada
Roger Kennedy | 06/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite what some others have said here this is actually quite a fine recording by the pipes and drums of the 48th Highlanders of Canada. This regimental pipe band remains one of the finest in North America, proof of this is the numerous tattoos it performs in. The selection of pipe music here is both popular and less known. I think a happy mix is acheived here for a change. The recording quality is actaully quite good, the drums and pipes sound well together and the ensemble affect sounds fine to me. I think sometimes people criticize things without really taking other matters into account. Overall one of the better pure pipe music recordings out there by a fine regimental pipe band."
Avoid at all costs - terrible sound quality
Roger Kennedy | 02/26/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The sound of pipes is supposed to stir the soul - not on this CD. This disc is an example of everything that can not be achieved by recording out of doors. The tones are indistinguishable - flat, flat, flat and the side drums often overwhelm the pipes.Put it simply - the recorded rendition of Amazing Grace, always a highlight of a pipes recording, is more boring than a lullabye, and Scotland the Brave is about as thrilling as the Teacup Ride at Disneyworld.Don't waste your money."
Good selection, unimpressive recording quality
Everett | Albany, New York | 04/15/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As a beginning student of bagpipes I find the large selection of songs helpful, but the quality of the recording seems flat. I've tried turning the volume way up, but then it sounds "tinny" or "sharp" (the volume is lower than for most CDs). And for those who play, the "throws" and similar embellishments are not well articulated...the band plays quite fast."