Far, Far From Ypres - Various Artists

Far, Far From Ypres - Various Artists


Double CD of songs, music, & poems from World War I. This album is a tribute to all the soldiers from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, and also their Commonwealth brothers who fought and suffered together in the Great War and, in particular, to all those who died. 

CD1 consists of the soldiers’ trench and marching songs, music hall favorites of the time, a Harry Lauder track, a pipe band track consisting of tunes associated with Scottish regiments, the poignant Flowers of The Forest and The Last Post. 

CD2 comprises a pipe band track of tunes named after some of the major battles of WW1, songs written about WW1, or strongly connected with that war, by such songwriters as Judy Small, Alan Bell, Eric Bogle, Dick Gaughan, Jim Malcolm, and the late Davy Steele. Some of the writers perform their own songs on the album but there are also contributions from The Corries, The McCalmans, Malinky, Sheena Wellington and Karine Polwart, Steven Palmer, Robin Laing and Gaelic singer Donny MacLeod. The BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson reads three poems. 
(Pipers and drummers on both CDs are from The Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming)

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Track List:

CD 1:  

Your King and Country Need You (Spoken Word - Iain Anderson) 
Your King and Country Need You (Song - The Scottish Pals Singers) 
Regimental Tunes (The Army School of Piping and Highland Drumming) 
The Last Mile Home
It's a Long Way To Tipperary
Mademoiselle From Amenities
Fred Akron's Army
We're Here
Living in a Trench
Minor Worries
If The Sergeant Steals Your Rum
Oh! It's a Lovely War
Hush! Here Comes The Whizz-bang
Bombed Last Night
Gassed Last Night
Fritz Boy
Forward Joe Soap's Army
Pack Up Your Troubles
Whiter Than Whitewash
Far, Far From Wipers I Long To Be
Take Me Back to Dear Old Blight
I'll Make a Man of You
I Wore a Tunic
When this Bloody War is Over
I Don't Want to be a Soldier
I Want to go Home
The Old Battalion
The Bells of Hell
It's a Long Way to Tipperary
Keep The Home Fires Burning
Sister Suzie Sewing Shirts For Soldiers
The Only Girl in The World
Roses of Peccary (All The Scottish Pals Singers) 
Keep Right on to The End of The Road (Harry Lauder)
The Flowers of The Forest (Corporal Neil McNaughton) 
The Last Post (John Samson).

CD 2: 

The Bloody Fields of Flanders Set (The Army School of Piping and Highland Drumming) 
In Flanders Fields (Poem - Iain Anderson) 
The Green Fields of France / No Man's Land (The Corries) 
Jimmy's Gone Tae Flanders (Jim Malcolm)
Black is The Sun (Steve Palmer) 
Mothers, Daughters, Wives (The McCalmans) 
Geordie McCrae (Robin Laing)
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle)
In Memorium (Poem - Iain Anderson)
An Eala Bhan (Roddy MacLeod) 
Halloween (Sheena Wellington and Karine Polwart)
Why Old Men Cry (Dick Gaughan) 
As If He Knows (Eric Bogle) 
Jimmy Waddell / Battle of The Somme (Malinky) 
Letters From Wilfred (Alan Bell) 
Only Remembered (The McCalmans) 
Cha Till MacCruemen (Poem - Iain Anderson) 
MacCrimmon's Lament (Heather Heywood) 
MacCrimmon's Sweeheart (Dougie Pincock)