It all depends on how you chill out, really. If your idea of relaxing Scottish music involves traditional airs on the bagpipe, then this is a chillout album. While the idea might seem hokey and geared at the tourist market, there is no denying the fact that the pipers are superb, and they can send a chill down the spine on "Flowers of the Forest." But the "Braveheart Trilogy" and "Theme From the Last of the Mohicans" is definitely going a bit over the top (Braveheart makes sense, but the Mohicans never made it to Glasgow, after all). It gets better with "The Skye Boat Song" or "Highland Cathedral," which have a history in the Scots tradition. But if you fancy having the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards or the Queen's Royal Pipers performing in your living room, this actually is a good album.
AllMusic Review by Chris Nickson
|1||Royal Scots Dragoon Guards||04:30||Amazon|
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|9||Royal Scots Dragoon Guards||03:13||Amazon|
|13||The Band of the Black Watch||02:34||Amazon|
|15||Royal Scots Dragoon Guards||03:20||Amazon|
|18||Scots Guards Regimental Band||02:24||Amazon|