The Tartan Chillout Album

Various Artists

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The Tartan Chillout Album Review

by Chris Nickson

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.

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