Burnside Album Details
Battlefield Band, Happy Daze
Nothing stands still for Battlefield Band - over 30 years on the road and still producing the goods. The music on this album is their unique, high quality mix of self penned and traditional music and song reflecting the bands Scottish background. Released in 2001, 11 tracks plus 4 extra value added tracks taken from other recent solo and Battlefield albums. Few acts command as much respect as The Battlefield Band and this outing confirms that their reputation for good, honest musicianship remains intact. Whether they approach songs or tunes, self-penned or traditional, the delivery is always crisp and tight. And yet they maintain at all times an ability to surprise, to amuse and to give food for thought. The album is dedicated to the memory of former member and stalwart of the Scottish traditional/folk scene, Davy Steele, who passed away recently. Many outfits would have found it damn near impossible to have recovered from a loss of such a magnitude. However The Battlefield Band - like all great institutions - takes change and tragedy in its stride - emerging with its dignity intact and stronger than before.