In this the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War 1, Greentrax Recordings re-launched Far Far From Ypres
, the critically acclaimed album.
As we approach Armistice Day on 11th November, 2014, we bring the album to your attention again.
The album is a tribute to all the soldiers from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, and also their Commonwealth brothers in arms from all corners of the globe, who fought and suffered together in the Great War and, in particular, all those who died.
This project was first suggested to Ian Green of Greentrax Recordings by Des Brogan, Managing Director of Mercat Tours International, who specialise in tours of both WW1 and WW2 cemeteries and battlefields.
The WW1 Cemeteries and Battlefields Tour is a moving experience and is highly recommended. The scale of slaughter becomes very real when you are confronted with huge war cemeteries around every corner, plus large monuments containing thousands upon thousands of names of young men whose bodies were never recovered.
Described as a labour of love by Ian McCalman and Ian Green, this double album is a fitting tribute to the fallen.
Reviewers said of the album: 'This is a masterpiece'... 'A very special compilation'... 'A stunner from Scotland'... 'Beautiful songs from terrible times'.
We will remember them.