Wednesday 22 July 2009

RCAF 50: Air Transport Command Band


Incorporating the big band sound of Canada's Air Transport Command Band and the Air Command Pipes and Drums, originally recorded in 1974

RCAF 50: A 45/70 Commemorative Release

Originally funded by the RCAF Association, the release was digitally remastered for re-release on CD in 1994; this dub is taken from a CrO2 cassette tape lent to us by a fan.

"A stirring selection of military marches and medleys of wartime nostalgia, coupled with the moving renditions of the Airman's Prayer and High Flight demonstrate here an Air Force musical standard that hasn't been equalled over the past 20 years.

"For many, the icing on the cake si the unqiue presentation of the Air Force pipers and drummers performing arrangements specially composed by Canada's leading pipe band impresarios: Archie Cairns and John Kerr."

This re-issue was a commemorative project to mark the 45th anniversary of the RCAF Association and the 70th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Per Ardua Ad Astra!