Amazing Grace Book By Colin Dean

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AMAZING GRACE
The Musical History of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) By Colin Dean.

Hardback, 300 pages. Current image does not represent the actual book.

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AMAZING GRACE
The Musical History of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) By Colin Dean.
Foreword by HRH The Duke of Kent:
Amazing Grace was ‘Top of the Pops’ for five weeks in 1972 and changed forever the concept of combining the sound of the pipes with the military band.  The regiment’s new name became well-known throughout much of the world and the bands found themselves involved in numerous overseas tours.
In 2009 the album Spirit of the Glen – Journey had a similar success and won a Classical Brit Award, stirring the emotions of the nation as many of the tracks had been recorded in Basra while the pipers and drummers were on active service in a war zone.
These were special highlights but are just part of a unique musical heritage spanning 343 years that have seen the bands at the very heart of the pageantry of Scotland, as well as representing the nation across the globe.  They have uniquely been photographed with a Russian Tsar, a US President and a Pope.
The military band was disbanded in 1994 to great regret, but the pipes and drums have continued and their music has taken new directions, including collaborations with guitarist Mark Knopfler.
This new book explores their great musical history and heritage, and it includes the story behind the unique white bearskin.  It has over 300 pages with more than 700 photographs and illustrations, including many of the mounted bands which provided such a wonderful spectacle up until the second world war.

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