Roots

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews -

Voices Eric Bogle Rouse­about/MGM While his singing may not set pulses rac­ing, Eric Bogle’s songs have as­suredly tugged heart­strings through the years. Known far and wide as the man who wrote And the Band Played Waltz­ing Matilda, an epic that stands tall in the pan­theon of anti-war an­thems, the ex­pat Scot con­tin­ues to pen co­gent com­men­taries ex­press­ing his ve­he­ment op­po­si­tion to armed con­flicts. It’s no sur­prise, then, that the out­stand­ing cut on his lat­est al­bum al­ludes to the har­row­ing blood­shed in the Mid­dle East that mo­nop­o­lises cur­rent news bulletins. As Bogle in­tones gravely in a char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally pow­er­ful cho­rus: “Once again the dogs of war have been un­muz­zled and un­leashed and once again we’ll

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