Songs of the African Battlefields
by John Edmond
Following the ongoing success of John Edmond’s album “The Boer war in Song” released in 2011, an album that saw the light when several years ago he stumbled upon a remote British war cemetery in South Africa. He was touched by graves marked “Unknown” and this spurred him into writing his first Boer war song entitled “The Unknown Soldier” opening the door to further research and releasing a flood of dramatic sagas which he documented on that album
With the success of the CD “The Boer War In Song”, battlefield enthusiasts, guides and museums confirmed a demand for a similar album to cover more of the various wars of our country like The Cape Frontier wars, Battles during The Great Trek, Blood River, The Zulu War and more about the first and second Boer wars. After 2 years of research and writing, John captured more epic happenings on this new album “Songs of The African Battlefields” ready for release now. On this album he also added songs that highlight the lives of great, colourful c
Released 2014

Album tracks

  • 3:21
    The Cape Frontier
    John Edmond
  • 4:15
    U Shaka the Warrior
    John Edmond
  • 2:31
    The Big Green Wagon
    John Edmond
  • 5:11
    The Blood River Miracle
    John Edmond
  • 4:29
    John Edmond
  • 3:51
    Rorke's Drift
    John Edmond
  • 3:38
    When the Young Prince Imperial Died
    John Edmond
  • 3:36
    Englishmen Up On Majuba
    John Edmond
  • 4:38
    Spioen Kop
    John Edmond
  • 3:01
    The Jewel of India
    John Edmond
  • 4:39
    The Pepper Tree
    John Edmond
  • 4:57
    Don't Talk Too Loud
    John Edmond
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