Horslips - The Book Of Invasions (1976) US Demo 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Horslips - The Book Of Invasions (1976) US Demo 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Horslips - The Book Of Invasions ‘A Celtic Symphony’
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Label: DJM Records/DJLPA-10 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

1st Movement – Geantraí (20:45)
A1 Daybreak 2:28
A2a March Into Trouble 0:51
A2b Trouble (With A Capital T) 3:24
A3 The Power And The Glory 3:56
A4 The Rocks Remain 2:48
A5a Dusk 0:39
A5b Sword Of Light 4:54
A5c Dark 1:36
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2nd Movement – Goltraí (10:51)
B1 Warm Sweet Breath Of Love 3:26
B2 Fantasia (My Lagan Love) 3:17
B3 King Of Morning, Queen Of Day 4:10
3rd Movement – Suantraí (9:28)
B4 Sideways To The Sun 4:46
B5a Drive The Cold Winter Away 0:55
B5b Ride To Hell 3:49


Recorded At – Miracle Studios
Mixed At – Miracle Studios
Distributed By – Amherst Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Horslips Records
Copyright © – Horslips
Published By – Sunbury Music, Inc.
Credits
Artwork [Art] – Eric G. Bannister*
Bass, Vocals – Barry Devlin
Drums, Percussion – Eamon Carr
Engineer [Assistant] – Robbie McGrath
Fiddle, Mandolin, Concertina, Vocals, Cover [Deisgn] – Charles O’Connor
Guitar, Vocals – John Fean
Keyboards, Flute, Whistle [Whistles] – Jim Lockhart
Other [Make up] – Evelyn Lunny
Photography – Ian Finlay (2)
Producer, Engineer – Alan O’Duffy
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Horslips
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped, except “\T” and “5” etched): DJL PA 10A -RE1E \T A5
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped, except “PXT” etched): PXT DJL PA 10B -RE1E 1


Horslips - The Book Of Invasions (1976) US Demo 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Horslips - The Book Of Invasions (1976) US Demo 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Horslips - The Book Of Invasions (1976) US Demo 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz



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After the lacklustre Unfortunate Cup of Tea, the next album was going to be a watershed for Horslips. In the end, they returned broadly to the formula that had brought them so much acclaim for The Tain and produced a concept album based on Irish mythology and full of great songs based on Irish traditional tunes. And it works just as well as The Tain, having brought them enormous critical acclaim. If anything, they show their amazing musicianship off even more, with Charles O’Connor’s fiddle and mandolin swopping riffs with Johnny Fean’s scything lead guitar and Jim Lockhart’s flute,whistle, pipes and keyboards. The vocals of bassist Barry Devlin and drumming of Eamonn Carr have improved beyond recognition from their first album. Fean also contributes some of the best rhythm guitar licks on any album. Sword of Light is another classic in the broad style of Dearg Doom and there are no fillers or low spots. The Rocks Remain is a beautiful song, Trouble with a Capital T and The Power and the Glory are powerful anthemic songs and the whole second side is simply magical. This is Celtic Rock at its best. It isn’t really true prog rock: it’s too traditional and actually far, far better than all but the very best in the prog rock field. It is also one of only 3 concept albums which really work, along with their own The Tain and Camel’s wonderful Snow Goose. If you haven’t got this album, you really are missing out – big time. It really deserves 6 stars.
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