The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony is the sixth album by the Irish Celtic rock band Horslips. It was a concept album based on an adaptation of Irish legends built into a complex story. It is named for the Lebor Gabála Érenn, a book of Irish mythology known as The Book of Invasions in English. Released in 1976, it is usually considered their best work.
This is a concept album of "The Book of Invasions" (Leabhar Gabh�la �ireann) regarding Irish legends regarding pre-Christian Pagan days, if I'm not mistakened. The album opens up with "Daybreak", a simply, folk-influenced melody played on guitar. Horslips is a much underrated and very good band and Book Of Invasions is a great Horslips album with some truly excellent moments. I would recommend any Prog Folk fan to get this album, but it is not the only Horslips album you need! Highly recommended!
Features Song Lyrics for Horslips's The Book of Invasions album. Horslips - The Book of Invasions Album Lyrics. 1. Sideways to the Sun Lyrics. 2. King of Morning, Queen of Day Lyrics.
The lyricism used in The Book of Invasions is fun, light, and the most Irish-oriented out of any Horslips album. But there is something more amazing than the lyricism: how well it is extended out by Charles O’ Connor, Jim Lockhart, John Fean, and Barry Devlin. The four vocalists, who collaborate with each other on The Book of Invasions, are especially great at having their vocals be flexible with most listeners, making this album an enjoyable experience. There’s also a hint of Irish gusto to each of the vocalists, adding something ethnically seasoning
It was a concept album based on an adaptation of Irish legends built into a complex story. EAC extraction logfile from 5. April 2008, 10:55. Horslips, The Book of Invasions (A Celtic Symphony). Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 Adapter: 0 ID: 0. Read mode : Secure Utilize accurate stream : Yes Defeat audio cache : Yes Make use of C2 pointers : No.
Neck-and-neck at first, but the Book of Invasions gets the horse's nod over the Tain. Book is a bit less dated in its arrangements. The pace is more sustained. The tightness of the band has been honed by years on stage. Like "Táin," "Book" is meant to work as a unified single piece of music, as the subtitle defines it. Songs are chapters in a book, verses of a poem. Instrumental and sung passages alternate in the three movements of the album from Geantrai-cheerier songs- to Goltrai- laments-to Suantrai- songs of sleep or dreams.
|First Movement - Geantraí|
|2||March Into Trouble||0:51|
|3||Trouble With A Capital 'T'||3:24|
|4||The Power And The Glory||3:56|
|5||The Rocks Remain||2:48|
|7||Sword Of Light||4:54|
|2nd Movement - Goltraí|
|9||Warm Sweet Breath Of Love||3:26|
|10||Fantasia - My Lagan Love||3:17|
|11||King Of Morning, Queen Of Day||4:10|
|3rd Movement - Suantraí|
|12||Sideways To The Sun||4:46|
|13||Drive The Cold Winter Away||0:55|
|14||Ride To Hell||3:49|
|DJF 20498||Horslips||The Book Of Invasions A Celtic Symphony (LP, Album)||DJM Records||DJF 20498||UK||1976|
|POCE-1250||Horslips||The Book Of Invasions A Celtic Symphony (CD, Album, RE)||Strange Days Records||POCE-1250||Japan||2008|
|MOOCD 012||Horslips||The Book Of Invasions A Celtic Symphony (CD, Album, RE)||Outlet, Homespun Records||MOOCD 012||UK & Ireland||1989|
|DJLPA-10||Horslips||The Book Of Invasions A Celtic Symphony (LP, Album, Promo)||DJM Records||DJLPA-10||US||1976|
|71790||Horslips||The Book Of Invasions A Celtic Symphony (LP, Album, Club)||Orlador, Universal||71790||Portugal||1978|