Iona -The Book Of Kells (1992)rnCD What Records WHAD 1287rn320krn165MBrnrnTracker - PhoenixrnrnThis album is a mixture of Celtic tinged folk with prog influences and is rnperfect listening for a Sunday. :wink:rnrnWhile their self titled debut album focused more on the island of Iona and it\'s rnhistory,this release draws our attention to the "Book of Kells".As the band rnnotes "The "Book of Kells" is an illuminated manuscript of the four rngospels,written in Latin and dating back to the 8th century.It was created by rnthe monks probably at the monastaries of Iona,off the west coast of rnScotland,and Kells in County Meath,Ireland.Seen by many as the pinnacle of rnCeltic art,it stands as a testament to the faith and devotion to God of those rnwho spent more than thirty years working on it.It\'s 680 hand written pages are rnbeautifully illustrated with the most intricate detail...Natural sounds,such as rnthose of the sea,wind and rain are used on the album as they are the sounds rnthat would have been heard by the monks who began the book on the island of rnIona....The actual "Book of Kells" is housed at Trinity College Library,Trinity rnCollege,Dublin,Ireland."rnrn
rnrnTrack Listingsrnrn1. Kells Opening Themern2. Revelationrn3. Matthew - The Manrn4. Chi-Rhorn5. Mark - The Lionrn6. The River Flowsrn7. Luke - The Calfrn8. Virgin and Childrn9. Temptationrn10. The Arrest - Gethsemanern11. Trinity - The Godheadrn12. John - The Eaglern13. Kellsrn14. Eternity - No Beginning, No EndrnrnLine-up/Musiciansrnrn- Dave Bainbridge / keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboard and rnsequencer programming, chimesrn- David Fitzgerald / tenor and alto saxphones, flageolet, flute, picclo, rnChinese flutes, dizi, suonarn- Joanne Hogg / vocals, keyboardsrn- Nick Beggs / chapman stick, wal 5 string bass, small cymbalsrn- Terl Bryant / sonor drums, zildjian cymbals, big bass drum, salvation army rndrum, swiss drum, tabla, bongos, zildjian 36" gong, small bells, varisped rncymbals, reverse cymbals, spanner, bamboo \'cracks\', ribbon crasherrnrnGUESTS:rn- Frank Van Essen / additional percussion, solo violinrn- Troy Donockley / uillean pipes, low whistlesrn- Fiona Davidson / celtic harprnThe Peter Whitfield Strings ensemble / violins, viola rnrn
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