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Book of Invasions (Expanded Edition) [Import]

HorslipsAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 22, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B002M3FV9I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,171 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Daybreak
2. March Into Trouble
3. Trouble (With A Capitol T)
4. The Power And The Glory
5. The Rocks Remain
6. Dusk
7. Sword Of Light
8. Dark
9. Warm Sweet Breath Of Love
10. Fantasia
11. King Of Morning, Queen Of Day
12. Sideways To The Sun
13. Drive The Cold Winter Away
14. Ride To Hell
15. Daybreak, Drive The Cold Water Away
16. Ride To Hell
17. Sideways To The Sun
18. Sword Of Light
19. Dark The Rights Of Man
20. Trouble With A Capital T

Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this album from one of Ireland's most respected Rock bands of the '70s. Horslips released many superb albums along the way, becoming Ireland's best Folk-Rock and Progressive band. The Book of Invasions was originally released in 1977, subtitled "A Celtic Symphony," was, like The Tain, inspired by Irish mythology, this time the story of Tuatha De Danann's conquest of ancient pre-Christian Ireland. Talking Elephant. 2009.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic Reissue February 2, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I waited more than a decade for this Album to be remastered and re-released. The wait was worth it.

This is definitely a clear, crisp, clean presentation of Horslips at their best. This concept album blends Irish mythology with ancient Celtic musical styles to transport the listener to a Medieval setting that conjures up the mist and mire of the bogs and forests of a time long past.

The Album 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 considered by many, myself included, to be the best work of a band who should be regarded as the fathers of Celtic rock for their fusion of traditional Irish music with rock music.

Every track is wonderful and distinct but all combine a rhythmic charm with vivid lyrics recounting tales of love, unity, power and glory.

If you like Irish Folklore or Celtic music with a lean toward Rock Music, this is a must buy!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Horslips - The Book of Invasions - first remastered release of this album on CD from Outlet/Homespun with album cover artwork.

Tracks are:

1. Daybreak

2. March into Trouble

3. Trouble With a Capital T

4. The Power and the Glory

5. The Rocks Remain

6. Dusk

7. Sword of Light

8. Dark

9. Warm Sweet Breath of Love

10. Fantasia - My Lagan Love

11. King of Morning, Queen of Day

12. Sideways to the Sun

13. Drive the Cold Winter Away

14. Ride to Hell

This is the out of print first digitally "re-mastered" version of this album to appear on CD, and has fancier artwork than its original release on Outlet/Homespun. A nice collectible piece for the Horslips fan that has everything, but for a first time fan I recommend picking up the newer remaster on Demon records which was released under direct supervision by the band after they reacquired their back catalog.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Horslips - The Book of Invasions - original release on Outlet/Homespun with plain black artwork front cover.

Tracks are:

1. Daybreak

2. March into Trouble

3. Trouble With a Capital T

4. The Power and the Glory

5. The Rocks Remain

6. Dusk

7. Sword of Light

8. Dark

9. Warm Sweet Breath of Love

10. Fantasia - My Lagan Love

11. King of Morning, Queen of Day

12. Sideways to the Sun

13. Drive the Cold Winter Away

14. Ride to Hell

This is the original and out of print older release of this album on CD, with plain artwork. A nice collectible piece for the Horslips fan that has everything, but for a first time fan I recommend picking up the newer remaster on Demon records which was released under direct supervision by the band after they reacquired their back catalog.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous May 1, 2010
Format:Audio CD
A marvelous record. Read the Celtic mythology and then listen to this electric interpretation of this stories. Marvelous, great, incredible, ...
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