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Kalevala - A Finnish Progressive Rock Epic - Definitive Edition Remastered [Box set, Import]

Various Artists Audio CD
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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. The Creation (The Sowing)Haikara11:31Album Only
listen  2. Wainamoinen and Youkahainen ( The Fate of Aino)Overhead 8:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Som Floden FlyterSimon Says 7:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Trubadurens KvalSinkadus 5:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Maiden of the BowMoongarden10:22Album Only
listen  6. Ilmarinen Forges the SampoIl Castello di Atlante 7:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Lemminkainen's LamentMagenta 6:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Three BattlesSubmarine Silence 7:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Raking the BonesMetaphor 7:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Boat Builder (Searching for the Lost Word)Clearlight10:33Album Only

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. 3Orchard 7:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The WeddingGreenwall14:27Album Only
listen  3. Uninvited GuestRévélation10:07Album Only
listen  4. Pimeästa PohjolastaScarlet Thread 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Il suono dei ricordiMad Crayon 6:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Fiore di vendettaMuseo Rosenbach 6:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Filo di lamaLeviathan10:35Album Only
listen  8. Strani coloriMalibran 7:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Malvagio per le stelleSofia Baccini 5:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ilmarinen's Bride of GoldElegant Simplicity 5:05$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Ilmarinen's Fruitless WooingQadesh11:34Album Only
listen  2. KanteleCantina Sociale 5:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. StormenGrand Stand 7:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. La bataglia per il sempoGerminale 8:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Uusi KanteleAardvark 5:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Kapittu 45/46Thonk 6:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. TulettaGroovector 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. PineWhobodies 5:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Runo 49Randone, Tempore 8:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Way Is OpenCaféine11:43Album Only
listen11. Bonus TrackMikko Uusi-Oukari, Mikko Vaarala, Kimmo Lahteenmaki 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Musea
  • ASIN: B001AI7KGS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,174 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Famous among Progressive rock fans worldwide for being probably the classiest (And most complete) publication in this style, the Finnish magazine Colossus had the great idea to ask thirty (Yes, thirty !) bands of the whole world to illustrate the national Finnish epic: "Kalevala". It is made of old ballads and traditional songs, but is also part of a huge group of legends, which has inspired both J.R.R. TOLKIEN for his mythic "Lord Of The Rings" and composer SIBELIUS, among others. The idea that contributed to the creation of "Kalevala - A Finnish Progressive Rock Epic" (2003) was to use exclusively instruments of the Seventies, in order to obtain the "Aging" that the story needed. The result is absolutely stunning: three albums included in a box-set designed as beautifully as the famous Colossus covers. As for the music, the listener won't be disappointed ! He'll be delighted to hear about four hours of sumptuous and rich (Vocal or instrumental) Progressive rock. On it, all the styles (Neo Progressive, symphonic, neo-classical, heavy-metal, experimental...) are blended with a certain domination of a golden Seventies Progressive rock inspiration. No doubt, there was a healthy competition among the bands, some of them performing here at their best so far ! Let's mention HAIKARA, OVERHEAD, SIMON SAYS, SINKADUS, MOONGARDEN, IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE, MAGENTA, SUBMARINE SILENCE, METAPHOR, CLEARLIGHT, ORCHARD, GREENWALL, REVELATION, SCARLET THREAD, MAD CRAYON, MUSEO ROSENBACH, LEVIATHAN, MALIBRAN, Sofia BACCINI, ELEGANT SIMPLICITY, QADESH, CANTINA SOCIALE, GRAND STAND, GERMINALE, AADVARK, THONK, GROOVECTOR, WHOBODIED, Nicola RANDONE & TEMPORE and CAFEINE. If all of this hasn't proven to you that this is the event of the year, then, your only solution will be to buy as soon as possible "The Compilation Of Traditional Tibetan Dances" !!! The remastered edition published in the year 2008 includes a new artwork and one bonus-track courtesy of VIIMA.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stunning!! May 8, 2010
Format:Audio CD
You can read the production description above to find out more about how this project came about. I'm here to tell you something else: If you are a fan of Gabriel-era Genesis, you seriously owe this one to yourself ; and believe me I'm not talking neo-prog Genesis-clone, dime-a-dozen style here...this collaboration has somehow created such a strong homage to the Gabriel-era Genesis, especially Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, that it will leave the familiar listener speechless and in awe. The mellotron-drenched atmosphere, the thumping bass-pedal presence and the mysterious riffs of the 12-string guitar will all take you to where those classic albums have before and yet this work manages to stay authentic, genuine and original. And don't forget, the production is not your typical modern, perfect and noiseless cd ...this entire collection sounds like a record from 1974 if not earlier! I have to add here that the quality of song writing isn't as coherent all the way through the 3-cd set , but trust me you won't be disappointed. The first CD by itself is probably one of my most rotated prog Cds in recent years. Buy it!
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