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The Lost Frontier [Import]

XII AlfonsoAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Musea
  • ASIN: B00004V5OS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,794 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hadrian's Wall Overture
2. Hello You (Bienvenue)
3. Mist (Brumes)
4. Minstrel's Tale
5. The Ghost's Song (La Ballade du Fantôme)
6. Lazy Day in Haltwhistle [Farniente a Haltwhistle]
7. Back to Northumberland (Retour en Northumberland)
8. Edges of Empire (Frontières d'Empire)
9. Diving into the Coal Womb (Les Entrailles de la Mine)
10. Breathing, Scarcely (Respirer a Peine)
11. Wheels of Change (Les Roues du Progres)
12. Another Day in Haltwhistle (Rester a Haltwhistle)
13. Heath (Lande)
14. Revival (Regain)
15. Thirteen Winds (Treize Vents)
16. Anthem (Hymne)

Editorial Reviews

XII ALFONSO got to be one of the ""greatest"" bands of international Progressive rock, thanks to their first album issued in 1996 and called ""The Lost Frontier"". Supported by a dream-guest list and a perfect production, this concept album was only the first part of a now prestigious discography ! It is about Hadrian's Wall, in Scotland, which separated the civilized world from the barbarian countries during the Roman times. Led by Philippe CLAERHOUT, the musicians from Bordeaux have built a superb work with long instrumental parts, some female vocals (That can evoke Annie HASLAM), and a Celtic-influenced atmosphere sometimes reminding of Mike OLDFIELD. It also reminds of CAMEL in ""Harbour Of Tears"" issued at the same time about. Mickey SIMMONDS, the then CAMEL keyboards player, helps with his wonderful symphonic sounds while guitarist Dan AR BRAS (From Brittany) brings a noticeable Celtic touch of good taste. A remarkable work ! The video ""The Lost Frontier"" (PAL) presents images of Hadrian's Wall accompanied by CD extracts. ""This Is"" is the name of a previously unreleased album, recorded live during the year 1998. One can find the whole crew, including Thierry & Jean-Luc PAYSSAN (The complete VITAL DUO). A carefully packaged CD, with a crystal-clear sound. The following release, a year later, was ""Odyssées"", in a similar style as that of the previous album, but with a little more colourful majestic music. Dan AR BRAS & Mickey SIMMONDS (CAMEL) are once again invited here, accompanied among others by singer Antoine TOME and VITAL DUO. A number of fans had been pleased with the Paleolithic music track performed on this album. This first experience also inspired a Spanish museum that ordered an album based on the enchanting lithophone sounds. To be discovered !

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4.0 out of 5 stars Music from a very special place August 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Northumberland is my favorite part of England, and I just returned from my fifth visit. It is a special place, so special that a visit there was the band's inspiration for this recording. The band returned to Haltwhistle and debuted the recording there, along with the video, and I'm told the townsfolk were moved to tears.

BTW, Hadrian's Wall is in England, not Scotland. The emperor Hadrian ordered it built to keep the Scots out, in fact.
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"In 122 AD, Roman emperor Hadrian decided to draw the limits of the Empire with a wall, fencing the north of England from Carlisle to New Castle. The ancient wall... (is still like an) ...eerie reminder of the far end of the world." If you consider that this is written in the booklet, you can imagine the dreamlike beauty of this record
This album is their first. In 1999 followed Odissey (in my opinion even better). I will not go at lenght, since their music says it all....
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