Drive the Cold Winter Away Original recording remastered, Import
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This is very much for a fan of the early albums, especially happy to meet... and it's pointless getting it if you don't like that. If you like latter horslips and haven't tried earlier then work your way back is my advise. That roughly covers everything.
Hope I've been usefull to you, Toodle Pipskie (is that how you spell it?)
Horslips in their 1970s career veered wildly across folk and rock in their discography. DTCWA follows the same year's farthest departure from the band's folk influence, 1975's "The Unfortunate Cup of Tea" LP; that LP's attempt to broaden into mainstream rock is generally held in lower regard than the band's albums that try to more evenly blend the rock into the folk rather than diluting the latter with the former.
After DTCWA, Horslips returned--perhaps with renewed committment after their folk instincts had been shown here and their pop-rock tendencies on their previous album UCT now tempered a bit--to the folk-rock electricity of their best LP, "The Book of Invasions." Then, as on their previous early 70s course, they drifted back on their last three studio albums in the late 70s towards more mainstream hard-rock away from of a folk anchorage.
Midway in their discography, DTCWA presents a folk album nearly free of electric amplification--Barry Devlin's bass appears on a couple of tracks prominently, otherwise as the witty liner notes tell us, he's credited for grumbling.Read more ›
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