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Released 1976, Reissued 15th November 2019.
The Horslips The Book Of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony LP
A touchstone album in the evolution of Celtic Rock, Horslips 1976 release The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony is as its bold title suggests, nothing short of an ambitious and far reaching epic.
This 2019 pressing is the first officially restored and authorised by the band since the 1970s.
Bruce Eder of AllMusic says "Returning to their original formula of rock & roll, folk, and prog rock, Book of Invasions rivals 1973's The Tain as their most consistent and creative, and established the band as that decade's preeminent purveyor of those three entwined genres. Neither Fairport Convention nor Steeleye Span rocked as convincingly or consistently as they did, and Jethro Tull's fleeting folk fancies didn't qualify them as a folk-rock outfit... This record was and is their crowning achievement."
1st Movement - Geantraí
1. Daybreak - The Horslips
2. March Into Trouble - The Horslips
3. Trouble (With A Capital T) - The Horslips
4. The Power And The Glory - The Horslips
5. The Rock Remains - The Horslips
6. Dusk - The Horslips
7. Sword Of Light - The Horslips
8. Dark - The Horslips
2nd Movemnet - Goltraí
1. Warm Sweet Breath Of Love - The Horslips
2. Fantasia (My Lagan Love) - The Horslips
3. King Of Morning, Queen Of Day - The Horslips
3rd Movement - Suantraí
4. Sideways To The Sun - The Horslips
5. Drive The Cold Winter Away - The Horslips
6. Ride To Hell - The Horslips