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Belfast Gigs
Horslips
Belfast Gigs
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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CD reissue of 1980 live album by Irish folk-rock band. Remastered at Abbey Road from original master tapes, with repackaging by the group themselves. 2001 release.

      
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All Artists: Horslips
Title: Belfast Gigs
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Edsel Records UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/1980
Re-Release Date: 4/10/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740155167226

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CD reissue of 1980 live album by Irish folk-rock band. Remastered at Abbey Road from original master tapes, with repackaging by the group themselves. 2001 release.

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Fitting epitaph for a fine folkrockband (in this case more r
J. Talsma | Amsterdam, Netherlands | 07/05/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"After playing together for a decade and recording somewhat 10 (very good) albums Horslips split up, due to lack of succces in combination with intern strubbles about the musical direction (rock or folk). Before doing so they played 3 concerts in Belfast in the spring of 1980, from which this album is a registration. Not fully as I presume because it only contains a mere 9 songs, one of them being (a rousing, that is) cover of
"Shakin All Over". Being a rockband blended with lots of Irish folk (or vice versa, dependable on the kind of songs they wrote and recorded) this is far less a folk(rock)album. Admittedly you can actually hear some folkinfluences here and there but overall this breathes rock with a capital R. Hard driven rock with soring guitars, thanks to the courtesy of the remarkable John Fean (who is also capable of fine acoustic playing as demonstrated on the several studiotracks elsewhere) with great playing from his bandmates in fine form, they performed stomping versions of better known songs (3 of the excellent "Book of Invasions"). They showed their craft as a peoplesband and although knowing this was the last of a series of concerts they never let down and delivered. As so this is a fitting epitaph of a band now sorely missed. Still there are the albums to enjoy."