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Tain
Horslips
Tain
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
2008 reissue of the Irish rockers' sophomore album, originally released in 1974. Horslips are a rock group from Dublin, Ireland who have released quite a few well-received Celtic flavored albums in their career. Though the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Horslips
Title: Tain
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Release Date: 5/13/2008
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Europe, British Isles, Folk Rock, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140703926

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2008 reissue of the Irish rockers' sophomore album, originally released in 1974. Horslips are a rock group from Dublin, Ireland who have released quite a few well-received Celtic flavored albums in their career. Though their commercial heyday was in the '70s, their legions of fans still shiver at the mention of their name. 13 tracks. Wounded Bird.

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Superb folk heavy rock
T. Gadd | Tasmania, Australia | 07/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not as whimsical as 1972's 'Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part', Horslips managed to produce, in 1974, the best if not the only Irish folk-prog-rock album. They sound rather like Tull at times, but by 74 Tull were sounding boring most of the time. This is more like 'Aqualung' crossed with early Lindisfarne. AMG says it's possibly the most advanced concept album ever, being based on Celtic myth cycles. Who cares. Just get this album,and if you think it sucks, email me at lupercal@yahoo.com and I'll give you.... hang on that's a stupid idea: how do I know you've even listened to it? Well, anyway...

Horslips went on to evolve into folk-punk-new-wave in the late 70's, while Ian Anderson was diddling around with synths, and other early 70's folk bands had collapsed. Do yourself a favour and discover early Horslips."
...and you thought "The Lord of the Rings" was all you neede
Kenneth S. Coppola | Tucson AZ | 10/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This classic Celtic band that preceeded U2 had the imagination and mastery of setting tales to music, and "The Tain" by Horslips is a disc that no rock 'n roll enthusiast should ignore. Full of hard driven rock, gentle melodies, and songs that tell a story, this collection could make you roll your eyes and ask yourself how you missed it, thirty plus years ago. It is (roughly) an hour of music that you will enjoy again and again, as if it is a new release. ROCK ON !"
Horslips - The Tain
bubba_hotep | Mud Creek Shady Rest Home | 05/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Horslips - The Tain

Tracks are:
1. Setanta
2. Maeve's Court
3. Charolais
4. The March (part 1)
5. The March (part 2)
6. You Can't Fool the Beast
7. Dearg Doom
8. Ferdia's Song
9. Gae Bolga
10. Cu Chulainn's Lament
11. Faster Than the Hound
12. The Silver Spear
13. More Than You Can Chew
14. The Moriggan's Dream
15. Time To Kill

This is the original and out of print older version of this album on CD. A nice collectible piece for the Horslips fan that has everything, but for a first time fan I recommend picking up the newer remaster on Demon records which was released under direct supervision by the band after they
reacquired their back catalog."