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Archives of Ages to Come
Emerald Rose
Archives of Ages to Come
Genres: International Music, Rock
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Archives of Ages to Come, the fifth commercial CD from Emerald Rose, is an "evolutionary moment" for the band. Not just Celtic folk anymore, the songs include elements of jazz, rock, pop, and world-beat, along with message...  more »


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All Artists: Emerald Rose
Title: Archives of Ages to Come
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Emerald Rose
Original Release Date: 8/28/2005
Re-Release Date: 9/2/2005
Genres: International Music, Rock
Style: Celtic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 837101079853


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Archives of Ages to Come, the fifth commercial CD from Emerald Rose, is an "evolutionary moment" for the band. Not just Celtic folk anymore, the songs include elements of jazz, rock, pop, and world-beat, along with messages both ancient and relevant to modern times. The sixteen tracks on this CD range from Gypsy/Pagan chant (Come To The Dance), to heartfelt Celtic mythological ballads (Before the Twilight Falls, Gwydion's Song), to rocked-up Pagan anthems (Three More Drops, Four Jacks). Scientists and astronomers will appreciate "Urania Sings", a rock ballad about the muse of astronomers, while fans of the Allman Brothers might groove on "Autumn in Asheville", a jazzy instrumental. There's also the band's well-known humor twist, with "Dance of the Rats" describing a kitchen nightmare, and the evolution rant "We Come From Monkeys" rocking down on fundamentalist nonsense with some heavy guitar and dance beats. There's even a couple of covers of Celtic classics: "Queen of Argyll" from Andy M. Stewart and "Irish Heartbeat" from Van Morrison. Somehow, it all ties together into an emotional journey that we hope will delight you again and again!

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J. A. Massa | Tucker, Georgia USA | 10/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If Emerald Rose "bent tradition" in their aptly named 2000 release, now at last they've broken it open like an egg. And a sound lustrous and wonderful has emerged.

This is a polished, multi-threaded collection that combines Celtic and World influences with stunning Rock. The tracks merge lyric penny whistle with harmonious voices, throbbing drums with kick-ass guitar. But most remarkable is the vision presented by these songs--a blend of magic and science, Goddess-consciousness and humor, politics and myth. This is song-writing so good it will break your heart one moment, make it soar the next.

In a lesser work, the title might be prententious. Instead it perfectly expresses an artistry that reveres the past but is savy to the present and peers resolutely at the future. Listen to this CD and, to borrow a phrase from one of the songs, you just might "evolve a bigger mind."
A rich tapestry of sounds and imagery
Jaguarraven | Atlanta, GA | 12/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Archives is ER's best effort to date. The opening strains of "Come to the Dance" invite the listener to journey with the band through an album that is diverse yet perfectly blended. Combining blues, rock and Celtic music to form what is truly the Emerald Rose sound, Archives delights the senses and emotions. The delicate music and theme of "Before the Twilight Falls" gives way to devotion to beauty in "Queen of Argyll" concluding with the driving political stance of "We Come From Monkeys." It is a CD that will make you want to rejoice, tap your foot and dance."
Emerald Rose is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rosie's Girl | Georgia, USA | 10/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been listening to Emerald Rose for years, have been to many so their concerts, and own most of their CDs. I have to say that Archives of Ages to Come is the best one yet. They have truly grown into their own with this one. If you've never listened to any of their music, I highly suggest you buy this CD, it is the true peak of their musical talents. Blending traditonal with modern, and throwing a bit of humor into the mix gives you a feeling of harmony that no other band could ever achieve.
I love you guys!!!