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BATTLE OF THE BIRDS - A CELTIC TALE

Anthony Phillips

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Wren And The Raven (2:52)
2. Raven Flight (3:08)
3. The Magic Bundle (4:51)
4. The Promise (3:06)
5. The First Test (3:33)
6. The Second Test (4:26)
7. Wed The Giants Daughter (2:34)
8. The First Spell (3:54)
9. The Last Spell (2:22)
10. From Rags To Riches (6:26)
11. Auburn Mary (3:08)
12. The Choice (2:14)

Total time 42:34

Bonus tracks on 2004 CD:
13. Sombre (1:19)
14. Flight (3:09)
15. Twilight (3:48)

Line-up / Musicians

- Anthony Phillips / 6- & 12-string guitars
- Harry Williamson / 6- & 12-string guitars, voice actor, producer

With:
- Claire Jones / vocals (11)
- Yan Emeric Vagh / acoustic guitar
- Carl / violin & cello
- Dorothy / violin & cello
- Didier Malherbe / flute, piccolo, saxophone
- John Hackett / flute solo
- Simon Phillips / oboe
- Hugh Hopper / bass
- Guy Evans / percussion

Cast:
- Gilli Smyth / narration and voice actor (Auburn Mary)
- Tasmin Smyth / The First Queen
- Harry Williamson / The Raven and The First King's Son
- Orlando Allen / The Mouse and The Hoodies
- Bee Williamson / The Cook's son, Mice and The Hoodies
- Taliesin Allen / The second young son and The Hoodies
- Aardvark / The Shoemaker
- Helen / The Shoemaker's Wife
- Dave the Wave / Party Guest
- Trevor Darks / The Giant

Releases information

Recorded 1976-1978, additional recordings in 1981, re-edited & remixed in 2003;
This new expanded re-release makes use of Ant and Williamson's 1978 recording of Gypsy Suite (which is also available in its original form)

MC Ottersongs ‎- OT 2 (1981, UK) Released by "Mother Gong"

CD Blueprint ‎- BP359CD (2004, UK)

Thanks to Pirkka for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
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