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Live, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 King Of The Fairies
2 The Power And The Glory
3 Mad Pat
4 Blindman
5 Wrath Of The Rain
6 Furniture
7 The High Reel
8 Faster Than The Hound
9 The Piper In The Meadows Straying
10 Long Weekend
11 Rescue Me
12 Maeve's Court
13 Charolais
14 Daybreak
15 Drive The Cold Winter Away
16 Ride To Hell
17 Sideways To The Sun
18 Sword Of Light

1 Flirting In The Shadows
2 Ghosts
3 Speed The Plough
4 Sure The Boy Was Green
5 I'll Be Waiting
6 The Man Who Built America
7 Trouble (With A Capital T)
8 Dearg Doom
9 Loneliness
10 Warm Sweet Breath Of Love
11 Shakin' All Over

Line-up / Musicians

- Barry Devlin/ bass, lead vocals
- Jim Lockhart/ keyboards, flute, whistle, backing vocals
- Charles O'Connor/ violin, electric mandolin, concertina, electric guitar, lead vocals
- Johnny Fean/ lead guitar, acoustic guitar, lead vocals
- Eamon Carr/ inspiration
- Ray Fean/ drums and percussion

Releases information

Released by Horslips Records
Cat. No. MOOCCD028

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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
4 stars They've still got the power and the glory!

Horslips is one of the very best Prog Folk bands, and this double live album from 2010 runs like an extended greatest hits collection performed live. The impressive set list is chockfull of classics from the band's nine studio albums released between 1973 and 1979, including many selections from the two highly regarded concept albums The Tain and Book Of Invasions - A Celtic Symphony. Other numbers that you might remember are King Of The Fairies, Mad Pat, and Flirting In The Shadows. Like on their studio albums, Horslips here play a plethora of stringed acoustic instruments as well as flutes and whistles in addition to the standard Rock instruments of electric guitars, organ, drums and bass. This is Prog Folk that really rocks, without sacrificing any of the folksiness. An all-acoustic section showcases the more subtle side of the band and keeps the set varied.

Judging from this great live recording, it seems that the band has lost little of their power and glory since their 70's heyday. They have no new material to draw on as they haven't recorded anything in the studio since the late 70's (except an album of acoustic remakes of older songs called Roll Back that was released in 2004), but the staying power of the band more than justifies this live album. I hope that they will now consider recording a studio album of new material in the style of their classic output. The vocals here are not perfect, but the evident passion and energy makes up for it. They audience certainly seem to be appreciative as well, and rightly so.

The Tain and Book Of Invasions remain the most essential Horslips albums, but this live album is an excellent addition to any Horslips collection and indeed to any Prog Folk collection

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4 stars An excellent and welcome return to the stage from Celtic rock pioneers. Absent from the big stage for 30 years, the rebirth and renewal of Horslips was recorded for all prosperity with this great sounding live reunion album. All of the key songs are featured excluding perhaps The Hall Of Mir ... (read more)

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