Header

THE BELFAST GIGS

Horslips

Prog Folk


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Horslips The Belfast Gigs album cover
2.85 | 8 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy HORSLIPS Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Live, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Trouble with a Capital "T" (3:49)
2. The Man Who Built America (3:46)
3. The Warm Sweet Breath of Love (3:37)
4. The Power and the Glory (3:36)
5. Blindman (3:36)
6. Shakin' All Over (5:23)
7. King of the Fairies (4:10)
8. Guests of the Nation (3:13)
9. Dearg Doom (7:11)
10. Sword of Light (5:52) (Bonus track)

Total Time: 38:21

Lyrics

Search HORSLIPS The Belfast Gigs lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search HORSLIPS The Belfast Gigs tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Charles O'Connor / fiddle, mandolin, vocals
- Jim Lockhart / keyboards, flute
- Barry Devlin / bass, vocals
- John Fean / guitar, vocals
- Eamon Carr / drums, percussion

Releases information

LP Horslips Records MOO20 (1980) / 1980 LP Mercury 3842 (1980) / CD Edsel 672 (2001)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to SouthSideoftheSky for the last updates
Edit this entry

HORSLIPS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy HORSLIPS The Belfast Gigs Music


TainTain
Wounded Bird Records 2008
Audio CD$8.18
$6.95 (used)
Book of Invasions (Expanded Edition)Book of Invasions (Expanded Edition)
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2009
Audio CD$20.62
$26.89 (used)
Drive the Cold Winter AwayDrive the Cold Winter Away
Import
Talking Elephant 2011
Audio CD$6.64
$20.99 (used)
Greatest HitsGreatest Hits
Bci / Eclipse Music 2005
Audio CD$3.80
$3.64 (used)
Dancehall SweetheartsDancehall Sweethearts
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2010
Audio CD$19.84
$15.99 (used)
Short Stories / Tall TalesShort Stories / Tall Tales
Import
Talking Elephant 2011
Audio CD$13.55
$27.27 (used)
Live at the O2Live at the O2
Import
Talking Elephant 2011
Audio CD$9.30
$32.20 (used)
Very Best ofVery Best of
Import
Talking Elephant 2010
Audio CD$7.97
$11.86 (used)
Live With the Ulster OrchestraLive With the Ulster Orchestra
Zyx Records 2013
Audio CD$11.00
$21.95 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
1977 Horslips Aliens LP DJM Records DJLPA-16 Mint Vinyl US $14.99 Buy It Now 36m 22s
Horslips LP Short Stories Tall Tales Mercury 3809 stereo US $5.99 Buy It Now 2h 19m
* HORSLIPS SHORT STORIES TALL TALES / JAPAN MINI LP CD US $28.99 Buy It Now 2h 21m
*HORSLIPS THE MAN WHO BUILT AMERICA /JAPAN MINI LP CD US $38.99 Buy It Now 2h 21m
*HORSLIPS TRACKS FROM THE VAULTS / JAPAN MINI LP CD US $32.99 Buy It Now 2h 21m
*HORSLIPS LIVE / JAPAN MINI LP 2CD US $42.99 Buy It Now 2h 25m
*HORSLIPS THE UNFORTUNATE CUP OF TEA / JAPAN MINI LP CD US $34.99 Buy It Now 2h 26m
HORSLIPS -THE BELFAST GIGS-----IRISH ROCK ALBUM----1980 LP----VERY GOOD+ CLEAN!! US $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 37m
VTG Vinyl LP Record 1974 HORSLIPS Dancehall Sweethearts CPL1-0709 Folk Rock US $4.99 Buy It Now 4h 49m
HORSLIPS LONELINESS US $39.95 Buy It Now 5h 28m
Horslips | The Man Who Built America | DJM-20 | VG+ LP US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $4.99 Buy It Now
6h 7m
HORSLIPS--The Tain--LP US $13.99 Buy It Now 6h 19m
HORSLIPS - HORSLIPS LIVE - GATEFOLD SET OF 2 RECORDS US $11.99 [0 bids]
US $15.99 Buy It Now
6h 27m
Horslips: Sure the Boy was Green / Exiles [promo copy; new & unplayed] US $14.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
Horslips The Man Who Built America - Yellow Vinyl UK 7" vinyl single record US $16.51 Buy It Now 12h 39m
Horslips : The Horslips Story CD (1994) US $10.00 Buy It Now 15h 22m
HORSLIPS Sorry To Meet...Sorry To Part 1972 US ORG LP Die-Cut Sleeve CELTIC ROCK US $34.00 Buy It Now 16h 3m
Horslips 1977 "Aliens" UK DJM Records LP US $6.99 Buy It Now 17h 45m
Horslips The Man Who Built America LP (1979) NEAR MINT + original inner US $8.29 Buy It Now 19h 21m
HORSLIPS LIVE AT THE O2 2 CD IRISH ROCK US $18.25 Buy It Now 19h 37m
Horslips Live At the O2 US $21.42 Buy It Now 20h 17m
HORSLIPS 'THE MAN WHO BUILT AMERICA' US IMPORT LP US $13.27 Buy It Now 20h 39m
HORSLIPS Happy to Meet Sorry to Part Irish Folk Rock NM DJM Import LP US $20.00 Buy It Now 21h 53m
HORSLIPS - LIVE WITH THE ULSTER ORCHESTRA - MOOCCD030 US $19.21 Buy It Now 1 day
HORSLIPS - Aliens - '77 DJM label LP - FACTORY SEALED - NO barcode - Hear US $14.99 [0 bids]
1 day
HORSLIPS LP ALIENS DJM 16 US $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
HORSLIPS LP THE MAN WHO BUILT AMERICA DJM 20 US $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Biography (NEW 2 x CD) US $23.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away. (U.K.1975) US $7.47 [2 bids]
1 day
HORSLIPS THE BOOK OF INVASIONS A CELTIC SYMPHONY DJLPA-10 PROMO Nice Copy! US $5.99 [0 bids]
1 day
HORSLIPS: The Book Of Invasions - A Celtic Symphony LP (cut corner) Rock US $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips-Short Stories-Tall Tales-LP-Mercury-SRM 1 3809-Vinyl Record US $4.44 [0 bids]
US $5.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Horslips-Aliens-LP-DJM-DJLPA 16-Vinyl Record US $4.44 [0 bids]
US $5.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Horslips-Aliens-LP-DJF 20519-Vinyl Record-VG+ US $3.50 [0 bids]
US $4.68 Buy It Now
1 day
Horslips-Short Stories Tall Tales Lp-Shrink Wrap Mercury 3809 US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Horslips - Live With The Ulster Orchestra (2011) US $14.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Dance Hall Sweethearts (2011) US $14.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - The Belfast Gigs US $16.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Roll Back 2 CD Boxset US $16.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Dancehall Sweethearts US $16.44 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Tracks From the Vaults US $16.44 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Happy to Meet Sorry to Part US $16.44 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Aliens US $16.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - The Man Who Built America US $16.44 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - the Unfortunate Cup of Tea US $16.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips with the Ulster Orchestra US $21.57 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips -Short Stories Tall Tales US $16.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Drive the Cold Winter Away US $16.44 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips - Biography 2CD Boxset (2013) US $23.23 Buy It Now 1 day
HORSLIPS 'THE POWER AND THE GLORY' UK 7" SINGLE ON GREEN VINYL US $6.63 Buy It Now 1 day
Horslips 7" Shakin' All Over LIve in Belfast Pic Sleeve 1980 Irish Rock Rarity US $2.96 [2 bids]
1 day
HORSLIPS SHORT STORIES TALL TALES CD IRISH ROCK US $16.42 Buy It Now 1 day
HORSLIPS BELFAST GIGS CD - IRISH ROCK US $16.42 Buy It Now 1 day
HORSLIPS Happy To Meet Sorry To Part Original Atco SD 7030 US $14.25 Buy It Now 1 day
HORSLIPS the man who built america DJM 20 usa djm LP PS EX/EX deletion cut US $14.93 Buy It Now 2 days
HORSLIPS short stories tall tales 9100 070 uk mercury 1980 LP PS EX/EX US $14.93 Buy It Now 2 days
Horslips - Live on Horslips Records MOO 10 Gate Fold Cover Ireland Pressing US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
HORSLIPS The Power And The Glory 1977 UK GREEN vinyl 7" single EXCELLENT CONDITI US $24.89 Buy It Now 2 days
HORSLIPS The Man Who Built America - 1979 UK DJM Records 7" Yellow vinyl Single US $16.59 Buy It Now 2 days
Horslips - Short Stories / Tall Tales - MINT SEALED LP US $8.95 Buy It Now 2 days
HORSLIPS The Man Who Built America vinyl LP EX 1979 US $3.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Horslips Belfast Gigs Original SEALED LP 1980 Mercury US Press US $16.23 Buy It Now 2 days
HORSLIPS Short Stories/Tall Tales JAPAN LTD MINI LP CD SEALED US $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
HORSLIPS The Belfast Gigs JAPAN LTD MINI LP CD SEALED US $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
HORSLIPS The Man Who Built America JAPAN LTD MINI LP CD SEALED US $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
horslips the book of invasions 1976 uk djm label vinyl lp djf 20498 excellent US $19.93 Buy It Now 2 days
HORSLIPS-SHORT STORIES TALL TALES- EXC CONDITION US $9.93 [0 bids]
US $12.95 Buy It Now
2 days
Horslips Loneliness 7" Green Vinyl DJT15001 /EX UK US $17.79 Buy It Now 2 days
Horslips The power and the glory 7" Green Vinyl DJS10792 VG/EX UK US $14.13 Buy It Now 2 days
Horslips Tain Original SEALED LP Atco SD 7039 US Press US $19.10 Buy It Now 2 days
Greatest Hits [Brentwood] by Horslips (CD, Feb-2005, BCI Music (Brentwood Com... US $6.50 Buy It Now 2 days
HORSLIPS - HAPPY TO MEET ... SORRY TO PART 1972 LP EX US $9.90 [0 bids]
3 days
HORSLIPS happy to meet sorry to part JAPAN MINI LP CD w/ Accordion-shape jacket US $32.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Horslips "The Belfast Gigs" 1989 CD reissue on Homespun records ENGLAND US $25.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Horslips Book of Invasions Celtic Symphony Original SEALED LP 1976 DJM US $12.39 Buy It Now 3 days
Horslips - History Vol 1 (1972-1975) DATL LP 001 Ireland folk rock EXC US $10.00 Buy It Now 3 days
THE HORSLIPS Greatest Hits - NEW SEALED CD Irish Celtic US $11.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Horslips The Tain LP SD 7039 Atco Gatefold US $9.00 [0 bids]
3 days
HORSLIPS "SURE THE BOY WAS GREEN" 45 green vinyl..mint cond. US $5.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Horslips Aliens UK vinyl LP album record DJF20519 DJM RECORDS 1977 US $19.51 Buy It Now 3 days
Horslips vinyl LP album record The Man Who Built America UK DJF20546 US $17.19 Buy It Now 3 days
Horslips Aliens vinyl LP album record USA DJLPA-16 DJM 1977 US $17.35 Buy It Now 3 days
HORSLIPS The Man Who Built America 1979 U.S. pressing LP US $10.79 Buy It Now 3 days
HORSLIPS 45rpm 7" FLOWER SHAPED GREEN VINYL DISC US $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Horslips: The Man Who Built America LP VG++/NM Canada US $2.99 Buy It Now 3 days
HORSLIPS 'ALIENS' US IMPORT LP US $13.27 Buy It Now 3 days
HORSLIPS LP - Short Stories, Tall Tales (1979) US $10.75 Buy It Now 3 days
HORSLIPS The Man Who Built America Lp US $5.26 [0 bids]
3 days
Horslips Dancehall Sweethearts vinyl LP album record UK APL10709 RCA 1974 US $23.17 Buy It Now 3 days
Horslips The Man Who Built America USA vinyl LP album record DJM-20 DJM 1979 US $26.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Horslips vinyl LP album record The Táin UK MOO5 OATS 1973 US $48.08 Buy It Now 3 days
HORSLIPS 'THE MAN WHO BUILT AMERICA' UK LP US $13.27 Buy It Now 3 days
Horslips Warm Sweet Breath Of Love UK 7" vinyl single record DJS10754 DJM 1976 US $19.43 Buy It Now 3 days
The BELFAST GIGS Horslips Shakin All Over 1980 Vinyl LP Still Sealed Mint US $13.58 Buy It Now 3 days
Short Stories / Tall Tales Horslips USA vinyl LP album record SRM-1-3809 US $14.25 Buy It Now 3 days
HORSLIPS aliens LP record ROCK vg++ NM vinyl album US $1.99 [0 bids]
4 days
NM LP~HORSLIPS~Short Stories Tall Tales~[1979 MERCURY Iss]~Celtic Rock/New Wave~ US $3.87 Buy It Now 4 days
EXC LP~HORSLIPS~Aliens~[Original 1977 DJM Issue]~(Celtic Rock/Prog)~ US $2.49 Buy It Now 4 days
EXC/NM LP~HORSLIPS~The Belfast Gigs~[Original 1980 MERCURY Issue]~Live Album US $4.54 Buy It Now 4 days
Horslips - Happy To Meet LP FOLK Accordian shaped cover US $34.99 Buy It Now 4 days

More places to buy HORSLIPS music online Buy HORSLIPS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for HORSLIPS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

HORSLIPS The Belfast Gigs ratings distribution


2.85
(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
38%
Good, but non-essential (50%)
50%
Collectors/fans only (12%)
12%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

HORSLIPS The Belfast Gigs reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
2 stars Recorded when Horslips had become a full fledged hard rock band with Celtic embellishments, "Belfast Gigs" pounds the listener and presumably the audience into submission by the halfway point, such that by the time the presumed encore "Dearg Doom" arrives damaged and beyond repair, I'm pretty much dreading stretched out versions and 45 second endings. While I can accept the mainstream rock pretensions inherent in the superb "The Man Who Built America", I have a lot more trouble with Irish boogie in the form of the dreary "Shakin' all Over". "Belfast Gigs" serves neither as an entry point to the band nor as a document of the definitive version of even a single cut the way "Once in a Lifetime" worked for Runrig in the late 80s. For committed fans and collectors only.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to kenethlevine (BETA) | Report this review (#194292) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, December 18, 2008

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
3 stars Trouble with a Capital "T"

During the period between the release of their first live album in 1976 and this, their second, live album in 1980, Horslips had gradually degenerated from Prog Folk to straight Rock. This transformation was taken to its logical extreme on 1979's Short Stories - Tall Tales, the band's final studio release and also their worst. Thankfully, only one track from that album is featured here in the decent Guests Of The Nation. The other three studio albums that had been released since Horslips Live was recorded are however not bad at all. The title track from 1978's The Man Who Built America, another decent rocker, represents that album here. Somewhat disappointingly there is not a single number from the often overlooked Aliens from 1977, however. Finally, the excellent Book Of Invasions - A Celtic Symphony is represented with Trouble With A Capital "T", The Warm Sweet Breath Of Love, The Power And The Glory, and (as a bonus track on the CD version) Sword Of Light. It is primarily the latter songs together with older classics like Blindman, King Of The Fairies, and Dearg Doom that prove that Horslips never strayed as far away from their roots in the live arena as they did in the studio setting. As a live band they still remained true to their past, at least to a larger degree.

The out-and-out Rock 'N' Roll number Shakin' All Over is the only real disaster here. This awful boogie could easily have been replaced by something more interesting (by a track from Aliens, for example). Other drawbacks of this live album is it's short running length and the fact that three of the nine songs had already been featured on Horslips Live. Still, The Belfast Gigs constitutes a much more fitting ending to the band's career than the poor Short Stories - Tall Tales (though, the end was not final as the band has recently reformed).

Compared to the two other live albums I've heard from Horslips (Horslips Live and the recent Live At The O2) the present one is clearly inferior. Make sure you get those others, as well as most of the band's studio albums, before turning to this one. But The Belfast Gigs is nonetheless a decent, though certainly not essential, addition to a comprehensive Horslips collection.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to SouthSideoftheSky (BETA) | Report this review (#949656) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, April 26, 2013

Latest members reviews

4 stars First of all, this album is not exactly "prog", in fact it's not prog. It is in fact one of the greatest live albums to come out of the Emerald Isle. The album marked the end of a 10year career as a band( 8 years from their first album, and 9 from their first record/single release). It was rec ... (read more)

Report this review (#34118) | Posted by Mad Pat | Saturday, February 05, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of HORSLIPS "The Belfast Gigs"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.38 seconds