Music based on Stephen Lawhead's "The Endless Knot – Book 3 of the Song Of Albion."
What if there was a place beyond time, a place where icy crystalline streams played across heather-covered hills, where the sun shone with such power and majesty and brilliance that a holly leaf and a willow trunk gleamed with the bright light of Joy? And at the heart of it all was a song – a song the like of which has never been heard in our world, but is known in our hearts?
Come to Albion. Albion – the very name entices, speaks healing into our wounded land and broken spirits, calls to our souls, resonates with that deep unspeakable longing C.S. Lews named as sehnsuct.
Here are songs from that secret land, Albion. Songs that touch a forgotten place, a place obscured by civilization and its discontents. Here is all the power and mystery of the Celtic mythos, a musical excursion that will lift your soul and spirit out of the humdrum and into the infinite, the precincts of felicity, where vast vistas of glory open out into forever. – Jan P. Dennis
Jeff Johnson: Keys & vocal
Brian Dunning: Flute, whistles, accordion, pipes & vocal
Derry Daugherty: Electric & acoustic guitars
Brian Willis: Drums
Roger Hadley: Percussion & tablas
Rick Crittenden: Bass & ebow
Lynn Skinner: Vocal
Sandy Simpson: Acoustic guitar
Benya: Additional vocals
May the eye of the Great God be a pilot star before you,
May the breath of the Good God be a smooth way before you,
May the heart of the Kingly God be a boon of rich blessing to you.
May the flames of this burning light your way.
- Tegid Tathal, Chief Bard
Music Review –
Broad, poignant Celtic balladry, ancient rhythmic soundscapes, electric settings with rock dynamism, and soothing New Age expansiveness co-exist side-by-side, each adding to the effectiveness of the whole. The utter musicianship brought to these recordings is stunning...an adventure where Nightnoise meets Patrick O'Hearn.
– Heartbeats (May 1994)
released March 15, 1994
Produced, recorded & mixed by Jeff Johnson at The Ark / Portland, OR USA
Mastered by John Golden
℗ 1994 Ark Records, Inc. / ArkMusic
All songs by Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning
© 1994 Sola Scriptura Songs (BMI)
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Names and excerpts from The Endless Knot © Stephen R. Lawhead
Used with permission.
Cover art by David Hastings © 1994
Design by Court Patton & Tom Gulotta (www.pattonbros.com
Thanks to Steve & Alice, Susie, Fiona, Dave & Kathy, Phil Henderson & Lion UK, Richard Brenner & Avon USA, Bruce Zabel, Cal Scott, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaíll, Teresa Baker, Danny O'Hanlon, Ross & Drake.
"Songs From Albion - Vol. 3" is also available on iTunes and Amazon.
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