Journey into the Morn

Journey into the Morn

by Iona
     
 

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The first time I heard Iona was at a concert. I was stunned. I'd never heard of them before, and it was quite a surprise. For one thing, I used to think there was no such thing as a Christian prog band. Now I know better. Iona's music could be described as a mix of rock, traditional celtic melodies and a beautiful voice. Don't expect a lot ofSee more details below

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The first time I heard Iona was at a concert. I was stunned. I'd never heard of them before, and it was quite a surprise. For one thing, I used to think there was no such thing as a Christian prog band. Now I know better. Iona's music could be described as a mix of rock, traditional celtic melodies and a beautiful voice. Don't expect a lot of guitars, this is on the softer side of progressive music -- more keyboard oriented. This journey the band is taking you on is calm, melodic and haunting. One of the most impressive things with Iona is multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge, switching from the guitar to the keyboards to a mandolin, bagpipes or other more obscure traditional instruments. His talents are most obvious on tracks such as the long, epic "Encircling," or the breathtaking instrumental, "Heaven's Bright Sun." The melancholic "Everything Changes" is another favorite, with its strong poetic lyrics ("Move with the times / Or just die with the past / Why does it seem / That beauty doesn't last ?") and its moving harmonies. It should be noted that Robert Fripp, of King Crimson fame, makes an appearance on two tracks. Journey Into the Morn is a great album, but given the chance, one should definitely experience Iona live. It is an enthralling experience.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/2009
Label:
United States Dist
UPC:
0604388656523
catalogNumber:
1497
Rank:
174037

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Iona   Primary Artist
Chris Eaton   Background Vocals
Dave Bainbridge   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Mandola,E-bow
Robert Fripp   Synthesizer Guitar,Guest Appearance
Tim Harries   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Haughton   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals,tin whistle
Pete Whitfield   Violin,Viola
Terl Bryant   Percussion,Bongos,Chimes,Drums,Bass Drums,Gong,Tambourine,Voices,Bells,Djembe,Shaker,Hand Drums
Troy Donockley   Chimes,Vocals,Background Vocals,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes,tin whistle,Low Whistle
Joanna Hogg   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Loops
Charles Oxtoby   Background Vocals
Moya Brennan   Vocals,Loops,celtic harp,Guest Appearance
Joanne Hogg   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Loops
Peter "Real Strings" Whitfield   Violin,Viola,Guest Appearance
Nigel Palmer   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Iona   Arranger
David Aston   Mastering
Dave Bainbridge   Programming,Producer
Neil Costello   Engineer
Robert Fripp   Frippertronics
Steve Lee   Engineer
Alan Wheelan   Engineer
Ben Turner   Mastering
Adodh Odugain   translation
Matt Seattle   Composer
Nigel Palmer   Engineer

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