The Mist of Avalon

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This album -- which, at times, recalls parts of Kate Bush's Hounds of Love -- is also reminiscent of Bo Hansson's Lord of the Rings, being a musical homage to Marion Zimmer Bradley's Arthurian novel The Mists of Avalon, much as Hanson's was a homage to Tolkien's trilogy. But Stivell's record is not instrumental--rather, it has lots of songs sung partly in Breton and partly in English. It is essentially a progressive rock album it could even have charted had he done it in the early-1970's, complete with electronic keyboard-driven passages, and a full rock band sharing space with Stivell's harps, bagpipes and tin whistles. Stivell's voice is something of an acquired taste, but...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This album -- which, at times, recalls parts of Kate Bush's Hounds of Love -- is also reminiscent of Bo Hansson's Lord of the Rings, being a musical homage to Marion Zimmer Bradley's Arthurian novel The Mists of Avalon, much as Hanson's was a homage to Tolkien's trilogy. But Stivell's record is not instrumental--rather, it has lots of songs sung partly in Breton and partly in English. It is essentially a progressive rock album it could even have charted had he done it in the early-1970's, complete with electronic keyboard-driven passages, and a full rock band sharing space with Stivell's harps, bagpipes and tin whistles. Stivell's voice is something of an acquired taste, but his vocals are supported by a trio of guest singers and a small female chorus.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/1994
  • Label: Dreyfus
  • UPC: 764911619729
  • Catalog Number: 36197

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 La Dame du Lac (4:34)
  2. 2 Morgan (2:28)
  3. 3 Camaalot (Hymn I) (3:23)
  4. 4 Guenievre (4:30)
  5. 5 Le Chant de Taliesin (3:00)
  6. 6 La Blessure d'Arthur (2:02)
  7. 7 Le Val Sans Retour (3:47)
  8. 8 Belenton (2:50)
  9. 9 Olwen (4:01)
  10. 10 Quest (4:08)
  11. 11 An Advod (2:33)
  12. 12 Horses on the Hills (5:22)
  13. 13 Strink AR Grall (4:38)
  14. 14 From Avallac'h (3:38)
  15. 15 Gaelic Tribes Gathering (3:03)
  16. 16 The Return (Hymn II) (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alan Stivell Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, celtic harp, tin whistle, Bombard
Polly Bolton Vocals
Kevin Dempsey Guitar
Chris Leslie Violin
Charlie Morgan Drums
Patrice Tison Guitar
Mike Bedford Drums
Marcus Cliffe Bass
Fredrick Rousseau Keyboards
Troy Donockley Human Whistle, uillean pipes
Gwenvael Cochevelou Vocals
Neil Ferguson Guitar
Paul Brook Percussion
Jean-Noel Chaleat Keyboards
Colin Bell Vocals
Technical Credits
Alan Stivell Arranger, Producer, Contributor
Philippe Colonna Engineer
Fredrick Rousseau Programming
Neil Ferguson Programming, Engineer
Jean-Noel Chaleat Programming
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