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Tara

Absu

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 23rd, 2001
Catalog ID:
OPCD 098 / OPCD098
Label:
Osmose Productions
Format:
CD
Reviews:
10 reviews (avg. 92%)
1. Tara 01:56   Instrumental
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2. Pillars of Mercy 04:21   Show lyrics
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3. A Shield with an Iron Face 03:22   Show lyrics
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4. Manannán 06:39   Show lyrics
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5. The Cognate House of Courtly Witches Lies West of County Meath 04:19   Show lyrics
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6. She Cries the Quiet Lake 04:10   Show lyrics
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7. Yrp Lluyddawc 01:51   Instrumental
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8. From Ancient Times (Starless Skies Burn to Ash) 03:53   Show lyrics
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9. Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181) 04:46   Show lyrics
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10. Vorago (Spell 182) 05:45   Show lyrics
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11. Bron (Of the Waves) 01:32   Instrumental
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12. Stone of Destiny (...for Magh Slecht and Ard Righ) 07:46   Show lyrics
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13. Tara (Recapitulation) 01:45   Instrumental
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Band members
Proscriptor McGovern Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Lyrics, Arrangements
Shaftiel Guitars (electric, acoustic), Vocals, Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2-12)
Equitant Ifernain Bass, Lyrics
Guest/Session
Masthema Mazziqim Vocals
David Harbour Keyboards, Piano
Sir Vincent Rossi Guitars (acoustic), Mandolin
Melechesh Ashmedi Vocals (backing)
Sir Ronnie Trent Vocals (backing)
Sir Don Shannon Bagpipes, Songwriting (tracks 1, 13)
Miscellaneous staff
Kol Marshall Producer, Recording
Kris Verwimp Cover art
Sir William Hell Photography
Dan Lowndes Mastering
Proscriptor McGovern Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Lyrics, Arrangements
Shaftiel Guitars (electric, acoustic), Vocals, Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2-12)
Equitant Ifernain Bass, Lyrics
Masthema Mazziqim Vocals
David Harbour Keyboards, Piano
Sir Vincent Rossi Guitars (acoustic), Mandolin
Melechesh Ashmedi Vocals (backing)
Sir Ronnie Trent Vocals (backing)
Sir Don Shannon Bagpipes, Songwriting (tracks 1, 13)
Kol Marshall Producer, Recording
Kris Verwimp Cover art
Sir William Hell Photography
Dan Lowndes Mastering
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The album is separated in two chapters.
Phase One: Ioldánach's Pedagogy: Tracks 1-7
Phase Two: The Cythraul Klan's Scrutiny: Tracks 8-13

"Manannán" is a re-recorded version of the song of same name which originally appeared on the mini-album "In the Eyes of Ioldánach" (1998).

May 2006 : Collector's edition picture LP re-released on Agonia Records.

September 2009: remastered digipack reissue with 'In the Eyes of Ioldánach' as bonus tracks.

Warning - Osmose Productions CD presses may contain a copy-protection method which renders the CD completely unreadable in PCs and certain modern Hi-Fi systems. This isn't indicated anywhere on the packaging.

Recording information:

Produced by Absu.
Recorded between September-December 2000 at Nomad Recording Studios, Carrollton, Texas.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 4 001617 082027
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): A0100426073-0101 11 A1 Sony DADC
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): A0100362905-0101 18 A2 Sony DADC
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): A0100362905-0101 18 A3 Sony DADC
Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): A0100362905-0101 18 A4 Sony DADC
Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): A0100362905-0101 18 A3 Sony DADC
Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): A0100362905-0101 18 A2 Sony DADC
Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L551
Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L558
Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L558
Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L558
Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI L558
Mastering SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI L558
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 949B
Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94Z7
Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 94U1
Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 944B
Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 94Z3
Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 94X3
Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
Label Code: LC 02406

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