10th Anniversary Compilation CD (1999)

Artist: Tempest

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Product Overview


Label Magna Carta
SKU 60247176
UPC 026245903425
UPC 14 00026245903425
Format CD
Release Date 1/26/1999
Author Tempest
Technical Info
Engineer Robert Berry
Producer Robert Berry
CatalogID 9034
Lable Name Magna Carta
Released 01/26/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 41s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00026245903425
Musical Guests
Robert Berry
Album Notes and Credits
All tracks ae newly recorded.
Tempest: Lief Sorbye (vocals, mandolin, mandola, flute, pennywhistle, bodhran); Dave Parnall (acoustic & electric guitars); Michael Mullen (electric violin, fiddle, background vocals); John Land (bass, fretless bass, background vocals); Adolfo Lazo (drums).
Additional personnel: Robert Berry (piano, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer, accordion).
Recorded at Soundtek Studios, Campbell, California in June & July 1998.
Personnel: Lief Sorbye (vocals, flute, pennywhistle, bodhran); Robert Berry (accordion, piano, synthesizer); Adolfo Lazo (drums).
Recording information: Soundtek Studios, Campbell, CA (06/1998-07/1998).
Groups that attempt Celtic folk-rock fusion generally go at it from one of two angles: they either take the punk rock approach (the Pogues, Black 47, the Oyster Band, etc.) or the prog-rock approach (Jethro Tull, Wolfstone, etc.). Tempest takes the latter, and the result, if mixed, is generally rewarding. For this ten-year retrospective, the band rearranged and re-recorded some of their fans' favorite songs, which include some great instrumentals ("Milligan's Fancy," "The Sleeping Highlander") and a bunch of fair-to-very-good traditional and original numbers. "You Jacobites By Name" is a stirring old Scottish song lamenting the havoc and bloodshed wreaked by the Jacobite Rebellion; "Queen of Argyll" is a love song written by Silly Wizard alumnus Andy Stewart, and "Hal-AnTow" deals with pagan holidays and Robin Hood, believe it or not. Everything is underpinned with crunchy guitars and aggressive rock arrangements, and it all sounds great except for one or two unnecessarily long solos and Lief Sorbye's rather weak singing (his mandolin playing is excellent, though). ~ Rick Anderson
Professional Reviews
Dirty Linen (6-7/99, p.61) - "...an essential purchase for devotees and a good starting place for neophytes..."
Disc 1
1 You Jacobites By Name
2 Queen Of Argyll, The
3 Milligan's Fancy
4 Montara Bay
5 Hal-An-Tow
6 Top Of The Hill
7 Captain Morgan
8 Kiss In The Morning Early, A
9 Heather On The Moor
10 Jenny Nettles
11 House Carpenter, The
12 Sleeping Highlander, The
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