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Clive Nolan: Based on the saga of Beowulf…..

Clive Nolan - Song Of The Wildlands

The stories of dragons probably exist because dragons actually existed. And not enough of that. There are reasons to believe that the fabled beasts may have just gone into a long hibernation, and may reappear when conditions improve. In the meantime, we can listen to the song The Dragon Fire!

The track Dragon Fire is from the album Songs Of The Wildlands and the man behind the song is Clive Nolan. The album is based on the saga of Beowulf and spanning the genres of rock, folk, symphonic rock and classical music.

Statement about the album Songs Of The Wildlands, «We are happy to announce Crime Records, in collaboration with We Låve Rock Music, will release the forthcoming project by a legend of the British progressive rock scene, Clive Nolan, known for his role in bands such as Arena (official FB) and Pendragon. The album “Song of the Wildlands” is based on one of the epics of Old English literature entitled “Beowulf”, a tale of grandeur and heroic deeds, about a Scandinavian warrior fighting the world of evil».

«The album will be released in 2021 in two formats: a double vinyl, and an Earbook. The Earbook is a vinyl-size hardback book containing four discs: the album, a special instrumental version of the album, and a documentary on both DVD and Blu Ray formats. Inside the book, you will find amazing artwork by David Wyatt, photographs, English and Old English lyrics, and other details about the project. Song Of The Wildland” has gathered a vast number of artists, including four soloists, an international 200 voice choir, and a rock band, resulting in a highly impressive musical and visual experience».

Clive Nolan appears on albums of Pendragon-Casino-Strangers on a Train-Shadowland-Tracy Hitchings-Arena-Medicine Man-Landmarq-Peter Gee-Martin Darvill-Martin Orford-Ayreon-Nolan and Wakeman-Hybrid-Mannerisms (Geoff Mann tribute)-Michelle Young.

Tracklist:

1. The Story Begins (3:05)

2. There’s A Threat (4:53)

3. Crossing The Ocean (4:28)

4. Beowulf’s Promise (3:23)

5. Grendel Attacks (4:21)

6. Celebration (2:14)

7. The Hag’s Revenge (2:49)

8. Journey (3:17)

9. Underwater Cavern (3:50)

10. Rewards (6:07)

11. Beowulf, The King (4:00)

12. Dragon Fire (4:58)

13. The Warrior Dies (2:42)

14. Funeral Pyre (5:15)

15. The Story Ends (1:38)

Total Time 57:00

Line-up:

Clive Nolan (Shadowland, Arena, Pendragon, Caamora) – Orchestration, keyboards, and programming

Vicki Swan – Nyckelharpa

Mark Westwood (Shadowland, Caamora) – Electric Guitar

Stig Andre Clason – Acoustic Guitar

Arnfinn Isaksen – Bass Guitar

Scott Higham (Pendragon) – Drums

Geir Johansen – Extra Percussion

Birgitte Njå – Lur

Morten Clason – Flute

Ross Andrews – Narrator

Ryan Morgan – Vocals (Beowulf)

Christina Booth (Magenta) – Vocals (Tyra)

Gemma Ashley – Vocals (Solveig)

Natalie Barnett – Vocals (Freja)

Ensemble Anonym – Plainchant

The Wildland Warriors Choir – Choir

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5562 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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