The Book of Kells (album)

The Book of Kells (album)

Infobox Album | Name = The Book of Kells
Type = Album
Artist = Iona


Released = 1992 Remaster Rereleased 3 November, 2003
Recorded = Various Locations, early 1992
Genre = Progressive rock, Celtic rock, Christian rock
Length = 72:21
Label = What Records, label of Word Records
Producer = Dave Bainbridge
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:c9ex975dkrst link] | Last album = "Iona" (1990) "Iona Re-Master" (2003)
This album = "The Book Of Kells" (1992) ---- Re-Master" (2003)
Next album = "Beyond These Shores" (1993) "Beyond These Shores Re-Master" (2003)

The Book of Kells is a progressive rock album by Iona. Released in 1992.
The Book of Kells, an 8th century manuscript filled with lush pictures illustrating the Gospels, possibly originating from the monastery at Iona.

Again the recording process moved round the country for suitable facilities:
*Wildlife Studio, Ipswich - (Engineer Nigel Palmer)
*Studio 2, Leeds - (Engineer Rob Price)
*Kensington Temple Church - (Engineer Nigel Palmer) for the "Heavenly Hosts"

The recording was remastered for the 2002 release "" and later re-released on Open Sky Records as a standalone album.

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Personnel

Band

* Joanne Hogg - Vocals, Keyboards
* Dave Bainbridge - Keyboards, Guitar, Chimes
* Nick Beggs - Chapman stick, Bass guitar, Small Cymbals
* Terl Bryant - Drums, Percussion
* Dave Fitzgerald - Saxophone, Flageolets, Flute, Piccolo, Chinese Flutes, Dizi, Suona

Additional Musicians and Special Guests

*Frank van Essen - Drums, Percussion, Violin
*Troy Donockley - Uilleann pipes, Low Whistles
*Fiona Davidson - Celtic Harp
*Peter Whitfield - Ensemble Violins, Viola
*Kensington Temple Church congregation - "Heavenly Hosts"

Track listing

*Disc - Total Time 72:21
#Kells Opening Theme – 4:18
#Revelation – 4:38
#Mathew-The Man – 11:54
#Chi-Rho – 4:39
#Mark-The Lion – 3:29
#The River Flows – 5:01
#Luke-The Calf – 4:03
#Virgin and Child – 3:16
#Temptation – 4:34
#The Arrest-Gethsemane – 3:49
#Trinity-The Godhead – 6:09
#John-The Eagle – 4:15
#Kells – 5:29
#Eternity-No Beginning No End – 6:47

Release Details

*1992, UK, What Records WHAR 1287, Release Date ? ? 1992, LP
*1992, UK, What Records WHAD 1287, Release Date ? ? 1992, CD
*1992, UK, What Records WHAC 1287, Release Date ? ? 1992, Cassette
*1992, USA, Forefront Records FFD-3001, Release Date ? ? 1992, CD
*2003, UK, Open Sky Records OPENVP2CD, Release Date 3 November 2003, CD


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