Music based on Stephen Lawhead's "Silver Hand – Book 2 of the Song Of Albion."
What if there was a place beyond time, a place where icy crystalline streams played across heather-covered hills, where the sun shone with such power and majesty and brilliance that a holly leaf and a willow trunk gleamed with the bright light of Joy? And at the heart of it all was a song – a song the like of which has never been heard in our world, but is known in our hearts?
Come to Albion. Albion – the very name entices, speaks healing into our wounded land and broken spirits, calls to our souls, resonates with that deep unspeakable longing C.S. Lews named as sehnsuct.
Here are songs from that secret land, Albion. Songs that touch a forgotten place, a place obscured by civilization and its discontents. Here is all the power and mystery of the Celtic mythos, a musical excursion that will lift your soul and spirit out of the humdrum and into the infinite, the precincts of felicity, where vast vistas of glory open out into forever. – Jan P. Dennis
Jeff Johnson: Keys & vocal
Brian Dunning: Flute, pan pipes, whistles, pipes & vocal
John Cunningham: Violin
Derry Daugherty: Electric & acoustic guitars
Brian Willis: Drums
Roger Hadley: Percussion
Rick Crittenden: Bass
Sylvia Groener: Vocal
Benya: Additional vocals
Music Review –
The second release inspired by Stephen Lawhead's fantasy trilogy Songs of Albion, is a rare multifaceted jewel. Dunning (Nightnoise) on flute, John Cunningham (Silly Wizard) on fiddle, and Johnson with his dreamy, evocative synthesizer washes create an utterly beguiling musical landscape drenched in Celtic imagery and themes. This is New Age instrumental music with power and vision, spiced with haunting solos and the unmistakable sound of uilleann pipes.
– Billboard Magazine
released March 15, 1993
Produced, recorded & mixed by Jeff Johnson at The Ark / Portland, OR USA
Sound effects recorded on location at Fingal's Cave / Scotland by Ark Mobile
ArkMusic recording artist, composer, producer, and Selah worship leader has released numerous solo recordings along with collaborations with Irish flutist, Brian Dunning inspired by Stephen Lawhead's novels and guitarist, Phil Keaggy.
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Unable to choose 1 favorite track. (Webmaster, add "ALL"). Each a fine musician, Phil, Tony & Jerry blend beautifully as a tight trio, each one telling their own story part of the conversation. Luckily for us, we get to listen! Catch the quiet & spontaneous "ha-ha!" at the end of Jam 1. Love this album & sharing widely! sbnss
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I’ve been following Phil since the 70s. I forgot how beautiful this album is. I just rediscovered it by becoming a subscriber. Best decision I’ve ever made. Now I get to listen and revisit many of the concerts I attended and those I couldn’t make for the first time. Also I had many albums on vinyl and cassette that were lost etc. One of the things I love about Phil, is how every time he does a song live, it’s different than his other versions. He keeps things fresh and exciting by doing this. Craig Opal