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Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008

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Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008

Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:33
British Folk-Rock, Celtic, Folk-Prog | Label: Strange Days | # POCE-1247

At a time when Horslips were rapidly drifting away from their quasi-traditional Irish roots, they unexpectedly delivered this gift-wrapped gem. With the exception of Barry Devlin's electric bass and John Fean's occasional contemporary guitar stylings, this is a solid traditional Irish album and certainly the most autochthonous recording by Horslips. All 13 of the selections are of Irish origin, among them three Turlough O'Carolan tunes including the sprightly "Sir Festus Burke" (it is unclear whether it was ever intended as a Christmas song). It unfolds into a Celtic "wall of sound" featuring Jim Lockhart's harpsichord, with banjo, flute, fiddle and guitar gradually joining in the round. "Thompson's/Cottage in the Grove" is a pair of reels that progress in much the same fashion. This time, the concertina of Charles O'Connor is followed by banjo, piano, whistle, bodhran and bones. The nearest this record gets to familiar holiday carol territory is found in a passage from the hornpipe "Piper in the Meadow Straying," which bears a calculated resemblance to "Don we now our gay apparel" from "Deck the Halls." This was a surprising and risky recording for a mid-'70s rock band, but it definitely rejuvenated them and paved the way for their 1976 tour de force Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony.

Review by Dave Sleger, Allmusic.com

The ideal antidote to another Richard Clyderman or Mannheim Steamroller Xmas stocking stuffer. I avoid Christmas albums, but this return to Irish folk roots by a rock band is the only one I have among thousands of recordings. In fact, if you don't look at the liner notes or know Irish–or Manx–you'd not know this is a holiday-themed disc. What you'll hear is not the all-too-familiar same twelve "favorites" that tend to cling to the track selections on countless other Xmas discs. Like their best work, Horslips gives us a thematic album, but unique to their output.

Horslips in their 1970s career veered wildly across folk and rock in their discography. DTCWA follows the same year's farthest departure from the band's folk influence, 1975's "The Unfortunate Cup of Tea" LP; that LP's attempt to broaden into mainstream rock is generally held in lower regard than the band's albums that try to more evenly blend the rock into the folk rather than diluting the latter with the former.

After DTCWA, Horslips returned–perhaps with renewed committment after their folk instincts had been shown here and their pop-rock tendencies on their previous album UCT now tempered a bit–to the folk-rock electricity of their best LP, "The Book of Invasions." Then, as on their previous early 70s course, they drifted back on their last three studio albums in the late 70s towards more mainstream hard-rock away from of a folk anchorage.

Midway in their discography, DTCWA presents a folk album nearly free of electric amplification–Barry Devlin's bass appears on a couple of tracks prominently, otherwise as the witty liner notes tell us, he's credited for grumbling. As might he well, since the other four members take center stage for their instrumental and vocal renditions of carols, planxties, a song from Playford's Dancing Master, and like-minded evocations of the time around Turlough O Carolan and the ebb of the bardic tradition, three hundred-odd years ago.

This is as close, I suppose, as a non-traditional Irish ensemble has gotten to the spirit of these departed times; the songs tend to be more courtly and decorous than raucous or whirling. The band-supervised remaster gives this a live-in-the-studio feel that makes you part of the sessions. My ranking for this is full credit, although I emphasize that this LP cannot be compared fairly with the rest of this band's folk-rock fusion.

Unfortunately, even for the original vinyl's time limitations, it's a brief twelve songs that they skip through quickly. I would have enjoyed–and expected–less brevity, more servings. A minor shortcoming of an otherwise solid CD. I only rank it one star lower since in their recordings it occupies a side shelf rather than center place of pride as with their most powerful LPs. Fitting the dignity of Christmas and the control expected more often than the dissipation indulged in during the holiday season, these primarily restrained musical choices should please folk fans, and those who wondered how Horslips would sound, without the rock influence at all, now have here their answer.

Review by John L Murphy, Amazon.com

Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008



Tracklist:

01. Rug Muire Mac do Dhia (1:54)
02. Sir Festus Burke,Carolan's Frolic (3:42)
03. The Snow that Melts the Soonest (4:30)
04. The Piper in the Meadow Straying (2:37)
05. Drive The Cold Winter Away (2:33)
06. Thompson's,Cottage in the Grove (2:44)
07. Ny Kirree fo Naghtey (2:23)
08. Crabs in the Skillet (2:19)
09. Denis O'Connor (2:50)
10. Do'n oiche ud i mbeithil (3:32)
11. Lullaby (2:27)
12. The Snow and the Frost are All Over,Paddy Fahey's (2:51)
13. When a Man's in Love (4:13)


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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -3.00 dB -19.87 dB 1:54 01-Rug Muire Mac do Dhia
DR12 -3.03 dB -17.87 dB 3:42 02-Sir Festus Burke,Carolan's Frolic
DR12 -2.07 dB -17.36 dB 4:30 03-The Snow that Melts the Soonest
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DR11 -2.34 dB -16.87 dB 2:44 06-Thompson's,Cottage in the Grove
DR11 -2.52 dB -16.74 dB 2:23 07-Ny Kirree fo Naghtey
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DR11 -3.71 dB -18.37 dB 3:32 10-Do'n oiche ud i mbeithil
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DR12 -0.47 dB -17.01 dB 2:51 12-The Snow and the Frost are All Over,Paddy Fahey's
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Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008

Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008