Loreena mckennitt community update view this email in your browser november 3, 2017 new single breaking of the sword available now. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets musicians friend. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets full album youtube. A product of the asian settlements in east africa from kenya to south africa, vassanji is not only telling a story but recalling a way of. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets high quality png. He attended the massachusetts institute of technology and was writerinresidence at the university of iowa in the international writing program. Loreena mckennitt spent a few years thinking about celtic nomadic ways. On a trip to the greek capital, i find that during the course of interviews with local journalists, certain themes arise again and again. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets album lyrics. In a novel that won canadas distinguished giller prize, east africanborn vassanji no new land, p. This is the most recent information about loreena mckennitt that has been submitted to amiright. Loreena isabel irene mckennitt, cm om born february 17, 1957 is a canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist, and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with celtic and middle eastern themes. Loreenas notes on the songs of the book of secrets. The chain gang, overseen by brutal warders, works in the sun.
She has sold more than 14 million records worldwide. Many years later the diary is found in the dirty backroom of an old shop and shown to pius fernandes, a retired goan schoolteacher living in modern dar es salaam, who decides. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets marco polo youtube. She brings together the exotic, the traditional, fables, travels and history and makes it all into music. Because our mp3s have no drm, you can play it on any device that supports mp3, even on your ipod. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets veroffentlichungen. Mckennitt is known for her refined and clear dramatic soprano vocals. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets 2017, 180 gram. On the whole, though, i think the book of secrets has turned out to be better than the mask and mirror.
The book of secrets by loreena mckennitt 7742991072. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets sonic seducer. Loreena mckennitt, the book of secrets warner bros. If we have more information about loreena mckennitt, then we provide a link to the section where it appears the actual page whenever possible. Marco polo by loreena mckennitt from her album the book of secrets with a brief history of marco polo and his journey with his father and uncle. Mp3 is a digital audio format without digital rights management drm technology. The book of secrets novel forother uses of the phrase book of secrets book of secrets the book of secrets is a novel by m. Song about sacrifice transcends borders and cultures and time itself loreena is pleased to release a brandnew song her first original track in 11 years.
During the ceremony however, she performed dantes prayer from her 1997 album the book of secrets. Tracklist with lyrics of the album the book of secrets 1997 from loreena mckennitt. Who would not want to read a book of secretsexcept, this is one you listen to. But energy is lost as vassanji indulges in discursive tangents about the nature of history at the expense of sustained. The book of secrets is the diary of alfred corbin, a junior colonial administrator in an indian community in british east africa in 19. The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, the moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas. Listen free to loreena mckennitt the book of secrets prologue, the mummers dance. Loreena mckennitt is in her element in front of an audience, telling interesting stories about the songs and assembling a topnotch backing band. The single, entitled breaking of the sword, was inspired during loreenas participation in april at the canadian national vimy memorial for the 100th anniversary of the historic battle of vimy ridge. Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. Travels with loreena mckennitt is not only a must for every loreena mckennitt fan, but for anyone interested in the phenomenon of celebrity. I was usually the first among a new group of friends who had heard of her, and i quickly pressed her cds or songs, in the guise. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets remastered 2004.
My personal favourit on the book of secrets is dantes prayer, presumably because the music is kept more simple than in the other. The book of secrets is the sixth studio album by loreena mckennitt, released in 1997. Introduction 6 books were stacked around the edges of the chamber, almost obscuring several pale and ghastly portraits of pale and ghastly people. Verschiedentlich berichteten wir an dieser stelle schon. Loreena mckennitt the dark night of the soul by ginevra corvino. The diary enflames the curiosity of a retired schoolteacher, pius fernandes, whose obsession with the stories it contains gradually connects the past with the present. The lyrics of the song are an abridged version of a poem by alfred noyes. The album is certified doubleplatinum in the united states. But this is a book also about books, stories and history themselves. The book of secrets is an album by loreena mckennitt released in 1997.
Starting and ending with the book of secrets of the title, a diary kept by a british colonial administrator, the novel weaves its way through the personal and family histories of those linked to this book. Mckennitts recordings always have the quality of a spiritual sojourn. The book of secrets found in this box set will be available on its own through the loreena mckennitt shop or in select retails outlets in april 2017. Quinlan road, 1997 ever since discovering lorenna mckennitt my sophomore year in high school, ive been collecting whatever albums of hers i could lay my hands on. It focuses on the story of niema ash and her friendship with loreena mckennitt, the celebrated canadian singer, composer and harpist and explores the. The journey not the destination, becomes a source of wonder. The book of mysteries, also known as the book of secrets, an ancient essene text found in fragmentary form among the dead sea scrolls. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets full album tracklist. Prologue the mummers dance skellig marco polo the highwayman. The book of secrets, the followup to 1994s the mask and mirror there was a christmas ep, a winter garden, released in 1995 finds loreena mckennitt in the same musical vein, mixing celtic, spanish, italian, and new age to create her own distinct sound.
The book of secrets represents the stolen diary of a british colonial administrator, sir alfred corbin, who arrived in mombasa in 19. He is the winner of the giller prize, the bressani literary prize, the regional commonwealth. This is the album which collects the pathways of mckennitt she took up to the record sessions. Vassanji, including the inbetween world of vikram lall, and the book of secrets, and more on. She wondered if this need arose from an insatiable curiosity. Half a century later, the diary comes into the possession of pius fernandes, a retired schoolteacher who becomes fascinated by the journals hints, mysteries, and secrets. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets 20th anniversary. Maybe this has also to do with the fact that i am not so fond of violincello type and oriental style music.
The book of secrets, the followup to 1994s the mask and mirror there was a christmas ep, a winter garden, released in 1995, finds loreena mckennitt in the same musical vein, mixing celtic, spanish, italian, and new age to create her own distinct sound. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets releases discogs. The book of secrets, 1997 album by loreena mckennitt. Books of secrets, compilations of technical and medicinal recipes and magic formulae, published in. The book of secrets is a spellbinding novel of generations and the sweep of history that begins in 1988 in dar es salaam, when the 19 diary of a british colonial officer is found in a shopkeepers back room. Loreena mckennitt the book of secrets 1997, cd discogs. The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, and the highwayman. The only problem is that she did not seem to progress much during the time between releases. Produced by loreena mckennitt assistants to the producer.
This is loreena mckennitt the mummers dance by badatti2d bill holybee on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Brown in the opening chapter of his seminal book on canadian poetry 1943, i shall understand writing by those who having been born in canada. Its this that attracts people to her music, and the book of secrets is no exception, whether its the lazy rhythms of marco polo, the sober joy. This is her first live release available to the public, and uses material from three concerts one from paris and two from toronto to put together a complete show. The book of secrets features a cast of over two dozen musical collaborators, and the eight songs contained therein, including north american hit single the mummers dance, leads the listener on unexpected journeys.
Prisoners look down, look down dont look em in the e. The book of secrets is the sixth studio album by loreena mckennitt. Night ride across the caucasus on the book of secrets. This release is present in the box set the book of secrets 20th anniversary collectors set with the same barcode, same sticker on front cover, same booklet, etc and with runout matrix variant 2.132 774 497 975 284 715 1308 806 290 483 1119 621 927 517 1125 79 1299 597 1102 861 545 1312 1453 494 1426 804 1413 463 1366 970 528