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  • Audio CD (21 May 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Coverdrive Records
  • ASIN: B000QUUE0A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,270 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Prelude 1:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lyonesse 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sonnet 1:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sweet Rosemary 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Song of Tomorrow 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Battle of Camlann 4:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. As So the River 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Boatman 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The White Horse 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Where the Sea Flows 1:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Soldier Boy 5:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. These Ancient Stones 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Seven Years 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Hymn to Lyonesse 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The Boatman 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

This is Celtic Legend's follow up album to the 2005 recording of Tristan and Isolde and continues the theme of dark age Cornish legends in their own Classical, Celtic music style. Principle vocalist Emily Ovenden accompanied by composer Chris Payne form the backbone of this recording, which also features members from Emily's other group The Mediaeval Baebes. Celtic Legend produce beautiful videos to accompany their music, and these are heavily featured on the Classic FM TV channel where they continue to receive great support. LYONESSE is an ancient tale about a Kingdom off the Cornish mainland and near the Isles of Scilly which disappeared beneath the waves after a cataclysmic event. Only one man called Trevelyan survived to tell of this story and he allegedly escaped the waves on a white horse. Legend has it that when you hear the bells of the drowned Kingdom from the deep, Lyonesse will rise once more. Tracks: Prelude / Lyonesse / Sonnet / Sweet Rosemary / Song Of Tomorrow / Battle Of Camlann / As So The river / The Boatman / The White Horse / Where The Sea Flows / Soldier Boy / These Ancient Stones / Seven Years / Hymn To Lyonesse / The Boatman (instrumental).

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By William Godfrey on 12 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
I thought that I would like this CD because I like Celtic Music and the song selection seemed very interesting.

I was wrong. I loved this CD from the first track straight through to the last track. The music is simply beautiful and the lead vocalist, Emily Ovendon, is simply incredible. I have not heard her before and now I just want to hear more and more. As soon as I put it in my player, I was forced to listen to the whole CD even repeating a few as I went along.

I simply can not say whether any track is better than the rest but I would probably say tracks 2 through 14!! I only say that because tracks 1 and 15 are instrumentals with no vocals.

I will look forward to any CD put out in the future by Emily and Celtic Legend. The CD is a complete delight to my "ears" and I love it.

Thank you and keep producing more CDs!!!!
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Chris Monahan on 1 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Where do i start....How about a brief mention of another group, 'Mediaeval baebes'.

I'm sure i'm not the only person who got to hear about 'Celtic legend' bacause of the fact that i'm a huge 'baebes' fan.

One of the members of 'baebes' Emily ovenden was the main reason i initially bought 'Lyonesse',she being the main vocalist on this album, another treat for fans is the fact that Baebes Katherine,Maxine and Claire also appear on 'lyonesse'.

Now to the album itself,once you get past the cover, a smouldering image of the beautiful Emily,the album is 15 tracks of pure audio heaven.

From the slightly ominous opening track 'prelude' to the closing instrumental,you will find your self swept away to days long gone, to wind swept coasts and forests of dappled light, to bloody battle fields.

The music enters your ears and infects your imagination with wonder and mystery.

The title track 'Lyonesse' sounds a little like finnish goth rockers Nightwish,where as the sweet,delicate 'sonnet' a softly spoken poem, perfectly sets up the rest of the album.

'The battle of camlann' and 'soldier boy' two songs about loss and the futility of warfare.

The albums centre piece is the beautifully melancholic 'The boatman' previously released as an EP track,here to be heard in two versions.

I am certain that 'lyonesse' will have a very wide appeal,weather you listen to 'Bach' or 'Black sabbath',Celtic legend could comfortably sit along side either.

A beautifully well written and performed collection of songs, in style,both familiar and otherworldly.

Perfectly capturing the history and culture of the British isle's, and transforming it into a fantastic journey,across time.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ahchi Cappleman on 27 Feb 2008
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I read the reviews and thougth i give it a try.
And what a shock I got!! It was better, a lot lot better!
The story is good,the music is great,the lyrics are brilliant,
And the vocals are even better.
I do not have the words to tell just how good this realy is.
If you get it, find somewere quiet, turn off the lights,close your eyes,
And listen with your ears,heart and soul.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ShadowFox on 10 Jan 2009
Format: Audio CD
It seems I am in the minority here: I had never heard of the Medieval Baebes before and did not know that the 'Lyonesse' cd existed. It was only after purchasing a cd by Triniti (another fabulous Irish group!) that Amazon suggested this to me and, on a whim and because I thought it would be great, I added it to my Amazon wishlist and received it for Christmas. However, because I added Lyonesse to my wishlist it suggested the Medieval Baebes to me. Because my mum and I both read Medieval novels I thought it would make a nice present for her and she loved it (but that's a different review!).

Anyway, back to Lyonesse. I have to say that, like with the Triniti cd, I was pleasantly surprised. In a way it's strange but at the same time blows you away. Emily Ovenden's voice is superb, and this is without a doubt my favourite album of the moment.

By far, my favourite songs are Sweet Rosemary (Song 4) and Battle of Camlann (Song 6), although I love The Boatman (Song 8) and all of them after that.

Love it and can't wait for the next one, if there is one. Buy it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RJP the Book Boy TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Sep 2008
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I bought this based on reviews here - how right they are, this is beautiful music. Emily Ovenden's voice is silky smooth and has a hypnotic quality that seduces you to listen over and over again. The recording is very well crafted. If you like Celtic music and instruments then this is for you. I do not understnad why Emily Ovenden is not that well known, her voice blows away any of the so called top stars in my opinion. This is a rare gem of a recording, very highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Southern on 26 May 2008
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I will keep this short but much like Chris I found my way to Celtic Legend via the Mediaeval Baebes and I`m so glad I did for this album is full of such haunting melodies and richness of sound that I truly felt transported to that magical isle.

On a side note, with regards to the "Riddle" that you are encouraged to solve the first part of, I emailed an answer and had no response, so I`m not sure if this is still running and a search online brought up nothing either which is a shame as the Cask looked beautiful.....
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