Horslips - The Tain - Atco 1974

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Music - 4 stars

This is the second Horslips album released in America and it contains the same mixture of traditional Celtic acoustic folk and progressive electric instrumentation however, this album tells a story.

The story "The Tain" is an Irish Legend that takes place about 500 BC and is summarized on the record sleeve. The story is about the conflict of two tribes for the possession of a prized bull and contains demons, sorcery and conflict between armies and strong leaders.

This entertaining journey into the mist of legend is a bit hard to follow at times but well worth the effort. This album and other Horslips albums have been released on CD