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Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets album

Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets album
Performer: Loreena McKennitt
Title: The Book Of Secrets
Country: Canada
Genre: Rock
Style:Folk Rock, Acoustic, Ethereal
Released: 1997
MP3 album szie: 1846 mb
FLAC album size: 1742 mb

Make your holiday gift extra special with tickets to Loreena's "A Trio Performance" coming to The . Visit our TOUR page to find tickets. You will also receive a FREEBONUS download of Words & Music (with The Mummers' Dance download code). This 53-minute interview features Loreena discussing the recording of The Book Of Secrets and the travels and inspirations behind it. SIDE ONE Prologue 4:22 The Mummers' Dance 6:07 Skellig 6:07 Marco Polo 5:15.

Producer – Loreena McKennitt. Recorded By – Kevin Killen (tracks: 1), Stuart Bruce (tracks: 2 to 8). Notes. Dante's Prayer" includes an excerpt of "Alleluia, Behold the Bridegroom" from the album "Russian Easter" performed by the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir and conducted by Nikolai Korniev, courtesy of Philips Classics Productions. Martin Jenkins appears courtesy of Osmosys Records. Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

Released September 30, 1997. The Book of Secrets Tracklist. 2. The Mummers' Dance Lyrics.

BOOK OF SECRETS ('97) is a long ways from 1985's ELEMENTAL. Quickly, the visionary realms of Ms McKennitt took on more and more multi-instrumental layers until by her fourth album, THE VISIT ('91) she had perfected just how to build her ethereal works into heart-pounding sculptures of exotic art masterpieces and poems of rich beauty and deep structure. Loreena left the trail blazed by Clannad and their progeny Enya, fully paved and raced away from them at lightning speed. THE BOOK OF SECRETS is literally a journey, a travel through Loreena's literary and musical world as well as a personal documentation of her physical travels, and THE BOOK OF SECRETS is also her sojourn, her resting place after her travels.

Expertly recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios, this CD serves as a travelog of sorts for McKennitt, musically detailing her travels during 1995 and 1996. She provides the musical and lyrical inspirations from each location she visited, utilizing the instruments and sounds she encountered on her travels. Although she may be referred to as the Canadian Enya, McKennitt is definitely her own person, producing music of beauty and warmth.

Album · 1997 · 8 Songs. A Midwinter's Night Dream. Live In San Francisco At the Palace of Fine Arts.


1 Prologue 4:25
2 The Mummers' Dance 6:10
3 Skellig 6:10
4 Marco Polo 5:19
5 The Highwayman 10:20
6 La Serenissima 5:10
7 Night Ride Across The Caucasus 8:32
8 Dante's Prayer 7:11


  • Co-producer – Brian Hughes, Donald Quan
  • Engineer – Kevin Killen, Stuart Bruce
  • Mixed By – Kevin Killen (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7), Stuart Bruce (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8)
  • Producer – Loreena McKennitt

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CD 19404 Loreena McKennitt The Book Of Secrets ‎(CD, Album) Quinlan Road, WEA CD 19404 Canada 1997
QRCD107R Loreena McKennitt The Book Of Secrets ‎(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Quinlan Road QRCD107R Europe 2007
B0007953-02 Loreena McKennitt The Book Of Secrets ‎(CD, Album, Enh) Quinlan Road B0007953-02 US 2006
WICD 5250 Loreena McKennitt The Book Of Secrets ‎(CD, Album) Quinlan Road, WEA WICD 5250 South Africa 1997
QRLP107BS Loreena McKennitt The Book Of Secrets - 20th Anniversary Collector's Set ‎(LP, Num, RE + 3xLP, Num, RE + 12", Num, RE + Box, ) Quinlan Road QRLP107BS Canada 2017