The Táin is a album by Irish rock band Horslips. Their second studio album, it was Horslip's first attempt at making a concept album, an idea they would return to in 1976 with The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony. The Táin was based on the Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), one of the most infamous legends of Early Irish literature, dealing with the war between Ulster and Connacht over a prize bull.
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Horslips – The Táin. Label: Edsel Records – EDCD 662. Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered. This release is a different CD pressing (different runout matrix, SID codes) to the the 2 Edsel releases with the same catalogue number here: Horslips - The Tain and here: Horslips - The Táin. Track 3 is spelled "Charolias" on back cover but "Charolais" in booklet. Re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original tapes.
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The most ambitious and successful of their early albums, Horslips' most progressive creation, and maybe the most successful rock concept album ever done, The Tain is rock put into the service of epic storytelling (or is it the other way around?). Based on the Irish saga Tain Bo Cuailgne (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), part of the Ulster Cycle of heroic tales, it tells of war and carnage brought about over the possession of a white bull, inspired by events estimated to have taken place around 500 . This is a long way from Chuck Berry or Little Richard, but it does rock
Horslips - The Power and the Glory 03:12. Horslips - Mad Pat 04:08. Horslips: best 2 tracks. Horslips - Time to Kill! Treasury - The Very Best Of Horslips, 2009 05:07. Horslips - Ricochet Man Treasury - The Very Best Of Horslips, 2009 03:23.
版公司 Atco Edsel Records. 11. Faster Than the Hound. 12. The Silver Spear. 13. More Than You Can Chew. 14. The Morrigan's Dream. Other productions from Horslips. Short Stories - Tall Tales.
|A5||You Can't Fool The Beast||3:43|
|B1||Cu Chulainn's Lament||3:07|
|B2||Faster Than The Hound||5:39|
|B4||More Than You Can Chew||3:18|
|B5||The Morrigan's Dream||3:25|
|B6||Time To Kill!||5:02|
- Bass, Vocals – Barry Devlin
- Drums, Percussion, Bodhrán – Eamon Carr
- Engineer – Alan O'Duffy
- Fiddle, Mandolin, Concertina, Vocals – Charles O'Connor
- Guitar, Banjo, Vocals – John Fean
- Keyboards, Flute, Whistle, Pipe [Uileann], Vocals – Jim Lockhart
- Photography By – Ian Finlay
- Producer – Alan O'Duffy, Horslips
- Written-By – Horslips
NotesThis pressing has black & white paper labels and comes in a standard non-gatefold sleeve, with a plain glossy black inner sleeve.
|MOO 5||Horslips||The Táin (LP, Album)||Oats||MOO 5||UK||1973|
|DJF 20543||Horslips||The Táin (LP, Album, RE)||DJM Records||DJF 20543||UK||Unknown|
|ATL 50 034 (Y)||Horslips||The Táin (LP, Album)||Atlantic||ATL 50 034 (Y)||Germany||1974|
|SD 7039||Horslips||The Táin (LP, Album, Gat)||ATCO Records||SD 7039||US||1974|
|C MOO 5||Horslips||The Táin (Cass, Album)||Oats||C MOO 5||UK||Unknown|