Thursday, September 27, 2007

by GeoX #5

Gordon Bok "Seal Djiril's Hymn" 1972





















GeoX said...
Now here's something interesting. A series of songs and recitations, many of them based loosely around Cape Breton folklore. Selkies abound. The centerpiece is the beyond-abstruce story-song "Hadkenek: The Snow that Comes." It did come with a booklet, but as I recall, it wasn't particularly informative. An uncommonly strange and lovely album.

01. The Telling of O-E Dallay
02. O-E Dallay (the song)
03. Go Thou, Long-Legs
04. An Diran Than Soulder
05. Hadjenek: The Snow that Comes
06. Seal Djiril's Hymn
07. Dillon Bay
08. La Brigantine
09. Bheir Me O
10. Banks of the Reedy Lagoon
11. Paloma
12. Hatu Khara Ols'n
13. The Brandy Tree
14. Turn Ye to Me

6 Comments:

Blogger Nic Dafis said...

Lovely, thanks very much. One to listen to on a cold autumn evening.

27 September, 2007 20:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this. Is there any particular reason you post some of Bok's albums as MP3s but this one and "Return to the Land" as AAC 128 kbs files? Just curious.

27 September, 2007 23:40  
Blogger GeoX said...

No reason that I can see. I must confess, I'm not much of an audiofile, so what you get is whatever itunes ripped them as. I honestly don't know why any of them would be anything but aac files.

28 September, 2007 06:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance we could have the tracks as mp3's?

28 September, 2007 14:51  
Blogger GeoX said...

Absolutely none, since that would entail re-ripping the CDs, and I don't have any of them with me right now. Plus, it would be a huge pain in the ass. I personally don't have any problems with the audio quality, but if you do, I would recommend purchasing the albums.

28 September, 2007 23:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic record (which i own)- I love listening to this strange story when i break out my folk collection. Thanks for offering it in digital form!

22 November, 2008 11:40  

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