Open Sky

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Open Sky
Iona OpenSky.jpg
Studio album by
Released8 May 2000
Recorded2000
GenreProgressive rock, Celtic rock, Christian rock
Length73:30
LabelAlliance
Open Sky Records re-release 2005
ProducerDave Bainbridge
Iona chronology
Woven Cord
(1999)
Open Sky
(2000)
The River Flows
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Open Sky is a progressive rock album by Iona, released in 2000.

Recording[edit]

Recordings were made at various locations during 1999 and 2000, all engineered by Nigel Palmer:

  • Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire
  • Visions on Albion, Yorkshire
  • The Snooker Roon, Northern Ireland

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 – total time 73:30

  1. "Woven Cord" – 9:28
  2. "Wave After Wave" – 6:15
  3. "Open Sky" – 5:40
  4. "Castlerigg" – 9:27
  5. "A Million Stars" – 3:20
  6. "Light Reflected" – 5:11
  7. "Hinba" – 4:58
  8. "Songs of Ascent" (part 1) – 7:58
  9. "Songs of Ascent" (part 2) – 9:06
  10. "Songs of Ascent" (part 3) – 4:53
  11. "Friendship's Door" – 7:14

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

  • Joanne Hogg – vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Dave Bainbridge – guitars, keyboards, e-bow and Indian guitars, piano, bouzouki, autoharp, vocals
  • Phil Barker – bass guitar
  • Frank Van Essen – drums, percussion, violins, vocals
  • Troy Donockley – Uilleann pipes, low whistles, tin whistle, vocals, acoustic guitar, e-bow guitar, Portuguese mandola, harmonium

Additional musician and special guest[edit]

  • Billy Jackson – Celtic harp, clarsach

Release details[edit]

  • 2000, UK, Alliance Records ALD 1901772, release date 8 May 2000, CD
  • 2000, US, Forefront Records FFD-5285, release date 8 May 2000, CD
  • 2005, UK, Open Sky Records OPENVP8CD, release date 27 June 2005, CD