The Book of Kells (album)

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The Book of Kells
Iona BookOfKells.jpg
Studio album by
Released1992
Remaster Rereleased 3 November 2003
RecordedVarious Locations, early 1992
GenreProgressive rock, Celtic rock, Christian rock
Length72:21
LabelWhat Records, label of Word Records
ProducerDave Bainbridge
Iona chronology
Iona
(1990)
The Book of Kells
(1992)
Beyond These Shores
(1993)
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The Book of Kells is a progressive rock album by Iona. Released in 1992. The Book of Kells, an 8th-century manuscript filled with lush pictures illustrating the Gospels, possibly originating from the monastery at Iona.

Again the recording process moved round the country for suitable facilities:

  • Wildlife Studio, Ipswich - (Engineer Nigel Palmer)
  • Studio 2, Leeds - (Engineer Rob Price)
  • Kensington Temple Church - (Engineer Nigel Palmer) for the Heavenly Hosts

The recording was remastered for the 2002 release The River Flows: Anthology and later re-released on Open Sky Records as a standalone album.


Personnel[edit]

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Track listing[edit]

  • Disc - Total Time 72:21
  1. Kells Opening Theme – 4:18
  2. Revelation – 4:38
  3. Mathew-The Man – 11:54
  4. Chi-Rho – 4:39
  5. Mark-The Lion – 3:29
  6. The River Flows – 5:01
  7. Luke-The Calf – 4:03
  8. Virgin and Child – 3:16
  9. Temptation – 4:34
  10. The Arrest-Gethsemane – 3:49
  11. Trinity-The Godhead – 6:09
  12. John-The Eagle – 4:15
  13. Kells – 5:29
  14. Eternity-No Beginning No End – 6:47

Release Details[edit]

  • 1992, UK, What Records WHAR 1287, Release Date ? ? 1992, LP
  • 1992, UK, What Records WHAD 1287, Release Date ? ? 1992, CD
  • 1992, UK, What Records WHAC 1287, Release Date ? ? 1992, Cassette
  • 1992, USA, Forefront Records FFD-3001, Release Date ? ? 1992, CD
  • 2003, UK, Open Sky Records OPENVP2CD, Release Date 3 November 2003, CD