The Book Of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony (studio album) by Horslips

The Book Of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony by Horslips
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 12,728th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 20 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1976 (163rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,800th)
Award Best albums of all time (12,728th)
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The Book Of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony is ranked 1st best out of 12 albums by Horslips on BestEverAlbums.com.

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This album is rated in the top 11% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.8/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.8.

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My favorite album by Horslips and easily in my top three albums from Ireland. I'm biased as I have fond memories of this album since I heard it for the first time while spending a working summer vacation in Shannon.

Prior to the digital age it wasn't an easy album to find and I spent more than I should have on a copy, but it was well worth it.

The album is a mingling of traditional music and rock music, imagine Jethro Tull and Steeleye Span's 70's electric outings, however leaning towards traditional Irish instrumentation. Even though successful in the UK and Ireland at the time of release it would have made a bigger dent if released in the earlier to mid 70's rather than 1977.

With that said, if you are a fan of the 70's period mix of folk and progressive rock (such as Tull and Span) then you will love this album.
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