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CD, new, released in a standard jewel case; includes an 8-page booklet with lyrics.


𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: Neofolk

𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥: Fremdheit

𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲: United Kingdom

𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 2004


"Gilded By The Sun is a reissue of the debut Fire & Ice CD, originally issued on Douglas P.'s NER label. Ian Read was already familiar to many for his work on Current 93's Swastikas For Noddy and Death In June's Brown Book, later forming Sol Invictus with Tony Wakeford. Encouraged by David Tibet and Douglas P. Gilded By The Sun was the result, a folk based outing mixing some of Ian's songs with a selection of traditional folk songs. The songs are sparse and largely acoustic based. The exception to the rule is 'Fire Above' with electric guitars and electronic drums it always reminds me of Wire. Work that one out! Ian's knowledge of mythology is prominent and his love of folk music is represented by versions of 'Sir John Barleycorn' and 'Long Lankin'. 'Blood On The Snow' reveals itself to be something quite special mixing Ian's strained voice with female vocals and sympathetic keyboard backing. I've got mixed feelings about Gilded By The Sun, others such as Andrew King have done more to revive forgotten folk songs, and besides Fire & Ice have produced much better releases such as Bird King and Runa, his masterwork for the Rune Gild."- CompulsionOnline



01. The Horseman's Word

02. Long Lankin

03. Corpus Christi

04. Ljósálfar

05. Fire Above

06. Sir John Barleycorn

07. Blood On The Snow

08. Basilisk Abode

09. Gilded By The Sun

10. Long Lankin Threshing

Fire + Ice ‎– Gilded By The Sun

22,00 €Prix
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