Beyond the Western Seas

by Lonely Mountain Band

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An elven harper's delight, both to hear and to perform. Celtic influences imbue these tunes with ancient folk authenticity befitting the Eldar's repertoire. As if drawn from deep wells of memory, these sensitive cadences have been sources of incredible inspiration for my own compositions, for which I will forever be grateful. Favorite track: Swanships of Alqualondë.
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Lyrics posted on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil-galad
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In the hands of the last high king among exiles of middle-earth From the sea to the mountains I carved a free path after the War of Wrath The first to distrust the deciever of men my wise master a radiant star Alone of Eldar forbid Annatar Wise king lose not thy grip on me For my blade more pure than snowfall and my sting is keener than ice hold me fast among thine enemies For I am the Spear - cold Aiglos I saw Westernesse fall beneath the wave and the last of the faithful sail forth With Gondor and Arnor I joined in the war a last alliance of elves and men I bring cold death to Orc and Goblin From the gathering at Amon Sul We saw victory's ransom on the battle plain Seven years of siege at dark tower For my blade more pure than snowfall and my sting is keener than ice hold me fast among thine enemies For I am the Spear - cold Aiglos In the hands of the last high king among brave Dwarves, Elves and Men Though against me, none could withstand I fell from Gil-galad's hand For my blade was brighter than snowfall and my sting was keener than ice he held me fast among his enemies For I am the Spear - cold Aiglos
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Read lyrics in the Fellowship of the Ring or here: http://tolkien.cro.net/talesong/durin.html
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Lyrics appear in the Lord of the Rings books and online here: http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Lament_for_the_Rohirrim
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I met a traveller upon the greenway road one night on the way to bree From under hooded cloak glowing ember and his pipe smoke he called and hailed to me Just then a dusk-wolf howled and I feared brigands on the road and he looked fair enough to me So I drew my pony up and asked the rider his name and this is what he said to me I'm just a minstrel with a wandering horse but not all who wander are lost I follow those stars there you see on high Thats the swordsman of the sky You see a war is coming on these gentle lands long is the reach of dark hands I've come to warn your folk these roads will soon be weary beneath marching boots of evil enemies The strangers' war-speech kindled dread in my soul like the burning embers in his pipe-bowl Something in his voice like a call to fate I asked him if it was too late To warn of what will be Can our folk remain free? And this is what he said to me I'm just a minstrel with a wandering horse but not all who wander are lost I could sing to you a great prophecy from beyond the western seas But stand fast defend the people free the last battle is yet to be I sing of hope in the shining belt on high Seek the swordsman of the sky
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Beyond the Western Seas

Tolkien inspired album from the Lonely Mountain Band

09.18.2010 – Beyond the Western Seas is the debut album for The Lonely Mountain Band, a musical project created by members of the Celtic rock group Fathom and fronted by Fathom lead singer John Di Bartolo. The album is inspired by the epic literary world of J.R.R. Tolkien, perhaps best known for his The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The scope of Beyond the Western Seas covers the early days of Tolkien’s world, however, giving its intricately detailed history a unique musical life.
While Di Bartolo’s Celtic roots are clear throughout Beyond the Western Seas, The Lonely Mountain Band is a separate musical experience infused with fantasy. In addition to original lyrical content, The Lonely Mountain Band puts several of Tolkien’s poems into new settings for fans to enjoy as free downloads from the band’s website. Di Bartolo is joined by multiple guest performers, including Robert Muller (also of Fathom), Celtic fusion artist Danny McLauglin (Darkwood), and harpist Harperella. Fans of Tolkien’s work will find many details in the album to enjoy from the familiar poetry and names of heroes and battles right down to the cover art provided Ted Nasmith, an artist renowned for his interpretations of Tolkien’s work.
The catalyst for this new collection of songs was the recording of “Let Us Sing Together,” a re-worked cover of a song from the soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings Online written by composer Chance Thomas. Beyond the Western Seas will feature three bonus tracks dedicated to the game’s community, included free with the album or online as downloads at www.lonelymountainband.com.
Beyond the Western Seas will have its worldwide release on September 22, 2010, with a virtual release party to be held within the world of The Lord of the Rings Online.

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released September 22, 2010

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"I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama..."
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, from a letter written to Milton Waldman, ca. 1951 —
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