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The Legend of Robin Hood Chris De Burgh


Barcode: 8718627232330

  • Format CD Album
  • Category: Rock & Pop
  • Released: 3rd September 2021
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  • Description

    Re-imagining the fabled tale of a folklore favourite has been the latest creative challenge for Chris de Burgh. The compelling result breathes music and lyrical life into a centuries-old and much-loved classic. 'The Legend of Robin Hood' finds Chris at his imaginative best, re-telling the story with cinematic vision coupled seamlessly to music of emotional depth and power. The concept for the 27th studio album by Chris emerged from his involvement in 'Robin Hood', a stage musical about the infamous Sherwood Forest nobleman and his band of outlaws. Chris was invited to contribute storylines and melodies to the musical, which will be produced later in the year. 'Since I was writing songs for this,' he explains, 'I thought, 'Why not expand the story and put an album out, too?' Chris was eminently qualified and able to do that on any number of levels. Most significantly, with his 2010 album 'Moonfleet', based on the book of the same name. 'I learned a great deal from 'Moonfleet', particularly how to set out a story in sequence,' he says. 'If I had a problem advancing the story in song, I'd just go and read the book again. This time I had to create my own version of this classic tale. In my story, Robin Hood is not a hero, but circumstances and injustice to others turned him into the hero that is now known all over the world. He initially comes across as an obnoxious young man in his late teens, but he subsequently shows a different and compassionate side and the qualities of a born leader.' As has only very recently been suggested by a respected historian, Robin Hood is thought to have been a key target of King John, his son King Henry III and their powerful justiciar (law-maker) Hubert de Burgh - who, almost incredibly, is an ancestor of Chris himself. Given the inconsistencies concerning the dates in which Robin Hood is thought to have lived, Chris tells his version of the legend as if it were many years after Robin's death, in the setting of a candle-lit tavern where a small audience has gathered to hear it conveyed by a Story Teller and enacted by his musicians, actors and singers. It has the romance and magic of a minstrel entertaining and enlightening the listener, and that is precisely what has made Chris so unique and peerless throughout his long career. 'The Legend of Robin Hood' is an album of evocative escapism and a tonic for our troubled times.
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 The Robin Hood Overture Chris De Burgh
    Track 2 The Tale of Robin Hood Chris De Burgh
    Track 3 The Wedding Feast Chris De Burgh
    Track 4 Only a Child Chris De Burgh
    Track 5 The Man With the Double Face Chris De Burgh
    Track 6 Home from the War (Part 1) Chris De Burgh
    Track 7 Live Life, Live Well Chris De Burgh
    Track 8 Home from the War (Part 2) Chris De Burgh
    Track 9 Open Your Eyes Chris De Burgh
    Track 10 The Arrest! Chris De Burgh
    Track 11 Break the Law! Chris De Burgh
    Track 12 In Sherwood Forest Chris De Burgh
    Track 13 The Speech to the Outlaws Chris De Burgh
    Track 14 Light a Fire! Chris De Burgh
    Track 15 The Robbery Chris De Burgh
    Track 16 We've Got the Money Chris De Burgh
    Track 17 A Love Revealed Chris De Burgh
    Track 18 I'm Falling in Love (All Over Again) Chris De Burgh
    Track 19 In Prison Chris De Burgh
    Track 20 The Duel Chris De Burgh
    Track 21 Where My Last Arrow Falls Chris De Burgh
    Track 22 A Man for the Ages Chris De Burgh
    Track 23 Legacy Chris De Burgh

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 The Hands of Man Chris De Burgh
    Track 2 Bethlehem Chris De Burgh
    Track 3 Lonely Sky Chris De Burgh
    Track 4 The Spirit of Man Chris De Burgh
    Track 5 Homeland Chris De Burgh
    Track 6 Cry No More Chris De Burgh
    Track 7 The Lady in Red Chris De Burgh
    Track 8 Don't Pay the Ferryman Chris De Burgh
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 2 disc(s)
    Format CD / Album
    Label Butler Records
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