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Title - 'Songwriter' [2CD]
Artist - Alan Simon

For those not in the know, Alan Simon is a French folk-rock musician and composer best known for his rock operas which are performed with collaboration from other noted rock musicians.

Indeed, Simon is associated with Breton Celticism, and his most ambitious works are typically on themes linked to Celtic myth and history. Simon has also branched out into film-making.

Alan Simon, the creator of the legendary EXCALIBUR: THE CELTIC ROCK OPERA, now has his work brought lovingly together in this stunning 2CD collection, Songwriter.

Released this past October 20th, 2017 via Cherry Red Records (UK), the impressive 40 song set herald's the very first time that Simon's work has been collated like this on CD (having only been available on vinyl LP beforehand); something that his fans are understandably grateful for.

CD 1:
1. 'Celtic Ring' (Feat. Alan Parsons)
2. 'Les Cavaliers Du Vent'
3. 'World' (Feat. Brankica Vasic)
4. 'Morholt'
5. 'The Origins PT 1' (Feat. Moya Brennan)
6. 'The Kings'
7. 'Lettre À Yseult' (Feat. Christian Décamps)
8. 'Dihun'
9. 'War'
10. 'Ad Libitum' (Feat. Carlos Nnez)
11. 'Celtic Land'
12. 'Beltaine' (Feat. Fairport Convention)
13. 'Skye' (Feat. Skilda)
14. 'Castle Rock' (Feat. Fairport Convention)
15. 'Dun Aengus' (Feat. Martin Barre)
16. 'The End'
17. 'In the Wind of the Celtic Dream' (Feat. Konan Mevel)
18. 'The Vision' (Feat. John Wetton)
19. 'Adela' (Feat. Jesse Siebenberg)
20. 'I'm Not the Only One' (Feat. Jesse Siebenberg and John Helliwell)

CD 2:
1. 'No Man's Land' (Feat. Midnight Oil)
2. 'Come' (Feat. Jesse Siebenberg)
3. 'The Elements' (Feat. Roger Hodgson & Dan Ar Braz)
4. 'Dancing Heart' (Feat. Roberto Tiranti)
5. 'Circle of Life' (Feat. Jon Anderson)
6. 'Fame and Glory' (Feat. Fairport Convention)
7. 'Peace on Earth' (Feat. Heather Small & Billy Preston)
8. 'Angel's Tears' (Feat. Jeremy Spencer)
9. 'Where Is the Way' (Feat. Billy Preston)
10. 'On the Road' (Feat. Justin Hayward)
11. 'Jangadero' (Feat. Cesaria Evora)
12. 'Evil Day' (Feat. Roberto Tiranti)
13. 'Secret Garden' (Feat. Maddy Prior)
14. 'World' (Feat. Zucchero & Anggun)
15. 'Motherland' (Feat. Jimmy O Neill)
16. 'Saman' (Feat. Les Holroyd & Mick Fleetwood)
17. 'Marie la Cordelière' (Feat. James Wood & Fairport Convention)
18. 'Lugh' (Feat. John Wetton & Martin Barre)
19. 'Desire' (Feat. Les Holroyd)
20. 'A Prayer for My Lover' (Feat. Siobhan Owen)

Featuring a cross-section of Alan Simon’s work from his various projects and rock operas, Songwriter also features songs with guest appearances by: Members of Supertramp, Midnight Oil, Alan Parsons, Jon Anderson, Fairport Convention, Moya Brennan, the late John Wetton, Justin Hayward, Maddy Prior, the late Billy Preston, Roberto Tiranti, Martin Barre, Les Holroyd, Mick Fleetwood, and also Zucchero.

It should also be known that on November 3rd, 2017 Alan Simon's EXCALIBUR IV the widely anticipated fourth new studio album in Alan Simon's Celtic Rock Opera series will be released.

Following on from the Gold and Platinum-selling original trilogy, EXCALIBUR IV was played live in its entirety to 12 arenas in Germany in December 2016 and will be touring again in 2018.

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