Albums, Guest appearances
Joe O'Donnell - Gaodhal's Vision
(Polydor Super 2383465, UK, 1977) Side 1: The Vision The Exodus Caravan The Battle and Retreat Underground Tara Side 2: The Fair The House of Hostages For Trades and Hospitality House of Warriors The Great Banqueting Hall Poets and Storytellers Guitars: Rory Gallagher (Lead on Poets and Storytellers) Bass: Bill Smith Drums:Theodore Thunder Keyboards: David Lennox Flutes: Jon Field Violin, Violectra 8-string violins: Joe O'Donnell Conductor: Fiachra French Producer: Jon Field Engineers: Tom Newman and Tom Nordon Recorded at: The Argonaut and Decca Studios Executive Producer: Donal Gallagher All compositions by Joe O'Donnell. Mark J. Prendergast (Irish rock: roots, personalities, directions. Dublin, The O'Brien Press, 1987, p. 89-92 (p. 90-91 are completely illustrated)) comments: "Still on crossovers, that year  also produced the first symphonic Celtic concept album in Joe O'Donnell's Gaodhal's Vision... The work spans classical, jazz and rock, and charts the journey of the Milesians from Egypt to Spain and thence to Ireland. The orchestral nature of the music conveys the atmosphere of the history, with flutes, violins and percussion forming the basis of the structure. Unfortunately, the overall effect is 'pomp' rock, with nice solos and instrumentation doing little to ease the bombast. The only redeeming feature of this album is the final cut, "Poets and Storytellers", which develops into something very special when Rory Gallagher applies a searing, fast-fretted guitar sound to the mix."
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