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Horslips - The Táin mp3 album

  • Performer: Horslips
  • Title: The Táin
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 1989
  • Style: Folk Rock, Prog Rock
  • MP3 album: 1329 mb
  • FLAC album: 1384 mb
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Horslips - The Táin mp3 album

The Táin is an album by Irish rock band Horslips. Their second studio album, it was Horslip's first attempt at making a concept album, an idea they would return to in 1976 with The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony. The Táin was based on the Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), one of the most infamous legends of Early Irish literature, dealing with the war between Ulster and Connacht over a prize bull.

The Táin ‎(LP, Album, Gat). The Táin ‎(Cass, Album). The Táin ‎(CD, Album, RE). Outlet, Homespun Records. MOOCD 005. UK & Ireland.

Labels Atco Edsel Records. Music StyleProg Folk. Members owning this album3. 4. The March (Part 1). 5. The March (Part 2). 6. You Can't Fool the Beast. 10. Cu Chulainn's Lament. 11. Faster Than the Hound. 12. The Silver Spear. 13. More Than You Can Chew. 14. The Morrigan's Dream.

Horslips - the tain rare 1974 USA stereo gatefold issue lp atco SD 7038. 17h 40m. HORSLIPS THE TAIN CD Legends of Irish Rock featuring the Dreag Doom Celtic Rock. In the case of Irish legends HORSLIPS, the standard bearers would be "The Tain" and "The Book of Invasions", although their debut might also qualify. The Man Who Built America" would exemplify a worthwhile alteration of their sound that has not always been judged by its own considerable merits. Horslips was often unfairly compared to JETHRO TULL, which would make this album analogous to the 2003 Tull "Christmas Album", but with a little more cultural integrity behind it. The album also marked a casual farewell to the band's more homespun early sound. Later Horslips LPs would aim for arena-rock modernity, with mixed success.

This album has an average beat per minute of 120 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 81/154 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile The Táin. Album starts at 109BPM, ends at 81BPM (-28), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Horslips. Live at the O2. 2011.


1 Setanta
2 Maeve's Court
3 Charolais
4 The March
5 You Can't Fool The Beast
6 Dearg Doom
7 Ferdia's Song
8 Gae Bolga
9 Cu Chulainn's Lament
10 Faster Than The Hound
11 Silver Spear
12 More Than You Can Chew
13 The Morrigan's Dream
14 Time To Kill!


  • Bass, Vocals – Barry Devlin
  • Drums, Percussion, Drums [Bodhran] – Eamon Carr
  • Engineer – Alan O'Duffy
  • Fiddle, Mandolin, Concertina, Vocals – Charles O'Connor
  • Guitar, Banjo, Vocals – John Fean
  • Keyboards, Flute, Whistle, Pipe [Uileann], Vocals – Jim Lockhart
  • Photography – Ian Finlay
  • Producer – Alan O'Duffy, Horslips


Original release: Oats / MOO 5 / 1973.

This is the original CD reissue from 1989, co-released by Outlet Records (Belfast) and Homespun Records (Dublin). Note there is no mention of remastering on the sleeve. The remastered Outlet edition (a doubtful claim) followed a few years later.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MOO 5 Horslips The Táin ‎(LP, Album) Oats MOO 5 UK 1973
DJF 20543 Horslips The Táin ‎(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records DJF 20543 UK Unknown
ATL 50 034 (Y) Horslips The Táin ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 034 (Y) Germany 1974
SD 7039 Horslips The Táin ‎(LP, Album, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7039 US 1974
C MOO 5 Horslips The Táin ‎(Cass, Album, Pos) Oats C MOO 5 UK Unknown

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