James A. McQuiston, FSAScot
What do you get when you take outstanding musicians from around the world and mixed them with the story of Merlin, the Wizard? You get EXCALIBUR IV – The Dark Age Of The Dragon – a Rock Opera to knock your socks off.
EXCALIBUR IV is the widely anticipated fourth new studio album in the Celtic Rock Opera series, following on from the GOLD and PLATINUM selling original trilogy. EXCALIBUR IV was performed live, in its entirety, to 12 arenas in Germany, in December 2016, and will be touring again in 2018.
And just look at the line up of legendary Rock and Celtic performers!
Michael Sadler (Saga)
Jesse Sibenberg & John Helliwell (Supertramp)
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Moya Brennan (Clannad)
Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth)
Bernie Shaw (Uriah Heep)
Sonja Kristina (Curved Air)
John Kelly (The Kelly Family)
Maite Itoiz (Elfhental)
In this episode: After a thousand years of imprisonment, Merlin – the wizard – finally escapes from Morgana’s spell. Initially intrigued by the beauty of the new world that he returned to, he soon discovers the decay of knightly and sublime virtues, which once had been so bravely defended by King Arthur’s roundtable. An enraged Merlin casts his biggest spell over this world and brings the mighty dragon to life.
A trailer for the album can be seen here:
One song from the album. "You Are The Sunshine" is posted right here on the Celtic Guide website, under our Free Music tab. We usually classify our artists by country they come from, but this is a world-wide ensemble of talent and so we’ll just list them right at the top, where they belong. The song is available here for listening (but not downloading).
There are 19 tracks altogether on this masterpiece of Celtic and Rock influenced musical journey.
1. THE WINGS OF THE DRAGON
4. I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE
5. CALLING FOR YOU
6. DON’T BE AFRAID
7. SILVER MOON
9. THE LAST LAMENT OF A FAIRY
10. THE NEW TIMES
11. FORGET YOUR SORROW
12. THE FIFTH SEASON
13. THE PASSION
14. I WILL BE FOR EVER
15. BEHIND THE MIST
16. YOU DON’T KNOW
17. YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE
18. THERE IS SOMEONE
19. DUN AENGUS II
Check out this album and give it a listen. Well worth it!
And, a special thanks to the folks involved for giving us a heads up.
To purchase EXCALIBUR IV:
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/Excal4
For more information:
Official Excalibur Facebook page:
Alan Simon's official website: http://www.alansimononline.com/eng.html
Excalibur is represented by Daniel Earnshaw of QEDG Management DANIEL@QEDG.CO.UK
Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US),