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In Elven Lands

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In Elven Lands (First Edition) cover

In Elven Lands is an album by The Fellowship, released on 31 January 2006. The Fellowship take a musicological approach to imagine how the ancient cultures described by J.R.R. Tolkien might have sounded, performing on an all-acoustic array of ancient and modern instruments that includes harp, lute, hurdy-gurdy, krumhorn and gong among a wide variety of others.

The songs on In Elven Lands are all drawn from aspects of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium. The album title, In Elven Lands, is taken from the lyrics of their song 'Beware The Wolf':

...let us ride before the break of day, through woven woods in Elven lands, to find the starry-jeweled hand...

The songs on the album are written in dialects of Quenya, Sindarin, Anglo-Saxon and Modern English.

Track Listing

  1. Tîr Im
  2. Dan Barliman's Jig
  3. Silver Bowl
  4. Man in the Moon
  5. Verse to Elbereth Gilthoníel
  6. Eléchoi
  7. Beware the Wolf
  8. Oromë: Lord of the Hunt
  9. Creation Hymn
  10. When Dûrin Woke
  11. Eala Earendel
  12. Sacred Stones
  13. Battle of Evermore
  14. Blood of Kings
  15. Verses to Elbereth Gilthoníel
  16. Evening Star

Second Edition

In Elven Lands (Second Edition) cover

On 5 November 2012 a digitally remastered Second Edition of the album was released by Oglio Records. The Second Edition corrects some Quenya and Sindarin lyrics, and includes a performance of J.R.R. Tolkien's original version of Namárië as well as a song with lyrics by Tolkien Linguist Helge Kåre Fauskanger. In all, it includes five previously unreleased songs and two alternate versions of works from the first release.

Downloaded versions of the In Elven Lands Second Edition also include fully illustrated a 50-Page booklet in PDF form, with lyrics and album notes.

  1. Tîr Im
  2. The Longbottom Leaf
  3. The Silver Bowl
  4. The Man in the Moon
  5. A Verse to Elbereth Gilthóniel
  6. Elo Elleth
  7. Beware the Wolf
  8. Oromë: Lord of the Hunt
  9. Creation Hymn
  10. Silmesse
  11. Elechoi Mirnu Aglaron
  12. When Dûrin Woke
  13. Eala Earendel
  14. Namárië
  15. The Battle of Evermore
  16. The Blood of Kings
  17. Canticle to Elbereth Gilthóniel
  18. The Evening Star
  19. Terra Beata

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