Guardians (Remixed & Remastered)

by Saor

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halberdrejoyceth The whole thing blasts right from the start and has a lot more depth to it than the original. Definitely worth it on every song, even for those who have the original. Favorite track: Tears of a Nation - Remixed & Remastered.
Iain D. Horn
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Iain D. Horn Thoroughly loved Guardians the first time around. Can't wait to hear a remastered version. As a piper, myself, it's incredible to hear the pipes mixed in so seamlessly and beautifully without being cheesy. Favorite track: Hearth - Remixed & Remastered.
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Timo One of the remixed and remastered recordings where you actually really hear the difference to the original.
I don't regret buying the record again: a masterpiece was improved! Favorite track: Guardians - Remixed & Remastered.
FlashMuc
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FlashMuc Saor is simply amazing at uniquely blending harsh black metal with lovely caledonian melodies and grand epicness - and 'Guardians' is the band's best record. As it's one my favorite Metal albums, this remastered version is a must-have for me!
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The hue of her waters is crimsoned with slaughters, And the blood of the martyrs has reddened the clay; And dark desolation broods over the nation, For the faithful are perished, the good are away. On the mountains of heather they slumber together. On the wastes of the moorland their bodies decay. How sound is their sleeping, how safe is their keeping Though far from their kindred they molder away. Oh, never to perish, their names let us cherish, The martyrs of Scotland that now are away.
2.
By oppression's woes and pains! By your sons in servile chains! We will drain our dearest veins, But they shall be free! Lay the proud usurpers low! Tyrants fall in every foe! Liberty's in every blow!— Let us do or die!
3.
Full of grief, the low winds sweep O'er the sorrow-haunted ground; Dark the woods where night rains weep, Dark the hills that watch around. Tell me, can the joys of spring Ever make this sadness flee, Make the woods with music ring, And the streamlet laugh for glee? Sad shall it be, though sun be shed Golden bright on field and flood; E'en the heather's crimson red Holds the memory of blood. Noble dead that sleep below, We your valour ne'er forget; Soft the heroes' rest who know Hearts like theirs are beating yet.
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Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd, From wandering on a foreign strand! I've wandered through the ancient glens Where the air is filled with sorrow and climbed to the highest of peaks Walked amongst the haunted ruins of my nation There's nowhere I'd rather be This is my home My heart My soul My hearth
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Mourn, hapless Caledonia, mourn Thy banish'd peace, thy laurels torn! Thy sons, for valour long renown'd, Lie slaughter'd on their native ground Thy hospitable roofs no more Invite the stranger to the door:- In smoky ruins sunk they lie, The monuments of cruelty
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All music composed and performed by Andy Marshall unless stated below.

Session musicians:
Bryan Hamilton - Drums
John Becker (www.johnbeckermusic.com) - Strings
Meri Tadić (www.irijmusic.com) - Fiddle on "Guardians" and "Hearth"
Reni McDonald Hill - Bodhrán on "The Declaration"
Kevin Murphy - Highland bagpipes


Production:
Remixed and remastered by Spenser Morris in 2020. (spensermorrisaudio@gmail.com)
Vocals and drums recorded by Reni McDonald Hill at The Cottage Studio, Cairndow, Scotland.
Guitars recorded by Martyn Moffat at Seann Druim Cottage, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Strings recorded and guitars re-amped by Spenser Morris at Decade Music studio, Chicago, US.
Fiddle recorded by Meri Tadić.
Highland bagpipes recorded by Kevin Murphy.


Artwork:
Front and back cover painted by Sebastian Wagner (www.sebastianwagner-art.com)
Inlay photography by Land of Light Photography (www.landoflight.co.uk)
Layout by Adrien Bousson @ Season of Mist.

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released January 15, 2021

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Caledonian Metal from Scotland inspired by history and nature.

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