Some refer to it as the pinnacle of Canadian singer/composer Loreena McKennitt's career. Others know it as the album that includes her worldwide hit, "The Mummers' Dance." On the cusp of the 20th anniversary of her 1997 album The Book of Secrets, Loreena is poised to release an extraordinary vinyl box set which will complete the high-end, audiophile reproductions of her musical catalogue. This numbered 180g 5LP package includes a first time vinyl pressing of The Book of Secrets, the 3LP-set Live In Paris and Toronto and an exclusive 12" single of her global hit "The Mummer's Dance." Each recording also includes a 320Kbps MP3 download code, which can be found within each individual sleeve. -
Recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios in England, The Book Of Secrets was written and researched all over the world, and, following its release in 1997, would go on to sell several million copies around the globe. It boasts a cast of over two dozen musical collaborators, and the eight songs contained therein lead the listener on unexpected journeys. Follow the music from ancient Byzantium to a puppet-maker's theatre in Sicily, or from the rocky island of Skellig Michael once inhabited by Irish monks in the Dark Ages to Venice and the journeys of Marco Polo, or from the tragic narrative of "The Highwayman" to the thunder of hooves across the Caucasus and the echoes of Dante's words found, unexpectedly, in a train journey across Siberia.