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"Turning Tide" from Iona
by Iona
Released in 1990 Track: 1 / Time: 1:25
A short piece which nonetheless gave their listeners a glimpse of what was to come over the next 12 years (and hopefully onwards) of their musical journey. Incorporating some of the feelings experienced on their journeys to the islands of Iona and Lindisfarne, this piece is based upon Dave Bainbridge's short chord sequence but the arrangement interestingly encapsulates a lot of elements that would come to be associated with the Iona sound - the atmospheric keyboard washes, Joanne's ethereal harmonies, Dave's acoustic guitar and Troy's haunting uilleann pipes. This new arrangement expands upon the original piece, with Troy's improvised pipe melody now coming to the fore - soaring over its majestic hymn-like re-harmonization.
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