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Daddy Darth
October 2nd, 2009, 11:40 AM
Hi all - I have been having fun downloading songs onto my I-Pod this week (love this thing). Anyway I rediscovered Chris DeBurg's Dont Pay the Ferryman. What an awesome song. For me it tells a whole story and is very atmospheric. Also some of his other songs like the Tower or Spanish Train are like that. Pretty much the whole 7th son of a 7th son album by Iron Maiden fills the bill to. Then there is The Mans too Strong by Dire Straits and and and...

Have any favourites?

Third Eye
October 20th, 2010, 11:26 PM
King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d2/IntheCourtoftheCrimsonKing.jpg

Daddy Darth
October 21st, 2010, 07:31 AM
Wow - a response. It took a year but there you go. Thanks TE. Cool pic. I dont know the song, I'll have to check it out. :)

Rivendale
October 21st, 2010, 12:36 PM
Anything Celtic but I have a special affinity for Loreenna McKennitt. The Royal Dragoon Bag Pipers are good too! I'm open to any names of groups or artists I should sample in the Irish and Scottish genre.

Thanks...

Third Eye
October 21st, 2010, 12:50 PM
Wow - a response. It took a year but there you go. Thanks TE. Cool pic. I dont know the song, I'll have to check it out. :)

Great song, great album. King Crimson has influenced many bands. Robert Fripp is the king of creating guitar soundscapes. That entire album evokes Fantasy images.

Another great album that evokes Fantasy images and even has a fantasy themed song is Zoso by Led Zeppelin. The Battle of Evermore is an amazing song.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/LedZeppelinFourSymbols.jpg

Peace :)

Daddy Darth
October 21st, 2010, 02:27 PM
Gotta love the Zepp. Good stuff.

Banger
October 21st, 2010, 05:27 PM
Their songs are a bit light on the fantasy lyrical content, opting instead for loads of keyboards and swirling guitars, but Fang Island's self-titled debut LP has an epic album cover:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/22/Fang_Island.jpg

You might not normally associate punk rock with fantasy, but The Lawrence Arms album The Greatest Story Ever Told is heavily influenced by Mikhail Bulgakov's fantasy novel The Master and Margarita:

http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/t/the-lawrence-arms/album-greatest-story-ever-told.jpg

And then there are the Aquabats, five grown men who dress up like superheroes and perform ska and new wave songs with an aesthetic sensibility best described as "Saturday Morning Cartoon meets Devo":

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/The_Aquabats-Charge_Cover.jpg

Daddy Darth
October 22nd, 2010, 09:35 AM
Aqua Bats - funny. I love Pool Party!

Rivendale
October 22nd, 2010, 11:42 AM
Thanks to everyone who is responding on the music that evokes fantasy. I'm learning some new things too!

Evil Agent
October 23rd, 2010, 02:44 AM
OMG, Third Eye, you're a King Crimson fan too? I've been listening to them non-stop for the last couple weeks. I saw them OPEN for Tool in 2001!

Anyway, for fantasy images I personally love Led Zeppelin, especially the two songs that make explicit LOTR references ("Ramble On" and "The Battle of Evermore").