The Gates of Istanbul Song Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


album: Track 2 in album An Ancient Muse
release date: 2006-11-21
popularity : 44 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Ethereal
producer: Loreena McKennitt
drums: Tal Bergman
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
performer: Krotala
bass: Tim Landers
keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
percussion: Hossam Ramzy, Ανδρέας Παπάς, Βαγγέλης Καρίπης and Πέτρος Κούρτης
cello: Caroline Lavelle
bouzouki: Georgios Kontogiannis
zither: Πάνος Δημητρακόπουλος
lyre: Σωκράτης Σινόπουλος
oud: Haig Yazdjian
assistant producer: Brian Hughes
electric guitar & bouzouki & synthesizer & oud: Brian Hughes
composer: Loreena McKennitt
lyricist: Loreena McKennitt

Album Information

label: Verve
country(area): United States
format: Enhanced CD
barcode: 774213121097
script: Latin

Cover Art

Loreena McKennitt An Ancient Muse cover art


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Music and lyric by Loreena McKennitt

See there, past that far-off hill
A tower held in the sky
Hear there, in that dark blue night
The music calling us home

See there, in that far-off field
Flowers turned to the sky
Feel there, in that dark blue night
The music calling us home

Stars may always guide our way,
From desert sands where winds blow harsh and long
But here's where, where our hearts will pray


Track Listing

Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Incantation
  • 2 The Gates of Istanbul
  • 3 Caravanserai
  • 4 The English Ladye and the Knight
  • 5 Kecharitomene
  • 6 Penelope’s Song
  • 7 Sacred Shabbat
  • 8 Beneath a Phrygian Sky
  • 9 Never‐Ending Road (Amhrán Duit)