Recorded at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco on May 19th 1994 for radio syndication throughout the US and Canada, The Mask and Mirror Live celebrates the 30th anniversary of a concert recording of Loreena McKennitt's then newly-released fifth studio album The Mask and Mirror. 
 
Five of the songs from The Mask and Mirror that were performed that night are released here for the first time and all but three of the tracks included in the cd edition are previously unreleased. 
 
The Mask and Mirror Live includes many staples of the McKennitt canon including The Mystic's Dream, The Bonny Swans, Marrakesh Night Market and The Dark Night Of The Soul.
 
180g vinyl. Includes signed 12x12 art card.
 
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Original 1994 promotional cds featuring the complete radio broadcast from that night soon became sought-after items among collectors of Loreena rarities.
 
By the late spring of 1994 Loreena McKennitt was already on her way to cementing a commercial breakthrough across four continents for her then recently released recording, The Mask and Mirror, earning, in the process, platinum sales awards in Canada, Australia, Italy and the United States plus gold awards in Spain, France, Argentina and Germany. New audiences for Loreena's music were also seeded in musical cultures as diverse as those of Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. The Mask and Mirror went on to sell more than 1 million copies in the US and more than 2 million worldwide.

 

Side One
01 The Mystic's Dream (7:22)
Music and lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
 
02 The Bonny Swans (6:54)
Music by Loreena McKennitt, Traditional lyrics, arranged and adapted by Loreena McKennitt
 
03 The Dark Night Of The Soul (6:13)
Music by Loreena McKennitt, Lyrics by St. John of the Cross, translated, arranged and adapted by Loreena McKennitt
 
04 Marrakesh Night Market (6:45)
Music and lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
 
Side Two
01 Full Circle (4:44)
Music and lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
 
02 Santiago (5:24)
Traditional music, arranged and adapted by Loreena McKennitt
 
03 The Two Trees (6:48)
Music by Loreena McKennitt, Lyrics by W.B. Yeats, arranged and adapted by Loreena McKennitt
 
04 Prospero's Speech (4:06)
Music by Loreena McKennitt, Lyrics by W. Shakespeare, arranged and adapted by Loreena McKennitt