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The 25th Anniversary Concert - 2014

The 25th Anniversary Concert - 2014

Live at the Freight & Salvage
Limited edition CD only available directly from Tempest

Bursting with life and energy, the recording captures Tempest in full flight at The 25th Anniversary Concert!
Old favorites alongside brand new material, we dedicate this CD to all the fans who have faithfully supported us for over a quarter of a century.


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Tracks:
Top of the Hill (Sorbye, Wullenjohn)
Captain Morgan (Sorbye)
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie (Trad)
The Leitrim Set (Trad)
You Jacobites By Name (Trad)
Cat in the Corner (Sorbye)
Bonden og Kråka (Trad)
The Karfluki Set (Wullenjohn, Mullen, Jeffes, Trad)
Let's Live for Today (Shapiro, Rapetti, Julien)

Musicians: 
LIEF SORBYE - Lead Vocals, Double-Neck Mandolin, MandoGuitar
ADOLFO LAZO - drums
GREG JONES - Guitar, Vocals
KATHY BUYS - Fiddle, Vocals
CAITH THREEFIRES - Bass
With Paul Espinoza, Margie Butler and Kathy Sierra of Golden Bough additional vocals on "Let's Live For Today"



Another Dawn

Another Dawn - 2010

Since its musical inception in 1988, Tempest has rendered a rampant hybrid of energetic folk-rock, consisting of Irish roots & reels, Scottish and Norwegian ballads and other world and worldly music elements. Another Dawn, the group’s 15th release and 12th studio album, showcases a band in the full, tidal flood of creative color and texture.
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Tracks:
Let's Live For Today
Verses Of Grace
The New Squire
Great Departure
Never Tire Of The Road
Jomfru
Dagda's Harp
The Moving-on Song
Black Jack Davy
High Rise

Musicians: 
LIEF SORBYE - lead vocals, mandoguitar, mandolins, octave mandolas, flute, harmonica, bodhran, tambourine
ADOLFO LAZO - drums
MICHAEL MULLEN - 4,5 & 7 string violins, viola, harmony vocals
JAMES CROCKER - electric & acoustic guitars, baritone guitar
DAMIEN GONZALEZ - bass, djembe, harmony vocals


With special guests and honorary band member:
ROBERT BERRY - keyboards, background vocals
Produced and engineered by Robert Berry



7in Single

7" colored-vinyl single - 2010

7" colored-vinyl single
Limited Edition


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Tracks:
Let's Live For Today
Beaumont Rag

Musicians: 
LIEF SORBYE - lead vocals, mandoguitar, mandolins, octave mandolas, flute, harmonica, bodhran, tambourine
ADOLFO LAZO - drums
MICHAEL MULLEN - 4,5 & 7 string violins, viola, harmony vocals
JAMES CROCKER - electric & acoustic guitars, baritone guitar
DAMIEN GONZALEZ - bass, djembe, harmony vocals


With special guests and honorary band member:
ROBERT BERRY - keyboards, background vocals
Produced and engineered by Robert Berry



Prime Cuts

Prime Cuts - 2008
Double-disc, CD / DVD

Celebrating 20 great years of music


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DISC 1 AUDIO TRACKS
Byker Hill (Trad.)
From Shapeshifter
Captain Morgan (Sorbye)
From The 10th Anniversary Compilation
Cabar Feidh (Trad.)
From The Double-Cross
One For The Fiddler (Sorbye/Mullen)
From Gravel Walk
Wicked Spring (Sorbye/Reynolds)
From Balance
Green Grow The Rashes (Trad.)
From Gravel Walk
Lady Howard’s Walk (Crocker)
Previously unreleased
The Serb (Intro) (Sorbye)
Previously unreleased
The Serb (Keep On Moving) (Sorbye/Reynolds/Crocker)
Previously unreleased
Catalina Island (Sorbye)
From Shapeshifter
Whoever You Are (Sorbye/Reynolds)
From The Double Cross
Queen Of Argyll (Stewart)
From The 10th Anniversary Compilation
Dance Of The Sand Witches (Evans)
From Balance
The Barrow Man (Sorbye)
From Turn Of The Wheel
The Karfluki Set (Wullenjohn/Mullen/Jeffes/Trad.)
From Gravel Walk
You Jacobites By Name (Trad.)
From The 10th Anniversary Compilation

Bonus Tracks:

Catalina Remix (Sorbye)
New mix and reconstruction by Damien Gonzalez Previously unreleased
Locomotive Breath (Anderson)
From To Cry You A Song * A Collection Of Tull Tales

DISC 2 DVD
‘Tempest Through The Ages’
20 years of archival material featuring 30 songs performed live on stage, TV, and in rehearsal, with interviews and rare photos. Approximate 2 hour running time.


Musicians:
 
Lief Sorbye: Lead Vocals, MandoGuitar, Electric and Acoustic Mandolins, Octave Mandolas, Harmonica, Flute, Percussion
Adolfo Lazo: Drums
Michael Mullen: Fiddle, track 2 – 4, 6 – 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18; Vocals, track 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 16
Sue Draheim: Fiddle, track 1, 10, 17; Vocals, track 1
Jim Hurley: Fiddle, track 5, 13
Jon Berger: Fiddle, track 14
James Crocker: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, track 7 – 9
Ronan Carroll: Guitar, track 1, 3, 10, 11, 17; Vocals, 11
Todd Evans: Guitar, track 5, 13; Vocals, track 5
Dave Parnall: Guitar, track 2, 12, 16
Rob Wullenjohn: Guitar, track 4, 6, 14, 15, 18; Vocals, track 4, 6, 14
Damien Gonzalez: Bass, track 7 – 9; Synthesizer, track 17; Vocals, track 9
Ariane Cap: Bass, track 3, 11; Vocals, track 3
Mark Skowronek: Bass, track 1, 10, 17; Vocals, track 1
William Maxwell: Bass, track 5, 13; Keyboards, track 13
John Land: Bass, track 2, 12, 16; Vocals, track 2, 12, 16
Jay Nania: Bass, track 4, 6, 14, 15, 18
With special guests:
Robert Berry: Keyboards track 2, 4 – 6, 8 – 12, 15 –18; Vocals, track 5, 14
Keith Emerson: Keyboards, track 14
Aaron Shaw: Bagpipes, track 3
Warran Casey: Tapan, track 3
Jay Atwood: Didgeridoo, track 3
Keith Jones: Snare Drum, track 3

Lief's Birthday Bash

Lief's Birthday Bash - 2007

On a Friday evening, March 23, 2007, Lief got together with a bunch of friends and band-mates past and present. The capacity crowd was treated to a very special evening — a unique concert experience featuring everything from the acoustic sounds of GOLDEN BOUGH and CALIBAN, to the high energy Celtic Rock of TEMPEST!

This CD commemorates that wonderful evening; it was LIEF’S 50th BIRTHDAY CONCERT.


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Tracks:
For Three of Us
Country Life
Óró mo Bháidín
The Midnight Sun
Flowers of Red Hill
Buffalo Jump
Old Man at the Mill
Coalminers’
Handsome Molly
Slippery Slide
Cat in the Corner
Wizard’s Walk

Bonus Tracks:
The Moving-On Song
The Serb
Lady Howard’s Walk
Never Tire of the Road

Musicians: 
LIEF SORBYE: Lead Vocals, MandoGuitar, Double-neck Mandolin, Harmonica, with . . .
SUE DRAHEIM: Fiddle, track 1, 3, 7, 8; Vocals, track 1, 7
MARGIE BUTLER: Celtic Harp, track 3, 4; Vocals, track 2, 4
PAUL ESPINOZA: Guitar, track 3, 4; Vocals, track 2, 4
MICHAEL MULLEN: Fiddle, track 4 - 6, 9 -16; Vocals, track 6, 11, 13, 14, 16
ADOLFO LAZO: Drums, track 5 - 12
JAMES CROCKER: Guitar, track 5, 6, 9 -16
DAMIEN GONZALEZ: Bass, track 5 -12; Vocals, track 6, 11
RONAN CARROLL: Guitar, track 7 -11; Vocals, track 7, 9



The Double-Cross

Live at Karfluki Fest 2006 - DVD

Limited Edition, Fundraiser DVD
All proceeds go to support The Karfluki Fest Fund


Tracks:
Hal-an-Tow
Raggle Taggle Gypsy
Surfing to Mecca
Jenny Nettles
Handsome Molly
Per Spelmann
Slippery Slide
Captain Kidd
Eppy Moray
Wizard's Walk
Byker Hill
Karfluki Set
Cabar Feidh
The Pumpkin's Fancy
Sleeping Highlander


Band Members:  Lief Sorbye, Adolfo Lazo, Jon Berger, Michael Mullen, Rob Wullenjohn,
Ronan Carroll, Ian Butler, Ariane Cap
Plus special guests Wicked Tinkers and The Reel Stepsisters



The Double-Cross

The Double-Cross - 2006

"Probably their most sophisticated piece of work yet..."
          -Ytsejam.com


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Tracks:
Captain Kidd (Sorbye/Reynolds)
Slippery Slide (Mullen)
Hangman (Sorbye/Traditional)
Black Eddy (Sorbye/Traditional)
Whoever You Are (Sorbye/Reynolds)
Vision Quest (Cap/Wein)
Per Spelmann (Sorbye/Traditional)
Cabar Feidh (Traditional)
Eppy Moray (Traditional)
Wizard's Walk (Traditional/Ungar/Morrison)

Band Members:  Lief Sorbye, Adolfo Lazo, Michael Mullen, Ariane Cap, Ronan Carroll, with special guests Wicked Tinkers and Robert Berry
Produced by Robert Berry. Mastered by Jim Brick, Absolute Audio, NY, NY. Engineered by Robert Berry at Soundtek Studios in Campbell, CA. Released by Magna Carta.



15th Anniversary Collection - 2004
A chronicle of rare & unreleased studio, radio & live recordings.

Limited edition collectors item - No longer available.
Almost four hours of music.
Includes booklet with color photos,
track history and more!
Click here to read part of the liner notes

Disc One
STUDIO:

Masters Of War (2004)
Dance Of The Third Leg (1991)
One Last Cold Kiss (1989)
The Creel (1990)
Same Side Of The Fence (1991)
Toss The Feathers (1994)
Queen Of Argyll (1989)
Milligan's Fancy (1989)
Handsome Molly (1991)
Between Us (2001)
Coalminers' (2003)
Cat In The Corner (1989)
The Barrow Man (1989)
Jenny Nettles (1989)
Three Ships (1994)
Black Jack Davy (1989)
Winding Road (1989)

Disc Two
RADIO:

Dunmore Lassies (WCBE 1999)
One For The Fiddler (WCBE 1999)
You Jacobites By Name (WCBE 1999)
For Three Of Us (KUOP 1997)
John Barleycorn (KUOP 1997)
Baladi (WBAI 1992)
Whiskey In The Jar (KLCC 1995)
Reels On Fire (WCBE 1995)
Heather On The Moor (Danish Radio 1999)
Buffalo Jump (Danish Radio 1999)
Two Sisters (WYSO 2001)
Old Man Flint (WCBE 2002)
Dancing Girl (WCBE 2002)
As I Roved Out (WCBE 2002)
Byker Hill (KLCC 2002)
Catalina Island (KLCC 2002)

Disc Three
STAGE:

Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Davis, CA 2004)
The Ballydesmond Set (Davis, CA 2004)
Captain Morgan (Davis, CA 2004)
Cruel Brother (Davis, CA 2004)
Stonehenge (Davis, CA 2004)
Bonden Og Kråka (Forth Washington, PA 1999)
The House Carpenter (Fort Washington, PA 1999)
On The Road (Columbus, OH 1993)
The Soul Cages (Berkeley, CA 1999)
A Kiss In The Morning Early (Berkeley, CA 1999)
Tamosher (Philadelphia Folk Festival 2003)
Green Grow The Rashes (Philadelphia Folk Festival 2003)
Top Of The Hill (Philadelphia Folk Festival 2003)
The Karfluki Set (Philadelphia Folk Festival 2003)

The 15th Anniversary Collection was produced by Lief Sorbye from private archival material.
Mastered by Jim Brick at Absolute Audio, New York City.
Released by Magna Carta.



shapeshifter

shapeshifter - 2003

"Combination of folk songs and rock-n-roll... powerful, clear sound without sacrificing a live feel."
          -GOLDMINE MAGAZINE


Click on the title to listen to a sample of the song. All sound files are in MP3 format.

Tracks:
Tamosher (Traditional)
Catalina Island (Sorbye)
Old Man at the Mill (Traditional)
Natural Law (Sorbye/Reynolds)
Byker Hill (Traditional)
Carnival (Sorbye/Reynolds)
Coalminers' (Traditional)
Winter Night (Skowronek)
Fjellmannjenta (Sorbye/Traditional)
Cruel Brother (Traditional)

Band Members:  Lief Sorbye, Adolfo Lazo, Sue Draheim, Mark Skowronek, Ronan Carroll, with special guest Robert Berry 
Produced by Robert Berry. Mastered by Jim Brick, Absolute Audio, NY, NY. Engineered by Robert Berry at Soundtek Studios in Campbell, CA. Released by Magna Carta.



Balance

Balance - 2001

"Balance captures a band at the height of it's creative powers. It is literaly Tempest's finest hour."
          -Innerviews


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Tracks:
Captain Ward (Traditional)
Dancing Girl (Sorbye)
Dance of the Sand Witches (Evans)
Iron Lady (Ochs)
Two Sisters (Traditional)
Wicked Spring (Sorbye/Reynolds)
Old Man Flint (Sorbye) (Old Man Flint/The Unfortunate Postman/The Trip to Yuba City)
Villemann (Traditional)
Battle Mountain Breakdown (Evans)
The Journeyman (Sorbye/Traditional)
Between Us (Sorbye/Reynolds)
Royal Oak (The Cow that ate the Piper (Mullen)/ Ulcers Enough For Two (Mullen)/ Royal Oak (Land)/ Toddy's Wedding (Sorbye))

Band Members:  Lief Sorbye, Adolfo Lazo, Todd Evans, William Maxwell, Jim "Hurricane" Hurley, with special guest Robert Berry 
Produced by Robert Berry. Mastered by Jim Brick, Absolute Audio, NY, NY. Engineered by Robert Berry at Soundtek Studios in Campbell, CA. Released by Magna Carta.



Live at the Philadelphia Folk Festival Live at the Philadelphia Folk Festival 1999
Limited edition collectors item - No longer available.

LIVE AT THE PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL - Tempest 2000
"At the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Tempest brought down the house with its mad, high-energy mix of Scottish, Irish and Scandinavian traditions filtered through driving rock and roll. Here's a band to convince your oh-so-bored adolescent kids that folk isn't so geeky after all." 
          -THE PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER


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Tracks:
Flowers of Red Hill
You Jacobites By Name
Green Grow the Rashes
Top of the Hill
Bonden Og Kraka (The Farmer and the Crow)
Buffalo Jump/ The Karfluki Set

Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Michael Mullen, Adolfo Lazo, John Land, Todd Evans
Recorded live at the Philadelphia Folk Festival on August 27, 1999 by Scott Petersen. Presented by the Philadelphia Folk Song Society. 
Mixed by Todd Evans at Skyline Studios, Oakland, CA.



The 10th Anniversary album cover

The 10th Anniversary Compilation - 1998

"Celebrating ten years of making music, Tempest has moved into the forefront of the Celtic rock genre. Far from the typical retrospective, The 10th Anniversary Compilation is not a collection of soundbites from a decade of work, these tunes are newly re-recorded and brought into the current hard rocking maturity the band has developed over the years.
Each tune from the first to the last is a genuine hit from their impressive career. This collection is not only the best that Tempest has produced, it is one of the top Celtic rock recordings ever."
          -THE REED AND CHANTER


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Tracks:
You Jacobites By Name
Queen of Argyll
Milligan's Fancy
Montara Bay
Hal-an-Tow
Top of the Hill
Captain Morgan
A Kiss in the Morning Early
Heather on the Moor
Jenny Nettles
The House Carpenter
The Sleeping Highlander

Musicians: Lief Sorbye (lead vocals, acoustic and electric mandolins, octave mandolas, flute, pennywhistle, and bodhran), Michael Mullen (acoustic fiddle and five-string electric violin, harmony vocals), John Land (fretted and fretless bass, harmony vocals), Adolfo Lazo (drums), Dave Parnall (electric and acoustic guitars), with special guest Robert Berry (B-3 Hammond organ, piano, accordion, synthesizer).
Produced and engineered by Robert Berry at Soundtek Studios in Campbell, California, during June and July, 1998. Released by Magna Carta.



The Gravel Walk Cover

The Gravel Walk - 1997

"Probably their most mature work to date. The Gravel Walk furthers their position as one of the premier Celtic rock purveyors of the 90’s. A must-have album..."
          -DIRTY LINEN MAGAZINE

Click on the title to listen to a sample of the song. All sound files are in MP3 format.
Tracks:
One for the Fiddler (Sorbye)
Buffalo Jump (MacLean)
Bonnie Lass of Anglesey (Wullenjohn/Traditional)
Green Grow the Rashes (Traditional)
Flowers of Red Hill (Traditional)
Sinclair (Traditional)
Plains of Kildare (Traditional)
Trip Across the Mountain (Sorbye/Traditional)
Broken Ring (Sorbye/Reynolds)
The Karfluki Set 

Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Michael Mullen, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, and Jay Nania.
Album produced by Tempest with Robert Berry. Engineered by Robert Berry. Recorded and mixed at SoundTek Studios: Campbell, CA. Mastered by Larry Clawson at East Coast Digital; Tyngboro, MA. Released by Magna Carta.



Turn of the Wheel Cover

Turn of the Wheel - 1996

"Turn Of The Wheel shows the band’s far-reaching musical skills. ELP‘s Keith Emerson adds lush keyboard fills as a backdrop to Lief Sorbye’s evocative vocals..."
          -RELIX MAGAZINE


Click on the title to listen to a sample of the song. All sound files are in MP3 format.

Tracks:
The Barrow Man (Sorbye)
Dunmore Lassies (Traditional)
The Soul Cages (Sorbye/Reynolds)
Bogey’s Bonnie Bell (Traditional/Tempest)
The Midnight Sun (Sorbye)
Winding Road (Sorbye)
Bonden og Kraka (The Farmer and the Crow) (Traditional/Sorbye)
For the Three of Us (Williamson)
Nine Points of Roguery (Traditional)
Cat in the Corner (Sorbye)

Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, and Jay Nania, with Keith Emerson, (keyboard on track 1), Robert Berry, Jon Berger (acoustic and electric violins, pennywhistle on track 2), and Chojo Jacques (violin on tracks 5,6, 8)
Album produced by Tempest with Robert Berry. Vocal Production by Mike Wible and Patricia Reynolds. Engineered by Robert Berry and Mike Wible. Recorded and mixed at SoundTek Studios: Campbell, CA. Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records, Berkeley, CA. Released by Magna Carta.



Surfing to Mecca Cover Surfing to Mecca - 1994

"A yeasty brew that is one moment subtle and rustic, and raucous and rocking the next. The trademark of this band is bold innovation... they dare stray where most would flee."
      -SING OUT MAGAZINE

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Tracks:
Top of the Hill (Sorbye/Wullenjohn)
You Jacobites By Name (Traditional)
On the Road (Sorbye)
Spring Carol (Berger)
Manifest Destiny (Butler)
Surfing to Mecca (Wullenjohn)
Green-Eyed Irish Girl (Butler)
The Sleeping Highlander (Traditional)
Early Winter (Wullenjohn/Reynolds)
Take You to the Well (Butler)

Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, Ian Butler, Jon Berger, and Tom Grant with piano on “Early Winter”
Album produced by Tempest with Mike Demmers, Executive Producer: Teri Lee. Recorded at Desitrek Studios, Portland, OR, 1994. Engineered by Mike Demmers. Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records, Berkeley,CA. Released by Firebird Arts and Music.



Sunken Treasure Sunken Treasures - 1993

"This collection of unissued recordings brings the Tempest story up to date. It’s got energy, guts and integrity. You couldn’t find a better band to take Electric Folk into the next generation."
          -ROCK-N-REEL, UK

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Tracks:
Queen of Argyll (Stewart)
Nottamun Town (Traditional/Tempest)
Milligan’s Fancy (Sorbye)
When Tenskwatawa Sings (Longcor)
Black Jack Davy (Traditional/Tempest)
The Creel (Traditional/Tempest) (Celtic Society’s Quickstep/The Drunken Piper) 
And Shall Trelawney Die? (Hawker/Longcor)
Cat in the Corner (Sorbye)
Heavy Nettles (Traditional/Tempest) (Trip to Neenagh/Jenny Nettles) 
One Last Cold Kiss (Pappalardi/Collins)
Baladi (Wullenjohn/Mullen)
The Barrow Man (Sorbye)
Winding Road (Sorbye)
The Parting Glass (Traditional/Tempest)

Album produced by Tempest with Mike Demmers, Executive Producer: Teri Lee. Assembled by Mike Demmers at Desitrek Studios, Portland, OR. Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records, Berkeley,CA.

1989 Sessions: (Tracks 1,3,5,8,9,10,12,13)
These tracks were first available as a self produced cassette titled Celtic Rock. 
Engineered by Paul Carsen. Recorded at Drone Studios, Redwood City, CA.
Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, Mark Showalter. 

1990 Sessions: (Track 6)
The missing track from the Bootleg record! Engineered by Doug Dayson. 
Recorded at the Music Annex, Menlo Park, Ca.
Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, Ian Butler.

1991 Sessions: (Tracks 4,7, 14)
These songs were recorded for Michael Longcor’s Drunken Angel album. 
Engineered by Mike Demmers. Recorded at Desitrek Studios, Portland, OR.
Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, Ian Butler.

1992 Sessions: (Tracks 2,11)
Recorded specially for Sunken Treasures - live digital recordings engineered by Mike Demmers. Recorded at Desitrek Studios, Portland, OR.
Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, Ian Butler, Michael Mullen.

Released by Firebird Arts and Music.



Serrated Edge Cover Serrated Edge - 1992

"It consists almost entirely of traditional numbers with new and delectable arrangements. Tempest’s versions of these classics are a must... the music is complex and extraordinary."
          -SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY

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Tracks:
Hal-an Tow (Traditional)
Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Traditional)
A Kiss in the Morning Early (Traditional)
Reels on Fire (Traditional) (Heather Bell/Monaghan Twig/Wind That Shakes the Barley) 
The House Carpenter (Traditional)
Whiskey in the Jar (Traditional)
Dark Lover (Love Song to a Vampire) (Mercedes Lackey/Sorbye)
Tam Lin (Traditional)
Mad Tom of Bedlam (Traditional)
The Ballydesmond Set (Traditional) (Ballydesmond/Born to Run (Sorbye)/Bill Sullivan’s)

Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, Ian Butler, Michael Mullen

Album produced by Tempest with Mike Demmers, Executive Producer: Teri Lee. Recorded at Desitrek Studios, Portland, OR, May 1992. Engineered by Mike Demmers. Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records, Berkeley,CA. First released by Beacon Records.



Bootleg Cover Bootleg - 1991

"Several of the original compositions on this album by Oakland based Celtic rockers Tempest sound just as weathered as the three traditional songs included - a sure sign that the band is on the right track..."
          -MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

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Tracks:
Heather on the Moor (Traditional/Tempest)
Soldier Song (Wullenjohn)
Handsome Molly (Traditional/Tempest)
Wild Rover (Wullenjohn/Traditional)
Desert Eyes (Butler)
Captain Morgan (Sorbye)
Same Side of the Fence (Sorbye/Butler)
Dance of the Third Leg (Wullenjohn)
Heart of Mine (Sorbye)
Man Without a Name (Butler)

Band Members: Lief Sorbye, Rob Wullenjohn, Adolfo Lazo, Ian Butler
Album produced by Tempest with Doug Dayson and John Altman. Recorded at The Music Annex and Dave Wellhausen Studios, San Francisco, CA. Engineered by John Altmann and Doug Daysen. Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley,CA
Released by Heyday Records.




Compilation Albums



To Cry You A Song Cover To Cry You a Song 
(A Collection of Tull Tales) - 1996

Magna Carta 1996
"Tempest performs a folk-rock version of "Locomotive Breath" as well as having their lead singer, Lief Sorbye, record a version of "Mother Goose" with guitar-aficionado Mike Varney playing lead guitar."

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Tracks performed by members of Tempest:
5.) Mother Goose (Peformed by Lief Sorbye)
I’ve always liked this song, it has the innocence and childlike quality of a fairy tale, but told to the tellers of fairy tales. It seems to warn these tellers not to lose the moral in the florid details of the tale itself. The melody is Celtic in style and I have given it a distinct folk-rock feel. - Lief

6.) Minstrel in the Gallery (Performed by Robert Berry, Lief Sorbye on Bodhran)

13.) Locomotive Breath (Performed by Tempest with special Guest Robert Berry on Keyboards)
This is a favorite of our audiences, which came into our repertoire by accident. Early in our band’s history an audience member requested it as an encore. We began to jam on it, and it was received with screams of delight and mad dancing. Need we say more?



Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary Cover Philadelphia Folk Festival
40th Anniversary Box Set - 2001

Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary -
Sliced Bread Records 2001

"Gene Shay and Sliced Bread have selected the best music from Festivals over the past 40 years and have put it all together in a 4 CD set."

Tracks performed by Tempest:
CD 3 / Track 17.) You Jacobites By Name (Peformed by Tempest)


A Soundtrack for The Wheel of Time Cover

A Soundtrack for
The Wheel of Time - 2001

Magna Carta 2001
"...a mixture of traditional Celtic/medieval acoustic melody with contemporary progressive rock. To get this great music to work they took on two artists who represent mastery of each genre: Robert Berry and Lief Sorbye."

Tracks:
A Theme for The Wheel of Time
Return to Emonds Field
Song for Moiraine
Traveling the Ways
Spears and Buckler
Dream Walker
The Knowledge of the Wise Ones
The Winespring Reel
The Halls of TarValon
Search for the Black Ajah
Ladies of the Tower
The Game of Houses
Voyage of the Sea Folk
Heart of the Wolf
Journey Through the Waste
Lan the Warder
March of the Trollocs
Rand's Theme (Fanfare for the Dragon Reborn)
The Aiel Approach (Dahl of a Chant)


Sonic Residue from Vapourspace Cover

Sonic Residue from Vapourspace - 2001

Magna Carta 2001
"...Tempest's "Jenny Nettles" also takes on previously inconceivable dimensions as Gage works his magic with machine, tape, and counsel."
          -Jedd

Tracks performed by Tempest:
10.) Jenny Nettles (Remixed by Mark Gage)


Titles available for purchase through Tempest:

Another Dawn
7" colored-vinyl single
Prime Cuts
Lief's Birthday Bash
Live at Karfluki Fest 2006 - DVD
The Double-Cross
shapeshifter
Balance
The 10th Anniversary Compilation
The Gravel Walk
Turn Of The Wheel
Caliban

Any titles not listed above are no longer
available through Tempest.



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