Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Alan Stivell

Prog Folk

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Alan Stivell Terre Des Vivants / Bed An Dud Vew album cover
3.83 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 9% 5 stars

Write a review
from partners
Studio Album, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Terre des Vivants 4:41
2. Rentrer en Bretagne (4:08)
3. Beg Ar Van (8:52)
4. M.J. (2:45)
5. 'Raogmont d'Ar Skol (3:34)
6. Androides (2:24)
7. Ideas (1:33)
8. Androides (1:19)
9. Hidden Through the Hills (1:53)
10. Cameronian Rant (1:39)
11. Q Celtis Fiesta (3:36)
12. L' Ere du Verseau (4:07)

Total time (35:50)


Search ALAN STIVELL Terre Des Vivants / Bed An Dud Vew lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search ALAN STIVELL Terre Des Vivants / Bed An Dud Vew tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Alan Stivell / Celtic & Classical harps, vocals, Irish flute, Scottish bagpipes, bombard, organ, percussion, arrangements, producer

- Claude Samard / guitar
- Claude Engel / guitar
- Jean-Pierre Sabar / piano
- J-B Guigon / piano
- Serge Planchon / piano
- Marc Goldfeder / piano
- Raoul Duflot-Verez / synthesizer
- Padrig Querre / violin
- David Rose / violin
- Michel Cron / violin
- Hubert Varron / cello
- Jean-Charles Capon / cello
- Hubert Tissier / double bass
- Alain Hatot / sax
- Patrick Bourgoin / sax
- Chris Hayward / flute
- Pascal Saumon / oboe
- Tanguy Allain / Northumbrian pipes
- Michel Peyratout / bass
- Jannick Top / bass
- Dino Latorre / drums
- Loeiz Roujon / Scottish drums
- Yann-Fañch Ar Merdy / Scottish drums
- Emmanuel Roche / xylophone, percussion
- Thierry Durbet / percussion
- Maria Popkiewicz / chorus vocals
- Yvonne Jones / chorus vocals
- Anne Calvert / chorus vocals
- Fabienne Elkoubi / chorus vocals
- D. Appel / chorus vocals
- V. Grasse / chorus vocals
- Klaus Blasquiz / chorus vocals

Releases information

Title translates as "Land Of The Living"

Artwork: Marion (photo)

LP Disc'Az ‎- AZ/2 373 (1981, France)

CD Disques Dreyfus ‎- FDM 36204-2 (1994, France)
CD Keltia III - KE3 105 (2007, France)

Thanks to ? for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
Edit this entry

ALAN STIVELL MP3, Free Download (music stream)

Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy ALAN STIVELL Terre Des Vivants / Bed An Dud Vew Music

No release results - showing artist results instead
Master SerieMaster Serie
Universal France 2010
Audio CD$17.99
Mist of AvalonMist of Avalon
Dreyfus 1994
Audio CD$9.99
$4.99 (used)
Renaissance of the Celtic HarpRenaissance of the Celtic Harp
Mercury Import 1990
Audio CD$7.76
$6.95 (used)
Chemins De TerreChemins De Terre
Imports 2010
Audio CD$131.55 (used)
Audio CD$12.91
$9.00 (used)
Journée À La MaisonJournée À La Maison
Rounder Records 1990
$3.95 (used)
Ar Pep Gwellan: Best ofAr Pep Gwellan: Best of
Mercury Import 2012
Audio CD$5.87
$5.86 (used)
Best ofBest of
Polygram Int'l 2000
Audio CD$39.96 (used)
Dublin: LiveDublin: Live
Keltia III France 2006
Audio CD$20.18
$9.54 (used)

More places to buy ALAN STIVELL music online Buy ALAN STIVELL & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

ALAN STIVELL Terre Des Vivants / Bed An Dud Vew ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(55%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)

ALAN STIVELL Terre Des Vivants / Bed An Dud Vew reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by kenethlevine
4 stars While not as bombastic as "A Celtic Symphony", "Terre Des Vivants" (Land of the Living) is more ambitious than most of Stivell's 1970s efforts. One track alone makes the album worth a look for progressive fans, "Beg Ar Van", a dirge like 9 minute monster in which Stivell is caught in a near-infinite loop of beseeching, accompanied by electronic keyboards, inventive and varied percussion, choirs and even saxophones and xylophones. Intensely rich and beautiful, it puts the often stiff Celtic tradition through a variety of demanding yogic poses, allowing it to emerge more flexible in mind and body.

Elsewhere, "Androides" is an all out rocking instrumental, brief but convincing. In addition to raucous lead guitars, the double bass work injects a more jazzy effect. In "Ideas", Stivell sings like a Breton Ian Anderson, shifting back and forth between his surprisingly comfortable rocker persona and his bardic muse. "Hidden through the Hills" sees Stivell backed by female singers in English, and, in the breaks, pipes and fiddles play off with the rhythm guitars, backed ably by surprisingly punchy percussion and bass. The series of short tracks that constitutes most of side 2 are breathtaking in their kinetic quality. By singing in several languages real and invented (as in "Q Celts Fiesta"), Stivell welcomes one and all to his big tent.

In 1981, "mainstream" progressive rock had all but given up the ghost, and the folk revival wasn't doing much better. But artists like Alan Stivell were comfortable within a broader range of musical styles, with pop or hard rock being just a couple. Because of his astute musical sense and unflinching artistic integrity, Stivell remained a force through this difficult time, and "Terre Des Vivants" deserves extra kudos for its role.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of ALAN STIVELL "Terre Des Vivants / Bed An Dud Vew"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives