Kingdom of Fife
iCE KiNG's debut album, released as Compact Disc in 2006

All epics are being performed still, possibly slightly adapted







i. Praeludium
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin

II. On Thick Ice
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "The Vagabond" by Robert L. Stevenson (1850-1894)

III. Mirror Mirror
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "The Mirror Speaks" by Robert L. Stevenson (1850-1894)
(Later recording on TWiCE KiNG)
(Alternate version on Gallus X as IJslandvaarder)

iv. Interludium
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
(Partial reprise on TWiCE KiNG in Linne Tatha)

V. Born to Be King
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "The Skye Boat Song" (traditional)

VI. Wild Rover - Pars Altera
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "The Wild Rover" (traditional)
(Alternate version as Brabancia, with Verdin's verses in Dutch and Latin, released as Compact Disc single in 2006, in his own name - not iCE KiNG's - for his political campaign)

VII. Knights of Eternity
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Battle of Stirling" by William Sinclair (1811-?)

viii. Postludium
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
(Partial reprise on TWiCE KiNG in Linne Foirthe)



Simultaneous projections of paintings, live or online, respectively:
III. "Paysage avec Psyché devant le palais de Cupidon" by Claude Gellée le Lorrain (1600-1682)
VI. "The Man in the Moon Inn" by Anthony Devis (1729-1816)



"Kingdom of Fife is a peninsula in Scotland, whose origin lies with the Picts, who devided their land into seven Kingdoms - Fife (sic) being one of them. I have cycled throughout this Kingdom, and have not been able to find a finer atmosphere ever since. Moreover, it is right here that the idea of iCE KiNG emerged, as well as this first selection of five main songs, or epics in fact, as I made my solitary way from castle to castle..."