Second Sailing
Second iCE KiNG album, released as Compact Disc in 2008

All epics are being performed still, possibly slightly adapted







I. Land of Light
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "The Strange Country" by Robert W. Buchanan (1841-1901)

II. Wowayn
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" (traditional)
Also on the bootleg compilation album Celtic Dreams Vol. 1, illegally released by so-called Quickstar Productions (2010)

III. The Quest for the Queen
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Winter: a Dirge" by Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Verdunum
Keys composed by Bas L.G. Verdin

IV. Verdunum I - The Empire
V. Verdunum II - The Treaty
VI. Verdunum III - The Battle

VII. Heart in the Highlands
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "My Heart's in the Highlands" by Robert Burns (1759-1796)

VIII. Shadow Shield
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "Tattered Serenade: Beggar to Shadow" by Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

IX. Evensong
Guitar and vocals composed by Bas L.G. Verdin
Verses from "To the Muse" by Robert L. Stevenson (1850-1894) and from Chief Aupumut (18th century)

X. Evensong - Pars Altera
Guitars composed by Bas L.G. Verdin



Graphics based on the painting "Dolbadarn Castle" (Gwynedd, Wales) by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)



"The title of this second solo album as iCE KiNG, is my free translation of the ancient Greek Deuteros Plous. It is in origin a nautical term for a voyage when the wind is of no use, and one has to row on his own the difficult and the long way. Conceptually, it was considered a description of philosophy itself by Plato. I would add that anyone being dedicated to seeking beauty, justice and truth, obviously transcending most of common life, finds himself quite desolate and impeded - however inspired..."