Horses in the Sky

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Horses in the Sky
Horses in the Sky album cover.jpg
CD release cover
Studio album by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band
Released March 7, 2005 (2005-03-07)
Recorded Hotel2Tango
Genre Post-rock
Length 58:12
Label Constellation
Producer Howard Bilerman
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band chronology
The "Pretty Little Lightning Paw" E.P.
(2004)The "Pretty Little Lightning Paw" E.P.2004
Horses in the Sky
13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
(2008)13 Blues for Thirteen Moons2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Dustedfavorable [2]
Pitchfork Media7.1/10 [3]

Horses in the Sky (2005) is the fourth album by the Canadian post-rock band Silver Mt. Zion, this time under the alias Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band. This is the first Silver Mt. Zion release to feature lyrics on every track (an aspect of the band distinguishing it from parent group Godspeed You! Black Emperor).


On its record label page, the band describes the album as "6 busted 'waltzes' for world wars 4 thru 6" (sic), noting that "first song's about war and drug addiction, fourth song's about kanada, and the rest of it is all love songs" (sic). Track 5, the song "Hang on to Each Other" was recorded "next to a campfire by the river", "at Garfield's fire pit".

The album was released on vinyl on March 7, 2005 in Europe and March 21, 2005 in North America, and on CD on March 21, 2005 in Europe and April 4, 2005 in North America. On the fourth side of the double vinyl set, there are designs etched onto the surface of the record (credited to Nadia Moss in the liner notes).

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics by Silver Mt. Zion.

1."God Bless Our Dead Marines"11:44
2."Mountains Made of Steam"9:28
3."Horses in the Sky"6:39
4."Teddy Roosevelt's Guns"9:45
5."Hang on to Each Other"6:38
6."Ring Them Bells (Freedom Has Come and Gone)"13:58
Total length:58:12


Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band
  • Luc Paradis – drawings (dead marine, horse, bird)
  • Nadia Moss – side 4 etching
  • Silver Mt. Zion – other collages and scribblings


External links[edit]

Lyrics at the official website