Earlier this year, just before I attended one of Loreena's concerts in Italy, I had come across an old recording of her song, supposedly called 'Pagan Trees' ( https://youtu.be/-G5VxlOyUyo ). I came to love it instantly.
I own every album of Loreena's and have listened to all of her songs multiple times throughout the years but this one gets me like few other could. Never before have I felt such strong nostalgia whilst listening to a song. A nostalgia rooted far in the past. Far beyond the time when I was a child. I cannot find a way to describe the way it makes me feel. The waltz melody, especially on the course, embodies Loreena's sound: Epic, wavey, ancient and glorious, silky and mystical, but at the same time very real and palpable. Therefore, I would love nothing more than to hear the studio version of this piece. Given that Loreena is preparing an album containing outtakes from previous recordings, my hopes are very high. I just cannot imagine looking at the tracklist for her next album and not finding this song on it. I would be devastated. I've spoken to many other people about this song and they all feel a similar way.
So I would love to hear what you, the community, have to say about this magical harmony of sound, time and words that is 'Pagan Trees'. Maybe someone has other recordings or perhaps knows the lyrics. Anything will be welcome!
Thank you, Loreena, for this song, your art and everything in between!