"Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire"
is the tenth episode of the fifth season of the syndicated television series Warrior Princess
. It was written by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster, directed by Mark Beesley
, and first aired on January 17, 1999.
In the episode, Xena, Gabrielle and Joxer
head to Melodia, Greece
's musical capital, to participate in a battle of the bands to retrieve the Golden Lyre
. Meanwhile, Joxer is embarrassed by his camp brother, Jace.
The episode is the second musical episode of the series following "The Bitter Suite
", although unlike "The Bitter Suite" which featured original music, Lyre, Lyre
mostly uses existing songs including "War
", "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
", " Always Something There to Remind Me
", "Kick Out the Jams
" and "People Got to Be Free
". It also includes the song "Getting Ready", with a tune and style based on the song "The Telephone Hour" from the musical Bye Bye Birdie
break up an impending conflict between a band of Amazons
and the warlord Draco and his gang. The two groups are clashing over a lyre
, one of several secreted around Greece by the muse Terpsichore
to encourage the development of music. Xena suggests holding a "battle of the bands" to determine ownership of the lyre and both sides agree.
Word of the contest spreads to the nearby city of Melodia and dozens of performers turn out to compete.... Read More