Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars2
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Format: Vinyl|Change
Price:£14.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

This is a totally insane reissue even by Trunk Records' standards. Originally produced and released in limited quantities by the BBC in 1968, this sometimes eerie sounding album - think the BBC Radiophonic Workshop meets the Wicker Man - was made for BBC Radio Drama Workshop for Schools. I can only assume that some of the children were left deeply disturbed after listening to it.

The music sounds like something from the Middle Ages re-created with trademark Radiophonic Worksop bleeps and blops as the narrator, Derek Bowskill, reads the poetry of Ronald Duncan. It's inspired stuff and a difficult listen at first but it has an almost hypnotic effect. Consisting of 17 tracks - one for each month, season and 'The Year' - there's only a couple of musical themes, elaborated using different arrangements and sound effects. Sample poetry:

March - "The earth is sleeping, who will wake her? Let the rusty ploughshare take strength from her thighs."
July - "An empress with an endless train walks the broad valley. She holds no scepter, wears no crown."

Clocking in at 44 minutes and housed in a standard jewel case, it features extensive liner notes, including an interview with the Radiophonic Workshop's David Cain and it's been re-mastered from the master tapes. Peculiar, spooky and totally unique - don't have nightmares...
11 comment|11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 8 September 2013
just turning 50 i realize how different things used to be- in early childhood learning -weird musical drama /dance workshops
creativity let loose !
0Comment|2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Customers also viewed these items


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)