jon atack

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (109 of 120)
Location: nottingham, england
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I am a writer, artist and drummer with a wide-ranging passion for music, literature and movies. I wrote a book about a certain cult that has remained in print since 1990. My more recent work includes fiction, poetry, paintings, essays about psychology and metaphysics, and reviews. My own page is at


Top Reviewer Ranking: 322,611 - Total Helpful Votes: 109 of 120
Power/Masses & Motets ~ Hilliard Ensemble
Power/Masses & Motets ~ Hilliard Ensemble
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful hilliards, 16 July 2012
This is a fine recording. Given the price, you might want to look out the Virgin Veritas re-release, which includes the even finer Dunstaple recording.
Power & Dunstaple: Masses and Motets (Veritas x2) ~ The Hilliard Ensemble
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars marvellous polyphony, 11 July 2012
I'm going to give this five stars because the Dunstaple - or Dunstable, if you prefer - is one of the rare glimpses into the work of one of the most influential composers of his time. He transformed the way that composers thought about polyphony and put the English composers into the forefront (though he actually spent most of his time in France). I've had an earlier release for some years and I still play it regularly. The Hilliard Ensemble have long been a standard by which other early music choirs can be judged. Their versions of Lassus, Palestrina and Gombert are simply superb. With the Hilliards, each part is performed with a single voice, which gives great clarity and demands that… Read more
Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controll&hellip by Steven Hassan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Three decades ago, Steve was the most significant innovator of exit-counseling. His first book was the best general introduction to the subject, but rather than resting on his laurels, he continued to expand his thinking, to our great benefit. This book represents an even better approach to indoctrination and exploitative persuasion. Steve is one of a handful of true experts on the terrible problems posed by destructive groups. It has been my good fortune to know him these many years and I can attest that his integrity and courage are unswerving, despite the extreme pressures of such work. Anyone who has been involved should put aside the prejudices instilled by their group and read this… Read more

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