D. J. Haxell

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Location: Oxford, England


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Leave Your Sleep [2 Cd] ~ Natalie Merchant
Leave Your Sleep [2 Cd] ~ Natalie Merchant
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Since "House Carpenters Daughter" I thought Natalie had gone for good but here she is with what can only be described as an absolutely amazing piece of musical whimsy. The concept is sound; take poems from child hood and set them to music. But here is the thing, how do you do this without losing the integrity of the words whilst still attracting an adult listener? There could be a tendency to be banal with oversimplified music having that rhymatic beat that is so very prevelant in childhood songs. Merchant however avoids all of the obvious traps and has created a double CD which is varied, interesting, musically innovative, full of outstanding musicianship and quite simply glorious… Read more

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