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eternity in a grain of sand,
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This review is from: Eternity and a Day - Original Soundtrack (Audio CD)
Accidently tuning in to 'Late Junction' on Radio 3 while on my way to John Peel I heard 'To a Dead Friend' from this CD. I was absolutely stunned. A meditative piece for clarinet and string orchestra it almost sounded like a world music cover of the opening of 'Wish You Were Here' by Pink Floyd - plaintive melodies over a hushed accompaniement which took me out of this world. I didn't hear the title and for the first time in years I just had to find out what I was listening to. Searching through the Net I got this CD from Amazon and was enchanted from beginning to end. 'Eternity' is a set of closely related pieces which together form a truly beguiling sound-world from the quasi-classical tracks like the 'Eternity theme' and its variants to the folk-tinged melodies of 'Wedding Dance' and 'Bus'. I've never seen the film but this certainly makes me want to. If you're a fan of Enya to the Cocteau Twins, John Barry to Nino Rota I'm sure you'll love this.