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What Immortal Hand Or Eye Indeed....,
This review is from: Tyger (Audio CD)
This is a classic album, and what an idea-putting the words of Blake to music. The album oozes charisma and mystique. The eloquent words and the emotive music work in such harmony that it hard to belive that the words weren't written for the music. Just close your eyes whilst listening to "London" and imagine walking down the misty Victorian London streets on a damp autumnal evening-it comes as quite a shock as you open them to discover you aren't really there!
The instrumental "Alchemy of the Heart" simply makes the hair on my neck stand up-it's breathtaking complexity at the beginning and simplicity at the end both confuse and satisfy the listener. This piece could be a theme of doom and dispair and of victory and hope in equal measure.
The title track is the weakest as it is a bit repetitive but the words of Blake's immortal poem far outweigh the musical shortfall so don't let this put you off.