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The Raven That Refused to leave my player,
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I consider myself extremely fortunate to have purchased the full on Deluxe Version of TRTRTS from the Burning Shed outlet at the pre-order face value price. Why do I proclaim this you ask? I shall end this review with a very simple answer!
I also count myself very lucky to have seen SW and the team beside him (as opposed to the backing group/band behind him) at the Royal Festival Hall Monday evening just gone. We were all in my opinion treated to am unforgettable and complete performance of this record plus previous gems under the SW "label" in glorious surround sound.
I have a large and hugely diverse collection of music with which I can say I have never owned such a non-contrived and seminal composition of music until now. Truly a masterpiece made by those allowed to flourish and showcase their individual prowess without becoming too self indulgent.
As for my already mentioned, cherished, well played, well thumbed and read Deluxe Edition, this copy (unlike some) is not for sale!!!
Nearly 7 months on from my original review and trip to the Royal Festival Hall, to about 7 weeks away from the Royal Albert Hall and what can I say that hasn't been said already?
During this time I have received through the post about 100 discs from some superb artists of the same genre who get their fair share of air/headphones time.
As for The Raven' it still refuses to leave my player. It keeps on coming back and it will not leave. Every track brings melancholic joy that so far has not been equalled. And now it would seem the title track is featured in an upcoming movie (Pompeii, Feb 14). I hope this propels the outfit to the top of cult recognition but not to the point of mainstream dross and atrocity.