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A startling, extraordinary and an intensely beautiful album,
This review is from: McAlmont & Nyman: The Glare (Audio CD)
McAlmont & Nyman: The Glare
A marriage made in heaven. Why hasn't someone thought of this before? Is it a pop record? Is it a classical record? Actually - it's both and it's also something quite quite new. It's more than just a cross-over...it's a new genre! It's so much more than a wonderful collaboration...it's a whole new soundscape. David McAlmont's soulful melodies and pure lyricism has found Michael Nyman's powerful, driving, sensual, highly emotive and unforgettable music.
McAlmont's lyrics explores pertinent and topical news stories as varied as 21st century piracy (Going to America), trafficked prostitution in Europe (City of Turin), sexually-charged world leaders (In Rai Don Giovanni), assisted suicide (Friendly Fire), reality television (The Glare), African orphan migration (Fever Sticks and Bones), banking errors (Take the Money and Run) and drug mules (In Laos).
McAlmont and Nyman have created something truly memorable and unique. The result is a startling, extraordinary and an intensely beautiful album.
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Initial post: 26 Oct 2009 18:01:42 GMT
P Garrity says:
I can second everything which this reviewer has said. 'The Glare' is a wonderful collaboration beween two very unique talents. Sublime!
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2009 20:30:03 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2009 03:38:08 GMT
Um, have you ever heard Barry White?
Posted on 16 Jul 2011 20:44:00 BDT
Terry Broome says:
mixture of Pop and classical? You could try Philip Glass's Songs From Liquid Days and the vocal tracks on The Photographer.
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