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This review is from: Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music (Paperback)
This is the book I never thought I'd read. A voice out of the swirling mists that perfectly captures what I had previously thought of as ineffable - the genius locii of Britain as expressed in music. The opening sections are magisterial, linking the sixties hippy/gypsy zeitgeist with Gustav Holst and Vaughn-Williams at William Morris gatherings. And the sense of a slumbering Albion waiting to be roused by an Arnold Bax symphony or a scrape of Dave Swarbrick's fiddle is achieved with great poetic sensibility.
A wonderful, wonderful soaring read.
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Initial post: 27 Aug 2010 09:31:18 BDT
what a mouth watering review. I must investigate.
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