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The Crying Light
 
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The Crying Light

19 Jan. 2009 | Format: MP3

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Yet again, Antony has not disappointed us. This album brought tears to my eyes. I have yet to listen to any other artist who I can compare to Antony's utter brilliance. Not only do you have Antony's fantastic voice, the band is truely fabulous too. The music is hauntingly beautiful. I loved this long awaited new album and can't wait for the next one. I was lucky enough to see Antony and the Johnsons last weekend at Birmingham Symphony Hall and I was mesmerised. I had tears in my eyes, the music blew me away, as did, as always Antony's voice. Come back soon Antony, there is no-one else to match you. I could have listened all night.
If you haven't listened to Antony and the Johnsons before, buy this album and see for yourself. They are like no other - thankfully. Never stop Antony, you are my hero.
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A handful of artists are able to take your breath away when they sing, perform and compose - Antony And The Johnsons are able to do just that. Their third album "The Crying Light" is such a beautiful album with tear jerking melodies, emotional vocals from Antony and varied orchestral and piano led arrangements, making it their most accomplished release to date.

"Her Eyes Are Underneath The Ground" is a very beautiful and haunting song with emotional vocals from Antony and lovely gentle piano arrangements, a track that instantly puts this album on the map and is one of my favorites. "Epilepsy Is Dancing" is a strange and intriguing creation with interesting orchestral arrangements and plaintive vocals. "One Dove" is more of the same, with gentle yet captivating melody, music and vocals with the addition of faint drum beats and bass. "Kiss My Name" is a much more rhythmic song with swirling string arrangements, a heavy percussion and poignant singing. The acoustic guitar led title track "The Crying Light" has a lullaby feel to it and is just as effective as all of the other compositions. My favorite song on this album is "Another World" which sends chills up my spine and raises the hair on my arms each time I listen to it - it is probably the best song they have released with a heartfelt melody, beautiful vocals and soft piano led arrangements. "Daylight And The Sun" is a powerful creation with penetrating piano notes, thick layered vocal harmonies and somptuous orchestral sounds, making it the third highlight.
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By Julie D TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 25 Feb. 2013
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It would be possible to write much in the way of ecstatic praise about this album. But any amount of words could not equal its strength. It soars with a depth of spirit that's rarely encountered anywhere, let alone in popular music. It may not be the most upbeat album you've heard but if upbeat's what you're after you'll find it wall to wall in the manufactured pop section so move down the bus please. Antony Hegarty has the most extraordinary and beautiful voice, ethereal but as real as that glass in your hand. This is music to move the bones of you. You'll long to hear more. Antony Hegarty was a name written immediately in my diary after I heard him on TV backing Lou Reed on 'Perfect Day'. Life intervened and I did nothing for months, then I came across the name again. If you want to be found by Antony, you will be. This is music that will reach out to your heart and soul.
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By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Jan. 2009
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There are very few artists alive in our crumbling world today
who are able to juggle the differences between pain and pleasure,
between hope and futility and between the intensly personal
and the fragile universal as can Antony Hegarty.

We already had a small glimpse of what was to come with the title
track of 2008's five-track realease 'Another World', included
once again as a part of this extraordinary new album 'The Crying Light'.

The ten songs performed here both consolidates familiar territory
yet also transports us into rich new emotional landscapes.

Mr Hegarty's power to break our hearts and stir our spirits with
his almost disembodied vibrato is once again centre stage.

Some of the songs bear comparison with works by early composers
such as Byrd, Dowland and Tallis. Haunted, haunting and timeless.

Title track 'The Crying Light' would not have been too out of
place heard in the court of Elizabeth The First.
An incredibly plaintive lament whose fragile harmonies and subtle
orchestration place it firmly among his finest compositions.

'Her Eyes Are Underneath The Ground' is another exquisite jewel
of a song - Julia Kent's cello accompaniment and string arrangement
are both affecting and economical.

Thoughout, the album is blessed with some of the
most able and sensitive musical support that an
artist could ever hope to have around him.

Final track (and for my money the finest song in this collection)
'Everglade' literally soars out of the speakers in transcendent,
overwhelming waves of luminous positive energy.

The project's artwork is, as ever was, both disquieting,
enigmatic and strangely moving. Stark questions left unanswered.

This is music to shine a healing as well as a crying light.

Essential.
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