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Standing Stone [CASSETTE]

4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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  • Audio Cassette (7 Oct. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hmv
  • ASIN: B000002RZ8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 742,537 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Standing Stone is a tremendously focused piece of work, and what it's focused on is the story it has to tell. That story is told in another form in the Standing Stone Poem, an original epic tale marked by a very distinctive tone that combines narrative compression with verbal gusto. One can almost see McCartney up to his elbows in adjectives, throwing them into a bubbling pot on the stove with glee in his eye, and serving the resulting dish to his guests with several flourishes. And this image captures, for me, something of the experience of listening to the music as well. But it is not necessary to read the poem first-- I had been listening to the music in fascination for at least six months before I read the poem. The music itself is action packed and adventure filled, and communicates itself with no wasted gestures. Every note, theme, tempo change, and instrumental color has a purpose, and conveys emotional images which progress from chaos through a magical journey which ends in a resolution which has nothing to do with rest, but with traveling onward in a transformed state. It is a journey through high adventure to a state of wisdom. The theme of the work is how the human capacities for wonder, curiosity, and perseverance can win triumph from the forces of darkness. It is about how victory can be achieved by wits, and courage, and good timing, rather than swords and gore. It is also about what the prize for victory is--about love in peace. McCartney has always been naive in the best sense of the word--neither ignorant nor cynical, but open to experience, willing to be affected. That naivete, combined with his considerable musical ingenuity and exuberance, have produced a series of musical scenes painted with equal delicacy and power, and united by haunting melodies and a strong narrative drive. I have really never heard anything quite like it before, and recommend it to your attention.
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Perhaps I shouldn't admit that the CD cover photography caught my eye first, but there you are. However, listening to Sir Paul's opus is a massive experience of thoughts and images. I, too, have not yet read the poem because the music itself tells the story. Not being the least bit musical myself, I am overwhelmed by the fact that a work as expressive as this was produced by someone who doesn't read or write music, even after all these years. Sir Paul is truly a gift.
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Surprisingly good composition from someone who is more and best known as a band member from The Beatles. A combination between (serious) classical music and somewhat like an original soundtrack. It contains various types of spheres so I think it's like a musical journey.
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Congratulations paul along with all concerned in the making of a truly wonderful cd. Pauls melodic prowess
Shine like a light throughtout and the finale is just beautifull moving and uplifting to the spirit and we really get an insight on pauls love and humanity I defy
Anyone not to be moved. Buy and just enjoy
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This is a great cd that came from Paul McCartney that grows on you the more you hear it .
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This delightful orchestral masterpiece has marked Paul McCartney out as a very talented composer, and storyteller through music. To fully appreciate this music, you have to read the poetry that comes with it. Indeed, the opening movement has all the power and chaos that represents the moment all beings are created, and then from this chaos comes order, in the form of a huge crescendo into a C-major chord. The "Human Theme" that follows the growth of cells is another fantastic moment.
I see Standing Stone as a wonderful follow-up to Macca's premiere orchestral work, the Liverpool Oratorio McCartney: Liverpool Oratorio(which also has some delightful moments). I also see Paul McCartney as, maybe, one of the greatest English composers of our time. Buy this recording, and give your ears a real treat!
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try as i might i can't really get to love this - i bought it based on the reviews of others and waited for it to grow on me, but so far that hasn't happened
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The man is a genius, and this beautiful collection is a genius having some fun as only he knows how...
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