Sunday, September 23, 2012
"An Allegorical Meaning Beyond Ordinary Usage From the Nature of a Flower": John Renbourn- The Lady and the Unicorn (1970)
I would love to say more about this sublime offering from John Renbourn but I have a headache like Phineas Gage on this fine day so I will be brief. I have listened to this LP so many times and it never fails. So beautiful, simple, and enduring. Especially exquisite is "Lamento di Tristan/La Rotta" which features, to wonderful effect, both sitar and glockenspiel.
"This record contains a variety of instrumental pieces including medieval music, folk tunes, and early classical music.... I have not presumed to reproduce early music as it would originally have been played, but hope nevertheless that the qualities of the music can be enjoyed, though interpreted as they are on more recent instruments."
THE LADY AND THE UNICORN (320)
PS: I'd like to sincerely express an enmity for everyone involved with the new Blogger interface. Plainly and simply, I wish each one of you intense discomfort and dissatisfaction with your lives and life's work. Go to hell, may your children resent you, and your funeral go wholly unattended.