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Oh Happy England Special Delux

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
15-06-2015
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Barcode:
5013929845220
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
SFE042
Oh Happy England Special Delux
Oh Happy England Special Delux

Description

Oh, Happy England is a collection of fourteen song settings of poems by British writer Walter de la Mare. Bird Radio developed this album with the active support of Aldeburgh Music where he composed and recorded the songs on residency with an ensemble of voice, flute, piano, cello, guitar, bass and percussion. Bird Radio states, when you enter into a poem by Walter de la Mare, you are never certain of the boundaries between reality and dream. His poetry covers a broad spectrum of textures and emotions from moments of realisation and self-recognition as in "The Englishman" to dark, isolated and nightmarish scenes such as in Drugged and reveries such as in "Time Passes". With the blessing of Walter de la Mares grandson Giles, folklorist/musician/curator Sam Lee and a mentoring programme with the new London initiative Meet The Artist. Bird Radio has performed his dark-folk music on independent and BBC radio as well as performances across the UK, Russia, Europe and the United States. Oh, Happy England is released in a matt finish limited edition digipack with a 20page booklet designed by Italian artist Chiara Ambrosio

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. J.T./ HERE LIES OLD BONES
  3. THE OWL
  4. ALL THAT'S PAST / WINTER
  5. THE STRANGER
  6. HAPPY ENGLAND
  7. MOTELY
  8. FEAR
  9. DRUGGED
  10. THE MONOLOGUE
  11. I SIT ALONE
  12. NEVER-TO-BE
  13. TIME PASSES
  14. THE ENGLISHMAN
  15. THE SONG OF SHADOWS
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