Soundbite 60: A sixty-word précis-review of the latest CD releases
Walsingham; Can she excuse my wrongs?; Flow, my tears; The most High and Mighty Christianus the Fourth; The lowest trees have tops; Fine knacks for ladies; Fantasy; Come, heavy sleep; Forlorn Hope Fancy; Come again; Wilt thou unkind thus reave me; Weep you no more, sad fountains; My Lord Willoughbys Welcome Home; Clear or cloudy; In darkness let me dwell Robert Johnson
Have you seen the bright lily grow
Recorded in 2006 at Steerpike Studios, Il Palagio, Italy
CD No: DG 170 3139 Duration: 49 minutes Reviewed: November 2006
Sting/Dowland: Songs from the Labyrinth
...a sixty-word review by Robin Barber
Sting and Dowland: unlikely bedfellows? Yes. But it works. Stings totally unaffected singing of John Dowlands 16th/17th-century melancholy lyrics and music make for a very special alchemy that succeeds where other more 'classical' interpretations fail. Edin Karamazov's lute-playing is both exciting and highly expressive. Although the disc reproduces as a too-loud pop issue, this is crossover as it should be.