Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Currently listening to...

...the epic "Across The River" by the glorious Peter Gabriel, originally released in 1982 on a WOMAD (World of Dance and Music) benefit compilation album.

I was working at a record store (records... remember those?) in 1982, and we got shipments on Tuesdays. Excited, we employees would head right for the new release boxes and rifle through. One Tuesday I came upon "Music and Rhythm: A Benefit Double LP for a World of Music, Arts and Dance" and threw it on the turntable (turntables... remember those?) and was entranced.

Listen to how this piece builds and transforms, with anticipation, like something magnificent approaching from far away.
This piece will take you on a journey. Let it.
Turn it up.

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