Simon Wickham-Smith – A Hidden Life

 

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Artist: Simon Wickham-Smith
Title: A Hidden Life
Label: Tanuki records
Keywords: Spoken Word, Opera
Reviewer: Johan Nederpel

Sometimes you receive something that is so marvelous that you want to share it with the rest of the world. This is one of those hidden perls.

A Hidden Life tells the story of the Sixth Dalai Lama of Tibet. But not as spoken word, not as an opera, not instrumental, not even as a normal track. It is a combination of all the previous. It is such a marvelous piece of art that it has been sitting in my player for a couple of days. It is the perfect piece to listen in your car, during work, when you are relaxing and even in the evening when you’re trying to fall asleep. The voices of the narrator and of the opera singer are of great height.

Previously released as a cassette with additional tracls on the B side, this CDr release has only the main story on it. And that is good!

You can even listen to it over at YouTube, or buy both the CDr and cassette here!

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