Keith James & Rick Foot
Release Date 22/10/2007
"something is really going on here"
"Keith has done a superb job, a particularly happy marriage of lyric and music, a sincere tribute by one artist interpreting the work of another."
- **** Rock n Reel
"Music full of integrity, a contemporary work of art"
- ***** Maverick
"Thoughtfully put together, evocative and passionate"
- Net Rhythms
"Evocative and atmospheric... James' wistful melody keeping the focus on those vivid lyrics... the orchestration is sublime."
- Irish Herald
"An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great artist's words. Lorca lives!"
- BBC Radio Scotland
"Working on this album has proved to be a challenging, yet enjoyable and rewarding endeavour.
It's been hard dealing with a man's writing from 80 or so years ago. I started out thinking that generally the Poetry may need to be set and framed in some Spanish musical order and flavour but actually it turns out not so.
Mostly they are more thoughtful, romantic and searching in a language free of all habitual confinement and endemic small-mindedness.
They lead you towards them in a way modern writing, for the most part, does not.
He was writing because he wanted to; not with any prospective audience in mind. That makes an enormous to difference to any artistic endeavour.
In brief, it feels that this has turned out well and is something that Rick and I are very proud of.
The music has a very solitary tone, it certainly sits outside of the area of singer/songwriter and furthermore the words themselves certainly take us to a time and a place when women were tremendously more devoted to the pleasures of being a woman."
|1.||La Rueda Full Track||[mp3 0.7mb]|
|2.||Floating Bridges Full Track||[mp3 4.0mb]|
|6.||I'm Going To Santiago||[mp3 0.9mb]|
|7.||Preciosa and the Wind||[mp3 0.9mb]|
|8.||The Unfaithful Wife||[mp3 0.9mb]|
|9.||The Feud||[mp3 0.9mb]|
|10.||Dawn in New York||[mp3 0.9mb]|
|11.||Take This Waltz||[mp3 0.9mb]|
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Drawings by Federico García Lorca
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