Click to enlarge
The Odyssey (CD)
The combination of rock and classical elements are heightened on Bedford's musical portrayal of Homer's Odyssey as his multi-layered keyboard work solidly defines the essence of each individual track. Conjuring up mood, compelling rhythmic textures, and elaborate choral arrangements that float above the use of the Hammond organ and the ARP 2600 synthesizer, Bedford with the help of the Queen's College Choir presents a conceptual piece that stays magnificently on course without losing its progressive rock overtones. Mike Oldfield plays guitar on "The Phaeacian Games" and again on "The Sirens" while Andy Summers makes an appearance here as well, contributing his guitar know-how on "Circe's Island" before becoming part of the Police. Even with the utilization of these guitar virtuosos, the emphasis cannot be sidetracked from Bedford's dexterity and excellence as a keyboard player. Throughout these 11 tracks, he summons up the powerful history of Greek lore by customizing his keyboards to dictate the beauty or the fervency of each individual reference. "The Battle in the Hall" is set to a rambunctious pace, while the five inclusions of "Penelope's Shroud" reflects the subtlety of the piano and organ. His employment of such simplistic props as wine glasses, lone gongs, and cymbals don't go unnoticed either, and the welcomed addition of oboes and recorders helps to reinforce a classical ambience in a number of pieces. This album along with 1975's The Ancient Mariner are Bedford's greatest solo achievements, with The Odyssey exhibiting a more progressive environment on the whole.
169 SEK 
 
  Tell a friend
Use the form below to send information about this product to a friend.
Your name    Your e-mail
Send
Your friend's name Your friend's e-mail
Enter your email address to be automatically informed when this item is back in stock
Your e-mail   
Send
Limited availability - ships immediately
Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 2011
Release Date: 2011-07-18
Label: GONZO
Country: Euro
Item No: HST086CD
Customer rating & reviews
Rate this item | Review this item
Track List
01 Penelope's shroud pt. 1
02 King aeolus
03 Penelope's shroud pt. 2
04 Phaeacian games
05 Penelope's shroud pt. 3
06 Sirens
07 Scylla and charybdis
08 Penelope's shroud pt. 4
09 Circe's island
10 Penelope's shroud completed
11 Battle in the hall
CD
 
99 SEK
 
DAVID BEDFORD
Stars End
LP Used
 
75 SEK
 
DAVID BEDFORD
The Odyssey = LP =
Browse by artist: DAVID BEDFORD - 7 items Show as thumbnails
Type
Artist - Title Release date Price
1   Nurses Song With Elephants
2011-06-27
149 SEK
 
2   Nurses Song With Elephants = Papersl...
2007-10-19
259 SEK
 
 
3   Stars End
2012-03-26
99 SEK
 
 
4   The Odyssey
2011-07-18
169 SEK
 
 
5   The Odyssey = LP =
1976-02-07
75 SEK
 
6   The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
2000-01-01
99 SEK
 
 
7   The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner = LP...
1975-04-01
95 SEK
 
 
 CD Album   LP