Monday, 30 July 2012

SONG FOR TODAY: Damon Albarn - 'Apple Carts'

Of course this legendary figure's band Blur have been used as 'Song For Today' already, as have his other outfit Gorillaz. So today it's time to dip into this year's 'Dr Dee' album, a solo effort from the utter genius that is Mr Damon Albarn. If you skip past the operatic parts (which annoyingly disrupt the album's flow) 'Dr Dee' is in fact a wonderful piece of work, and 'Apple Carts' is an undoubted highlight... The 'Dr Dee' album is the accompanying soundtrack to 'Dr Dee: An English Opera', created by theatre director Rufus Norris and Albarn. The opera is based on the life of John Dee, medical and scientific advisor to Elizabeth I.

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