FAR NORTH: Ray Cooper Goes Solo
I've been a fan of Ray Cooper's former group, Oysterband, for years. This darkly beautiful album reveals just how much of the Oysterband's amazing talent and skill resided in Ray Cooper ("Chopper"). His cello expresses the emotion of his songs as adeptly as violins in orchestra, and his lyrics are pure poetry. I recommend Ray's music to anyone who likes dark, complex, and beautifully-executed folk music, especially British or Celtic.
From "My Compass Points to North:"
I cross the snow and ice again
Leaving day and night behind
No horizon, land or sky
And every where you look is white
That's when you know you are alone
Seven miles of ice below
And no tracks to take you home
I'm holding to the course
My compass points to North...
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- Label: Westpark Music
- Copyright: ℗© 2010 Westpark Music
- Total Length: 47:08
- ASIN: B003BN0F12
- Customer Reviews: 10 customer ratings
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