For fans of Westend or Broadway type musicals, Here Lies Love is a very interesting and grand opus about the lives of former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda. This project started as a concept album, a collaboration between David Byrne (formerly of the new wave band Talking Heads) and DJ Fatboy Slim. It was later made into a musical that made it's debut off Broadway. This album is different at many levels. First, it's a large work and needs two CDs. Second the co-op producers have a background very far away from stage and musical. For example, Fatboy Slim is into electronica, but the album rarely sounds like the usual electronica fare. Third, it has as many as 22 guest vocalists.
I started listening to this album without reading the sleeve notes and quickly realised that the tunes and chordal complexity reminded me of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
Check out the title track by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine Fame.
That is why I like cassettes and vinyl more.
I always find cds harsh however well mastered these are.I always get ear fatique.my dragon and technics sl 1600 and sl q3 are enough for me this life time.I wonder how people enjoy cds.Now a days I think,There is some fault in me.