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Songs from The Westbrook Blake: Bright As Fire: "The Fields," "I See They Form," "London Song"

Album: 

  • The Westbrook Blake: Bright As Fire

Date published/released: 

1980

Publication Information: 

Europa Records

The songs reference the writings of William Blake.

British jazz pianist and composer Mike Westbrook began his work for the theatre with Adrian Mitchell's "Tyger", a celebration of Blake staged by the Royal National Theatre in 1971. This became a vehicle for Westbrook's Brass Band of the 70's and 80's and the album "The Westbrook Blake - Bright As Fire" followed on in 1980, essentially a jazz interpretation of Songs of Innocence and of Experience. A revised and expanded version of the work was re-recorded in 1997 and named "Glad Day". -Wikipedia