Tuesday, 31 August 2010
The New Ghost
I love Ralph Vaughan Williams, but I only ever buy his records from charity shops. This one was picked up in Leigh On Sea last week. Inside were three hand-typed lyric sheets for 'On Wenlock Edge', perhaps the remnants of an early seventies vocal trio or, at least, a cultural evening of Martini, classical singing and wife-swapping.
This track, performed by Ian & Jennifer Partridge, is the suitably hauntologically titled 'The New Ghost', a poem by Fredegond Shove set to music by RVW in 1925.