Release Date: 05/13/08
Special DVD+2CD limited swing case edition! Live recordings of the unique event!
An outstanding release!! 'She' - a unique event on the world-wide scale!!!! This fantastic release is a must have for all fans of the best quality progressive/rock music!!!! Caamora represents the partnership of Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena) and Agnieszka Swita in a lavish and creative collaboration. The musical version of 'She' is based on the classic novel of the same name by Victorian adventure writer H. Rider Haggard. Clive first encountered this story 25 years ago when he saw a film version at the cinema as a child. It has always been his intention to set this story to music, but it was not until he met Agnieszka that it did seem to be the right time. With Agnieszka's encouragement, Clive decided to begin this epic composition. Over the following months Clive furiously set to writing material, and Agnieszka traveled regularly from Poland to England to record demos. Gradually, the material piled up until they had over two hours of songs and music. The culmination of the last two year's work with Caamora took place on 31st October 2007 at the Wyspianski Theatre, Katowice, Poland. Spearheaded by Clive Nolan and Agnieszka Swita, this epic production featured also guest musicians: Alan Reed (Pallas/Neo) & Christina Booth (Magenta) on vocals, bassist John Jowitt (IQ, Neo), Mark Westwood (Neo) & Martin Bowen on the guitars, Richard West (Threshold) & Steve Williams on the keyboards as also Scott Higham on the drums. The musical landscape of 'She' is wide and varied: from the close, intimate sounds of voice and piano, through to the exhilaration and power of orchestra and choir, the music is intense and colourful. Clive Nolan: 'For me the blending of orchestra and rock band was one of the biggest challenges. I did not want these to be two separate entities stuck together (as is often the case with 'band and orchestra' albums), but one enormous blended sound.' Stylistically, 'She' has elements of heavy rock, and moments of pure opera - sometimes simple, sometimes complex, this is a rock opera that will stand the test of time. Special DVD+2CD limited swing case edition!
|Label: METAL MIND|
|Genre: Progressive Rock|
|Run Time: 290 mins|
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