Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell: One Night In Porto (CD)
Dead Can Dance singer Lisa Gerrard and Irish composer Jules Maxwell release an extended Deluxe edition of their critically acclaimed 2021 album, 'BURN' "Burn is as essential as anything else in Gerrard's unique songbook" (themusic.com) "Burn sounds like an enigmatic requiem; music for your own act of remembrance" (mojo) "Burn is the world music equivalent of seeing life in bright colour for the first time" (higherplainmusic.com) "It is with great pleasure that I share this expanded edition of the BURN album. Jules Maxwell and I began our creative collaboration with Dead Can Dance, and immediately realised that we had a shared connection through improvisation. This new edition includes Jules' original demos and coincides with our first live concerts of the BURN album in Portugal this coming November" (Lisa Gerrard September 2022) The record's beginnings go all the way back to 2012 when Jules Maxwell was brought in by Dead Can Dance as a keyboard player on their Anastasis World Tour. He and the band's singer Lisa Gerrard created a new piece called 'Rising Of The Moon', which was performed as the gripping final encore of each show. By the time the tour finished in Santiago, Chile in 2013 a strong affinity had begun to develop between the two of them and further opportunities to collaborate with each other resulted over subsequent years. In 2015, when Maxwell was asked to submit songs for the Bulgarian choir 'Le Myst?re des Voix Bulgares' album Boocheemish, he approached Gerrard once again to co-write material for the new release. Having travelled to Australia to work in her home studio, the pair came away with four new songs for that release, as well as the building blocks for this new venture together. With James Chapman (aka MAPS) joining the duo as producer, ideas began to be generated freely and over time a distinct sound for their work began to emerge.
|1||Heleali (The Sea Will Rise)|
|4||Aldavyeem (A Time to Dance)|
|5||Orion (The Weary Huntsman)|
|6||Keson (Until My Strength Returns)|
|7||Do So Yol (Gather the Wind)|