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The Fall of the House of Usher (1991)
Peter Hammill
The Fall of the House of Usher (1991)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Rock
 
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This CD is a re-recording and remix of a work first released in 1991. The instrumentation has been completely revised, dozens of electric guitars are used in massed groups which fill a choral or orchestral role. Peter Hamm...  more »

      
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All Artists: Peter Hammill
Title: The Fall of the House of Usher (1991)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 2/14/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5018251600042, 5023522912120, 766488575224

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This CD is a re-recording and remix of a work first released in 1991. The instrumentation has been completely revised, dozens of electric guitars are used in massed groups which fill a choral or orchestral role. Peter Hammil's own vocals as Roderick Usher
 

CD Reviews

From the tale of E. Allan Poe,a jewel of theatrical darkprog
Lethe | Milan, Italy | 02/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This re-recording and re-remix concerning the famous theatrical dark project of Hammill,which has been the main reference for a lot of dark prog bands, including Devil's Doll, is the best effort by this versatile UK artist in the recent times...the plot is based upon a famous tale by E.Allan Poe, featuring also Lene Lovich as Madeline Usher: the development of this theatrical act is well constructed !! This great vocalist has a strong expression during his vocal excursions, as long as the plot lay-out is completed by the original tale's development of the characters. It's difficult to compare this work to those ones of V.D.G.G., but in my opinion this is the peek of his career and also a true Hammil trademark !! It is very confortable for him,by standing here as a one man band,regarding of his total personal control over the construction of the opera ...moreover by demonstrating also his maturity in this fresh remake! I hope such re-make and the re-recording as well of the whole opera,keep on maintaining the original mood as a secure reference for the next thatrical music acts ...Highly recommended, not for the fans of V.D.G.G. only !!"