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Burning Times
Rumors of the Big Wave
Burning Times
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Rumors of the Big Wave
Title: Burning Times
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1993
Re-Release Date: 5/25/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Style: Gay & Lesbian
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624253525, 093624253549

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Pop/Jazz sound with Environmental Message
J. B. Barton | Saint Petersburg, FL | 09/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an unusual CD but I really like it. The majority of the album conveys an environmental or clean living message with original songwriting and good music - kind of a mixture of pop/jazz. "Green World" is especially good - " We may be dancing on the only green world". It would be a five star album but there are two songs that keep me from putting the CD into a constant rotation. I heard "Burning Times" on Public Radio and the song was so unique I had to order the CD because I figured it would be a very long time before I ever heard it again. "Burning Times" is written from the point of view of the Wiccans and is a rather melodramatic piece about the persecution of the 'witches' in Europe. It is very unique and the musical arrangement is very good but it is a little over the top to hear over and over again after the initial novelty wears off.The only real strike against it is that in "Nightmare", the song starts off with the sound of a civil defense siren. Good effect for the message of the song but annoying if you like to leave a CD in a constant rotation. Still, high points (four stars) for good originality and overall sound."
SO GLAD it has been re-released!
A. K. Beltaine | Ithaca, NY USA | 10/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection of songs (one of two Charlie Murphy cassettes I had in the early 80's) is top notch. Original songwriting. Political message of hope and dedication despite the devastating condition of our world. Excellent musicianship. Jamie Seiber is a world class cellist. Charlie Murphy's vocals are pleasant, in key, and energetic. There is a full band backing them and the excellent production quality shows. (Produced by a drummer from Santana).
This is a "Must Have" album for any Pagan, any Activist, anyone who has been touched by loss (I choose life is in response to the devastation of AIDS). See also "Canticles of Light" for songs and chants that are useful in protest or ritual settings.
What are you waiting for? Buy this CD!"