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T.S. Eliot Reads the Wasteland
T.S. Eliot Reads the Wasteland
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Spleen
Title: T.S. Eliot Reads the Wasteland
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Skoda Records
Release Date: 7/28/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 793066000120

CD Reviews

Eliot is rolling over in his grave.
R. Rawnsley | 01/24/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this CD in hopes of using it for a literature class. It contains short and long versions of Eliot reading "The Waste Land" and Eliot reading "The Hollow Men." However, when I recieved the disk, and put it into the car's CD player, I was shocked to hear what sounds like a 1980's drum machine and electronic "music" superimposed over the original recordings. The monotonous high-energy "music" is mixed over the reading in such a way as to dominate the recording. Although Eliot's reading is a bit monotonous in itself, I do not think that this interpretation was what he had in mind when he recorded it. This treatment makes these two poems seem frivolous and unimportant. My wife, no poetry buff, found the "music" irritating within seconds.

Unless you like anachronistic misfits like _Moulon_Rouge_, you might want to let this one pass."
Worst i've ever heard!
John Tribley | Pittsburgh, PA | 08/11/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I have bought many things from Amazon and never felt compelled to write a review, good or bad, until now. This is without a doubt the worst poetry cd I've ever heard. With crappy techno pop music playing over Eliot's reading most of it is uninteligable. If you like bad techno music, by all means, buy this cd. If you want to hear a great poet reading his work buy Voice of the Poet."