Friday, 2 March 2012
I See A Rainbow Rising
Sitting with GENOCIDE nippon after the soundcheck, we ended up dissecting the Rising album with nodding heads, mimicking drum rolls, praising songs. We all recognised the record's legacy of greatness!
It was the record which was my Epiphany, the first hard rock album I ever heard. I've my dear old friend Henry to thank/blame (delete as applicable). It was his copy of the album in cassette form (acquired through Britannia Music I remember).
After hearing Tarot Woman, I can honestly attest that I was the never the same again. I felt as if something wonderful washed over me and flooded my heart with such emotions that really only music can endow.
The record is a classic in every sense of the word even the weakest song Do You Close Your Eyes works.
While Tarot Woman retains a majestic place as one of THE best album openers of all-time there are the standouts Run With The Wolf and the blistering brilliance of A Light In The Black.
Of course the opus is Stargazer and this leaves everything else in its wake. It is a masterpiece and has few equals not then, not now.
Scotland: Present Day
The album is permanently with on the iPod, never far away like a dear friend.
In fact I've just spent yet another night with the Tarot Woman...
"She can take you there
The entrance to the fair
Mine, mine, mine
Ride the carousel
And cast a magic spell
You can fly, fly"
at 8:41 pm