The double album on two discs, nestled into a lovely 4 panel gatefold eco-wallet. The breathtaking cover image by Colette Saint Yves wrapping around the entire front and back cover, including spine, in a design by Audun Grimstad. With a 32 page booklet - in the style of a Victorian book of verses with vintage black and white photos and the album's narrative poetry - enclosed within.
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For a time, there was drink, in which he found no real solace but led him to further despair and sometimes danger.
“I’ll die all over again,” she tried to say to him, “if you just give up.”
But in these moments, when he needed most to, he simply couldn’t hear her. Even so, she would never leave him. Her heart was too stout, her soul too intrepid, her love too courageous for that.
As he wandered the streets in drunkenness and self-loathing she followed him, pulled at his hand as the headlights of a cab flashed by running a stop sign. As he waited for a subway train, standing perilously close to tracks, she stood guard, unseen and un-sensed, guiding him over the gap and into the deserted late-night car.
Huddled against the wall, the tears coming again, he asked to be taken. But she spoke to him, softly and purposefully.
“No,”, she said. “No, my love. Not yet.”
He thought he heard her and so he answered, “But when? And how will I know it is my time?”
She sat with him on the small seat he’d crumpled himself into. “You will know. I will tell you. I will come and collect you, sweetheart. But not just yet.”
He had a far away look and she wasn’t sure she’d reached him. As he staggered out at the next stop and down the platform toward the exit to the street, she followed, concerned and vigilant, prodding him home until he fell safely, if sadly, into bed.
His sleep was restless, tortured, but she remained…
We first heard a track - "Night Ships (Sea Mist)" - from this album on SOMA-fm, found Swartz et here on B/C, and bought the next morning. It's been in heavy rotation ever since. Gorgeous stuff! Bipolar Explorer
We listened to this album obsessively every day for a couple of months after we first heard it. It's boldly all instrumental, lush, richly melodic and just a tremendous album. Full of emotion. Love! Bipolar Explorer