Loreena McKennitt's song version of William Blake's poem:
O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue to drown the throat of war!
O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
To drown the throat of war! When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand? When the souls of the oppressèd
Fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?
When the whirlwind of fury comes from the
Throne of God, when the frowns of his countenance
Drive the nations together, who can stand?
When Sin claps his broad wings over the battle,
And sails rejoicing in the flood of Death;
When souls are torn to everlasting fire,
And fiends of Hell rejoice upon the slain,
O who can stand? O who hath causèd this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!
Thanks a lot for your suggestion.
I really love those studio shots/stills too...!!
And it was very nice to see Laurel Goodwin still with a that charming smile at old age.
Checked up on her and was saddened to find she hard departed earth plane earlier this year. RIP. Very charming lady.
I liked him a lot when I was young, he sang the poems of Miguel Hernandez like nobody else. Then I knew that he was a great admirer of bullfighting, so I didn't like him anymore. And I stopped listening to him.
During the Franco regime he was an idol of the Catalans and in his concerts he sang in Catalan when Catalan was banned in Catalonia.
This is a Russian group that became quite the sensation for some time. I find their songs very wholesome. Lyrics:
Oh Ivan, my dear Ivan, where you've been all night? Where you've been all night? You haven't been to your darling's place... Haven't been to my darling's place, didn't see my pals, my sweet girl, don't be angry with me Don't be angry with me, that I didn't come to you, that I didn't make it over, I found myself on the street, playing fiddle all night down on the street!