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Return to One: A Sonnet Odyssey

by Norman Ball

A sequence of sonnets read by DC Shakespeare theatre's Ed Gero accompanied by music of Academy Award-winning Gabriel Yared.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Gnostic Meditations
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2. Threefold Homage to the Ninefold Muse
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3. Sirens
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3:09 album only
4. Passion
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6:52 album only
5. Aspects of a Woman
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6. Beside It All/The Detrimental Meter
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7. Life in Art
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8. The Whale, the Bull and the Light-Bringer
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9. Stagecraft
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10. Traps and Snares
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"A sequence of sonnets read by DC Shakespeare theatre's Ed Gero and enriched with the gripping, passionate, contextual music of Academy Award-winning composer, Gabriel Yared. Taking poetry into a deeper, imaginative realm, carefully landscaped with conviction and sentiment by both the strong, crafted thoughts and tugging music, this album is, from beginning to end, a dramatic, programmatic gem for contemplation and enjoyment."
--CD Baby Review

"This is an amazing collection...I have never heard anything so wonderful. Like reading a good book, the words sail through your mind from times and places eerily familiar, as if in a dream."
--Devra Ann Jacobs, Editor, Mystic Pop Magazine (Dec 2004)

Why sonnets? Well, why not! Check out www.normanball.com for a spirited defense of the sonnet form.


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Peter Smith

Outstanding!
I was very pleased overall with CD Baby, both for providing unusual and hard to find material, and for delivering on time.
For fans of spoken word performances, the Bard in particular, I would highly recommend this CD. Norman Ball does a fine job reading the material with just the right inflection to get the feeling across and not get caught locked into a rythm.
Thanks CD Baby.

CD Baby


A sequence of sonnets read by DC Shakespeare theatre's Ed Gero and enriched with the gripping, passionate, contextual music of Academy Award-winning composer, Gabriel Yared. Taking poetry into a deeper, imaginative realm, carefully landscaped with conviction and sentiment by both the strong, crafted thoughts and tugging music, this album is, from beginning to end, a dramatic, programmatic gem for contemplation and enjoyment.

daisy

it was okay
I don't want to be negative but this cd was just okay...his voice was mono-tone and quite frankly i expected something different being that it was suggested from a if you like this, you'll like these too type of thing...it wasn't anything like "The road to utah" but none the less cd baby recomended it as such...oh well over all it was okay.

Cliff Howard

Eloquent use of language in storytelling
An absolute delight to listen to. Highly recommended for anyone who loves hearing the masterful use of creative language.