The year was 1593. In a little town called Vintaine, a crippled & disfigured boy named Lucious Gray had dreams of one day leaving his village and becoming a court musician for the king. His father, a drunk & bitter old man, had little use for the boy, and would regularly beat and abuse him, calling him the "sin of his mother," who had abandoned him and his father years before. Some in the village were cruel, and often laughed at Lucious, pointing at his contorted face and his hunched over body, seeing him as the village idiot. Undaunted, the boy would play his lute for hours on end, hoping that some day his dreams would come true.
One day, the villagers in Vintaine witnessed an extrodinary event. They noticed a tall handsome man walk from the house where Lucious and his father lived. Upon his back was an old lute, very much resembling the one the boy used to play. As he walked down the road away from the town, the villagers also saw that he wore the tattered clothes of the peasant boy, but his face was strong and well-shaped, and there was a strangely familiar look in the man's eyes, his face emanating a magical glow. None in the village knew this man, nor could they account for the whereabouts of Lucious, who had mysteriously disappeared on that very day. The boy was not seen in Vintaine ever again, and his father never spoke of him.
Legend has it that something strange and wonderful happened to Lucious one night, and his crippled body and soul were healed when he decided to leave his past life behind and journey to a far-off land to search for a higher truth, while using the gift of his music to change the hearts and minds of people everywhere.
The above fable follows the musical journey of Lucious as he strives to discover his true inner self by reflecting upon his life in the past, who he once was, and what he is yet to become.
Most of the selections on this album hint at the musical styles of the Middle Ages, save one song, "Now We Raise Our Glass To Thee," dedicated to the fallen in the countless battles from our past who gave their lives.
These are compositions of memories that echo through time, leading you through the composers journey bringing forth stunning and beautiful creations of music to share with the world.
To all of those who have taken the journeys to leave their "past lives" behind to follow that inner voice and discover a higher potential, SONGS OF PAST LIVES will touch you as you journey to uncover the legacy of what you will someday leave behind to share with the world.
Experience SONGS OF PAST LIVES..you will never look at music the same way again...