The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast
Narration by Judi Dench and Michael Hordern, music and vocals by Rod Edwards and Roger Hand. "This beautiful recording was first released with the original publication of the best selling book, The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast, and is not to be confused with the Roger Glover album of the same title. It has been digitally re-mastered from the original tapes and features new material. The appeal of the well known book is expanded further by this interpretation, which places the entire text in a musical setting by composers Rod Edwards and Roger Hand previously of legendary UK psychedelic pop bands The Picadilly Line and Edwards Hand. Rod Edwards was also one third of the UK '70s folk rock band Jade. Some of the poems are sung, with haunting melodies and fascinating sounds; while the others are effortlessly and incomparably narrated by Judi Dench and the late Michael Hordern, within a sympathetic, descriptive, orchestral tapestry. Highlight of the album, 'The Most Wonderful Tune In The World,' is a classic piece of orchestrated harmony drenched progressive pop from the pen of Edwards and Hand. A lost concept album from the 1970s now at last available again in its entire child like shimmering beauty!"