There is no creative genius I've admired more in my lifetime than Jimmy Webb.
In addition to writing such hits as Up Up And Away, By the Time I get To Phoenix, Galveston, Wichita Lineman and many others,
He wrote two masterpieces
Two entire albums that tell a story. He orchestrated these masterpieces and conducted the orchestra.
The first was A Tramp Shining.
Richard Harris sang the songs
The video below takes you through the whole album except one song.)
Here is the track listing.
Close your eyes.
Listen to the melding of the lyrics and melody and the orchestra gliding, skimming, building, releasing. (and, if you ever get a chance to go see him do his one man show,
You can buy the CD or download the mp3 files at the "a" place if you don't want to have any interruptions.
WELL WORTH THE ESCAPE AND THE BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE YOU WILL HAVE