THIS is a Rock Opera 'Seria', realized by Richard Cummins - Impresario.
OPERA SERIA (SEH-ree-ah): A "serious" opera. The usual characters are gods, goddesses or ancient heroes.
The first line of JRR Tolkien’s famous poem from ‘Lord of the Rings’, "All That is Gold Does Not Glitter" is a variant and rearrangement of the proverb "All that glitters is not gold", known primarily from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, resulting in a proposition bearing a completely different meaning.
In the tradition of this intellect, Richard crafts for himself an inversion of the famous second line, “Not all those who wander are lost” (which in itself is an inversion bearing the meaning that those suspiciously viewed as wanderers or vagabonds are actually moving about with purpose) into “Not All Who Are Lost, Wander”.
The striking ‘Saul Bass’ inspired album cover art drives home the point:
We tend to view forms of stability as ‘safe’, or ‘right’.
But does this mean that the lost are always prone to wander? Or, perhaps the contrary is true? Those whom appear the most stable, stationary, safest, the most ‘right’… could in fact be just as, or even more, ‘lost’.
The Seeker, The Girl on the Sidewalk, 2 Vultures, The Pastor, The Beast, and 'Someone There'.
“Not All Who Are Lost, Wander” is the story of journeys... a sudden and jarring realization of the lifeless monotony of the day to day, a haunting echo of a long ago feeling, a frustrating encounter at the door of the local church - begging the question of how gathered groups who seem so pious can be so dilettantish - the 2 beaches, and a promise.
Then, seemingly in a flash... The bus at Liminal St. is set to leave the grim, grey, joyless city, journeying toward the mountains and the sunrise. That heavy sunrise...
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released April 24, 2014
All instruments performed by Richard Cummins, except where noted*.
All arrangements, engineering, mixing, & mastering performed by Richard Cummins.
Cover/back art concept & execution: Richard Cummins
Everything about this record © 2014 Electro-Tone Records, Nectarine Horse Productions, Sir Richard The Lionheart
Drums By JOVAN (Vancouver, BC) On:
-The Kingdom Awaits
-Birth of the Beast
-Welcome to the Kingdom
Jovan in action: youtu.be/1Og3y6fEBV0
Drums By Alexander Klassen (Vancouver, BC) On:
-Brand New Day
Saxophone on "Angels By My Side" BY: Colin Farquhar
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