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Siege At Elsinore (2005)

Original CDR Release-Solid Rock SRD-973

Country: US CDR 2005

Front Side

Back Side


CDR Label


                CDR release

                Solid Rock No SRD-973 (2005)


                Song listing

                Nothing Really Changes

                Pardon Me

                Baroquen Spirits

                                With missing verse

                She's A Dancer


                One Way

                If God Is My Father

                I Am A Servant


                I Want It All - Hamlet's Soliloquy

                Be Careful What You Sign


                Soul Survivor


                Let The Rain Fall Down

                I Don't Believe In Miracles

                Miracles (with Dudley Moore)


                Bonus tracks

                Will Survive

                One Way (with Dan at Vineyard)


                    This CD-R is billed as Larry Norman's tribute to William Shakespeare.


                    "The Siege At Elsinore CD is Larry's reflection upon his own music as it has been colored by Shakespeare. Many of Larry's songs take place centuries ago. The entire text of lyrics in "Baroquen Spirits" takes place in a time before automobiles and trains were invented. Though the song sounds modern and the lyrics can be applied to emotions and relationships of the 20th and 21st Century, this song takes place before America ever wrote a constitution, back when men believed the world to be flat. Listen again to this album. In fact... Larry was able to find a copy of "Baroquen Spirits" with the missing verses; something collectors have been writing to him about for years. (We are still combing through the hundreds of boxes of tapes and finding new things to transfer to digital format.) "I Want It All" - Hamlet's Soliloquy is filled with phrases and imagery taken right from Shakespeare's work and Larry sings it with the sorrow and bitterness felt by Hamlet in the graveyard. Siege At Elsinore contains nineteen songs which embrace the poetic, the metaphor, the simile, the rhyme scheme and quatrain, the iamb and trochee of formal poetry with the grace and wit of humor, satire and tragedy; the curtness of ballroom traditions and righteous rebellion of rock and roll." (from the official Larry Norman website)


                    "Siege At Elsinore" also includes a version of "Baroquen Spirits" that includes the missing verse. However, this is also available on "Maximum Garden." (Cross Rhythms Direct)


All release information and notes by Jim Böthel except where otherwise noted.