Whoever may believe that he has found, in this book, a collection of recipes through which he can effortlessly obtain honor, fame, wealth and power or the means to annihilate his enemies should be told that eventually he will very disappointedly put this book aside.
This reissue of Alchemy is a thoughtful one- comprising the original 1985 tape-only release that saw tracks Preperation for a Journey & Steel Cathedrals released alongside the Words with the Shaman ep with the hard to find b-sides to 1989's Pop Song single (found on the deleted Weatherbox set). As a collection of Sylvian's instrumental work, it blends together very well- though anyone who didn't enjoy his other instrumental work (the Czuckay albums Flux&Mutability/Plight&Premonition, the last sides of Gone to Earth) may not be that enamoured.
Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena) returns with a DVD featuring a live version of his new ambitious solo project - the musical "Alchemy". Brought to life by a host of artists well known on the prog-rock scene, "Alchemy" is a Victorian adventure set in 1842, with a sense of the dark and mysterious.
'Alchemy' is a multidimensional project to be developed in numerous stages and forms. The libretto and the original story are both by Clive Nolan. It is a Victorian adventure set in 1842, with a sense of the dark and mysterious.