Fiona Ashworth - Season Of Mists And Mellow Fruitfulness

Monday 7th January 2002
Fiona Ashworth - Season Of Mists And Mellow Fruitfulness
Fiona Ashworth - Season Of Mists And Mellow Fruitfulness

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

I'm not exactly sure whether this will appeal at this time of the year (I'm writing this review on the day after Boxing Day for publication on March 1st), but I suppose the effectiveness of this sort of music is rather subjective at the best of times, so it's all down to the listener's feelings. 'An autumnal meditation in music and words' is the sub-title; the music is Debussy, Tchaikowsky, Massenet and some of Fiona's own, and the words are poetry and prose from various sources, including Emily Bronte, Robert Frost, Keats and various Old Testament books. I don't care much for the reading style of the lady who speaks the words and verses, a tad too declamatory (Keats' "Ode To Autumn" suffers rather as a result), and some of the music is more an aid to slumber rather than meditation, but the project is for a worthy cause, namely the Burrswood Christian Centre For Healthcare And Ministry, Tunbridge Wells - check out their website at An acquired taste, but worth investigating.

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