Label: Edsel Records - EDSX 3002 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered Remixed • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country Rock
The Prison is a brilliant multimedia concept marrying the personal and inner visual experience of Michael "Papa Nez" Nesmith 's novella with the aural medium of an equally original soundtrack. Earliest pressings came housed in a 12" by 12" box set.
The short story was presented in an LP-sized booklet with the music featured on the respective A and B sides of a single long-player.
As opposed to much of his previous recordings, Nesmith 's approach Dance Between The Raindrops - Michael Nesmith - The Prison decidedly more ethereal as the songs drift and dance one into the other with purpose and subjective intent. While Nez 's prose as well as the songs' overall lyrical content are not inextricably linked, they aptly balance the respective chapters that correspond to each of the LP sides.
The music is a definite departure from the straight-ahead country-rock leanings that Nesmith had exhibited with his First and Second National Bands. Even the copious contributions of David Dance Between The Raindrops - Michael Nesmith - The Prison 's ARP synthesizer and the metronome-esque Roland drum machine can't dismantle what are some of his most heartfelt and affectively enchanting melodies to date.
The sage advice and thematic moral of The Prison deal directly as well as metaphorically with achievement and existing through experience rather than fear. These concepts also directed The Gardenwhich was a continuation of this story, although neither are mutually exclusive or necessary to the other. Notably, the CD reissue has much improved sound quality and the technological advancement Es Natural - Rubber - Rubberband for a seamless experience.
The short story and the music are independently compelling when experienced individually. However, when practiced as complementary media, The Prison is nothing short of a quiet revolutionary occurrence.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Styles Country-Rock. Track Listing. Michael Nesmith. Dance Between the Raindrops. Elusive Ragings. Waking Mystery. Hear Me, Calling. Marie's Theme.
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