A producer friend who does not usually hype his own work asked me to listen to a recent release. It’s a set of Fauré’s Requiem, preceded by eight Fauré songs that were orchestrated for the occasion by the conductor John Lubbock. So I listened.
And was overwhelmed.
But here’s the catch: the record is not being reviewed because it is an own-label release by a fringe ensemble, the Orchestra of St John’s Smith’s Square.
For the same reason, it is not getting played on Classic FM or BBC Radio 3.
Or shipped abroad. Or promoted anywhere.
If it weren’t for Slipped Disc, you’d never get to hear about it, or to access one of its tracks.
Sit back, click and be ravished.