6/25/2005

Phantasmagoria


Phantasmagoria
Originally uploaded by Wandermo.
Webster Definition "An exhibition or display of optical effects and illusions". In reality Phantasmagoria is the third album by this wonderful, and often underrated British prog rock band "Curved Air". This was also the final album with the original lineup of vocalist Sonja Kristina, keyboardist Francis Monkman, violinist Darryl Way, and drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa. The year was 1973, my brother was studying in the UK and brought the Phantasmagoria album with, I was 10 years old at the time, and was dazzled by the sound track Marie Antoinette, Yes! 'Marie Antoinette'! Boy do I love that song, an epic to be heard by everybody. a romantic tale of the poor French queen.

2 comments:

Salted-Caramel said...

Never heard of any of the names mentioned above. Will check them out though. Maybe I'll likey.

Thomas J. Brown said...

Phantasmagoria was also Sierra's first attempt at a full-blown, live-action, interactive video adventure. The final game was... Okay. It was all pretty ambitious and, if you consider the technology at the time, pretty good overall.