Thursday, 24 March 2011

Julian Cope - Discover Odin

Julian Cope is one of my favourite musical artists, and I hope it's not to unbecoming to post this long out of print work.

Discover Odin was a Companion CD programme to 2 nights of spoken word and music at the British Museum, on the October 4-5, 2001 in London, showing that Odin, renowned as the warlike 'Allfather' of the Vikings, existed at the heart of European culture from prehistoric times, with vestiges of his influence surviving up until the 19th century.

This is what Julian's Site  Head Heritage has to say about it.

"The CD/Booklet that accompanied Julian's lectures at the British Museum on 4th and 5th October 2001 CE. A beautiful 10" x 5" presentation with 2000 word essay, this CD programme contains approximately 45 minutes of both spoken word and new music. There has been particular praise for "The 18 Charms of Odin" and the epic "Road to Yggdrasilbury".
The first 1000 copies were signed and numbered by Julian"

Well mine was numbered, but sadly, not signed. To me the best track is 'Ode to Wan' a short but crazed ditty to all the 'viking' words that still exist in the language of the UK, with some tasty mellotron too.
You can hear it Here.

1 comment:

  1. I would love a chance to hear this. Any chance of a re-up of this rare wonder. Happy to trade on some cool JC stuff.