|This was based around the original prayers and reading on the original Prayers album. It contains background keyboards with the spoken word by my ex-wife. Therefore it will not be re-pressed when current stocks have run out!|
|I liked it at the time!!!|
|Little Known Trivia|
|Orisons is an old English word for prayers.|
Andy Long on 2nd April 2003 [Other reviews]
To paraphrase the infamous office poster : you don't have to be a Christian to enjoy this - but it helps! Orisons draws heavily on the previous album 'Prayers' and opens with the beautiful 'A Wish' from 'The New Gospels'. The title itself is actually an old English term meaning 'Prayers' and, like the aforementioned release, 'Orisons' brings together a collection of prayers, some from The Bible, others from great theologians like Martin Luther and Francis of Assissi and even one by Rick's Great Grandfather. All are set to appropriately ambient music and are narrated by Nina, Mary Hobdell and the Bishop of Sodor and Man. Like it's partner album 'The Word And Music' this is going to appeal mainly to Rick's Christian fanbase but I think that it's meditative quality would be enjoyed by fans of some of his new age stuff too.