Human Drama

Human Drama

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A year before Songs of Betrayal appeared, Human Drama released this pleasant stopgap EP that managed to look both forward and to the past at the same time, succeeding in both cases. Four excellent songs that eventually turned up on Songs of Betrayal first surfaced here -- "It Is Fear," "Remember Well," and the quite wonderful "Sad I Cry" and "Tired." The instrumental "Solitude IV" (the other four songs with similar titles are on Songs of Betrayal as well) and two otherwise unavailable tunes, the fragile then surging "Breathe" and the sweeping, strong "White River," make up the bulk of Human Drama. However, the true highlight is right at the end -- a fantastic reworking of Feel's dramatic centerpiece, "The Waking Hour (Once Again)." Arranged for piano, strings, and flute, it's quite beautiful, Indovina's singing tender but no less captivating.

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