By the end of the Victorian era the world had become interconnected by technologies in a way that would have been unimaginable in the previous century. This album takes a musical look at the question "what did the Victorians do for us?" The eight songs consider a selection of inventions and new developments, and the changes these brought about in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. There are songs about the affordable daily newspaper; the postage stamp; the bicycle; the department store; portrait photography; the demise of the tea clippers due to the advent of steamships; the industrialization of farming; and indoor domestic lighting. The album - the fourth from the Looking-Glass Lantern solo project - comes with a beautifully produced twenty-page booklet, the front cover of which symbolizes a world overrun with machinery. Dr Graham Dunnington holds a PhD in the history of the piano and music business in the Victorian era. Combined with a longstanding love of progressive rock, the outcome is the Looking-Glass Lantern project. Since it's inception, Looking-Glass Lantern has been steadily growing in popularity, with over 45,000 plays on internet radio and more than 3,000 followers on Twitter.
By the end of the Victorian era the world had become interconnected by technologies in a way that would have been unimaginable in the previous century. This album takes a musical look at the question "what did the Victorians do for us?" The eight songs consider a selection of inventions and new developments, and the changes these brought about in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. There are songs about the affordable daily newspaper; the postage stamp; the bicycle; the department store; portrait photography; the demise of the tea clippers due to the advent of steamships; the industrialization of farming; and indoor domestic lighting. The album - the fourth from the Looking-Glass Lantern solo project - comes with a beautifully produced twenty-page booklet, the front cover of which symbolizes a world overrun with machinery. Dr Graham Dunnington holds a PhD in the history of the piano and music business in the Victorian era. Combined with a longstanding love of progressive rock, the outcome is the Looking-Glass Lantern project. Since it's inception, Looking-Glass Lantern has been steadily growing in popularity, with over 45,000 plays on internet radio and more than 3,000 followers on Twitter.
799665805043

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Format: CD
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 11/27/2020
UPC: 799665805043

World Of Great Invention (Uk)
Artist: Looking-Glass Lantern
Format: CD
New: Available 20.99
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DISC: 1

1. The World Came Into the Home (6:02)
2. The Letter (4:14)
3. A New Freedom (4:49)
4. Inside a World of Wonder (10:42)
5. A Moment Captured (6:02)
6. The Great Tea Race of 1866 (16:48)
7. The Old Ways and the New Ways (6:42)
8. The Meaning of the Light (5:44)

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By the end of the Victorian era the world had become interconnected by technologies in a way that would have been unimaginable in the previous century. This album takes a musical look at the question "what did the Victorians do for us?" The eight songs consider a selection of inventions and new developments, and the changes these brought about in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. There are songs about the affordable daily newspaper; the postage stamp; the bicycle; the department store; portrait photography; the demise of the tea clippers due to the advent of steamships; the industrialization of farming; and indoor domestic lighting. The album - the fourth from the Looking-Glass Lantern solo project - comes with a beautifully produced twenty-page booklet, the front cover of which symbolizes a world overrun with machinery. Dr Graham Dunnington holds a PhD in the history of the piano and music business in the Victorian era. Combined with a longstanding love of progressive rock, the outcome is the Looking-Glass Lantern project. Since it's inception, Looking-Glass Lantern has been steadily growing in popularity, with over 45,000 plays on internet radio and more than 3,000 followers on Twitter.