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Cut The World

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Cut The World
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Future Feminism
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Cripple And The Starfish
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You Are My Sister
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Swanlights
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Epilepsy Is Dancing
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Another World
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Kiss My Name
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I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy
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Rapture
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The Crying Light
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Twilight
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 60:49

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Barry Walters

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Award-winning critic Barry Walters is a longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Spin, the Village Voice, and many other publications. His interview with Prince a...more »

08.07.12
An exquisitely powerful live album
2012 | Label: Secretly Canadian / SC Distribution

As a live album, Cut the World, is, like most things by or about Antony and the Johnsons, quite singular. It leads with a studio recording of Antony Hegarty’s delicately elliptical yet piercing new song, this album’s title track, from The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, a biography of the Serbian-American performance artist staged by experimental theatre pioneer Robert Wilson. The next cut is Hegarty’s speech, “Future Feminism,” in which he discusses his theory… read more »

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Worthy purchase for fans and newbies

sammycat

Some tunes I hardly cared for on the studio albums come through here. If there is only one album you get by Antony and the Johnsons it should be this one and "I Am a Bird Now." Don't overlook "The Lake" either.

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Well titled review

E.C.

i could not describe this release any better than barry walters' "An exquisitely powerful live album". i was not familiar with the artist when i downloaded a couple sample tracks, but i have returned for more and investigated other releases as well after listening to them several times. this isn't just music, it is art.

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Immediate and Extraordinary

wallbanger

Nothing new conceptually here, but that's not the point. Apparently there were some great songs buried in those last couple confounding releases. Songs like "Cripple And The Starfish" are sudden standouts. The orchestration is beautiful, unobtrusive, and apt - the songs breathe and soar. Track 1 is the only new song and a great first download if you want to try just a single track. "Future Feminism" is spoken word and, if not a must own track, a must hear track. NPR just did a feature on the track - a remarkable manifesto that adds to the listener's understanding of the rest of the album. Easily a top 5 album for the year.

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Antony & the Johnsons, Cut the World: Live album from Antony featuring symphonic takes on his best-loved songs. Barry Walters says: Unlike most musicians making strikingly contemporary art, Hegarty isn't beholden to technology; his voice-and-piano-based, largely acoustic studio arrangements only occasionally draw on electronic effects. The orchestral renditions heard here open the music up with heightened dynamics that compliment the fragile nuances of his expression. “Cripple and the Starfish,” for example, is far more romantic than… more »