- Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Arista
- ASIN: B000002VEP
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #488,715 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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The first track, called "La Sagrada Familia" (which translated from Spanish means "The Sacred (or Holy) Family" is a lush, intricately constructed anthem which is also stirringly beautiful, just like the cathedral which inspired it. It should be Antonio Gaudis' epitaph.
The nearly heart-breaking song "Inside Looking Out" speaks poignantly of the hideous irony and tragedy that befell the genius Gaudi. For all his unmatched talent and vision, he is remembered, when he is remembered at all, not for his fantastic art but as the first man to be hit and killed by a bus. The song makes you know what true bitter irony is.
The second song, "Too Late", tells us of the hardships Antonio Gaudi suffered in trying to find patrons for his works. It also tells of the anger and bitterness Gaudi must have felt when, again and again, his patrons stabbed him in the back. This is an edgy, hard song that captures the mood of betrayal perfectly. It also is, I think, the perfect break-up song.
In "Closer To Heaven", you can get a feel for what it must be like to be a genius driven by visions that cannot be truly realised because the technology, the tools, and the methods don't exist yet.Read more ›
The album itself developed from the inspiration songwriter Eric Woolfson experienced upon seeing the singularly unique structural designs of Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi while on holiday in Barcelona. So inspired was Woolfson that he even composed an entire musical, also called GAUDI, that was successfully staged in Germany. While the crown jewel would unquestionably be the lavish La Sagrada Familia, both Closer To Heaven and ...Read more ›
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I just got an Amazon generated ad for Gaudi. It showed "Chris Rainbow" as the artist and not Alan Parsons. Somebody owes Alan an apology and needs to fix this. Read morePublished 5 months ago by NapaliGuy
I have a lot of Allan Parsons albums, they are a good sound. all types of good stuff. Bravo, Bravo.Published on March 28, 2014 by Hiram