Re-discovering '1984'

I can't listen to Goldfrapp, The Ting Tings, and The Scissor Sisters exclusively. Goldfrapp's art, in particular, always absorbs my concentration.

So I'm always on the lookout for stuff to have in the background. A few weeks ago, I had Escovedo's wonderful 'A Man On the Wire' in heavy rotation. This week, I've rediscovered an album I had on vinyl as a kid when it first came out in '81: Rick Wakeman's '1984,' which is essentially the soundtrack to a prog rock opera inspired by the Orwell novel.