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Tom Sails Away
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Ann explicit ‘war song’ from 1917 – though entirely un-warlike in character – is Tom Sails Away. Here the hallucinatory textures create a haze of childhood memories, shadowed by the consciousness of war in Europe. The popular song ‘Over there’ is referred to in the music, along with ‘Araby’s daughter’ and Ives’s great favourite, ‘Columbia, the Jewel of the Ocean’. The elegiac close suggests that the kid brother who has enlisted and taken ship for ‘over there’ will not return.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67516 track 12
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-51612
Duration
3'05
Recording date
12 November 2004
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ives: A Song - For Anything (CDA67516)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: September 2005
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