I heard Elvis Costello, on what might have been BBC
Radio 3’s “Private Passions”, choosing Jeff Buckley’s ethereal version of
Benjamin Britten’s “Corpus Christi Carol”, the like of which I’d not
Heard before.I bought the CD “Grace” soon after, and was thrilled by
the range of expression,the cohesion of influences and achievement.
Like a lot of what might be called Art, the music seemed to be fresh and
Surprising, to be coming from such an unexpected direction, yet carried
Off in almost nonchalant mastery.
The spot was hit,and another charmed magic casement swung open.