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Soundtrack Saturday – The Bellwether Revivals

July 14, 2012

Soundtrack Saturday is an opportunity to share a song I think would fit on the soundtrack for the book I’m currently reading.

From the author’s website:
Bright, bookish Oscar Lowe has escaped the urban estate where he was raised and made a new life for himself amid the colleges and spires of Cambridge. He has grown to love the quiet routine of his life as a care assistant at a local nursing hom, where he has forged a close friendship with the most ill-tempered resident, Dr Paulsen.
But when he meets and falls in love with Iris Bellwether, a beautiful and enigmatic medical student at King’s college, Oscar is drawn into her world of scholarship and privilege, and soon becomes embroiled in the strange machinations of her older brother, Eden.
A charismatic but troubled musical prodigy, Eden persuades his sister and their close-knit circle of friends into a series of disturbing experiments. But as the line between genius and madness starts to blur, Oscar fears the danger that could away them all…

Soundtrack Song: “Eleanor Rigby” by London Symphony Orchestra
In the prologue of The Bellwether Revivals Oscar briefly remembers the idyllic days he spent with his friends on the same property, wondering how things had gone so wrong since then. This song could have been exactly what the group listened to as they whiled away the lazy afternoons on the punt, with Eden at the helm. Just like those days spent together, this rendition is at once upbeat with a looming sense of uneasiness.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. talesofwhimsy permalink
    July 14, 2012 1:20 pm

    What a beautiful version of this song. I’m in love with it.

  2. July 22, 2012 8:09 pm

    I always enjoy novels that involve music and academic society – The Bellwether Revivals is going on my wishlist right away!


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