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THE WORK: The 4th World
This would have been the band's last album, made two years after See. A live recording - arguably sounding better than the earlier studio recordings, doubtless in part thanks to Udi Koomran's post production work - it captures the energy and power of the band, and a genuinely unusual programme, recognisable as The Work but very different - more like a long experimental music theatre piece than a normal band concert. There's a lot of writing but only some of it is in straightforward song form. The texts are strange and strangely handled; I can't think of any other band who tried anything quite like this. A fifty-minute composition that passes through many stations.L.