Harvey, Mick / Barker, Christopher Richard: Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier & Horrors of War
Title: Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier & Horrors of War
Label: Mute U.S.
Product Type: VINYL LP
The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War examines the work of a long forgotten World War I poet, Edgar Bourchier, through his poetry as put to music in a concept album by Mick Harvey and Chris Barker. It's release coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, on November 11, 2018. Bourchier's entire backstory and poetry was constructed by Christopher Richard Barker, an author who initially created the character while working on his novel, The Melancholy Haunting Of Nicholas Parkes. Barker paused from this venture to approach Harvey to ask for his expertise with arranging and recording the scores. In response, a 15-track album was written by Harvey and Barker to give life to an incredibly powerful fictional narrative.