Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake
Although "The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake" is Martha Redbone's third album, she considers it "a sonic rebirth and fuller flowering of her own rootsy ethos". It's easy to understand Redbone's thought process. William Blake was an 18th century visionary. An acclaimed poet and artist, an idealist, free thinker and republican, an advocate of free love and a scourge of organized religion. That's a heady mix for a man born in the 1750s, in pre-industrial London, and it's his words that Redbone has chosen to sing. No wonder they instill feelings of liberation and rebirth.