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A World of Great Invention. The word ‘invention’ refers not just to ‘inventions’, but to the act of being inventive.

By the end of the Victorian era the world had become interconnected by technologies in a way that would have been unimaginable in the previous century. This album takes a musical look at the question “what did the Victorians do for us?” The eight songs consider a selection of inventions and new developments, and the changes these brought about in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. There are songs about the affordable daily newspaper; the postage stamp; the bicycle; the department store; portrait photography; the demise of the tea clippers due to the advent of steamships; the industrialization of farming; and indoor domestic lighting.

Released 26 October 2020. The fourth album from the Looking-Glass Lantern solo project comes with a beautifully produced twenty-page lyric booklet, the front cover of which symbolizes a world overrun with machinery.

How to order: Looking-Glass Lantern CDs are available online from the Looking-Glass Lantern store (please click HERE). The download versions are available from all stores.

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The debut album A Tapestry of Tales (2013), released in 2018 as a remastered CD, together with a 12-page full-colour lyric booklet.

How to order: Looking-Glass Lantern CDs are available online from the Looking-Glass Lantern store (please click HERE). The download versions are available from all stores.

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Candlelight and Empire – the third Looking-Glass Lantern album. Voted number 92 on the progarchives.com Top Progressive Rock Albums of 2017 chart, and number 21 on the Best Progressive Rock Album of 2017 poll for the ‘The Prog Mill’ radio show on progzilla.com !

Released 6 November 2017 and set in the 1890s, Candlelight and Empire tells the story of a day in the life of a middle-class Victorian household. The CD comes with a 16-page booklet containing a short story and full song lyrics, illustrated throughout. There is also a dedicated Candlelight and Empire page on this site – please take a look.

How to order: Looking-Glass Lantern CDs are available online from the Looking-Glass Lantern store (please click HERE). The download versions are available from all stores.

 

The Hound of the Baskervilles (2014). Released on the 125th anniversary of Dr Watson’s first report from Dartmoor. The second album from Looking-Glass Lantern is an hour-long musical adaptation of the most  famous Sherlock Holmes adventure. (Download only, from all stores.)

In addition to the Looking-Glass Lantern store, the music is on iTunes, Amazon  and all other online retailers.

All the music is available to hear on  YouTube  and Spotify.

Please get in touch, and follow me on Twitter @glass_lantern.

I want to share my albums with as many people as possible. If you like what you hear, please make a purchase! Producing a full album takes a great deal of effort and determination, so even if you only buy a single track, this will really support what I’m doing. Thanks very much.



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