Boomkat Product Review:
Everyone's favourite falsetto gets a re-release on the back of the extraordinary success being enjoyed by Mercury Nominated 'I Am A Bird Now'. Looking alarmingly like a Little Britain character in the cover photos, Antony's voice loses none of it's gravity defying impact with repeated exposure. Much like London's The Irrepressibles, Antony and The Johnsons make pompous 21st Century torch-songs that should be unbearable, but thanks to a collision of unique vocals and lushly arranged compositions, the bleeders pull it off a treat. Opening with the somersaulting 'Twilight' ("when the swan flies to heaven, soaring through the utmost fear..." you what?!), Antony and The Johnsons launch a whole armada of strings and orchestral nonsense that can't help but get you thrashing along like a home-county coach trip at the last night of the proms. With songs such as 'Cripple and The Starfish' in possession of an accessibility that suggests their presence will extend well beyond a novelty, the album closes with 'Blue Angel', managing to remodel shades of Bonnie Tyler into a grandstanding epic of gargantuan proportions.