I just have to say... Pepper's Ghost is truly *amazing*! You can really see (hear!) how much the band has grown and matured so to speak, since their first album. :-) Wow! :-)
From the first few notes I heard when I got the cd, I was completely blown away - this has to be the best album I've ever heard. Opera Fanatica is an absolute masterpiece - everything about this song is just brilliant. I love when I close my eyes, listen to a song and when it's just right, it feels like it's part of me. It's hard to explain and I hope I don't sound completely looney... *lol* Anyway, this one, Opera Fanatica, it's so powerful and overwhelming that for a few short minutes there, it's like I'm living inside the song, as if it had it's own little universe. It's hard to find the right words to express this right -- it's like this is the music I've always been waiting for, like cinderella waited for her prince charming.
I won't say how many times I've played it, for fear of looking completely insane, but let's just say I haven't listened to anything else since I got it. Everything else I own now seems incredibly pale in comparison... I'm not sure I even want to remember what else I've got on my iPod. *lol*
I think I'll go play it one last time before I go to bed. ;-)