This song sets the mood for what is the Carpenters' darkest and most intense album.
"Aurora" gives you that feeling of waking up feeling like everything is cozy yet brand new. Richard's piano performance is beautifully delicate while Karen's vocal is outstanding and mesmerizing. One of Karen's most intimate vocals ever.
I love this bookend piece.
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AFTER A BREAK FROM RECORDING HORIZON, IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN. KAREN AND RICHARD WENT TO DINNER TO CELEBRATE THEIR PARENTS WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND THEN WENT BACK INTO THE RECORDING STUDIO EARLY IN THE AM TO RECORD AURORA. THEY WERE STUDIO ANIMALS FOR SURE.. THIS IS SUCH A GREAT OPENING TO THIS INCREDIBLE ALBUM..I HAVE LOVED IT FROM THE FIRST TIME I HEARD IT..
Post by Prisoner_Walking on Mar 17, 2006 6:20:12 GMT -5
Perhaps I should start by saying that 'Fan's Review' has impelled me to listen to 'Horizon' complete for the first time in a long while; and with "fresh ears", what strikes me more than ever is just how brilliantly it was recorded. Due to technical advances, The Carpenters were for the first time able to record in 24 track stereo, which instantly enhanced their sound and elevated them even further into unchartered areas of other-worldly intimacy! 'Aurora' and 'Eventide' are perfect examples of that, but do little else to excite me musically. True they are indispensable as part of the 'Horizon' concept, and Karen's vocals are extraordinarily lucid, but I would have preferred to hear two brand new complete songs as opposed to a pair of fairly pedestrian bookends.
Post by GoodOldDreams on Mar 21, 2006 21:29:38 GMT -5
A beautiful, poetic piece. Karen's rich, pensive voice is set against the ethereal piano and string accompaniment. The way the song is performed seems to match the mood evoked by the soft-focus photo on the album cover. A great bookend concept with "Eventide."
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