One of my favourite bands of the late 80s/early 90s were Shelleyan Orphan – built around a male/female vocal duo, the music was like The Sundays arranged for chamber orchestra – beautiful melodies, lots of Cor Anglais and Bassoon, and, I think, Danny Thompson on double bass. It’s beautiful, but it’s one of those albums I’ve got on vinyl so haven’t listened to in years.
So earlier on, apropo of nothing, I did a search on them, and found that on last.FM, the whole of the ‘Helleborine‘ album – their first album, the one I have – is streamable! How cool is that?? click here to go there and listen to it. It’s magique.by