Klaus Nomi – The Cold Song (1982)

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An operatic song based on a progression from 17th Century composer Henry Purcell with synthesizers. The instrumentation is an array of nicely chosen synthesizers, but I can assume that they’re played the same way that the Baroque instruments would’ve done them. Anyway, this is positively haunting and mesmerizing. Nomi delivers his operatic lines with grace! [Source]

The different outfit, the careful steps, the clammy skin, the slight sheen of sweat, eyes welling up, shortness of breath and carefully going down the stairs. Klaus Nomi performed this version of “The Cold Song” from Purcell’s King Arthur in 1982 then passed away 6 months later in 1983. [Source]

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