|Nosferatu the Vampire
A rock opera
Following are extracts from various reviews
"The vigorous, wide-ranging music of Nosferatu resembles a lusty
love child of a blood wedding between Carmina Burana and Les Miserables,
orchestrated and performed with an onward driving force which almost recalls
Bernstein in its progressive, narrative energy. Taylor may be about to achieve
for vampires something of what Spielberg did for dinosaurs."
- Margaret Sillwood, Kent and Sussex Courier.
"Nosferatu is dark and sombre yet with an inherent beauty - eerie,
ethereal and passionate. The real fascination proves to be the depth and
grandeur of the abundance of haunting melodies...Bernard J. Taylor has once
again displayed his exceptional talent. Surely it cannot be long before that
talent is fully rewarded and recognised."
- Mike Gibb, Masquerade, Issue 19, 1995.
"One of Taylor's trademarks is fine ballads, and once again he does
not disappoint with what I consider are three outstanding examples. But there
are lots of other good things to be savoured throughout this excellent
recording." - Terry Wardrope, Words and Music.
"It sounds like no show you have ever heard before. It is certainly
the most original show music I have heard. It is very different in style to
Taylor's previous work and any other show on the West End or Broadway, and is
likely to have far wider appeal than most musicals."
- CD, Beneath The Mask (the journal of the Phantom of the Opera
"A sweeping melodic score which is missing from most new
- Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail.
"This is very much a rock score with strong beat numbers
alternating with romantic ballads." - Michael Darvell, What's On.
"The musical has a number of good songs. If you like full-blooded
vampires with a definite melodramatic edge then this disc is a
must-have." - Tina Rath, Journal of the Vampyre Society.