I've always craved music that moves me.
I love a sad song.
'Jesus Blood...' goes far beyond the possibility of saccharine song.
This is no design, no calculated creation; it is rooted in real life.
It's not an easy listen but I never cease to be profoundly moved by it.
The first time I heard it I was knocked sideways by its potency.
It turned me inside out; made me ashamed to court sentimentality; there's something almost voyeuristic in the listening; I still find it impossible to sit through without welling up and making seal noises; probably the reason that it gathers so much dust...
The back story is well told by composer Gavin Bryars: