nick cave and the bad seeds - brompton oratory

No. 84: ‘Brompton Oratory’ – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1997)

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  • ‘Brompton Oratory’ – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1997)

    A religious experience for Nick Cave

    More grandly known as The Church Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary, Brompton Oratory is one of London's most spectacular churches and would likely be more famous if it weren't situated right next the still more imposing V&A. Cave captures both its majesty and loneliness in this typically baroque eulogy with lines like, ‘Hail this joyful day’s return/Into its great shadowed vault I go.’

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