Iron in the Blood is jazz musician Jeremy Rose's ambitious and heartfelt tribute to Robert Hughes's The Fatal Shore (1986). Although some academic historians may demur, The Fatal Shore remains a crucial book for understanding the brutality of Australia's colonial origins.
Geoff Page reviews 'Iron in the Blood: A musical adaptation of Robert Hughes’s The Fatal Shore' composed by Jeremy Rose
Iron in the Blood: A musical adaptation of Robert Hughes’s 'The Fatal Shore'
by Jeremy Rose
ABC Classics (Universal Music) $24.99 CD, 69:51 minutes, 479 6387
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