Cirque Du Soleil's Delirium is a rich grouping of songs from one of the best acrobatic shows in the world. Within the disc are music and lyrics ranging from a heavy and toe-tapping beat to ballads of spellbinding magic.
"Cold Flame" kicks things off with references to the stillness of night. A man's scintillating baritone asks the question of being while we, as humans, relate to the total existence of all matter.
"Too High" highlights the strong voice of a woman who tells of a dreamer whose roots have not ever taken hold. It is a solid accompaniment to a performer who soars above the audience tethered to a balloon.
"La Nova Alegria" was my favorite song. It uses a solid Latin beat to make mention of another Cirque Du Soleil show. The pulsating rhythm reminded me of the festival Carnivale in Brazil each year.
"Bridge of Sorrow" is haunting, yet shines with its focus on what might have been. Whether you have regrets from the past or a sadness which has never quite healed, this song will touch you deep in your heart.
"One Love" echoes the sentiment, as it asks the question of how long a special someone can be left hanging out to dry. Listeners are given a choice of staying with what works, and what could be. A choice is requested.
"Time To Go" shows the door to one's future. No matter how scared one might be, the time has come to step through. Talking oneself out of a challenge is hardly the most sensible answer.
"Time Flies" is a subtle way of letting the audience know the show is almost over. However, the performance says the traveling troupe will not soon forget the people who took time to come and see them.
This is not the easiest CD for me to try and critique. If it were a musical, the music would be enough in order to understand the show without having seen it beforehand. I get the impression that Cirque Du Soleil requires one to experience both performance and lyrics. Considering most of the shows are in Las Vegas, it's a problem. However, this small taste of this circus with words attached greatly increases the likelihood of getting tickets at some point down the road.
For more information, one can go to the official Cirque Du Soleil website.