This week the focus of Between Birds of Prey is John Milton’s epic poem “Paradise Lost”. This very large poem, first published in 1667, tells the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

“I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night,
Taught by the heav’nly Muse to venture down
The dark descent, and up to reascend…”

John Milton – “Paradise Lost”

You can find the full poem online at, for instance:

Here is today’s audio and playlist:

  1. Lustmord – Purge (Banashing) (Paradise Disowned)
  2. Lustmord – Uterance (Paradise Disowned)
  3. Abandoned Toys – The Witch’s Garden (Prelude) (The Witch’s Garden)
  4. Desiderii Marginis – The Core of Hell II (Songs Over Ruins)
  5. Der Blaue Reiter – Paradise (Silencis)
  6. Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy – Paradise Lost (Immortal Memory)
  7. Arcana – Hymn Of Absolute Deceit (Mystica Mysteria II)
  8. Ataraxia – Arcana Eco (A Calliope … Collection)
  9. Kinovia – Revelation Of Archangel (Knjiga Pelinova)
  10. Impressions Of Winter – The Hazy and Quiet Garden (Cantara – Neo Classic & Beautiful Voices Vol.4)
  11. Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre (Danse Macabre)
  12. Claudio Martinez Mehner – The Devil’s Staircase (György Ligeti) (Etudes)
  13. H.E.R.R. – Act 1: Of Angels and Men (Vondel’s Lucifer First Movement)
  14. H.E.R.R. – Act 3: Our Bliss Departed (Vondel’s Lucifer First Movement)
  15. Romowe Rikoito – New Paradise (Narcissism)
  16. Solanaceae – Midnight Garden (Solanaceae)
  17. Lux Interna – West Of Eden (God Is Not Dead For The Birds)
  18. Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio – The Miscarriage Of Paradise Regained (Looking For Europe)
  19. The Green Man – Adam And Eve (From Irem To Summerisle)
  20. Elend – Eden (The Angel In The Garden) (Les Tenebres Du Dehors)
  21. Ordo Equitum Solis – Silence for Hell (Animi Aegritudo)
  22. Brian Tyler – Circle Of Hell (Constantine)
  23. Brian Tyler – Hell Freeway (Constantine)
  24. Worrytrain – Answers In The Garden (Sleeping Through The Endtimes)
  25. Der Blaue Reiter – Garden Of Solitude (Le Paradis Funebre, L’envers du Tristesse)

Between Birds of Prey #78 – Paradise Lost.mp3

Between Birds of Prey #78 – Paradise Lost.cue

Note: In the right we have an illustration of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost“ by Gustave Doré (1866).

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