A Vision in Blakelight

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A Vision in Blakelight
Studio album by John Zorn
Released September 25, 2012
Recorded December 2011 at EastSide Sound, NYC
Genre Avant-garde, jazz, Contemporary classical music
Length 50:20
Label Tzadik
TZ 8303
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
A Vision in Blakelight
Music and Its Double

A Vision in Blakelight is an album by John Zorn recorded in New York City in December 2011 and released on the Tzadik label in 2012.[1] The album is inspired by the works of William Blake.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Free Jazz Collective 4/5 stars[2]

Martin Schray stated "The album is a wonderfully varied suite reflecting Blake’s vision and eventually one of his most famous quotations (“if the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite“) is turned into music by the works of John Zorn".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Zorn except as indicated

  1. "When the Morning Stars Sang Together" - 5:28
  2. "The Hammer of Los" - 3:58
  3. "Jerusalem" - 5:15
  4. "Prophecy" - 3:10
  5. "And He Rode Upon the Cherubim" - 5:09
  6. "Marriage of Heaven and Hell" - 4:18
  7. "Woman Clothed with the Sun" - 5:20
  8. "Shadows in Ancient Time" (Zorn, William Blake) – 5:40
  9. "Island in the Moon" - 7:06
  10. "Night Thoughts" - 4:55



  1. ^ Tzadik Catalogue: A Vision in Blakelight
  2. ^ a b Schray, M. The Free Jazz Collective Review, Free Jazz Collective, March 6, 2013