The Hunting Of The Snark is a musical based on Lewis Carroll's poem "The Hunting of the Snark", written by composer Mike Batt. Although Mike Batt is relatively unknown in the United States, he is a huge person of influence in British music. As Deputy Chairman of the British Phonographic Industry, people tend to listen to him. Before that he was responsible for one of the most popular children’s shows in England, The Wombles. Between these achievements came Batt’s most ambitious project ever, The Hunting Of The Snark.
This album is a compendium of songs that can only be described as ear candy. The songs were inspired by certain tarot cards and they evoke the feeling or mood depicted by the subject card.