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Burlesque (Deluxe Edition)

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Deleted
Release Date:
25-09-2006
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Barcode:
4015698801927
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
87132
Burlesque (Deluxe Edition)
Burlesque (Deluxe Edition)

Description

BURLESQUE is Bellowhead's much anticipated full length album. The album includes 13 songs and tunes inspired by a dazzling array of material from the Napoleonic Wars ("Rigs Of The Time"), the American minstrel movement ("Jordan"), sea-shanties from Brazil ("Across The Line") and the spirit of the East Anglian step dance tradition "Sloe Gin". The lead singer, Jon Boden, struts and emotes much like a grandson of Mick Jagger and the ensemble playing of all of the musicians is superb. It is not simply the technical ability of the individual players that impressess but also the sheer musicality of the arrangements. By 2006, the band had long since transcended the idea of simply being a folk band with some brass players. They have honed a unique style, which sets them apart. Deeply rooted in the English folk dance tradition, they also merge a joyous, uplifting cacophony of sound with a slightly sinister, distorted collision of music hall, Lotte Lenya, Robert Wyatt and pure theatre.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Rigs of the Time
  3. Jordan
  4. Across The Line
  5. London Town
  6. Sloe Gin [Frozen Gin / The Vinegar Reel / The Slow]
  7. Courting Too Slow
  8. Flash Company
  9. Hopkinson's Favourite
  10. One May Morning Early
  11. The Outlandish Knight
  12. Frog's Legs & Dragon Teeth
  13. Fire Marengo
  14. Death and the Lady
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