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21st Century Mirror Men

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21st Century Mirror Men
21st Century Mirror Men


"These shows will astonish you. I had tears of joy in my eyes". This was the standout line from a Five Star review run by The Guardian newspaper last year of the live shows by The Magic Band - a collection of extraordinary musicians drawn from the lineups that were brought together over the years by the legendary Captain Beefheart. Tribute bands and ghost bands are usually a decidedly poor relation to the real thing, but The Magic Band are different, as the tracks on this album prove. Recorded at the UK shows during 2004, the material bursts with new life, and the band achieve a near-impossible task - not just playing the notes as they are on the records (hard enough in itself in some cases) but playing them convincingly enough to send a sold-out London audience into ovation after ovation. These are the players who were inducted into the Captain's secret musical universe, and who transformed his unique ideas into works of unfathomable and inimitable beauty, and live in 2005 they do that same thing again. Tour dates: 23rd May Glasgow. The Arches / 24th May Leeds. Irish Centre / 25th May Manchester. Academy 3 / 26th May Stourbridge. Rock Café / 27th May Sheffield.Leadmill / 28th May Liverpool. Academy / 29th May Stoke. Sugarmill / 31st May Nottingham. Rescue Rooms / 1st June Cambridge. Junction / 2nd June Bristol. Fleece & Firkin / 3rd June Penzance. Acorn Theatre / 5th June Portsmouth. Wedgewood Rooms / 6th June Oxford. Zodiac / 8th June London. Astoria


  1. Name
  2. Matt Groening Intro
  3. Moonlight On Vermont
  4. Floppy Boot Stomp
  5. Smithsonian Institute Blues
  6. Abba Zaba
  7. Circumstances
  8. On Tomorrow
  9. Steal Softly Thru Snow
  10. My Human Gets Me Blues
  11. Alice In Blunderland
  12. Hair Pie
  13. Grow Fins
  14. Veterans Day Poppy
  15. Mirror Man
  16. When It Blows Its Stacks
  17. Electricity
  18. Big Eyed Beans
  19. Live at Camber Sands
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