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Vagabond Opera / Sing For Your Lives!
Album:Sing For Your Lives! Collection:World
Artist:Vagabond Opera Added:11/2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-03-02 Pull Date:2012-05-05 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:29 Apr8 Apr1 Apr25 Mar11 Mar4 Mar

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 01 Feb 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Fri, 27 Apr 12:MC Dizzy Jackson
The Songsmith Show
2.Wed, 11 Jan 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Fri, 06 Apr 12:Eliza Ridgeway
Mountain Music
3.Sat, 13 Jul 13:Eme O
Music Casserole
6.Thu, 29 Mar 12:MC Dizzy Jackson
The Songsmith Show

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-29 
This Portland-based band combines European folk melodies and burlesque sensibilities into a wacky mélange that is both fun and dark. Great stuff with a klezmer-meets-the-Muppets-at-the-opera feeling with a touch of a circus freak show thrown in. Unpredictable and all so good. Yay!

1. Spoken word leads into a mid/upbeat klezmer-infused mix.
2. Upbeat Eastern European/klezmer instrumental. Slows later.
3. Jazzy & slow then upbeat and fiery. Suggestive but not dirty.
4. Bohemian/gypsy ode. Starts mid/picks up w/wacky male vox.
5. Nostalgic bal musette-infused ballad. Like an old carousel song.
6. Fast and driving gypsy dance. You picture fire eaters on stage.
7. Sweet old-timey waltz w/sexy modern female vocals.
8. Slow drama w/dark and twisted vocal effects. Rather creepy.
9. Modern jazz-y infused take on fire dance. Mid/upbeat & so cool.
10. Contemporary, relaxed. Twists & turns as the circus packs up.
11. Slow, tinny piano into mid/up overwrought vox as all pitch in.

Track Listing
1.Red Ballon 6.King Of The Gypsies
2.Tough Mazel 7.Spirit Dances Evermore
3.Beard And Moustache 8.Lullaby
4.Coimbra 9.Hanumonsoon
5.Penny 10.The Last Dance
 11.Sing For Your Lives