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Fanfare Savale / Speed Brass of the Gypsies
Album:Speed Brass of the Gypsies Collection:World
Artist:Fanfare Savale Added:02/2005
Label:Sub Rosa 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-02-27 Pull Date:2005-05-01 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:1 May24 Apr17 Apr10 Apr3 Apr27 Mar20 Mar13 Mar

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Album Review
Reviewed 2005-02-22 
Oh my heavens, Ethel, they play so very fast indeed! From a small village in Romania comes this band of 11 who combine Gypsy brass with Balkan folk and then everyone does double shots of espresso and takes speed and they all get insane. When do these guys breathe? You’ll be amazed at how fast they play. Most tracks very short. Fascinating stuff, especially these:

2. Hyper fast. Like a slapstick frenzy.
3. Driving march-like w/vocals. Not as fast as some.
4. Buzzing-quick vocals into wicked fast brass.
6. A quirky oom-pah romp w/vocals.
7. Like it should play behind someone spinning plates.
10. Bring on the circus! Quick! Bring it on! Now!
12. Clarinet adds a touch of klezmer...only on speed.
13. Has an odd galloping quality.
15. Big, bright, and brassy. A bit more melodic than some.
17. Seizure-inducing fast.
20. Folksy & slower w/vocals.

Track Listing
1.Ciobanasul 11.Hora Lu' Nea Mihai
2.Harapeasca 12.Hora Lu' Sofia
3.Dansu' Ursului 13.Rumba Lu' Georgel
4.Suita Lui Erno 14.Polca Pe Furate
5.Ciocarlia 15.Petricuta
6.Cantecul Mirelui 16.Ce Frumoasa Esti
7.Sarba Basilor 17.Sarba De La Chisinau
8.Iahabibi 18.Ruseasca Lu' Dragoi
9.Suita a Lu' Nelu 19.Sarba Lu' Tractor
10.Iuteala Caprii 20.Pe Drumul Romanului