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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-03-02 Pull Date: 2012-05-05 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 29 Apr 8 Apr 1 Mar 25 Mar 11 Mar 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 01, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Red Ballon
4. Apr 27, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Spirit Dances Evermore
2. Jan 11, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Beard And Moustache
5. Apr 06, 2012: Mountain Music
3. Jul 13, 2013: Music Casserole
6. Mar 29, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Red Ballon

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