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Beat Circus - Ringleaders Revolt


Release Date: 04/03/2006 
Label:  Innova   Catalog #: 623  
Composer:  Brian CarpenterKurt WeillJerome DeupreeDJ Hazard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beat Circus
Number of Discs: 1 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Beat Circus’s Ringleaders Revolt, is a great album. Imagine if you will an amalgam of circus music, funeral dirges, music for burlesque, tangos, and marches, with a serious edge. This is more than retro; it's much cooler than that. This is music from a fiction of the past, a crazy burlesque circus that would make Salvador Dali feel at home. Using accordions, banjos, samplers and turntables. It's music that would be as comfortable around the Squirrel Nut Zippers as it would be around Tom Waits. The Beat Circus’s Ringleaders Revolt, is a great album. Imagine if you will an amalgam of circus music, funeral dirges, music for burlesque, tangos, and marches, with a serious edge. This is more than retro; it's much cooler than that. This is music from a fiction of the past, a crazy burlesque circus that would make Salvador Dali feel at home. Using accordions, banjos, samplers and turntables. It's music that would be as comfortable around the Squirrel Nut Zippers as it would be around Tom Waits. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Overture by Brian Carpenter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beat Circus
2. Happy End: Der Song von Mandalay by Kurt Weill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beat Circus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Berlin, Germany 
3. Big Top Suite by Brian Carpenter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beat Circus
4. Contortionist Tango by Brian Carpenter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beat Circus
5. Requiem for John Merrick by Jerome Deupree
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beat Circus
6. The Mack by Brian Carpenter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beat Circus
7. Escape from the Big House by DJ Hazard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beat Circus

Sound Samples

Overture
Mandalay Song
Big Top Suite, Part 1 : March Of The Elephants
I Am Not an Animal, I Am a Human Being
Big Top Suite, Part 2: Clowns
Contortionist Tango
Requiem for John Merrick
Intermission
Big Top Suite, Part 3: Daredevil Chicken Trape
Grand Entrance
The Mack
Escape from the Big House
Die by the Sword
Ringleader's Revolt
Exit Music

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