Release Date: 04 September 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Taraf de Haidouks Band of Gypsies Limited 180gram Vinyl 2LP Set
Taraf de Haidouks's classic 2001 album 'Band of Gypsies' now available on 180g vinyl. This version features 3 bonus tracks that were not included in the CD release.
Acclaimed as 'the best Gypsy band in the world' (The Independent), the Taraf de Haidouks recorded the album in Bucharest during three special concerts in December 2000. Forever eager to expand the scope of their music, the Taraf decided to invite Gypsy virtuosos from Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey to join them on stage, which resulted in magical and exciting blends.
Alongside these ambitious compositions, the album features a series of pieces (all previously unrecorded) which immerse the listener in the fantastic atmosphere of a Taraf de Haidouks live performance. All the band's various soloists sound on top form, and they were particularly electrified by the importance of the event, as these were the band's first-ever concerts in the Romanian capital. After ten years of international success and high-profile associations with the likes of the Kronos Quartet, fashion designer Yamamoto and actor Johnny Depp, the Taraf were still not recognized in their own country, possibly because they were perceived as Gypsies rather than as musicians.
1. Dance Of The Firemen
2. A La Turk
3. Sorrow, Only My Sorrow
4. The Return Of The Magic Horses
5. A Gypsy Had A House
6. I'm A Gambling Man
7. Absinth I Drink You, Absinth I Eat You
8. Cacurica Dances
9. A Stork Crosses The Danube, In The Company Of A Raven
10. Green Leaf, Clover Leaf
2. Bride In A Red Dress
3. Back To Clejani
4. Little Buds
5. Come Along, Beauty (bonus track)
6. The Ballad Of The Dictator (bonus track)
7. Love Son (bonus track)