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A Cabinet Of Curiosities / Happy Families

Roland Paul

A Cabinet Of Curiosities / Happy Families

Label: Syborg

Genre: 80s Wave / Rock / Pop / Punk


  • CD x2 €15.99
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This re-release combines two long deleted mini-albums on 1CD! It’s really a treat to listen to these delicious songs again! More than 20 years later they sound as fresh as they were in 1987. Melodic and acoustic the music doesn't age. Each song narrating the story of a demonic being or an Edwardian excentric is a little masterpiece of black humor! Sixties styled English acoustic psych-pop described by UK's leading music paper Melody Maker as 'sublime, fabbo and very, very in'. 'Roland is the male Kate Bush' (Robyn Hitchcock) 'Genius at play! If Will Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe were alive today they'd surely have some Roland in their record collections. Unfortunately, they're dead...what's your excuse?' (Bucketful of Brains) 'Ornate gothic/baroque songwriting and quintessentially ecentric pop-psych dementia...' (Ptolemaic Terrascope)

1. Madhouse
2. Wyndham Hill
3. Jumbee
4. Gary Gilmores Eyes
5. Burn
6. Walter the Occultist
7. Demon in a glass case
8. The Curate of Cheltenham
9. Journey to the Pole
10. Nursery Crimes
11. Cousin Emilia
12. The builder of Follys
13. The Best Years of Your lives
14. Aunty
15. Animal Crackers
16. Beau Brummel
17. Happy Families
18. Jumbee (Demo)
19. Stranger than Strange (Demo)
20. Witch finder General
21. Lon Chaney
22. The Hanging Judge
23. Graveyard Train
24. Cairo
25. Madame Guillotine
26. Gabrielle
27. Madelaine
28. Happy Families (version)
29. Berlin I can’t control Myself