A Good Thief Tips His Hat

Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

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Format: CD

Cat No: TECD498

Release Date:  05 July 2024

Label:  Talking Elephant

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5028479049820

Genres:  Americana  Alternative  

  • Description

    New York's Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been colouring 'outside the lines' of the Americana genre with their fantastic stories and performances since forming 25 years ago in the Hudson Valley of New York. Their Woodstock-tinged psychedelia has a hint of southern rock, celtic and British folk combined with solid songwriting - a slice of Americana pie that is irresistable!

    Elements of Dylan, Bowie, Incredible String Band, Syd Barrett and The Waterboys flavor the musical mix (Waterboys co-founder Anto Thistlethwaite is featured on their latest album.) A Very Unusual Head' (Talking Elephant) is described as "hilariously genius, philosophically cosmic, folk-metal mastery - the title track is a tip of the hat to the 'irregular head' of Syd Barrett and the theme of the album was inspired by the 'outsiders' of science and art. The album was included in Rock'n'Reel Magazine's "Best Albums of 2022" and described as 'their finest work to date.' Exploring the depths of Americana with an artful edge, elements of Dylan, Bowie, Incredible String Band, Syd Barrett, and The Waterboys flavor the musical mix.

    A Good Thief, although released in 1999 never actually saw a UK release and now 25 years later we celebrate the anniversary of this classic album with a special UK release to coinside with the bands 2024 tour.

    "Good Thief" was voted "Album of the Year" in Rhythm & News Readers Poll 2000, described as "Eerie yet jovial" and picked as one of the "Best Albums of 1999" by Mixx Magazine.
    "It's as if David Bowie recorded Hunky Dory with The Band in the basement of Big Pink."- Glitterhouse Records, DE

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Genius
      • 2. Silent Revolution
      • 3. Radio
      • 4. My Girl
      • 5. Someday
      • 6. Slambovia
      • 7. Never Fit
      • 8. Alice in Space
      • 9. Good Thief
      • 10. Circus of Dreams
      • 11. Already Broken