Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ted Mills
The sophomore album from Simon Jeffes' homegrown band took over three years to record, but the signs are here that it was a labor of love. While drawing compositional and textural inspiration from both English folk and chamber music, it manages to sound like neither and a wondrous hybrid of both. "Walk Don't Run," a cover of the Ventures' classic, turns from a surf tune into a merry jig of sorts, with the violins and cellos playing the melody backed by drums, bongos, and shakers. "Telephone and Rubber Band" turns a busy signal into something full of beauty and joy. Unfailingly romantic, sunny music and an album that set the tone of all ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ted Mills
The sophomore album from Simon Jeffes' homegrown band took over three years to record, but the signs are here that it was a labor of love. While drawing compositional and textural inspiration from both English folk and chamber music, it manages to sound like neither and a wondrous hybrid of both. "Walk Don't Run," a cover of the Ventures' classic, turns from a surf tune into a merry jig of sorts, with the violins and cellos playing the melody backed by drums, bongos, and shakers. "Telephone and Rubber Band" turns a busy signal into something full of beauty and joy. Unfailingly romantic, sunny music and an album that set the tone of all further PCO releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2008
  • Label: Caroline
  • EAN: 5099921273421
  • Catalog Number: 12734

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Penguin Cafe Orchestra Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Braco Percussion, Bongos, Drums, Shaker
Simon Jeffes Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Drums, Harmonium, Ukulele, Vocals, Penny Whistle, Shaker, cuatro, Dulcitone, Ring Modulator, Rubber Band
Giles Leaman Oboe, Wind
Helen Liebmann Strings, Cello
Steve Nye Bongos, Drums, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Shaker, cuatro
Neil Rennie Ukulele
Geoffrey Richardson Guitar, Percussion, Bongos, Ukulele, Viola
Julio Segovia Percussion, Cymbals
Peter Veitch Violin, Accordion
Gavyn Wright Violin
Technical Credits
Johnny Smith Composer
Tony Cousins Remastering
Simon Jeffes Producer
Emily Young Artwork, Cover Painting
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