The Continuing Adventures of Taraf de Haidouks

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
There are times you want to laugh at this album. Not because it's awful, but from the ridiculous virtuosity of all the members of the band. And no track here shows the qualities better than the epic "The Stork Crosses the Danube, in the Company of a Raven," which showcases not only blinding fiddle playing, but also the kind of accordion playing that sounds impossible -- but obviously isn't. And there's no studio trickery -- this is all live. The village gypsy music from Romania is heady stuff, whether songs like "Cintec de Dragoste Si Joc" (which bears a curious resemblance to "Mystery Train"!) or fiery little party pieces like the brief "Hora de Mina Si de Picior." It's ...
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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
There are times you want to laugh at this album. Not because it's awful, but from the ridiculous virtuosity of all the members of the band. And no track here shows the qualities better than the epic "The Stork Crosses the Danube, in the Company of a Raven," which showcases not only blinding fiddle playing, but also the kind of accordion playing that sounds impossible -- but obviously isn't. And there's no studio trickery -- this is all live. The village gypsy music from Romania is heady stuff, whether songs like "Cintec de Dragoste Si Joc" (which bears a curious resemblance to "Mystery Train"!) or fiery little party pieces like the brief "Hora de Mina Si de Picior." It's an extroverted sound, played with absolute genius, and often at a pace that seems to defy possibility, carrying the listener headlong through the tunes, but with a sense of fun and joy. They're masters of their craft, but they perform with throwaway inspiration -- the untitled ninth track could almost be the soundtrack to an old Loony Tunes cartoon (although a very surreal one). Sheer, overwhelming brilliance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Crammed Disc Us
  • UPC: 876623000921
  • Catalog Number: 230009

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Return of the Magic Horses (5:25)
  2. 2 Little Buds (5:11)
  3. 3 Cintec de Dragoste Si Joc (9:14)
  4. 4 Hora de Mînâ Si de Picior (1:19)
  5. 5 A Stork Crosses the Danube, In the Compnay of a Raven (13:08)
  6. 6 Pe Postecâ Strîmte (6:14)
  7. 7 Back to Clejani (4:38)
  8. 8 Brui Opsa (1:15)
  9. 9 [Untitled Track] (4:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Taraf de Haidouks Live at Union Chapel
  2. 2 No Man Is a Prophet in His Own Land
  3. 3 On the Road with Taraf
  4. 4 The Taraf Speak to You
  5. 5 Latcho Drom
  6. 6 Discography
  7. 7 Phot Gallery
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Taraf de Haïdouks Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Marc Hollander Executive Video Producer
Michael Winter Executive Video Producer, Filmmaker
Marc Allen Video Director
Stéphane Karo Executive Video Producer, Filmmaker
Elsa Dahmani Artwork, Video Editor, Video Director, Executive Video Producer
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