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Jeannie Lewis - Tears Of Steel & The Clowning Calaveras (2CD set)

Jeannie Lewis - Tears Of Steel & The Clowning Calaveras (2CD set)
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Here's how Jeannie describes this album....

"This recording recreates 'The Tears of Steel & The Clowning Calaveras' concert series of November 1975, which was dedicated to my father. My original inspiration for the whole concert, and the particular basis for 'Tears of Steel', was a poem by Chilean writer Pablo Neruda, which he had written as an elegy to the Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez murdered by the fascists in Spain.

"I learned life from your death,

My eyes had begun to mourn

When I discovered within me

Not tears, but undying arms,

Wait for them! Wait for me!"

The concert, directed by Ted Robinson with design by Martin Sharp, was a celebration of life through death, inspired particularly by the Mexican attitude of facing death by making fun of her, humanising her as the bald one with whom we jest.  In Mexico, November 2 is the Day of the Dead (All Soul's Day) and is set aside for a picnic with death. As part of the festivities people make 'Calaveras' - mock skeletons of paper and wire; angels, devils, politicians, animals, friends and family - a burlesque parody of this world.

In the sixties and seventies, the lives and deaths of rock musicians had become a focal point for many people.  'Clowning Calaveras' is a series of songs by and about some of these performers, these clowning calaveras, the matadors and gladiators of the arena of this time."

 

  • Track Listing 

  • CD 1:

  • 1. Putting On The Mask / Rising Of The Tide 
  • 2. The Crucifixion 
  • 3. The Moon's A Harsh Mistress 
  • 4. Swimming Song / Not Waving But Drowning 
  • 5. Loser
  • 6. Chile Stadium / Te Recuerdo Amanda 
  • 7. Face 
  • 8. When The Mode Of The Music Changes 

  • CD 2:

  • 1. Bravo Pour Le Clown
  • 2. Faust 
  • 3. Kaymos / All The Madmen 
  • 4. The Game
  • 5. Tears of Steel: Tears Of Steel (i) / Tears of Silence / House Of Laughter / Tears Of Steel (ii) / Waltz To Understanding

 


About Jeannie Lewis

Jeannie Lewis is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s most accomplished, versatile and passionate vocal artists, and a performer whose work crosses many musical boundaries.

Her successful career spans over 40 years as a singer, recording artist, actor, writer and teacher, with extensive touring in Australia and overseas.  She has developed her own style of theatre–concert show, blending elements of dance, theatre, visual arts, spoken word and music.

Website:  http://www.jeannielewis.com

 

 


 

 

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Here's how Jeannie describes this album....

"This recording recreates 'The Tears of Steel & The Clowning Calaveras' concert series of November 1975, which was dedicated to my father. My original inspiration for the whole concert, and the particular basis for 'Tears of Steel', was a poem by Chilean writer Pablo Neruda, which he had written as an elegy to the Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez murdered by the fascists in Spain.

"I learned life from your death,

My eyes had begun to mourn

When I discovered within me

Not tears, but undying arms,

Wait for them! Wait for me!"

The concert, directed by Ted Robinson with design by Martin Sharp, was a celebration of life through death, inspired particularly by the Mexican attitude of facing death by making fun of her, humanising her as the bald one with whom we jest.  In Mexico, November 2 is the Day of the Dead (All Soul's Day) and is set aside for a picnic with death. As part of the festivities people make 'Calaveras' - mock skeletons of paper and wire; angels, devils, politicians, animals, friends and family - a burlesque parody of this world.

In the sixties and seventies, the lives and deaths of rock musicians had become a focal point for many people.  'Clowning Calaveras' is a series of songs by and about some of these performers, these clowning calaveras, the matadors and gladiators of the arena of this time."

 

  • Track Listing 

  • CD 1:

  • 1. Putting On The Mask / Rising Of The Tide 
  • 2. The Crucifixion 
  • 3. The Moon's A Harsh Mistress 
  • 4. Swimming Song / Not Waving But Drowning 
  • 5. Loser
  • 6. Chile Stadium / Te Recuerdo Amanda 
  • 7. Face 
  • 8. When The Mode Of The Music Changes 

  • CD 2:

  • 1. Bravo Pour Le Clown
  • 2. Faust 
  • 3. Kaymos / All The Madmen 
  • 4. The Game
  • 5. Tears of Steel: Tears Of Steel (i) / Tears of Silence / House Of Laughter / Tears Of Steel (ii) / Waltz To Understanding

 


About Jeannie Lewis

Jeannie Lewis is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s most accomplished, versatile and passionate vocal artists, and a performer whose work crosses many musical boundaries.

Her successful career spans over 40 years as a singer, recording artist, actor, writer and teacher, with extensive touring in Australia and overseas.  She has developed her own style of theatre–concert show, blending elements of dance, theatre, visual arts, spoken word and music.

Website:  http://www.jeannielewis.com

 

 


 

 

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