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  8. Inside the Whale
  9. I Am The Law
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  14. I'm Stopping This Train
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  16. Tom Jones Levitation
  17. The Ballad of Solomon Jones
  18. Message from Newport

Jon Langford's lost album: revamped, re-mixed and re-released with a book!

96 full color pages, hardcover book with full length CD

Published by Verse Chorus Press

"Skull Orchard Revisited, with its expanded arrangements, its boozy male chorus and its lovely black-humored memoirs, is much more than a reissue, and that much more to be recommended.” – Dusted Magazine

"A supernova of literate, synapses-firing, pan-genre command drenched with an honesty, humor and humanity that is awe-inspiring." --Iowa City Press Citizen

Jon Langford Skull Orchard Revisted

BS 706 2011 $19.95
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THINK OF IT AS A CD THAT COMES WITH A BOOK!

For this SPECIALLY PRICED book/CD, Langford has created a highly personal portrait of Wales, where he was born and raised.

» CHECK OUT A SAMPLE OF THE BOOK! (PDF)

 

"Lyrically, he creates a picture of a town of physical people who’ve lost their place in a technological world, but his punk background shows up in his love of the hard-charging song, which adds a rebellious (and therefore hopeful) voice to the songs. In fact, it’s only when you break the songs down to the lyrics that the darkness is evident; on a casual listen, it’s one of his most consistently hard-driving, entertaining albums."--Offbeat New Orleans

The starting point was his long unobtainable album Skull Orchard. For the CD available exclusively with this book, Langford returned to those lost recordings and radically revised them, enlisting as his accomplices the Burlington Welsh Male Chorus, who contribute a unique warmth to the material.

Three new tracks have been added, making 18 in all.

Jon illustrated his lyrics for Skull Orchard, at once autobiographical and fanciful, in a set of “song paintings” created especially for this book, which also includes much more artwork, an A to Z of South Walian culture and history (both personal and general) by Jon’s brother, and acclaimed SF writer David Langford, photographs by their father, Denis Langford, and Jon’s first published story, a witty, dystopian tale about a whale and a dolphin.

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