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I had an Amazon order turn up the other day, containing (amongst other things) Bellowhead's new album. It's called Burlesque, but apart from the cover picture I don't really see the connection. It's based on traditional English folk, with some rock influence and brass, but it's also good happy noisy bouncy music with your basic angry social message. And some seriously nice dancing tunes.

Their website plays sound at you. However, the sound it plays is this full-length recording of what I think is their best song - a live recording from the Roskilde festival. The studio version, on the CD, is much more polished. There are some more samples on the website, and on their Myspace, though I don't know how many are full-length.

Jon Boden - vocals, fiddle, tambourine;
John Spiers - melodeon, concertina, bandoneon;
Benji Kirkpatrick - guitar, bouzouki;
Giles Lewin - fiddle, bagpipes;
Paul Sartin - fiddle, oboe;
Pete Flood - stomp box, percussion & tuned percussion;
Rachael McShane - cello, fiddle;
Justin Thurgur ā€“ trombone;
Andy Mellon ā€“ trumpet;
Gideon Juckes ā€“Sousaphone, tuba;
Brendan Kelly ā€“ saxes
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