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Desire's Magic Theatre [Deluxe Edition] [Slipcase] *
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# Song Title   Time
1)    Desire's Magic Theatre
2)    Electric Landlady
3)    Dead Dodo Down
4)    Pedigree Chums
5)    Sky Parade, The
6)    Window Cleaner, The
7)    Way It Is, The
8)    Mr. Howard
9)    I Know
10)    Bitter Suite, The
11)    Unsure Overture [Bonus Track]
12)    I Know [Acoustic] [Bonus Track]
13)    Sky Parade [Bonus Track], The
 
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  • Personnel: Rosalie Cunningham (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, percussion); Anna Scott (cello); Jon Seagroatt (flute, saxophone); Raphael Mura (drums).
  • Audio Mixers: Ed Turner; Rosalie Cunningham.
  • Recording information: Gizzard Studios; Mushy Room Studios; The Engine Room, London.
  • The much anticipated sophomore studio long-player from the colorful English psych-rock/proto-metal outfit led by ex-Ipso Facto frontwoman Rosalie Cunningham, Desire's Magic Theatre doubles down on the retro-pageantry of Purson's 2013 debut. A heady amalgam of Deep Purple, T. Rex, Ten Years After, Dresden Dolls, and Dreamboat Annie-era Heart, the 13-track set commences with the meaty title cut, a proggy six-minute blast of skunky smoke drifting from the just-cracked window of a custom boogie van. That Sgt. Pepper-induced haze extends through to the more streamlined and economical, but no less muscular, "Electric Landlady" and its swampy, voodoo-blasted counterpart, "Dead Dodo Down." Cunningham is an alluring figure with a commanding vocal style that's both soulful and sordid, a clarion call to both the high court and the gutter. While Desire's Magic Theatre is hers alone to command, Cunningham's co-conspirators prove themselves to be worthy of her dark gifts, as they cast an aural net of kaleidoscopic doom/wonder that manages to touch on nearly every facet of the psych-rock playbook. The windswept "The Sky Parade" skillfully weaves the overwrought melancholy of Comus-era English folk with the explosive space rock of Bowie's "Moonage Daydream," while the frivolous "The Window Cleaner" ditches the gloom and doom and goes full-on knicker-knocking Swinging London. Even at its most far-reaching and absurd, Desire's Magic Theatre is marvelous fun, and it's a testament to the talents of all involved that it never dissolves into self-parody. ~ James Christopher Monger
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