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The Breakfast Playground

by Tom Hagerman

Tom Hagerman is a member of Devotchka and the Denver Gentlemen.
Genre: World: Western European
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1. Beginning of the End
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2. Twice Told Tale
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3. The Comedy
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4. So Tired (why bother?)
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5. Veiled
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6. Charlotte Mittnacht (The Fabulous Destiny of)...
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7. Old World Cellar
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8. This Petty Pace
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9. Family Album
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10. Music For Playgrounds
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11. Home Again
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12. The End
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13. ...
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Best known as a member of both DeVotchKa and the Denver Gentlemen, accordionist/violinist Tom Hagerman recently released his first solo album, The Breakfast Playground. Named for a children’s playground at a Denver mall, the album showcases Hagerman’s diverse talents through original instrumentals performed almost entirely on his own.

Like the music of DeVotchKa, Hagerman’s songs have a dramatic, cinematic quality, inviting listeners on a journey. The train noises that open “So Tired” lead into a Eastern European melody that makes you think you’ve just stepped off the train in Budapest. The swirling mix of accordion, violin, and piano on songs like “Twice Told Tale”, “Home Again”, and “Charlotte Mittnacht” (which DeVotchKa fans may recognize from their 2004 album, How It Ends) call to mind Yann Tiersen’s Amelie soundtrack.

The Breakfast Playground draws you into a world where toy pianos and children’s voices mingle with soaring violin figures and accordion rhythms. Definitely a world worth escaping (and listening) to.

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Mouse

Absolutely beautiful
Beautifully done. Tom is an amazing artist and his work is always wonderful to listen to.
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Christian

Awesome
Bizarre and beautiful. Highly recommended.
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pammywood

Lovely relaxing music
I really enjoy this CD...it's very relaxing and lovely to listen to. It takes me away to far away places and whispers of romance and fun.
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jvuong


a magical contribution to music
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TiaMija

Imaginative and georgeous!
With his beautiful and heartfelt playing of various instruments, peppered with interesting sounds of life, this CD feels like it could be the soundtrack for some of your best memories.
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Debbie

Unique and exotic sounding.
I was thrilled to have been notified about this exotic, beautiful work of art!
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Tess

Great music!
This music makes me smile! If you already enjoy the music by DeVotchKa and/or prefer music that is skillfully crafted, then you may also enjoy The Breakfast Playground. I only wish the haunting melodies were even longer!
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johnnyresponsible


Hagerman is a tremendous musician and also very expressive with his music. The CD is excellent.
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Stephen Blackwell

Tom the man!
Everything I expected and more, love! the experimentation and this album proves that there can be beauty in life!

Many thanks Tom
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Kasy

Inspiring! A must buy, today!
A journey everyone should experience, The Breakfast Playground will make you laugh and cry, so very touching.
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