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Still a-Live!

by Left Field

This band does not fit neatly into one musical category, but they appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes -- their name is very appropriate to their music. They do mostly their own warped compositions...with wry humor and great four-part harmonies.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Think Tank / Managua, Nicaragua
4:46 album only
2. Old & Cranky
3:49 $0.99
3. A Big Mistake
3:11 $0.99
4. Eine Kleine Weltschmerz
4:13 $0.99
5. Maybe I Lied
3:01 $0.99
6. Steal Away
4:41 $0.99
7. I'm so Tired
3:00 album only
8. What Would I Do?
2:48 $0.99
9. Jesus On the Mainline
5:52 $0.99
10. The Colonel Bogey March
3:31 album only
11. We'll Meet Again
4:22 album only
12. Billions of Brain Cells Ago
4:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
Left Field made their name in New York City and environs with musical content that defied category. Or era. Or sensibility, or any of that stuff.

Their non-original repertory, which peppered mostly original tunes, covered a broad sweep of musical interests, including (but not limited to) American traditional music, gospel, jazz, and contemporary pop. Their original songs cut a wide swath across a great variety of musical forms and subject matter – from social commentary to history to political satire to songs that offer keen insight into the troubled waters of interpersonal relationships (the latter represented here by "Old and Cranky"), as well as the plight of the aging hippie ("Billions of Brain Cells Ago"). Much of their material features three- and four-part vocal harmony, accompanied by keyboard, guitar, and instruments of rather more indeterminate pitch.

Still A-Live! is a compilation of – you guessed it – live performances from venues in New York City and New Jersey.

Left Field was Bill Neely, Liz Emmert, Deborah Griffin Bly, and Bill Bly. In their current incarnation, they're Neely, Emmert and Bly; check out their latest release, Ballads, Bromides and Broadsides, at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/wdneely.

*CREDITS* Left Field contributed several original tracks to the monthly compilation of contemporary songwriters, The Fast Folk Musical Magazine, edited by Jack Hardy. This series was digitized and archived in the Folkways collection at the Smithsonian Institution, and CDs can be obtained at the Smithsonian Folkways website. The band appeared regularly on Princeton University's WPRB-FM as guests on the weekly series Music You Can't Hear On the Radio, hosted by John Weingart.

*CONTACT* leftfield@infomonger.com for further info on Left Field's recordings and performances.

"People hearing them for the first time always leave delighted, often expressing surprise that music so unusual and so good can still be known by so few." –John Weingart, host of Music You Can't Hear on the Radio (WPRB-FM, Princeton, NJ)

"LEFT FIELD's name is very appropriate to their music...they do mostly their own warped compositions...with wry humor and great four-part harmonies." –Minstrel Coffeehouse, Basking Ridge, NJ

"LEFT FIELD is a zany and super-talented group. They do an amazing variety of songs...riotous political numbers...gospel and other traditional songs...lovely ballads. –Concert review, New York

"LEFT FIELD is highly recommended! If they're in your neighborhood, don't miss them." –Pinewoods Folk Music Club Newsletter

"LEFT FIELD is quite possibly the best choice of a name for a band I've seen in ages...insane, but delightful." –East Coast Rocker

"Wacky, irreverent, wonderfully entertaining." –Folk Music Society of Northern New Jersey

"LEFT FIELD features a unique blend of satirical, humorous and evocative songs...unmistakably original." –Speak Easy, NYC



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