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Mark Cryle | Sideshow Alley

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Sideshow Alley

by Mark Cryle

Brings together a passion for history with an ability to craft a powerful, captivating song and contains a swag of memorable stories, emotional journeys and touching moments.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kalgoorlie Girl
4:11 $0.99
2. That's How the World Goes Round
3:25 $0.99
3. Never Again
2:48 $0.99
4. Eddie Gilbert's Dream
3:38 $0.99
5. I Don't Think You Care Anymore
3:04 $0.99
6. Sideshow Alley
5:03 $0.99
7. Cold Heart
4:27 $0.99
8. Man in the Moon
3:31 $0.99
9. Carrigan's Ceilidh Band
2:16 $0.99
10. The Long Ride Home
2:50 $0.99
11. Waiting for the Ice to Thaw
3:32 $0.99
12. Ordinary Man
3:14 $0.99
13. The Paddy's Day Bash
3:53 $0.99
14. Angelina
3:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
Mark Cryle has done it again, adding another first- class CD, Sideshow Alley, to his canon of homegrown music - distinctly Australian, beautifully crafted and always insightful. Displaying the skill with words and music that have made him a household name in the Australian music scene, in Sideshow Alley Mark has created a collection of complementary and contrasting musical gems, polished to perfection.

Kalgoorlie Girl is a country love song with an unexpected difference –surprise endings are a specialty of Mark’s; Waiting for the Ice to Thaw keeps the country flavor and adds a dash of irony. Drawing on his special talent for pulling focus on historical events and lives of Australians, in Eddie Gilbert’s Dream Mark pays special homage to one of Australia’s great – and almost forgotten - Indigenous cricketers. The horrific 1902 Port Kembla Mine disaster features in Never Again; The Paddy’s Day Bash is a poignant reminder of one shameful day when protesting Queensland unionists were attacked by police.

Threaded through the CD are gentle songs of love, regret and philosophy and a rollicking dance tune, Carrigan’s Ceilidh Band. The Cryle way with words is at its best in the title track, Sideshow Alley, as sweet and wistful as they get. As one listener put it, “he certainly knows his way around a song”.



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