Midnite Choir | You Have Been Warned

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You Have Been Warned

by Midnite Choir

Whiskey ballads, suicide waltzes, polkas of doom.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. Physical Withdrawals
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2. Whiskey Eyes
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3. Happy Hour in Hell
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4. Bourbon Tide
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5. Amelia
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6. Suicide Waltz
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7. The Drunken Elephant March
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8. Lovesong
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9. Midget Caravan
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10. Midnight
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11. Morechis's Waltz
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12. One Fine Day
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13. Lobotomy
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14. Lullaby
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15. Ode to My Employer
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Legend of the creation of a Midnite Choir...

It was a crooked little town... loomed like a lynching as it listed an' twisted o'er the ground. Whereon the sinking, stinking streets, amid the treachery and screams, our story begins, as if in a dream...

The bad things had come for him. the winged pink midgets were hacking their way through the walls. A slippery, slidy something slithered along the ceiling. A voice... 'they're coming out of my eyes'. a giggle... a scream... geologic tremens...

The captain was in bad need of a drink, so he hitched his burden high upon his back and set out through the methane and the mud. stealin' through the mazes and the cracks, he staggered past the swollen faces sprawled in every doorway, lyin' there in moanin' heaps and stacks.

But that burden weighed upon him and a burnin' settled in, till he buckled in the alley, (fever in that alley). Wretchin', bloated stench, and he went down into the din...

Looking down at bloodstained hands, he tried to piece it all together. What was left of his dream? What was left of him? And looking up he spied a towering steeple of a decrepid old church leanin' high above that crooked little town. And in that moment, a mangled, tremblin' hand reached out and gripped a rope that dangled then tightened and descended, one time down...

The bell did toll a single round. A single rolling sound that rolled upon the moonlight, cascading down the moonlight that spilled across the night, and shattered on the ground.

With that burden still upon him, the captain lifted himself out of that quagmire and headed for that church. And as he came closer, he heard the song of a choir. bittersweet and lonely, emanating.

When he reached the doorstep, he knocked upon the door, and the door opened though there was no one there to greet him. The song of the choir called to him, and so he entered...

He beheld the sight before him... And he rejoiced...

The scene uncoiled like a dream... the blood, the sex, the soiled screams. the choir drank, the choir sinned, the choir sang his song to him. and he lay his burden down.

As the music in his cup runneth over, and as the wine burned bright inside. They made their way between his legs, and they severed all that he was then. The whiskey helped, and though it burned his skin, he was born again.

As a darkness dwelled above his shoulder, he sang their song with them, and it was good. Late into the night, they passed the time away. The choir and the captain, trying, in their way to be free.

And so it was,

And so it is,

And so it shall be

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Jeremy Fershleiser

There should be more out there like this.
This is a fantastic album. Lots of skill. A great change of pace from the usual.
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mickdog


Simply brilliant...a must have. Check out "moonpenny opera" if you like the style on this cd. They are truly one of a kind, and play shows in the pike place market regularly. Do yourself a favor, and check them out.
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Tom

Great album - if you like it, try Circus Contraption
I saw these guys do a show at the Tractor in Ballard (Seattle) several years back with Circus Contraption. What a blast! The accordian guy from A Midnite Choir played with Circus Contraption as well. I've heard A Midnite Choir is no more, but they've reformed as Bad Things. Haven't seen them though.
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Michael & Lindsey

SWEET!
We JUST saw these two guys performing on the street by Pike Place Market in Seattle (we're from Minneapolis), bought the CD, went home and popped it in, and were ASTOUNDED by the most excellent quality and artistry! We were expecting something a little more goofy and forgettable (kinda like a street performance), but this CD is here to stay!
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Bree Z.

Delightfully Unusual
This has to be one of the best "unknown" finds out there.

Completely different, yet thoroughly enjoyable. Its a sort of addictive weirdness. The lyrics are complimented by the eerie sentiments in the accordian and carousel-like tunes.

Some songs, like Lovesong, Lullaby, and Bourbon Tide are hauntingly beautiful by way of Tom Waits closer than anyone else to compare them to.

Others, like Happy Hour in Hell and Midget Caravan could have been additions to the Nightmare Before Christmas or the Corpse Bride soundtracks.

Its a great CD, and its been well worth taking the chance of trying them out.
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kane

well done and different
this cd would go well with a bottle of whiskey on a moonlit night behind the animal cages of the traveling circus.... it really brings images of a carnival to mind... try it if you would like to hear something well done and different than the norm..
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Lara Not Louise Brooks...

Surprisingly amazing
I adore this album. My mother came back home to Chicago from a trip to Seattle, waving it about frantically and insisting that it was up my alley. Golly gee widdershins was it ever. Where do I begin? The accordion, using meat as percussion...? At any rate, if you're into Tom Waits, or carnivals, or anything really, you'll enjoy this album. "Midget Caravan" is one of my favorite tracks; the clarinet solo reminds me of a Klezmer tune. I'm fascinated by this group and wish I could dredge up more information about them. I've had friends listen to this band and agree that they're amazing, so hopefully they shall order the CD soon...
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Blackwelder

Delicious, Demented and Dark
This is music from a dark, seedy cabaret, or perhaps a warped little carnival in some parallel world of darkness. The music is twisted and brilliant. I keep finding myself humming it at odd times of day (although that might just be because I listen to it constantly). In the space of a few weeks, this CD has become one of my favorites. There's nothing else like it (except for maybe Circus Contraption). I just wish they had more albums!
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Stephanie

my new favorite!
I can't get enough of this cd. It's got style humor a touch of Halloween creepiness and a whole new view of the carnival scene. I sit in the hot tub with a drink and chuckle at my own pleasure in this unconventional charmer of a cd
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Sarah R.

I don't think I can summarize this CD...
This album is what many offer, but few deliver: undeniable (and entertaining) weirdness combined with tons of talent and actual musical skill. I have found myself drawn back to this odd world of bleak festivity time and again. Consider yourself warned...
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