Shamus Dark | Songs For Suicidal Lovers

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Songs For Suicidal Lovers

by Shamus Dark

dark vocal down-tempo beats - FILE UNDER QUEASY LISTENING.
Genre: Electronic: Down Tempo
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1. Angel Eyes
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2. You Don't Know What Love Is
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3. Atmosphere
3:57 $0.99
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4. How Insensitive
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5. The Party's Over
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6. Good Morning Heartache
2:51 $0.99
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7. The End Of A Love Affair
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8. You've Changed
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9. Willow Weep For Me
3:50 $0.99
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10. I Get Along Without You Very Well
3:47 $0.99
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11. Meditation
2:44 $0.99
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12. Weary Blues (From Waiting)
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13. What's New?
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14. The End Of The World
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15. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“Songs For Suicidal Lovers” is the debut album from previously unheard of and reclusive vocalist, Shamus Dark. Despite
being involved with music for decades, this is the first time that a recording project featuring Shamus has seen the light of day. And as such it has been a labour of love, on which Shamus decided he must record the songs that had most deeply affected him throughout his turbulent years. Although it features songs from nearly every decade of the 20th Century, Shamus was also categorical that the arrangements should sound like nothing that has gone before:

Featuring songs originally “owned” by Frank Sinatra, as well as other classics from writers and performers as diverse as Chet Baker, Carlos Jobim, Hank Willams, and Joy Division, the album really is a different take on what has gone before. Arranged and mixed by Hong Kong producer Pete Millward, well known in Asia for his Celestial series of albums (see www.hongkongdubstation.com), the album includes sounds as diverse as Sitar, Shakuhachi and Erhu, as well as jazz guitar, trumpet and down-tempo break-beats. And over the top of all that, Shamus’s sad sweet voice.

Like Shamus himself, it’s a Dark album, not for the faint of heart. File under: Queasy Listening.

Recorded in London, Hong Kong, Marseille, Los Angeles and Kathmandu.

Sleeve Creative Direction and Design by chinastylus.com, original illustrations by graphicairlines.com

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Chris Pitts of Cappil10

Simply sublime, Shamus' voice takes your breath away
Shamus Dark brings alive an array of songs mainly from another age which really do speak to your heart & soul. The CD production is excellent and the experience is with that late night or lazy morning ambience. All the songs conjure the heart felt magic and tears that is the human condition lost in love. Absolutely love the CD sleeve & packaging, as if I'd just returned from the Sling Sling Bar Penang with mementos in hand myself! Pour me another Sam...then play it again...
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Couch potato

Hey Shamus - tell Laura I love her!
Sublime and ridiculously slimy. That's the content and the packaging, in order. It takes a bit of will to pick it up and open it. You really need a cloth at hand, to wipe your fingers. I have never seen such realistic wetness on an artwork - must be a collectors piece.
Oh yes, the contents. You're not going to like every track - some you'll just love. Quality is great throughout. Singer is on top form and the musicians (from all over the place?) are real finds. How on earth this was constructed is beyond me. But, if you ever have the chance of getting to Penang, just pray that you find Sling Sling's, and that Shamus is not in hiding. So my hat is off to the one that brought him to our attention. Hey Shamus - tell Laura I love her!
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Unlucky Luciano

the triumph of cigarettes, whiskey and depression..
I don't think I've ever heard anything so sad. The version of Atmosphere outdoes even Joy Division in plumbing the very depths of depression and loneliness. I didn't know any of the other songs, but I love Angel Eyes, How Insensitive and One For My Baby. This CD and its fantastic packaging is strictly for grown-ups. As the song says - Until you've loved a love you've had to lose, you don't know what love is. Play this record and cry.
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Enrique Acuña Torres

nocturnal moods
Spectacular, nocturnal moods, so I enjoy a lot...
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