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Consumption in Three Acts

by Vamp

Vamp is a 2 CD gothic rock opera about vampires that was performed in NYC in 2001.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Overture
1:51 $0.99
2. Moonrise
3:26 $0.99
3. Heaven
5:19 $0.99
4. Artsong
2:22 $0.99
5. Wine
5:31 $0.99
6. Duet
3:00 $0.99
7. Fears
4:58 $0.99
8. Alex's tale
3:31 $0.99
9. Time
3:16 $0.99
10. Early to Rise
2:22 $0.99
11. Beast
4:23 $0.99
12. Seduction of Rose
5:18 $0.99
13. Faith
3:57 $0.99
14. Seduction of Carmine
4:04 $0.99
15. Sometimes at Night
2:20 $0.99
16. Unveiled
11:27 $0.99
17. Strung Up
5:13 $0.99
18. Fallen
2:53 $0.99
19. Time to Kill
5:27 $0.99
20. Belief
4:34 $0.99
21. Destiny
6:36 $0.99
22. Demise
13:46 $0.99
23. Sunrise
4:27 $0.99
24. These Days
3:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
--- IMPORTANT NOTE from Jake Perrine, the composer 2.24.08 ---

VAMP is briefly out of stock, as I have just finally sold the last CD of this run. Thanks to those who bought them - they've been quite popular lately! I am, right now, as I type, remixing and remastering the entire show for a re-release by the end of the month. This will be the 20th Anniversary Special Edition of VAMP: greatly enhanced sound quality, a free online libretto with pictures, and access to demos and bonus tracks not in the show! Stay tuned! This will be VAMP as it was meant to be heard, once and for all. Until then, raise a glass and drink your fill.


VAMP is a three act, two disc, electronically composed musical / opera (entirely sung, no spoken dialogue) by Jake Perrine about vampires and consumption.

Vamp is the story of three friends, Simon, Rosemary and Carmine, who return to visit their childhood piano teacher Alexandra years later on her now dilapidated vineyard. Their memories of the place and time stir passionate emotions. After copious eating and wine drinking, the night turns darker and dangerous as hidden desires and fears surface. As the truth is revealed for all to see, lines are drawn and sides taken. Who will prove human and who beast? Only the light of dawn will show for sure.

In 2000 Jake relocated for a year to New York City to stage a newly revised production of "VAMP - Consumption in Three Acts," which was performed at the Lamb's Theatre in Times Square in March 2001. This is the recording of the cast from that production staring Beverly Butrie as Alexandra, Michael Beneville as Simon, Brenda Bush as Rosemary and John Tedeschi as Carmine.

Jake is currently revising his next operatic work, a geo-political sci-fi space opera called "The Device."



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Dale Wilson

Wow, and I just picked it up for kicks
I'll keep this short, I just picked this up because the price was right and I like gothic musicals. Well, I have to say this may just end up being my favorite of the Dracula based musicals yet. Very good and very unique.

Anthony Burns

Brilliant, though no mercy it provides...
This brilliant (if slightly daunting) electro-opera is more Progressive Rock than Goth. The author, in fact, acknowledges some inflence of Peter Gabriel, and many of the lyrics - particularly on religious issues - are as complex, intellectual, and verbally playful as an early Genesis, Van Der Graaf Generator, or Peter Hammill album. This definitely requires repeated listenings to appreciate, so it was probably not the best choice for a Broadway show. However, the performances are excellent - although the voices of the actors could perhaps be more distinctive : I found myself mixing them up on my first couple of listenings. Had a libretto / lyrics sheet been included with the CD, this might not have been such a problem. This is a fairly small complaint, though, and if nothing else it does at least encourage attentive listening, which is rewarded. Perhaps you wouldn't expect a vampire-themed opera with a plot faintly reminiscent of "The Rocky Horror Show" to have as much depth and interpretive scope as "The Seventh Seal"... but there you have it.

Pamela Torres

"Art for my Lord, a beautiful story..."
I just love vampire musicals, don't you? Call me a weirdo, but it's just too bad that more 'normal' audiences won't appreciate their appeal. Following the emergence of such longtooth productions like Jim Steinman's "Tanz der Vampire," Frank Wildhorn's "Dracula" and Elton John's "Lestat," such an art form has unfortunately been staked and buried by lackluster ticket sales and merciless know-it-all critics. As a result, finding a haunting and memorable cast recording has been a rather difficult task. Thank goodness I stumbled across "Vamp," a thrilling and macabre English opera that was originally performed by New York's Lamb Theatre troupe back in the spring of 2001. This 3-act tragedy is a tangled web of desire and damnation that affects the lives of four characters: Alexandria, a bloodsucking Countess (Beverly Butrie), Carmine, a religious sculptor (John Tedeschi), Rosemary, an shy and innocent bookworm (Brenda Bush) and her significant other Simon, an ambitious stage actor who happens to know the role of Count Dracula by heart (Michael Beneville). The emotional range of the group's harmonius and expressive vocals almost brought tears to my freakish eyes. There are only a couple of minor flaws that urged me to give this double-CD 4 stars. For one thing, since "Vamp" is not intended to be a rousing musical, some parts can be slow-paced. In addition, the small doses of techo and 80's rock electronica seem out of place in the album's aural atmosphere. Finally, since there isn't very much infomation concerning the actual plotline of the play, I had occasionally lost track over what the characters were doing. Still, "Vamp" is a unique piece of work I highly recommend for Goth and Broadway crowds everywhere. Enjoy!