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Episode #2604

Tragic Treasury

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Operating under his band-pen name, “The Gothic Archies,” singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt has just released a brand-new compilation of theme songs called "The Tragic Treasury," one written for each of the 13 volumes of Lemony Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events" book series, plus a depressingly upbeat band theme song as well. It’s a bunch of crafty new music/Gothic pop songs, featuring author Lemony Snicket on accordion, and we’ll sample a few on this edition of New Sounds. Extra points if you can match these gloomy and hilarious ditties to the corresponding books without looking. And as always, much more.

PROGRAM # 2604, Grim Musical Fairytales (First aired on 11/10/06)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

The Gothic Archies

The Tragic Treasury

Scream and Run Away [2:30]

Nonesuch #79951**
www.nonesuch.com*

The Tiger Lillies

The Gorey End

Weeping Chandelier [3:00]

Hors d’oeuvres #57513.
www.tigerlillies.com
*

The Gothic Archies

The Tragic Treasury

Shipwrecked [3:00]

See above.

The Tiger Lillies

The Gorey End

Hipdeep Family Intro [2:00]

See above.

The Gothic Archies

The Tragic Treasury

Things Are Not What They Appear [3:30]

See above.

The Tiger Lillies

The Gorey End

Hipdeep Family [4:00]

See above.

Aimee Mann

One More Drifter In The Snow

You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch [3:30]

www.aimeemann.com for info; to download, go to www.emusic.com

Phil Kline

Zippo Songs

As We Know [2:30]

Cantaloupe Music #21019**
www.cantaloupemusic.com*

Peter Gordon & David Cunningham

Private tape

God [2:30]

Not commercially available.

Experimental Musical Instruments (cassette magazine)

Vol. II

David Courtney: Come Again To Junk Food World [2:00]

www.windworld.com

The Tiger Lillies

The Gorey End

ABC [3:00]

See above.

The Gothic Archies

The Tragic Treasury

We Are The Gothic Archies [3:30]

See above.

Danny Elfman

Serenada Schizophrana

Bells & Whistles, excerpt [5:00]

Sony Classical #89780** www.sonybmg
masterworks.com
*

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page
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