DEATH TO UNICORNS, WITH LAUGHTER
No. The Brobdingnagian Bards are not unicorn haters. Okay, at least Marc isn't... But that is the witty translation of "Nex Monoceroti, Per Risibus".
Why? You will have to listen to the CD to find out. What we can tell you is that for years, Nagians (fans of the Brobdingnagian Bards) have asked again and again, "When will you release a live CD?"
There was no easy answer to that question. We wanted something that perfectly caught the imagination and humour of our live show. We wanted a recording that made you feel like you were there. We think we found just that.
In the spring of 2007, we performed at the Tipperary Inn in Dallas. We recorded the show as usual, but we got our first clean recording of the show. The audience was Really into the performance singing and shot along. We were in good form with lots of jokes, anecdotes, and of course, songs. It was beautiful!
As we left the pub that evening on our way to Oklahoma, we listened to the recording and said in unison, "We have to turn this into a live CD." Between the Tipperary and a couple other show, we were able to pull in about ninety minutes of great music. We pruned that down to about 70 minutes of music that we feel captures the heart of our show.
It's not always perfect, but it will leave you with a grin from ear to ear combining some of our most-popular songs with quite a few new gems.
Cover photo by Karen Brady.
Graphic design by James McDaniel II.
Find lyrics and more at www.thebards.net