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The Secret of Life

by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain perform everything from punk rock classics to classic classics. A musical world tour with hand luggage.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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1. Miss Dy-na-mi-tee
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2. Leaning On a Lampost
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3. Hard to Handle
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4. Wonderful Land
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5. Je T'aime - Mais Non Plus
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6. Macarthur Park
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7. Le Freak
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8. Only You
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9. Antiphon
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10. The Stage
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11. You Talk About My Drinking
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12. The Secret of Life
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Album Notes
Perhaps the greatest live act in the UK today, the mighty Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain is a unique collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies reinterpreted on Ukulele's. The Orchestra has rhythm, bass, baritone, tenor, soprano and lead Ukulele players, creating a rich palate of orchestration possibilities and registers. Sitting shoulder to shoulder in a semi-circle, they dress in formal evening wear like a symphony orchestra, reworking classics of rock 'n' roll, punk, jazz and classical music. In highlighting both the beauty and vacuity of the material, the Orchestra revel in the triviality and the self-reverence of popular and highbrow music, while being both serious and light-hearted.

Audiences like to have a good time with the Ukulele Orchestra, which shows that musical intelligence and levity are not incompatible with acoustic versions of heavy metal, performance art techniques and the homage of a live karaoke. The band have been selling out shows all over the world and appearing on many TV shows and radio stations, most notably BBC's Jool's Holland's Hootenany, Richard And Judy, Blue Peter, XFM, Radio 1 and Johnny Walker's show on BBC Radio 2. Their album 'The Secret Of Life', produced by Richard Durrant features their brilliant versions of 'Miss Dyna-mi-tee', 'Le Freak' and 'Leaning On A Lamppost'.
Produced by Richard Durrant

"Most people have to die before they become immortal. The ukulele superstars have no such worries.'- NME

"Iconoclastic. Unabashed genre crashing antics. Nothing is spoof proof"- Toronto Star

"Subversive, rare and very precious. Catch them before the Government slaps an injunction on them in the name of anti-terrorism. Frighteningly talented and awesome: classics of the genre"- Time Out


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michael conway aka ukulele mike

a "must-see" ukulele experience
complete entertainment these folks
cd or download highly recommended.
michael conway aka ukulele mike


We replayed their version of \"Leaning on a Lampost\" about twelve times because it was such a hoot! Brilliant musicianship, great tunes, surprises, and a whole lot of fun on one CD.