Aurelio Voltaire | Cave Canem Demos

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Cave Canem Demos

by Aurelio Voltaire

Before releasing his first album "The Devil's Bris" in 1998, Aurelio Voltaire (formerly just "Voltaire") recorded these demos of some of his earliest songs. Now you can hear the nascent beginnings of what became some of his biggest hits!
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. When You're Evil (Cave Canem Demo)
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4:19 $0.99
2. Anniversary (Cave Canem Demo)
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4:57 $0.99
3. Ex Lover's Lover (Cave Canem Demo)
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5:23 $0.99
4. Underground (Cave Canem Demo)
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4:43 $0.99
5. All the Way Down (Cave Canem Demo)
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4:07 $0.99
6. Life (Cave Canem Demo)
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2:02 $0.99
7. Ravens Land (Cave Canem Demo)
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4:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
Aurelio Voltaire (formerly just "Voltaire") released his first album in 1989 on Projekt Records. That album, "The Devil's Bris" stands as a testament to Voltaire's staying power as a singer and songwriter, selling as strongly and consistently today as it did thirteen years ago. Ten full-length albums later, Voltaire continues releasing expertly crafted songs that are more often than not dark and humorous simultaneously. Now for the first time, listeners can get a sneak peek at the nascent beginnings of this iconic singer with the "Cave Canem Demos". Years before his first album was released, Voltaire wrote and recorded some of his most popular songs for a demo tape to sell at shows and to shop to labels. Back then he intended to form a band called "Cave Canem" (Beware of the Dog in Latin). Eventually, he chose to go by his middle name, the one word moniker, "Voltaire." By any name, the songs are some of the same that put him on the map early in his career. For the first time you can hear the origins of When You're Evil, Ex-Lover's Lover, Anniversary and others (Includes a somewhat warbled though very rare version of Raven's Land found on an old cassette tape!). Listeners will be surprised by the intimate take on these early recordings. Devoid of percussion and some featuring harpsichord, all offer a view into the beginnings of the artist who eventually came to be Aurelio Voltaire.


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Eric Stacy

It's awesome to see how Voltaire first started out. All these songs are amazing especially my favorite would have to be When You're Evil.

Liz Rosenauer AKA Lizabella Rose

The Cave Canem Demos by Aurelio Voltaire
Hearing songs so familiar (that they're almost a part of me) recorded so completely differently, is the most unique and amazing experience. The way Voltaire sang the original version of “Ex Lover's Lover” gave the song such a different “feel.” It was so much more eerie, foreboding and sinister, than the later version, which sounded angrier and more aggressively threatening (but equally disturbing, LOL)....And "Underground" was so beautifully haunting. "All the Way Down" always makes me cry, and the Cave Canem version is no exception. By the end of the song, there were tears streaming down my face. I love both the original and later versions of all of the songs, but the opportunity to hear the origins of each of them, provides a new perspective on their evolution into the emotional experience, and much loved "Voltaire classics" they ultimately became. The Cave Canem Demos is a beautiful retrospective of his work.