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Elephonic Rhapsodies

by Thai Elephant Orchestra /Dave Soldier / Richard Lair

Includes pure elephant music, also covers of Beethoven & Hank Williams.
Genre: World: Asian
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1. A child's guide to the Elephant Orchestra
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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2. Phong's solo
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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3. The birth of Ganesha
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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4. Shiva beheads Ganesha
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5. A head is found
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6. Ganesha triumphant
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7. Rhapsody in grey
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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8. An elephant's swan song
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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9. Three baht opera
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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10. Little elephant saddle
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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11. Floating down the pin river
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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12. Pin Pia
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13. Bamboo dreams
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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3:06 $0.99
14. Bamboolin
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15. Dancing with Prathida
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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16. An Adult's guide to the Elephant Orchestra
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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17. Kaw-liga
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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18. Pastorale lite
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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1:48 $0.99
19. Homage to Harry Partch
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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20. Baby Elephant Walk
Thai Elephant Orchestra
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21. Mr. Elephant
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22. Eletranz
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23. Chang! Chang! Chang!
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24. Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony First movement
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Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The long-awaited second offering of elephants in the Thai jungle playing specially designed musical instruments. The Thai Elephant Orchestra was co-founded by Richard Lair of the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang and performer/composer Dave Soldier. This CD is more tailored for children than the first, and explores the far reaches of what the ellies now perform, including lots of traditional Thai music, and even Beethoven (the Pastorale Symphony) and Hank Williams (Kaw-liga). Guest appearances by dance composer David First, cellist Jamie Seiber, pin pia player Smithitham, bamoolin player Muangling, saxophone sensation Matusuda Madoka and more. But still lots and lots of pure elephant music with almost no editing or studio tricks sure to please their fans.


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reid karris

amasing music, amasing elephants, amasing recording
as a fan of south east asian music i found this recording to be amasing. i find it interesting that these elephants seem to play the music of their native land with ease as well as improvise with in the music. just like humans, they were taught how to make the sounds and once they learned they are able to play simply by listening and as we humans some times do, play by ear.

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Burned out from the usual, bored with the Britney Spears, Dave Matthews and Matchbox 20 clones popping up everywhere? Here's an album to shake everything up as well as impress your friends. Elephants playing Thai music, Beethoven and even Hank Williams. We all know that elephants are one of the most intelligent animals on the planet with intriguing emotionality, daunting memory and all that- but playing music? Well, why not?!