The Victim's Ball | Tales from the Gibbet

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
dead can dance Dresden dolls The tenth stage

More Artists From
AUSTRALIA - Victoria

Other Genres You Will Love
Classical: Medieval Rock: Goth Moods: Type: Lyrical
There are no items in your wishlist.

Tales from the Gibbet

by The Victim's Ball

Gothic Neo-classic
Genre: Classical: Medieval
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Share this song!
X
1:47 $0.99
2. The Song of Joan of Arc
Share this song!
X
5:20 $0.99
3. Captain Macheath Spirit
Share this song!
X
4:10 $0.99
4. The High Pad Boast
Share this song!
X
3:53 $0.99
5. Last Confession of Jack Sheppard
Share this song!
X
4:36 $0.99
6. Mastro Titta's Carousel
Share this song!
X
3:49 $0.99
7. The Head of Westminster
Share this song!
X
3:41 $0.99
8. The Scottish Maiden
Share this song!
X
4:32 $0.99
9. Er Ricordo
Share this song!
X
2:13 $0.99
10. La Journeé Sera Rude
Share this song!
X
3:51 $0.99
11. Ordo Fratrum Minor Victimised
Share this song!
X
4:33 $0.99
12. The Recollection Dforeman
Share this song!
X
3:37 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"The Bals des Victimes, or victims' balls, were soirees that were said to have been put on by dancing societies after the 'Reign of Terror' during the French Revolution, a period marked by intense violence and mass executions of those considered to be enemies of the Revolution. Following the death of Maximilien Robespierre, one of the architects of The Terror, 'Les Bals des Victimes' emerged as a trend in youth whose relatives had been sent to the guillotine. Twisted by their experience, they established aristocratic, decadent balls open to themselves alone.

These soirees were outlandish events in which the participants wore lavish and 'à la mode' finery as an act of mockery and defiance to the dominant regime. The costumes of those who attended these balls incorporated crepe armbands signifying mourning. Women dressed 'à la toilette du condamne', usually signified by a red ribbon tied around their necks at the point of a guillotine blade’s impact and hair cut, or worn, high up off the neck.


Reviews


to write a review