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A Brief History [Import]

Penguin Cafe OrchestraAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 19, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00005RTBF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,012 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Beanfields
2. Telephone And Rubber Band
3. Music For A Found Harmonium
4. Perpetuum Mobile
5. From The Colonies
6. Giles Farnaby's Dream
7. Surface Tension
8. Air A Danser
9. Yodel 1
10. Numbers 1-4
11. Steady State
12. Paul's Dance
13. Prelude & Yodel
14. Heartwind
15. White Mischief
16. Dirt
17. Rosasolis
18. Organum
19. Lullaby

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Import only collection. 19-tracks, originally released in 2001. EMI.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A joy to listen to May 20, 2004
Format:Audio CD
'A Brief History' has 19 tracks from the 4-CD set 'History', so it's a 'best of the best of...' album. The first track, Bean Fields, is guaranteed to have you tapping your foot or even dancing around the room or car.
You could say the odd track or two is a bit repetitive - for example, Telephone and Rubber Band lasts almost three minutes - but there's always quiet music going on behind the scenes that you have to listen out for to appreciate the full tune. Any like this that you don't like are easily made up for by the others. Others are very tuneful, foot-stomping creations to delight the soul, body and mind. (I'm getting carried away now. Well, at least I should be.)
A delightful album I feel privileged to have in my collection. You'll be so glad you took the plunge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Penguin Cafe Orchestra December 12, 2013
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Heard one of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra's arrangements on a blog site and it made me smile. Couldn't help it. Just very up beat stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not your run-of-the-mill music. April 6, 2013
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Instrumentals that are fun to listen to and sometimes a little quirky. Beanfields "live" is better than the studio version.
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