Album Review: 10,000 Maniacs – Twice Told Tales



‘In my Tribe’, the third album by Jamestown, New York band 10000 Maniacs released in 1987 remains in my top 50 albums of all time.  The Wishing chair, their second album is in my top 100 and the MTV Unplugged sessions from 1993 still makes me shudder slightly…for the right reasons.

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  1. May 7, 2015
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    Thanks Phil,
    I loved your take on the new record. You’re not the first person to just recently realize Natalie left 22 years ago even though this is our 4th album since then. Here’s a few things you might be interested in knowing. Rob Buck passed away in 2000. the title Twice Told Tales works precisely because of it’s long mangled history. sort of like folk music itself. Mary Googled her name and found the sheet music for those two different songs. They are two different styles too, but I can’t remember the technical terms now. Thank you so much for taking an interest in us for all these years. we still play all your favorites.

  2. May 7, 2015
    Reply

    Dennis…my pleasure!
    Come to the UK soon for festival season, I’m sure there’s a lot of people here would love to see you and the rest of 10000 maniacs perform this fine album on ‘home soil’.
    I’ll be at the front!

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