Beyond The Pale

by Bush Gothic

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    releases April 25, 2019

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    Compact Disc contained in deluxe gatefold packaging with poster & lyric sheet insert. Photography by Michelle Jarni. Embroidery artwork and design by Jenny M. Thomas. Graphic design by Dan Witton.

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1.
Jim Jones video
2.
Pub With No Beer
3.
4.
Ballad of 1891
5.
Country Town
6.
Ben Hall Sleeps
7.
Streets Of Forbes
8.
Past Carin
9.
Road To Gundagai
10.
The London Convict Maid
11.
Mines Of Australia
12.
Brings Us Andy

about

Beyond The Pale is the third album from Bush Gothic. Opening the album is the tale of Jim Jones, a convict who dreamt of revenge and joining the bushrangers to wreak havoc upon the British government who had incarcerated him. Lawson & Banjo make an appearance as does poet Judith Wright, described as ‘the conscience of the nation’. Band leader Jenny M. Thomas rose to a challenge posed by a journalist to re-arrange Pub With No Beer. This saw her add The Lonely String Quartet to a drum heavy arrangement of Slim Dusty’s classic. The string quartet is comprised of members from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and feature on most tracks with Chris Lewis (drumkit) and Dan Witton (doublebass & vocals) completing the core band.

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In the 14th century, a fence made of stakes delineated the part of Ireland that was under English rule. Known as ‘The English Pale’, to travel beyond the pale was to leave behind English law and what the English considered civilised society.

credits

releases April 25, 2019

All songs arranged by Bush Gothic. For full writers credits see individual track credits.

Jenny M. Thomas played violin, viola, banjo mandolin, piano, banjo and nearly all the lead vocals. Dan Witton also performed lead vocals on the song The Ballad of 1891. His grandma wrote the music in 1950. He played double bass, the piano on Streets of Forbes and backing vocals all over the place. Chris Lewis played the drum kit and percussion. In addition he played piano on Past Carin’ and sang backing vocals.

The Lonely String Quartet is: Jason Bunn, viola, Luke Severn, cello, Sarah Curro, violin, Zoe Black, violin

Roy John produced Beyond The Pale with Jenny M. Thomas at his studio called Crackle in Gippsland in The Southern Hemisphere. Recorded by Dave Mc Luney at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne and mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering.

Michelle Jarni photographed the misplaced humans images with additional photography by Jenny M. Thomas who also stitched the words and dreamt up the design concept with assistance from Dan Witton who was the graphic designer.

A piano sample was used in Country Town: Madge Brown (1914-99) playing the Black Hawke Waltz, recorded in Mudgee by John Meredith in 1992.

Jenny M. Thomas plays a viola and violin made by Rainer Beilharz.
www.rainerbeilharzviolins.com.au

Bush Gothic live on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people. We acknowledge their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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Bush Gothic Melbourne, Australia

BBC Music Magazine - 5 STARS, World Music Albums of the year 2016,
fRoots Album of the Year 2016: Runner Up. Adelaide Fringe Festival Best Music Weekly Award 2017 & 2018. Defiantly modern, achingly old, Bush Gothic re-imagine songs of heartbreak and tragedy amongst convicts, desperate miners and criminal women. ... more

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Track Name: Andys Gone With Cattle
Our Andy's gone, gone with cattle now
Our hearts are out of order
They’re out of order

He's left us in dejection now, our thoughts with him are rovin’
It's dull on the selection now, since Andy went a-drovin’

Our Andy's gone, gone with cattle now
Our hearts are out of order
With drought he’s gone to battle now
Across the Queensland border
He's left us in dejection now, our hearts with him are rovin’
It's dull on the selection now, since Andy went a-drovin’
He went a-drovin’

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