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Busy Being Born


Download links and information about Busy Being Born by Gary Lucas. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Progressive Rock, World Music, Pop, Kids genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 48:49 minutes.

Artist: Gary Lucas
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock, World Music, Pop, Kids
Tracks: 17
Duration: 48:49
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No. Title Length
1. Adon Olom (Instrumental) 1:30
2. Adon Olom (Vocal) 3:10
3. Shekhinah 2:18
4. Sandman 4:25
5. Sunrise Sunset 2:51
6. Tradition 2:34
7. The Mensch In the Moon 5:06
8. Lydia, the Tattooed Lady 2:05
9. Crawlspace 3:06
10. Dayenu / Dreidel 2:55
11. Fleischerei 3:00
12. A Hundred Pounds of Clay 2:40
13. The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao 2:05
14. Abie the Fishman 2:27
15. Hinay Ma Tov 2:52
16. Theme from Exodus 2:49
17. Adon Olom (Acappella) 2:56



Accomplished guitarist Gary Lucas sends listeners on a multicolored carousel of "songs for children." He marches Jewish fight song singalongs, strums out Marx Brothers' tunes, and fingerpicks delicate acoustic originals. Busy Being Born includes great slide guitar; a Fiddler on the Roof tune; a traditional tune about turning clay into a dreydel done Ritchie Valens style; and what Lucas calls "an anti-lullaby" with a narrative reminiscent of Nick Cave's from-the-depths voice that's sure to frighten kids in a delicious way. Recommended for old and young alike. In all, the album is a rare, successful combination of silly kid-appeal and adult-sized ability, wrapped around a tweaked eccentricity that only the stodgy couldn't enjoy.