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Street of Lost Brothers


Download links and information about Street of Lost Brothers by Gary Lucas. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Progressive Rock, World Music, Jewish Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 48:19 minutes.

Artist: Gary Lucas
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock, World Music, Jewish Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 48:19
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No. Title Length
1. Yidgal 3:01
2. The Opener of the Way 2:13
3. That's My Life 4:22
4. Mahzel Means Good Luck 2:35
5. It's Like a Wheel 4:47
6. European Son 3:10
7. I Kill You for Nothing (Marx Brothers Medley) 2:48
8. Ride of the Valkyries 4:00
9. Let My People Go 3:34
10. Level the Playing Field 2:59
11. Sh'ma 10:56
12. The Tel Aviv Ghetto Fighters' Song 3:54



Lucas' second album for John Zorn's Tzadik label continued in the same vein as the first (Busy Being Born) with one or two variations. The opening, traditional "Yigdal" is a rousing, dance-oriented number featuring Zorn on alto sax, and this is quickly followed by one of Lucas' almost-patented, intricate, and lovely solo guitar pieces, weaving various folk patterns into a delightful sonic fabric. The bulk of the album consists of further elaborations on Jewish themes (or anti-Jewish, as Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" is strained through the Lucas wringer), blues, and folk songs. The unusual cut, compared to prior releases, is the largely improvised duo with keyboardist Walter Horn. Based on a traditional Hebrew song, the pair venture into far freer territory than Lucas normally explores. Listeners who have known and enjoyed his work over the years might still admit that he gets into a series of ruts (however pleasurable); tracks like "Sh'ma" perhaps offer hope of a way out.