Bela Lugosi's Dead (Undead is Forever)

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BELA LUGOSI’S DEAD (Undead is Forever)

An exquisite new cinematic interpretation of the Bauhaus classic "Bela Lugosi's Dead" from David J, one of the legendary band’s founding members, with signature post-classical piano from noir chanteuse Jill Tracy.

Featuring an excerpt from Lord Byron’s chilling vampire poem, 'The Giaour'

But first, on earth as Vampire sent,
Thy corpse shall from its tomb be rent:
Then ghastly haunt thy native place,
And suck the blood of all thy race;

There from thy daughter, sister, wife,
At midnight drain the stream of life;
Yet loathe the banquet which perforce
Must feed thy livid living corpse:

Thy victims ere they yet expire
Shall know the demon for their sire
As cursing thee, thou cursing them,
Thy flowers are withered on the stem.

With Ysanne Spevack on eerie antique autoharp, banshee violin, Kenny Annis on seismic rumbling contrabass and Randy Odell on ghost whisperer drums, this dark melancholic exploration was recorded live by candlelight in a single take.

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Bela Lugosi’s Dead

White on white
Translucent
Black cape's back on the rack
Bela Lugosi is dead

The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box
Bela Lugosi is dead

Undead undead undead

The virginal brides file past his tomb
Strewn with time's dead flowers
Bereft in deathly bloom
Alone in a darkened room
The count
Bela Lugosi is dead

Undead undead
Undead undead undead

And undead is forever
Undead is forever
Undead is forever and ever and ever and ever and ever . . .

Poor Bela
Bela’s undead
Poor Bela
Bela’s undead
Poor Bela
Bela’s undead
Poor Bela
Bela’s undead

And Bela Lugosi sleeps with Sister Morphine
Bela Lugosi sleeps with Sister Morphine
Bela Lugosi sleeps with Sister Morphine
Bela Lugosi sleeps

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Featuring:
David J - vocals
Jill Tracy - piano and vocals
Ysanne Spevack - violin and autoharp
Kenny Annis - stand-up bass
Randy Odell - drums

Recorded at Megasonic Sound, Oakland, CA
Engineered by Jeremy Goody

Mastered by Gary Hobish at A. Hammer Mastering, San Francisco, CA

Produced by David J & Jill Tracy

composer - Bauhaus
publisher - Bauhausmusik

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Founding member of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets now flying solo with help from talented friends.

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