Saturday, August 23, 2008

Amanda Brown - Incognita

Amanda Brown's early bands (during the early 1980s) were Climbing
Frame,Tender Mercies (with John Willsteed, also later with the
Go-Betweens)and Blood Brothers, in which she played violin, oboe,
guitar and keyboards.

In 1986 she joined the Go-Betweens to complete what become one of
the best love line ups the band ever had, playing on both Tallulah and
16 Lovers Lane. Following the breakup of the Go-Betweens,
Brown formed the band, Cleopatra Wong (1991-1992) with former
Gobs drummer Lindy Morrison .

She also did loads of session and film soundtrack work.
In 2003 she released the Incognita soundtrack CD,
a mixture of songs and instrumentals accompanying a performance
by the Stalker Theatre Company.The performance of Incognita
toured Australia and Europe, commencing at the 2003 Sydney Festival.

Track List
01 - incognita song (remix)
02 - strange place
03 - lost in the wilderness
04 - pole duet
05 - in my heart there's a home for you (bugger off)
06 - river girl
07 - pregnancy blues
08 - something more
09 - snake ghost
10 - hey devil
11 - tender scene
12 - donovan jackson
13 - incognita song
14 - this is my country

Download here


Anonymous said...

Thanks!!I've never heard "Cleopatra Wong" so if anyone . . . /M

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Ill post the Cleopatra Wong stuff soon
ciao bob

Michael said...

any chance of posting the Cleopatra Wong discs?

Roger said...

Wow, I've always wanted to hear this. Amanda also recently did a beautiful score for the soon to be released Australian film "Monkey Puzzle". The soundtrack may be released shortly after the September release of the film.
Thanks Bob. I must get that Lisa Gerrard DVD to you, too.

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

No problem roger, I'll look out for monkey puzzle, sounds great.
I look forward to the gerrard dvd, if you need my email address again just ask on the blog
ciao bob

brad.edwards said...

Ah, the lovely Amanda *swoon*. My favourite song by her is Olive which she did with Boxcar a few years back. Very nice it is too.

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

I haven't heard this song Brad, so if your up to uploading a copy that would be fantastic, ciao bob

brad.edwards said...

No worries, you'll find a link here:

I'm liking Incognita a bit more than Cleopatra Wong to be honest - I didn't get into that as much as I had hoped I would.

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Thanks Brad, i agree, incognita is brilliant and rather more unpredictable than wong stuff
ciao bob

brade said...

Who are some of the other performers on Incognita, like the vocalist on Lost in the Wilderness? Sounds like Marianne Faithful! What did you think of Olive?

brade said...

And is it just me or is Track 5 (In my Heart There's a Home for You...) a note-for-note ripoff of PJ Harvey's A Place Called Home?

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Sorry brad i have on more info than is on the disk, I'd have to find the pj song your talking about, I think I have all her stuff and compare,
I like that Boxcar track a lot, Amanda has a very nice voice which was sadly underused in the Go-betweens.
ciao bob

brade said...

The PJ song is on Stories From the City... or here:


Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Your right Brad, which came first
ciao bob

brade said...

Peej by 3 years. Interesting. Both songs are cool though.

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

I suppose it happens, a song enters your subconscious, only to surface later when your writing, Mostly its only same parts that sound the same. not the whole thing
ciao bob

Comic Pregnancy said...

Pregnancy blues, huh?
Comic Pregnancy

George Loukakis said...

Any chance of a re-upload? Thanks!

Bob Nebe said...

sorry cant find the files for this

Jumbopo said...

I downloaded a copy from here a few years ago and still have a copy if anyone's keen. Post a comment here and I should get a notification.