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July 26, 2011

Howlin' at the Moon

Posted by Stephen

werewolf.JPGGlen Duncan's literary thriller The Last Werewolf is garnering acclaim around the world. Fans and critics alike love its creative, original plot about the last werewolf left in the world and how he's coping with the loneliness. In addition to a wonderful narrative and beautiful package, The Last Werewolf also has its own original soundtrack!

From the Random House website: "The Real Tuesday Weld album 'The Last Werewolf' takes Glen Duncan's novel as the backdrop for a widescreen emotional cabaret tailor-made for the iTunes generation. The album is both a high concept single piece and a diverse playlist for the eclectic of ear and heart, all in the band's own genre 'Antique Beat'. The book's themes of violence, friendship, transformation, love and betrayal are recast as a suite of songs bound together in a soundtrack by voices and readings from the text. As ever with an album by The Real Tuesday Weld, individual tracks cover a spectrum of styles from thirties ballads and torch songs through gypsy jazz and electro-swing to minimalist electronica. A range of influences including Gainsbourg, Chopin, Django Reinhard, Cole Porter, Springsteen, Barry Adamson and Tom Waits hover ghostlike over the story as it develops. Guest vocalists include long term collaborators The Puppini Sisters, Joe Guillotine, Pinkie Maclure and Piney Gir. The collaboration between author and musician reprises their 2004 joint work I Lucifer --- a critical applauded work which spawned the international award winning and much imitated 'Bathtime in Clerkenwell.'"