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    These were released before the album (you get the full album DL with this purchase). Nicki & I sold these at shows in 2005/2006. If I remember correct, the mix of one track is different from the album.

    1. The Gravediggers
    2. Amsterdam
    3. A Girl, A Smoke

    A Projekt Rarity from Sam’s vault. If you order in the USA, this will ship Tuesday from Sam in Portland. If you order overseas, the CD will ship from Joe in Philly in mid-November (we’re doing that to keep the postage rates reasonable.)

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Revue Noir is the dramatic collaboration between dark cabaret chanteuse Nicki Jaine and Black tape for a blue girl leader Sam Rosenthal. Residing somewhere between rock, cabaret and torch singer, Nicki’s captivating performance embodies the decadence and sorrow that filled the nights of pre-WWII Europe. Her direct, passionate delivery implores, seduces and screams out, setting a mood of desire and despair.

“Nicki is a performer who’s never left an audience less than riveted: With her cabaret noir style and a compelling, coquettish emotional nudity, Jaine is simply possessed of a timeless style within a voice that is just unexpected from such a vulnerable-looking young woman.” – East Coast Rocker

Arranging vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, electronics, drums and violin, Sam brings together the diverse elements to create a nurturing environment for Nicki’s performance. This charismatic group creates intense, narrative-driven songs; their emotional Weimar Republic-inspired expressionism captures the essence of an era when the world – externally and internally – was crumbling and all that was left was losing oneself in beauty and debauchery. Painfully direct and honest, this world is populated by lovers and friends who betray, disappoint, and unexpectedly disappear, leaving the storyteller adrift and worse for wear.

Along with the 10 original compositions are versions of The Velvet Underground’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” David Bowie’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” and the Brecht/Weill classic “Alabama Song.” Within the originals are three tracks Sam first recorded with Black tape for a blue girl.

For ANTHOLOGY ARCHIVE, along with the already released material, Sam archived and revived seven additional rehearsal, demo & live tracks including two brand new original compositions (“Strange Little Show” and “She is the Madman”). “When Revue Noir stopped performing in 2005, there were only five songs that we released,” Sam recalls. “While we both continued on with our own music, finishing up a Revue Noir album remained on my ‘to do list’. At the end of 2007, I went back into the computer and found we had a lot of material laid down for rehearsing songs for live shows. There were bits recorded in my studio, or MP3s Nicki sent me to rehearse to. In looking through all of that, I realized we did have the material for the album, all that was required was adding the touches to finish it up.” ANTHOLOGY ARCHIVE is an intimate glimpse at what could have been / what might yet be.

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Also on Bandcamp, Nicki Jaine's debut album:
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/of-pigeons-and-other-curiosities

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released June 7, 2008

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Get exclusive music: blacktapeforabluegirl.bandcamp.com/patron from Black Tape for a Blue Girl & Sam Rosenthal. I released my first cassette in 1984! BlackTape's first LP was in 1986; the music incorporates darkwave, ethereal, ambient, goth and art rock elements. This page also includes my ambient/electronic music, as well as side-projects. Thanks for listening. ... more

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