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Cambridge Circus

by Papernut Cambridge

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited all black CD inside a hand stamped internal mail envelope with paperwork and photos. The envelope should be signed by all who are present at each listen.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cambridge Circus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      £10 GBP

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £7 GBP

     

  • Paris Edition
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    SPECIAL PARIS EDITION: Very limited all black CD inside a hand stamped, counter-signed internal mail envelope with paperwork and photos. The envelope should be further signed by all who are present at each listen. The Paris CD has an extra track ('Steps Of The Seine') - an alternative ending to the story.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cambridge Circus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

The album of the show that never was, with songs written and sung by different members of Papernut Cambridge, backed by the band. Recorded mostly live at the Arcola Theatre, London, 2015.

Synopsis:
A British agent falls unexpectedly in love with the target he’s shadowing. She’s a Soviet agent fronting as a trapeze artist in a circus. They meet by accident at a gig - they love the same music. Papernut Cambridge songs interweave with, soundtrack and mirror their relationship - gig-going, secret meetings in London etc. He wishes he could leave the secret service. She wants ultimately to defect to the US, so any UK situation for her is slightly second best. For both of them, in love, their primary missions have been forgotten about, and of course compromised.
One night our agent's supposed best friend gives him a sinister warning about his Russian love, and she dies in a freak circus accident, but next day on the radio he thinks he hears a message from her in another Papernut song telling him not to be lonely.
Finally he’s at a gig on his own, and it dawns on him through the song that Papernut Cambridge are actually part of the MI6 operation that’s been running him all along - all the inclusive good-time sentiments in the music were just a subliminal recruitment/brainwashing ploy, and now all he’s got left now is to go back to them.

"Roll up for the Circus, there’s nothing to discuss…you just have to trust us…."

credits

released January 9, 2017

Ian Button - guitar, drums, harmonica, programming
Darren Hayman - drums, piano, sax
Robert Halcrow - bass, keyboards, programming
Emma Winston - synths, percussion
Hélène Bradley - guitar, percussion
Robert Rotifer - guitar
Jack Hayter - guitar, pedal steel guitar, percussion

Vocalists:
Trust Us - the band
V4800 - Robert H & Emma
Alex Chilton Song - Hélène & band
Recruitment Manual, Route B: Never Been To Cambridge - Robert R & Hélène
Cavendish Square (instrumental) - Ralegh Long & band
My Magic Friend - Darren & band
She Thought She Heard The Redskins - Jack & band
Girl On The High Trapeze - Ian
Don't Be Lonely - Emma & band
Cambridge Circus - Ian & band

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Papernut Cambridge Sidcup, UK

Dream Band. Friends of Elvis Breakdown. On Gare Du Nord Records.

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