This Vital Chapter


This Vital Chapter

Infobox Album
Name = This Vital Chapter
Type = Album
Artist = The Panda Band



Background = lightsteelblue
Released = June 6, 2006
Recorded = February, 2006 - March, 2006
Genre = Indie pop
Length = 37:50
Label = BamBoo/MGM (Australia)
Filter US Recordings (USA)
Producer = David Parkin
Reviews =
Last album = "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town"
(2005)
This album = "This Vital Chapter"
(2006)
Next album =

"This Vital Chapter" is the first album from The Panda Band, released in Australia on May 8, 2006 and in the United States on September 12, 2006 - subtitled 'We're Almost Not Even Here'. The album features new recordings of radio favourites "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town" (which reached #73 on Triple J's Hottest 100), "Eyelashes" and the most recent "Ghosts Have The Best Time". The US release, under the Filter US Recordings label, provided a different track listing to the Australian release.

The album was nominated for the Most Popular Album award at the 2007 West Australian Music Industry Awards.cite web
url=http://wam.asn.au/wamifest07.htm#winnerz
title=WAMi Festival 2007 – Awards
publisher=WAMi
accessdate=2007-05-25
]

Following the appearance of the band at SXSW in 2007 [ [http://2007.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/39931.html SXSW appearance Wednesday March 14, 2007] ] and subsequent tour of the United States the album received airplay in various cities across the United States [ [http://www.wuog.org/dj/world/index.php?page=printplaylist&show_id=5043 WUOG 90.5fm - Athens, Georgia] & [http://www.wrur.org/topthirty.php?date=2007-04-10 WRUR 88.5fm - Boulder, Colorado] ] .

Track listing (AUS)

#"Paragraph 1: Hibernation" – (Crosbie) 0:40
#"High in Your Saddle" – (Crosbie) 3:19
#"Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town" – (Crosbie) 3:07
#"Lovely Shoulders" – (Crosbie) 2:31
#"Musical Chairs" – (Crosbie) 4:51
#"Spanish Bride" – (Crosbie) 3:35
#"A Call to Your Arms" – (Crosbie) 1:42
#"Ghosts Have the Best Time" – (Crosbie) 2:55
#"We've Got the Face of the Earth" – (Crosbie) 1:53
#"The Jaguar" – (Crosbie) 3:15
#"Eyelashes" – (Crosbie, Namour) 3:42
#"Signing Off (We're Almost Not Even Here: Part 1)" – (Crosbie, Namour) 6:12

Track listing (US)

# "Paragraph I: Hibernation" - (Crosbie) 0:38
# "High in Your Saddle" - (Crosbie) 3:20
# "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town" - (Crosbie) 3:08
# "Eyelashes" - (Crosbie, Namour) 3:42
# "Spanish Bride" - (Crosbie) 3:33
# "Musical Chairs" - (Crosbie) 4:56
# "Lovely Shoulders" - (Crosbie) 2:32
# "A Call to Your Arms" - (Crosbie) 1:42
# "Ghosts Have the Best Time" - (Crosbie) 2:54
# "We've Got the Face of the Earth" - (Crosbie) 1:53
# "The Jaguar" - (Crosbie) 3:19
# "Signing Off (We're Almost Not Even Here) Part I..." - (Crosbie, Namour) 6:08

Personnel

The Panda Band

*Christopher Callan
*Stephen Callan
*Damian Robert Crosbie
*David Namour
*Gabriel Nicotra

Additional musicians

*Katy Steele - vocals: "A Call to your Arms", "We've Got the Face of the Earth"
*Shane Pouley - double bass: "Lovely Shoulders"
*Shaun Lee-Chen - violin: "High in Your Saddle", "Lovely Shoulders", "Spanish Bride", "We've Got the Face of the Earth", "Signing Off"
*Alex Brogan - viola: "High in Your Saddle", "Lovely Shoulders", "Spanish Bride", "We've Got the Face of the Earth", "Signing Off"
*Tristen Parr - cello, string transcription: "High in Your Saddle", "Lovely Shoulders", "Spanish Bride", "We've Got the Face of the Earth", "Signing Off"
*Claire McGowan - tuba: "Paragraph 1 : Hibernation", "High in Your Saddle", "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town", Musical Chairs", "Ghosts Have the Best Time", "The Jaguar"
*James Murphy - trumpet: "Paragraph 1 : Hibernation", "High in Your Saddle", "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town", Musical Chairs", "Ghosts Have the Best Time", "The Jaguar"
*Melanie Price - trombone: "Paragraph 1 : Hibernation", "High in Your Saddle", "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town", Musical Chairs", "Ghosts Have the Best Time", "The Jaguar"
*Mark Sprogowski - saxophones, clarinet: "Paragraph 1 : Hibernation", "High in Your Saddle", "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town", Musical Chairs", "Ghosts Have the Best Time", "The Jaguar"
*Jonathan Fernades - horn transcription: "Paragraph 1 : Hibernation", "High in Your Saddle", "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town", Musical Chairs", "Ghosts Have the Best Time", "The Jaguar"

Reviews

* [http://www.treblezine.com/reviews/1672.html Treblezine - Terrance Terich] (September 26, 2006)
* [http://www.popmatters.com/pm/music/reviews/the-panda-band-this-vital-chapter/ PopMatters - Dan Rapper] (October 18, 2006)
* [http://www.onetimesone.com/music-reviews/panda-band-vital-chapter.php OneTimesOne] (July 25, 2007)
* [http://www.filter-mag.com/artists/interior.213.html Filter Magazine]

External links

* [http://www.amo.org.au/release.asp?id=7859 Australian Music Online - "This Vital Chapter"]
*MusicBrainz album|id=5ff7794d-602c-411a-8563-94baa1a9f430|name=This Vital Chapter
*allmusicguide | id=10:fxfqxq9dldke

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