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Step Across The Border

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Sparrow Song
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Voice Of America Part 3 / Legs
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Selluloid Restaurant / The Old Man Puts Out The Fire
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After Dinner
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Houston St
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Drum Factory
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Regardless Of Rain
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Candy Machine
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Romanisches Cafe
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The Border
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Nirvana Again
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Scottish Roppongi
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Norrgarden Nyvla
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Birds
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The As Usual Dance Towards The Other Flight To What Is Not Part 3
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Williamsburg Bridge
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Same Old Me
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The As Usual Dance Towards The Other Flight To What Is Not Part 7
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Lost And Found
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Nine By Nine
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Evolution
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Union Square
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Morning Song
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Voice Of America
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Too Much Too Little
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Too Late
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 26   Total Length: 74:00

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one of the best

bobcrane

this soundtrack (as well as the film) is one of my favorites. a thoroughly enjoyable and erratic trek through pop, experimental, jazz, lovely ditties, and just beautiful sounds are found on this cd. having bought this years ago, i immediately fell in love and searched out the film for nearly 10 years, with rewarding persistence. download this! you'll be glad you did and it may introduce you to many of the greatest and most ambitious musicians of our time. this may be my favorite album!! fred frith is a gem and this is one of his most grandiose, diverse and lovely projects.

They Say All Music Guide

Although this is technically the soundtrack to a film of the same name by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel, Step Across the Border actually serves as an excellent overview of Fred Frith’s groundbreaking work as a soloist, bandleader, and collaborator. There’s an example of his “guitars on the table” approach (“Romanisches Cafe”), and a couple of excellent duos with tape manipulation whiz Bob Ostertag (“Voice of America, Pt. 3,” from the lost and lamented Voice of America album they made for the defunct Metalanguage label). There are also scraps of material from his work with Skeleton Crew as well as numerous other well-chosen miniatures that vary from tuneful and charming to stark and forbidding. Perhaps the best thing this album accomplishes is that it puts some of the material from the astounding (but, sadly, long out of print) album of avant-garde power trio compositions and improvisations Frith recorded with Bill Laswell and Fred Maher under the name Massacre back into circulation: the very fine “Legs” is included here, as is a previously unreleased live track from 1983. Very highly recommended. – Rick Anderson

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