David J releases “exquisite new cinematic interpretation” of Bela Lugosi’s Dead

SONY DSCBetter late than never.  Not content with re-releasing his excellent debut – The Etiquette of Violence – (and it is a really good release with the extra tracks), David J has decided to re-visit and re-record the Bauhaus seminal debut single – Bela Lugosi’s Dead.

BELA LUGOSI’S DEAD (Undead is Forever)

Revisited by DAVID J and JILL TRACY

An exquisite new cinematic interpretation of the Bauhaus classic “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” from David J, one of the legendary band’s founding members, with signature post-classical piano from noir chanteuse Jill Tracy.

Featuring an excerpt from Lord Byron’s chilling vampire poem, ‘The Giaour’

With Ysanne Spevack on eerie antique autoharp, banshee violin and ‘bride of Dracula’ backing vocals, Kenny Annis on seismic rumbling contrabass and Randy Odell on ghost whisperer drums, this dark melancholic exploration was recorded live by candlelight in a single take.

Released at 1 minute past the Witching Hour on Halloween 2013

Bela Lugosi’s Dead lyrics

  • White on white
  • Translucent
  • Black cape’s back on the rack
  • Bela Lugosi is dead
  • The bats have left the bell tower
  • The victims have been bled
  • Red velvet lines the black box
  • Bela Lugosi is dead
  • Undead undead undead
  • The virginal brides file past his tomb
  • Strewn with time’s dead flowers
  • Bereft in deathly bloom
  • Alone in a darkened room
  • The count
  • Bela Lugosi is dead
  • Undead undead
  • Undead undead undead
  • And undead is forever
  • Undead is forever
  • Undead is forever and ever and ever and ever and ever . . .
  • Poor Bela
  • Bela’s undead
  • Poor Bela
  • Bela’s undead
  • Poor Bela
  • Bela’s undead
  • Poor Bela
  • Bela’s undead
  • And Bela Lugosi sleeps with Sister Morphine
  • Bela Lugosi sleeps with Sister Morphine
  • Bela Lugosi sleeps with Sister Morphine
  • Bela Lugosi sleeps

credits

Released 31 October 2013

  • David J – vocals
  • Jill Tracy – piano
  • Ysanne Spevack – violin & autoharp
  • Kenny Annis – stand-up bass
  • Randy Odell – drums
  • ——–
  • Recorded at Megasonic Sound, Oakland, CA
  • Engineered by Jeremy Goody
  • Mastered by Gary Hobish at A. Hammer Mastering, San Francisco, CA
  • Produced by David J & Jill Tracy
  • composer – Bauhaus
  • publisher – Bauhausmusik
  • layout/design – Michael Houghton

via Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Undead is Forever) | David J (official).

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