Samla Mammas Manna / Gregory Fitzpatrick

Snorungarnas Symfoni

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Snorungarnas Symfoni (Snotty-Nosed Symphony) was a collaboration between American composer Gregory Fitzpatrick and Samla Mammas Manna (guitarist Coste Apetrea, drummer Hans Bruniusson, keyboardist Lars Hollmer, and bassist Lars Krantz, joined by occasionally by trumpeter Kalle Eriksson and saxophonist Ulf Wallander). As such, it's not purely a Samlas album, but their familiar twisted folk tunes, calliope keyboards, soaring guitar excursions, and Zappa-esque time signatures are all here, enhanced perfectly by Fitzpatrick's own quirky compositions. You'll laugh, hum along, tap your feet, and shake your head in amazement all at the same time while you listen to this one. [In January of 2008 the Japanese Arcangelo label reissued Snorungarnas Symfoni, remastered and packaged in a mini-LP sleeve. This reissue was also included in Arcangelo's eight-disc Samla/Zamla Box, featuring all the albums (also remastered and with some bonus tracks, and packaged in mini-LP sleeves) released by Samla Mammas Manna and Zamla Mammaz Manna between 1971 and 1980, along with the Fitzpatrick album Bildcirkus.]

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