Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under

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Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under
Studio album by Amanda Palmer
Released January 21, 2011
Recorded Adelaide, Australia,
Sydney
Genre Alternative rock, Dark cabaret
Length 57:04
Producer Amanda Palmer, Mick Wordley
Amanda Palmer chronology
Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele
(2010)
Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under
(2011)
Theatre Is Evil
(2012)
Singles from Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under
  1. "Map of Tasmania (featuring The Young Punx)"
    Released: December 12, 2010[1][2]

Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under is the second full length album by Amanda Palmer released on January 21, 2011, through Liberator Music in Australia and New Zealand and self-released worldwide via Palmer's Bandcamp[3] and through her merch company Post-War Trade.[4] The album has an Antipodean theme and features songs Palmer wrote about, or while in, Australia and New Zealand, throughout her early 2010 Australasian tour.

The first single Map of Tasmania featuring The Young Punx is currently available for download (gratis but with elective donation) on Palmer's Bandcamp music website.[2] The song's music video, directed by Michael Pope, premiered on Spin's website on January 13, 2011.[5] A remix of the song was also created, including an altered music video featuring a cameo from Canadian electronic musician Peaches.[6]

On January 30, 2011, the album debuted at No. 25 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Makin' Whoopee" (Recorded live at Sydney Opera House; Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn) 4:56
2. "Australia" (Recorded live at Sydney Opera House; Written by Amanda Palmer) 5:45
3. "Vegemite (The Black Death)" (Recorded live at Sydney Opera House; Written by Amanda Palmer) 4:53
4. "Map of Tasmania" (feat. The Young Punx; Written by Amanda Palmer, Hal Ritson, Michele Balduzzi) 2:44
5. "In My Mind" (feat. Brian Viglione; Written by Amanda Palmer) 4:16
6. "Bad Wine and Lemon Cake" (with The Jane Austen Argument; Recorded live at Adelaide Fringe Festival; Written by Tom Dickins) 5:49
7. "New Zealand" (Recorded live in Wellington; Written by Amanda Palmer) 4:41
8. "On an Unknown Beach" (Written by Peter Jefferies) 5:47
9. "We're Happy Little Vegemites" (Recorded live at Sydney Opera House; Vegemite jingle written by J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency) 1:24
10. "Doctor Oz" (Recorded live at Sydney Opera House; Written by Amanda Palmer) 4:54
11. "A Formidable Marinade" (with Mikelangelo, Lance Horne; Recorded live at Sydney Opera House; Written by Mikelangelo) 5:57
12. "The Ship Song" (Recorded live at Sydney Opera House; Written by Nick Cave) 6:08
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[8]
The A.V. Club B[9]
musicOMH 3.5/5 stars[10]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'AFP Goes Down Under' Record Unveiled! Dates Announced! Children Cry!". Archived from the original on December 25, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Tasmania; Amanda Palmer". Music.amandapalmer.net. Archived from the original on December 25, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under – Download & info". Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Post-War Trade". Archived from the original on January 28, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "SPIN.com – Amanda Palmer Fights for Pubic Hair Freedom". Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Amanda Palmer's "Map Of Tasmania" Remix feat. Peaches". Ology.com. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Top 50 Albums Chart – Australian Recording Industry Association". ARIA. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  8. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  9. ^ Ryan, Kyle. "Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ Raymond, Max. "Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under". musicOMH. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  11. ^ Horowitz, Steve. "Amanda Palmer: Goes Down Under". PopMatters. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 

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