|EP by Ludo|
Broken Bride is a 2005 EP by the band Ludo. The EP is the second release from the band, and is a rock opera concept album. Broken Bride was re-released on September 29, 2009. Ludo also completed a short tour to promote its re-release by playing the EP in its entirety. A video for "Save Our City" was released on October 6, 2009.
All tracks written by Andrew Volpe, except for "Part III: The Lamb and the Dragon", written by Volpe and Tim Ferrell.
|1.||"Part I: Broken Bride"||3:40|
|2.||"Save Our City"||6:36|
|3.||"Part II: Tonight's the Night"||2:51|
|4.||"Part III: The Lamb and the Dragon"||8:16|
|5.||"Part IV: Morning in May"||5:43|
Starting in November 2006, Broken Bride was produced as a staged theater piece by University Theater at the University of Chicago. The 28 minute concept album was adapted for the stage by first time director Paul Bruton. Bruton received permission from the band to stage Broken Bride in spring 2006 and proposed a black box theater production for that fall. Broken Bride utilized a minimalistic, expressionist approach to stage design wherein a variety of complex locations can be implied within a limited setting.
Music for the production was provided by the band in the form of a re-mixed version of the album, completely stripped of all primary and back-up vocals, with the exception of a few harmonies in "Save Our City" and "Part III: The Lamb and the Dragon". The melodies were arranged for the fifteen member cast by Tristan Cosino, who also coached and directed the ensemble.
- Andrew Volpe - Vocals, Guitar
- Tim Ferrell - Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Tim Convy - Moog, Backing Vocals
- Marshall Fanciullo - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Matt Palermo - Drums, Backing Vocals
- Michael Fossenkemper - Mastering
- Joe M. Leonard Jr. - Video Editor, Video Producer
- Jason McEntire - Producer, Engineer, Mixing