Broken Bride

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Broken Bride
Broken Bride EP.gif
EP by Ludo
Released 2005
Genre Rock
Length 27:16
Label Redbird Records
Ludo chronology
Ludo
(2003)Ludo2003
Broken Bride
(2005)
You're Awful, I Love You
(2008)You're Awful, I Love You2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolute Punk (8.8/10)[1]

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.[2] A video for "Save Our City" was released on October 6, 2009.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Andrew Volpe, except for "Part III: The Lamb and the Dragon", written by Volpe and Tim Ferrell.

Broken Bride
No. Title Length
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

Stage adaptation[edit]

Starting in November 2006, Broken Bride was produced as a staged theater piece by University Theater at the University of Chicago.[4] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Personnel[edit]

Band

  • 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

Production

  • Michael Fossenkemper - Mastering
  • Joe M. Leonard Jr. - Video Editor, Video Producer
  • Jason McEntire - Producer, Engineer, Mixing

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