Careless Whisper

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  • USB Flash Drive

    Crystal USB with red LED and 8GB capacity. Shiny clear acrylic & brushed steel. Contains 24+ hours of Unwoman's music including My Kingdom As Great; Uncovered Volume 3; Selected Songpoems; both regular & instrumental versions of Circling, The Fires I Started, and Casualties; several other original and covers albums & EPS; the dark-ambient EP, IDTWS; and bonus tracks not available anywhere else. Does not contain the newest subscription-only songs.

    Files are very high quality 320 kbps mp3s, but fans who prefer lossless may request download codes for FLAC files.

    Includes unlimited streaming of My Kingdom As Great via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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You've probably heard this song in elevators, or perhaps caught Sexy Sax Man guerrilla-saxing it up in a food court. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaoLU6zKaws (warning link contains ads)

This is a totally serious take on an undeniably corny original. I was struck with inspiration what it should sound like, and I did 98% of the work on this track in one fateful day, 1/26/2011, which basically defined my plan for Uncovered Volume 1.

I've been covering this song for several years, on piano, and even before that, I'd learned it from rewinding over and over a VHS I'd taped of the Kids Incorporated* episode where they covered this song, when I was seven. (I had no idea the song was written by the same man who wrote "I Want Your Sex," which made me feel uncomfortable whenever it came on the radio lest my mother hear I was listening to it and take away my beloved radio or MTV.) The episode was a film noir dream episode. I loved that show (it seems unbearably cheesy now) and wanted to be on it but we lived in Maine at the time.

This is a bellydance favorite now, and gets both laughs and genuine musical appreciation, as far as I can tell.

*Kids Incorporated was like an 80's kids show version of Glee. Before autotune, of course.

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from Uncovered Volume 1, released August 31, 2011
Written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Careless_Whisper

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Unwoman San Francisco

Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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