Then and Again

Then and Again

by VoltaireVoltaire


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Smirking goth crooner Voltaire gets "serious" on Then and Again, an album that showcases his strong songwriting and one of the best sets of pipes that ever wrapped themselves around dark material. Voltaire hasn't totally abandoned humor -- it's hard to imagine he ever could -- but Then and Again isn't as concerned with making Hot Topic customers giggle as it is with delivering full songs. The opening "Crusade," with its father/son subject matter, the non-ironic cover of the Cure's "Lovesong," and the Renaissance throwback "Goodnight Dragonslayer" should be added to any longtime fan's "best-of" list and could actually turn Mom and Dad into Voltaire fanatics. Acoustic guitars and string quartets make the album all the more approachable, while Voltaire's lyrics get deep and offer vivid pictures of heartbreak, family, and personal reflection. Then and Again is surprisingly warm, organic, and fully formed, and an album worthy of both Peter Murphy and the Incredible String Band. Good times and warm fuzzies for the 21st century goth.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2004
Label: Projekt Records
UPC: 0617026016221
catalogNumber: 162
Rank: 93644


  1. Crusade
  2. Lovesong
  3. The Happy Song
  4. Wall of Pride
  5. Welcome to the World
  6. Believe
  7. Hallo Elskan Min
  8. Born Bad
  9. Goodnight Dragonslayer

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Voltaire   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Matt Goeke   Cello
Gregor Kitzis   Violin
Stephen Moses   Drums
Donna Lynch   Background Vocals
S. Archer   Electric Guitar
George Grant   Bass,Background Vocals
Matthew Goeke   Cello
Stephen Archer   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Matt Goeke   Composer
Robert Smith   Composer
Porl Thompson   Composer
Boris Williams   Composer
Gregor Kitzis   Composer
Lol Tolhurst   Composer
Michael Grant   Composer
Voltaire   Composer
Sean O'Donnell   Composer

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