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Released at the end of 2007 'Taraba' is fair account of how the band sounded at that time - an exhilerating blend of Spanish/Moorish/and Blues elements. Although there is multi-tracking and overdubbing in places, some more than others, a reasonable amount of the album was played pretty much live. The music here was very much the staple of the LAVA live set in the latter part of their existence, and many of these tracks remain hugely popular with audiences.
Some of the tracks had been recorded (in different versions) previously. You can here the first version of 'Red Sands' on Haighs 'Work and Play' album.
There's some great YouTube footage of LAVA at The Dukes Theatre 2008 doing this material. Have a look at youtu.be/CHjfrjNkYWQ

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released December 23, 2007

Produced by Howard Haigh
Recorded by Richard Hodson
HOWARD HAIGH - Spanish Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Voice, Percussion
GUY MORRIS - Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Harmonica, Voice, Percussion
XTOF LHEUREUX - Percussion (Cajon/Bongos/Congas etc), Voice
DAVE SHOOTER - Bass
Richard Hodson - Keyboard (on 'Shade')

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Track Name: Aguilera
There are no lyrics on this instrumental track
Track Name: La Trampa
Ah ah ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah, etc
Track Name: Rumba Royale
da ga da
da ga da
da ga
(repeat)
Track Name: Taraba (early mix)
Taraba Taraba Taraba Taraba Tara Tara
Track Name: Taraba (live 2005)
Taraba Taraba Taraba Taraba Ta Ra Ta Ra