Welcome to… Brazzaville
is a best of songs album by the indie
. It was released in two editions. At first, it was put together when only three albums of the Brazzavile were recorded; the next time Welcome to…
was released in Russia
—after Hastings Street
became available—so Welcome to...
now had songs from the four albums, a different track list and two additional non-album songs (four in sum).
About the album
"Trey Spruance from Mimicry records approached me with the idea," says David Brown, the leader of the Brazzaville, "of putting out a record that would introduce Brazzaville to a wider audience."Welcome to… Brazzaville'
features songs from the first three/four records as well as a couple of new ones ("Love Sky", "Christmas in East Cirebon
" and later "Last Days", "Hotel Ukraina").
""Love Sky" is the story of my mother and father and of distant memories I have of going to work with my father when he was still a trucker, hauling shipping containers from Long Beach
and San Pedro
to the train yards in Vernon
"Christmas in EC" is about a couple of young low budget travelers whose lovely existence gets destroyed by heroin
The original release of Welcome to… Brazzaville
by Web of Mimicry
- "Super Gizi"
- "Foreign Disaster Days"
- "Casa Batllo"