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"Love Is a Loaded Pistol": Thomas Dolby's new song, on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

For his first studio album release in decades, musical innovator Thomas Dolby has been composing music in the uniquely inspirational setting of a restored life-boat. Here he premieres a gorgeous, evocative song from that album — about one night with a legend. He’s backed by members of the modern string quartet Ethel. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 4:57)

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