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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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Comments (2)

  • kenblueswell76 kenblueswell76 commented on May 14 2010

    really nice song that!
    ken

  • Tim Burman commented on May 7 2010

    Heard ‘Pistol’ for the first time at Union Chapel in Islington, London back in February, and was deeply moved by it then. It’s beautiful and haunting now.
    Great memories of that gig and meeting the great man after the show, and huge anticipation of the new album and tour. A great honour to have one of the country’s most underrated songwriters in our county of Suffolk, England.