**** Order the new Frogg Cafe CD and receive $1.00 off any other Frogg Cafe release on the same order!**** Also, order the new Frogg Cafe disc before August 3rd and receive a free full-length digital album download of FC rarities called "From the Lillypadd"! "Bateless Edge" is a tour-de-force of prog bliss! Combining elements of Grand Wazoo/Waka Jawaka-era Zappa with the intricate compositional sense of Henry Cow and adding a hint at Canterbury-style jazz-fusion and even a little zeuhl, FC have come up with one of the finest releases of 2010! This is easily our favorite release so far this year and it is hard to imagine anyone surpassing it! Instrumentation is violin/viola/mandolin, guitar/banjo/string bass, drums/percussion, trombone/bass trombone, vocals/piano/keyboards/trumpet, and bass/cello/acoustic guitar; augmented by guests on guitar,Indian slide guitar, tambora, tabla,marimba,xylophone, flute,cello,clarinet,bass clarinet,keyboards and alto/tenor saxophone. The pieces are dense but with a clarity that comes from meticulous work. Most are in the 10-14 minute range with one piece clocking in at 7:59 and a suite of three titles totaling just over 20 minutes! Even long-time Frogg Cafe fans will be astounded at what they have accomplished here. "Bateless Edge" also sees the return of original guitarist Frank Camiola. I could go on and on about how great this album is but suffice it to say that Frogg Cafe fans will have to get this asap and for the listener just wanting to find out about them there is certainly no better place to start! All who order before the 'official' release date of August 3rd will get the download-only collection absolutely free! (Details will be sent when your CD ships).