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A Creature I Don't Know Double CD, Special Edition


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'A Creature I Don't Know' has been confirmed as the title of the third album by Laura Marling, it will be released on the 12th of September on Virgin Records, and is produced by Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Emmylou Harris).

It follows the success of her sophomore record 'I Speak Because I Can' (also produced by Johns) - both that and her ... Read more in Amazon's Laura Marling Store

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  • Audio CD (2 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Double CD, Special Edition
  • Label: Virgin Music
  • ASIN: B007BNCUCU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,448 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. Flicker And Fail (Live From York Minster) 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen12. What He Wrote (Live From York Minster) 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. My Friends (Live From York Minster) 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Description

Limited edition reissue of Laura Marling’s latest critically album A Creature I Don’t Know includes a second bonus disc of Laura live at York Minster October 2011.

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
The forward march of Laura Marling continues unabated and seems unstoppable. Her last album "I speak because I can" landed as a fully formed and assured work where comparisons to great singer songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian and Laura Nyro were not only possible but also entirely appropriate. On "A Creature I don't know" her third album (and remember she is only 21) she produces an album full of different colours and moods ranging from jazzy hoedowns', to Spanish inflected acoustics and in "the Beast" a uber powerful electronic lament which P J Harvey would have been proud to write. Marling also develops the trend found in "I speak" to a much braver confessional style of lyrics and lays her heart bare in a number of the songs, with broken romance the central theme. All these factors add up to a heady mix and it is hardly surprising that her forthcoming "Cathedral" tour is the hottest ticket in town.

The album starts by Marling's standards in a musical mood of frivolity with "The Muse" and "I was just a card". The first is a jazzy whirl of banjo's and cello's where Marling warns "Don't you be scared of me/I'm nothing but the beast/And I'll call on you when I need to feast." The second takes as its template the sort of melodic pop balladry of vintage Joni Mitchell circa "Court and Spark". It has enough that is distinctive to set it aside from mere reverence and it is a sparkling start. Things slow perceptibly in the next track "Don't ask me why" which would have happily fitted on "I Speak" and the powerful John Steinbeck inspired "Salinas" where you detect that Marling has become a more polished and sultry singer with the passage of time. As stated above "the Beast" is a real point of departure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael Cosgrove on 16 Jun. 2013
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I've only started listening to Laura Marling. I bought her 'I Speak Because I Can' and thought it was excellent. I immediately wanted to listen to more and checked to see what she had released more recently. I was delighted to see that she had released 'I was an Eagle'. I promptly downloaded and took great joy listening to it over the last two weeks. I downloaded 'A Creature I don't Know' yesterday and have listened to it a few times and think it is one of Ms Marling's most beautiful creations. I'm now a huge fan and can't wait to see what the future holds. I'm also hoping to see her live and plan on getting a hold of everything she has ever released. I regret only realising the existence of this incredible artist as late as I have.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By N. G. Hough on 13 Sept. 2011
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The music gets 5 stars. This is a really amazing album
However....I really don't appreciate paying £[] for a box set that includes a vinyl pressing of such appalling quality. The whole vinyl album has a sound running in the background that sounds like a distant airplane overlaid with insistent crackles and clicks. I'm sorry, just not good enough
The box set itself is an extraordinarily large box - odd in these environmentally conscious times - the download could have been the studio master but it isn't, shame
Still....5 stars for the wonderful music...I just expected the 'package' to do it justice
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 3 Nov. 2011
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Laura is a staggering talent who has already produced an impressive body of work at the age of 21. Her third album represents a major step up - she transcends her folk roots with a much more adventurous and tonally varied effort, from the jazzy opener The Muse to the awesome The Beast, one of the best rock songs in years. It's so exciting to think what she might do next.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Milton VINE VOICE on 1 Oct. 2011
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I remember at the time of her emergence, arriving with the sweetest of voices, with the most interesting of tales to tell, it seemed like a missed opportunity to call Laura Marling's debut anything but perfect. Of course, it wasn't. But this was an artist with lightyears ahead, harboring such visible talent that your average critic might've felt required to champion the album with a smattering of hyperbole, just to nudge forward the success she so promised. But to give Alas I Cannot Swim a lukewarm reception would have been a wise decision at the time. She had room to grow - she wasn't mistaken otherwise - and whilst we were impressed with her initial rise, most if not all of us waited with baited breath for whatever came next.

It seems odd, considering how much we expected of Laura Marling, that her inevitable growth has been even more colossal and rapid than ever imagined. She no longer recalls waking up on grubby benches after lengthy, reckless nights; she's forgotten about the boy who would tap at her window, too. This artist has evolved into a songwriter of almost intimidating confidence and quality. She has a restless, creative drive and this has never been as evident as on A Creature I Don't Know. Throughout, she's showcasing a previously withdrawn wealth of ideas; `The Beast', the record's obvious centerpiece, is powerful and to the point; opener `The Muse' has a almost jazz-like vibrancy as each backing member bounces their instrumental invention against one another and `My Friends' is rare in that lyrically, it sounds as if Marling is almost content - a contrast to the typically dark themes which dominate her previous full-length, I Speak Because I Can. So indeed, she continues to surprise the listener adding to an already extensive list of skills.
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