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A Man Called (E) Import


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  • Audio CD (25 Feb 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B000001DUR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,725 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Hello Cruel World 3:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Fitting In With The Misfits 3:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Are You & Me Gonna Happen 3:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Looking Out The Window With A Blue Hat On 2:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Nowheresville 3:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Symphony For Toy Piano In G Minor0:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mockingbird Franklin 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I've Been Kicked Around 3:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Pray 2:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. E's Tune 2:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. You'll Be The Scarecrow 3:220.79  Buy MP3 

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By "ten_bob_revolutionary2" on 30 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
Persistent though the comparisons between E and Tom Waits remain, they are not the most obvious. Certainly the true gift of both is an unparalleled ability to craft truly beautiful songs from the raw materials of banality and human nature - the power to create something extraordinary from ordinariness itself. This record is an essential purchase for one reason: the closing track is perhaps the saddest song ever written. A parting of ways between between lovers, parents and child, friends - who exactly is irrelevant - 'You'll Be the Scarecrow' eulogises the past and ponders the future (E questions the finite nature of life ['there may not be a day for us'] with so much throaty heartbreak you genuinely believe there are tears in his eyes) with an everyday sadness and acceptance of mortality that is gut-wrenching. To reflect the unassuming sadness of daily existence is not to be depressive, but deeply beautiful - both heartbreaking and life-affirming.
Similarly, the slight 'Mockingbird Franklin' is 'Invitation to the Blues' for teenagers - a love song of sorts that is sad because of its ordinary melancholy, not because it was engineered to be so. Essentially, it's a prototype 'Beautiful Freak' but still as sweet and unique as its subject.
The other great link between Waits and E is the truly breathtaking knack of hiding the most shy, memorable melodies behind an iron curtain of initially impenetrable experimentation. Here is where E's first solo outing falls behind his later Eels material. A Man Called E is something of a straight ball, often sounding uncannily like mid-period R.E.M. Nothing wrong with this of course, as like R.E.M.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By brian.tomkins@freeuk.com on 3 Feb 2001
Format: Audio CD
I first thought that when I got this album it would be nothing next to all of my Eels albums, but when I played it, I was delighted. The tracks cater for a lot of people. They range from the cheerful, upbeat but also dark lyrics of I've Been Kicked Around to the lullabye-esque Mockingbird Franklin.
The only thing that I don't like about the album is it's short running time of only about 30 minutes. Please don't let that put you off this CD though, because it's an excellent album that you will be able to listen to time and time again without becoming tired of it.
If you are a fan of the Eels, I strongly suggest you listen to this but even if you're not, it is worth giving it a listen.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Scott Weston on 26 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
I am a huge eels fan and therefore purchased 'a man called e' and my response to it is.....ITS GREAT! well if you have never heard of the eels then i would not start off with the lead singer 'e's' record 'a man called e' but if your also a huge eels fan then woo hoo get this album ....it might not match the standards of your beloved eels collection but its still great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jimi jac on 26 Mar 2012
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This is what I would call an apprenticeship album, The Beatles had "Please Please Me", Nirvana had "Bleach" & E has this record. There aren't any really classic material on this record, but it is interesting to listen to how his song writing talents have evolved since this Album.
I feel with someone like E, his songs are so autobiographical, at this point he's still a bit young & needs more life experience.
So I would purchase the rest of the Eels back catalogue, before investing in this offering
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sirc on 29 Jan 2010
Format: Audio CD
As a huge Eels fan, like many others I wanted to investigate further records by our friend'E'. This is very different from 'Beautiful Freak' and in some ways, more similar to the later work of Eels but not as good. Some good songs but not one I listen to very much and the sound seems to be a tad over-produced to me? I managed to get a cheap copy of 'Broken Toy Shop' off Ebay (Sorry to rub it in), which is excellent and in my opinion, a huge step forward from this record.

'E' would go on to be one of the very best artists of the 90s and noughties. If only more people knew!
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