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Affirmation [CD]

Savage Garden Audio CD
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Savage Garden are one of Australias biggest musical exports. They officially disbanded after their second album Affirmation in 2000 and have no plans to reform. Frontman Darren Hayes continued on as a solo artist and will release his 4th solo album in ... Read more in Amazon's Savage Garden Store

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  • Audio CD (28 April 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00002MVPK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,121 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Affirmation
2. Hold me
3. I knew I loved you
4. Best thing
5. Crash and burn
6. Chained to you
7. Animal song
8. Lover after me
9. Two beds and a coffee machine
10. You can still be free
11. Gunning down romance
12. I don't know you anymore

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Following the successful formula of their eponymous debut album, Savage Garden's Affirmation is made up of classic pop melodies and sleepy ballads. The title track cracks open the album--a song that sees Hayes philosophising about the inequalities of the world from a liberal minded perspective (and in true Alanis Morissette "Ironic" fashion). Although it leaves the boys open to claims of pretentiousness, the song is a high-powered introduction to an album which somehow manages to alternate between safe and risky. For example, "The Animal Song" is a menagerie of popular music sounds, which manages to be challenging while remaining comfortably familiar. Affirmation is an album that affirms why Savage Garden are one of the world's most important pop duos. --John Galilee

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SAVAGE GARDEN Affirmation (1999 12-track CD album featuring the hit singles Affirmation Crash and Burn I Knew I Loved You and Hold Me. With original picture sleeve booklet)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A super buy for all Savage Garden Fans 26 Mar 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you already have the savage garden affirmation, I wouldnt recommend buying this album just for the extra live disc, but if you dont, and you had your eye on this, then get it! The live disc really adds flavour to the music and puts a real spin into all the most popular songs, and the music is still crystal clear!
I'm not a mad fan of Savage Garden, but I really loved the 2CD's. Even newbies will recognise the majority of the songs from the charts.
Its definatly worth the money! (and with ALL the words to ALL the songs on the inside cover, you cant go wrong!)
Very soulful, bubbly, and erm..well, just listen to those fans scream! Best appreciated turned up full blast, crusing in the car, hood down!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! Fun! Catchy! Poignant! 17 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
I won't deal with this song by song as I could talk for hours on end. The album as a whole is absolutely and utterly fantastic. Darren Hayes has a truly wonderful vocal range.
Some of the more poignant songs (I Dont Know You Anymore, Crash and Burn, Two Beds and a Coffee Machine) send chills up the spine.
The more upbeat songs (Affirmation and The Animal Song) have you singing along at the top of your voice (and get you funny looks from other drivers if you happen to be playing the album in your car!
An absolute "must-have" album! Even my 8 year old son plays this album non stop and knows all the words to each and every song.
Brilliant. Its only fault.......not enough songs!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums you can buy 24 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Savage Garden are one of the best bands we've had for ages. They write their own music and it all comes from personal experience; which is why Darren Hayes, the band's singer, sings with such emotion.
Affirmation is Savage Garden's best album. It combines every emotion from love, to happiness, to sadness. Affirmation, the first song, is a burst of positive energy and a feel-good song that you can dance along to. It's basically 20 or so things that the duo believe in, such as you should never let the sun settle on an argument, and what better advice is there then that?
The sceond song, Hold Me, is one of the best of the album. It deals with the frustration you might feel in a relationship and is one of those songs that you can listen to and, especially if you've had be day, just forget about everything.
Crash and Burn, the fifth song, is brilliant. It's another feel-goos song, with gentle lyrics and singing, it's great to pick you up. This idea of picking you up and making you feel good is an underlying current featured in most, if not all, of the songs on the album.
The Animal Song, track seven, is filled with crazy lyrics such as "when superstars and cannonballs are running through your head" and on a primary level, it's a song to make you laugh and bob your head to, but if you think about what the lyrics are saying, it can actually have an impact on how you think about things. And it's this subtle intelligence in each song that makes Savage Garden brilliant.
The final song I want to mention is Two Beds and a Coffee Machine, track nine, bescause it is by far the best. The song, sung simply with the accompnament of a piano, talks about a broken family and has the power to make you cry.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Affirmation??? Affirmative - Go for it!!! 1 Nov 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Savage Garden are one of the greatest bands around at the moment ... truly, madly, deeply. And this 2nd album from the band just goes to prove that. I have had the album for a year now and there hasn't been a day thats gone by that AFFIRMATION hasn't been played on my CD player. Even after a year, the album hasn't lost its original flavour and essence that it brought to me when I first listened to it. It is a mixture of the brutal honesty and simplicity of separation in "The Lover After Me" along with sugar pop classics such as "The Best Thing", "Affirmation" and "Chained to You". These songs just make you want to get up, dance ... and feel good about yourself. It is an album of true emotion, feeling and understanding, with soulful ballads including "Hold Me" and "I Knew I Loved You" - this album can be related to so many issues we face in life that it is like a SOUNDTRACK TO LIFE in itself. With Darren's voice, so full of emotion, and Daniel's acoustics, of true depth and originality, Savage Garden have managed to remain strong in our hearts for 5 years since the release of their first single in 1996. Their first album - SAVAGE GARDEN - is also truly outstanding!!! However, believe me, if you enjoyed them the first time around, this second album will overwhelm you. Savage Garden truly ARE the heart and soul of modern pop music.
"...I believe in karma what you give is what you get returned..." - Savage Garden - Affirmation
So, buy AFFIRMATION now and get your love for Savage Garden returned to you!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars magic 12 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
A great album, that I'm sure for many people is a soundtrack to their lives. It still is one of my most played CD's, every track stirring up particular memories. Standout tracks, Affirmation, Lover after me, I dont know you anymore, possibly my favourite 3. The bonus live disc adds extra value to the album, the songs are performed really well live. The only downside is the band are no more, which is a great shame, because for me they could have gone on making great records, in the same style as this album, forever.
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Such a good CD, it's a shame tthese guys didn't do more. I was certainly happy That I bought it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars :-)
ordered this for my mother in law for last christmas and she has worn the cd out already playing it lol.
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One of the best CD's I'v bought in a long long time, absolutely love it, would recommend to anyone, many thanks.
Published 11 months ago by Ms A P Ratcliffe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!
Love this CD! Had it years ago and bought it again for sentimentality! Great fast service too! a must have!
Published 12 months ago by Carolanne
5.0 out of 5 stars best savage garden album
This is the best album by savage garden. Unfortunately it was their swan song as they broke up after their tour.
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Jacqueline Keeble
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Ordered this as a replacement,as i lost it to my girl friends mate! It was playing in my car and she said what lovely music,but she had never heard of Savage Garden(strange but... Read more
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