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The Unbelievable Truth Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (11 May 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000024ZTZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,790 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Solved
2. Angel
3. Stone
4. Same Mistakes
5. Forget About Me
6. Settle Down
7. Finest Little Space
8. Building
9. Almost Here
10. Higher Than Reason
11. Be Ready

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One thing's for certain: the Unbelievable Truth's lead singer, Andy Yorke, sure can sing his heart out. While this trio's debut may receive attention solely because Yorke's brother is the acclaimed lead singer of Radiohead, Almost Here stands up quite well on its own musical merits. A particularly evocative soft-rock ensemble, Yorke, Nigel Powell, and Jason Moulster have cobbled together a calm, moving collection of hauntingly melodic songs. Yorke's rich vocals practically glow with a seductive melancholy that gains much strength from the band's rich tapestry of guitars, keyboards, and percussion. On "Higher Than Reason" his voice soars dramatically over a delicate arrangement of fanciful pop. Gentle and hypnotic, this is one album of extremely sad songs that you shouldn't miss. --Mitch Meyers

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars R.I.P. Unbelievable Truth 6 Jan 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I first heard "Higher Than Reason" on MTV when I was 15, a few months before this was released.
On the strength of it I bought this album on the day it was released.
It is quite possibly the only album I own which I have never once got tired of, never once have I skipped on to the next track because I have become bored of one of the songs. It remains as fresh and vital as it has always been. I am usually into much heavier music, but I consistently find myself humming or singing some of the songs, particularly "Settle Down" and "Stone" which I think have two of the best opening lines ever. However, even though these songs are foremost in my mind, I love the entire album and always will.
Since UT split up this album seems all the more poignant and melancholy, but at the same time I always find it remarkably uplifting.
Best listened to with headphones in the dark. Keep UT alive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an accoustic classic 30 Dec 2005
By simon
Format:Audio CD
i was fortunate enough to see the unbelievable truth support the sundays,before almost here came out,and was blown away on what a great band they were,forget about who the leads singers brother is,the unbelievable truth were a great band in there own right.
this album is a classic,with tracks that stand out like stone,finest little space,solved and will be in my top twenty albums for a long long time,as it is rare a group ,produces a great collection of songs like this.
if you like this cd,don,t go and buy sorry,thank you,as it is nowhere near as good as this album,but go and buy the cd singles
from the almost here album,ie solved,stone,higher than reason,as each single has another 3 songs each which are not on the cd,but should of been,as if they were all on almost here,i would still be saying its a classic album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music that never loses its remarkable power. 12 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The true test of profoundly written and performed music is its effect after losing count of how many times you've listened. This CD is in my car and no matter how distracted, my emotions..even my skin, still connects to it and I shift into the beauty and intelligence of the words. The perfect arrangements. And York's voice, which is intelligent, haunting and lovely, with quiet power and discipline. Each song is remarkable. Don't be mislead by the seriousness.. which just reflects deep feeling and concerns. Keep listening and you'll find yourself going to their music to both calm and energize yourself. Often.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 22 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I first listened to this album in may 2000, when I found out about the link with Andy and Thom Yorke, and being a huge RH fan, and loving Thom's voice, was eager to hear Andy. And UT never disappointed. This was a band that were cruely overlooked, and whom should still be making amazing music today. In the nearly 2 years that I have owned this album, I have never got bored of it, for me, it is totally timeless, and is now one of my favourite albums of all time. There is not a week that goes by where I do not listen to it, it really is that important to me.
It's really difficult for me to pick out the best tracks from here, because basically there isn't a weak one among the 11. It just flows so smoothly through folkey guitars, sweet and melodic melodies, and the gorgeous voice of Andy takes it all to new levels.
To this day, it still totally baffles me how a band this good where totally ignored and overlooked, while stale bands like coldplay and travis have made millions doing things like this, but alot worse. This is truly one of the most emotional, truthful and and beautiful albums I have ever heard, and one I will never ever forget.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
I bought this on a whim, several months after release. My only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner. This is perhaps the most accomplished debut album I've ever heard. Excellent songs, superb playing and a mood that's quite astonishing. My particular favourite is a song called "Stone" (fave line - "I could live without you, if you were someone else"). Buy it NOW.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably amazing, truthfully! 6 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is without doubt one of the most amazing pieces of musical work anywhere. If you think Thom Yorke is an emotional songwriter listen to this. It is truly unbelievably sublime. Like other reviewers I never ever tire of any of the album. If this doesn't move you take up knitting because you just don't understand music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelieavable Trusth - Almost here. 21 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
one of my favourite albums of all time, brings me back in time. Wish I could get in vynil as well .
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rare gem 3 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD
A very simple, shining album with well written acoustic song. Just too bad that the band is no more, it is quite rare to find good pop/acoustic rock band these days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars had already got this album but was sticking when i ...
had already got this album but was sticking when i played it. missed it so much had to get the replacement it beauitful album with fantanic songs that are beauitful written and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amanda Teasdale
5.0 out of 5 stars unbelievably true
just remember, if the words make you sad, it doesn't mean the product isn't joyous. forget about it being that radiohead guy's little brother, and understand that this is a record... Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2004 by "mail16904"
5.0 out of 5 stars It is unbelievable how they weren't bigger.
I bought this album, and was suprised it made it to the US. I wasn't disappointed. UT deliver simple lyrics, guitars, and drums with strong emotion, and a powerful voice in Andy... Read more
Published on 31 July 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars ooooh, untruth, i miss you....
if you like radiohead, put aside your radiohead-lurve, and buy this, and listen without predjudice or expectation. Read more
Published on 13 April 2001 by j.l.bowers@exeter.ac.uk
5.0 out of 5 stars I do not understand how these guys did not become huge
What an incredible album. The range of noise and volume add to the pin point acuracy and clarity of some beautiful guitar riffs. Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2001 by dogsrcats@aol.com
5.0 out of 5 stars An extremely moving & all round excellant CD.
Who could fault this masterpiece of an album. It is a winning combination of thoughtful lyrics and superb vocals. Read more
Published on 5 July 2000
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