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Arcade Fire [Single, EP, Import]

Arcade Fire Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (12 July 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, EP, Import
  • Label: Merge
  • ASIN: B0009V61ZI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,568 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Old Flame
2. I'm Sleeping In A Submarine
3. No Cars Go
4. The Woodlands National Anthem
5. My Heart Is An Apple
6. Headlights Look Like Diamonds
7. Vampire/Forest Fire

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars between the click of the light 10 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
Although the recording of this ep is somewhat quiet, you still manage to be completely lifted by these songs. Each one filled with adolescent imagery and promises, Arcade fire possess an unbelievable talent at writing music. From their live shows to both of their recordings they create an almost complete wall of sound, nothing seems to be missing. Each and every song contains all the best bits of music thrown in together in perfect order and every song evokes a multitude of emotions, and with each listen you feel as fresh as you did when you first heard it. The amazing thing about this band is the fact that although they make emotional music, the drum patterns they use and melodies they sing are reminiscent of many northern soul songs, meaning that this stuff is great to dance too. After seeing these guys live a couple of times, and having listen to both this and the album many many times, i'm still completely in love with these guys and it doesn't seem too be fading in any way like it would with so many other bands. This is a band that really is genuinely worth a lot of your time, please try and give them some of yours.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arcade Fire's Promising Debut, Remastered 15 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
Solinas is right when he says that "it's hard not to be smitten" with this band. Having listened to Funeral, a few months after its release -lost months I feel, given how grand that album is!- and in the absence of any new material, I felt compelled to buy this EP.
Certainly, although I would not give it five stars, I was far from disappointed, and I believe that in it you will find some of the basic musical DNA that made their first full album such remarkable feat.
Although their sound does not have the emotional conviction that Funeral exudes, there's enough here to expect greater things from this band, which indeed they proved to be the case with the above mentioned full-length release.
For instance, "Old Flame," the opener, already shows some of the band's trademark arrangements and carries you away with the kinnd of fierce nostalgia they will perfect later.
As far as the alledged missing confidence of this debut, you may find that that's not quite the case. Win Butler and Régine Chassagne's vocals are passionate and poignant respectively already, although they may not reach the urgency and deep murning that informed Funeral.
For me, there are two gems that deserve enough praise to warrant purchase of this EP, "My Heart is an Apple" -that grows in intensity as the song develops and includes a touching passage beautifully sung by Régine- and "Vampire / Forest Fire," probably the best song in this EP and worthy of the best of Funeral's, in which Butler sounds like Neil Young circa OnThe Beach.
All in all, this is more than a respectable debut, and worth having, if you fell under the Arcade Fire's spell.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The Arcade Fire are attracting the kind of Furiously devoted fans that pretty much guarantee cult status from the get go, on the strength of 2004's 'Funeral' they deserve it. Goood for them. And it was a good idea to make this earlier material more readily available as the Album clearly isn't enough.
The Arcade Fire EP is a little rougher around the edges than last year's debut but the quality of the songwriting is almost as good. No Car's go in particular would be worthy of inclusion on most new Band's debuts and it's by far the most interesting. The Woodlands National Anthem, while a little one dimentional, is also intriguing in it's production. Tinny guitars are low in the mix while shambolic drums and screatchy vocals are pushed to the forefront. It certainly sounds unlike any other band around now.
It's the vocals and the lyrics however, where EP shows cracks. The vocal splits and inflections that were so charming at first on 'Funeral' are totally overblown here. While it may constitute emotion to some, it quickly becomes irritating and gimmicky. Especially on the rather poor Bjork impression that is 'I'm Sleeping in a Submarine'. It's a good job both Win Butler and Régine Chassagne's vocal ticks had been reigned in for the full album since they both have interesting voices, EP shows them coming to terms with them.
Lyrics too can seem a bit Naive from time to time but that's no real obstacle to your enjoyment of EP. The truth is, while it may be interesting at first most of The Arcade Fire EP's tracks lack the emotional punch and excitement of 'Funeral.
Still worth a look if you're a fan but if you're looking for a starting point the full album's a much better bet.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In the beginning 7 Mar 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to believe that one of the hottest new indie rock bands first debuted with an unknown EP. The first collection of the Arcade Fire's music -- self-released at their concerts in 2003 -- is now being rereleased, letting fans see the sprawling splendor of their earliest work.

Don't expect just an extension of their full-length debut "Funeral," though. This EP was recorded two years and several personal upheavals before their full-length debut, so it has a very different sound -- the sound of a lush, melancholy band who is figuring out their musical style.

It starts off on a high note with "Old Flame," before stumbling slightly with a mellow, meandering rocker with R'gine Chassagne's eerie vocals taking the lead. After that, they dabble in dreamy folk-rock for awhile, before climaxing into the exquisite "Vampire Forest Fire," a painful look at destructive families. "You wanna be set apart?/Burn all of your art/repair the wasteful part/I'm a vampire in a forest fire..."

It's hard not to be smitten with the Arcade Fire. Ever since several nu-psychedelic bands went off the radar, it's become difficult to find bands that are brave enough to experiment, but able to keep it accessable. Enter the Arcade Fire, a Montreal band that does both things, a refreshing change in the world of increasingly stale music.

"EP" isn't quite as wildly unique as their later work; some of the songs have echoes of Mercury Rev or fellow Canadians Broken Social Scene. The thing is, they're really good echoes. And the songs that they echo through are very good work, rich and complex, putting the musical and lyrical talents of Arcade Fire to work.

Much like the later "Funeral," there isn't a lot of happy-happy-joy to be found here.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars luv
i love arcade fire, in this ep "my heart is an apple" is a beautiful song. thank you so much
Published 5 months ago by williams vicente
4.0 out of 5 stars From AF's back catalogue
Two excellent tracks; a bit raw in places, but an essential part of their history. Best for me is Headlights Look Like Diamonds.
Published 7 months ago by R. Jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars A taste if the early arcade fire
Having bought Arcade Fire's later albums, I wanted to sample their earlier offerings. Thoroughly enjoyable - I really wasn't disappointed
Published on 9 May 2012 by Mrs T
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Git
My musical tastes tend to stop at around 1985 but....I heard my youngest playing Arcade Fire (Wake Up from Funeral) and it gripped me! I had to get the lot! Read more
Published on 7 May 2011 by Neil Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant band!
This band is simply amazing and Amazon has the complete range of their CD's at the best price - I shopped around and Amazon came up tops! Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2011 by ShellB
2.0 out of 5 stars Before the Bang............
Funeral is one of the best Albums ever, showing Arcade Fire to be a band of genius, with more musical ideas per song than most bands manage in a lifetime. Read more
Published on 16 April 2010 by Les Ireland
3.0 out of 5 stars Arcade Fire EP
Arrived punctual but not in Good condition, nothing glue couldn't fix, but still a bit disappointing, ace album all the same.
Published on 14 Nov 2009 by Mr. Paul M. Joyce
5.0 out of 5 stars in the beginning.....
...there was this EP. And a fantastic EP it was too. Sure, 1 or 2 of the tracks aren't amazing, but the original version of 'No Cars Go' (better than the later album version IMO)... Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2008 by mookster
3.0 out of 5 stars Shows the band's potential
First off I have to say that Arcade Fire are one of my favourite bands ever but this EP really doesn't compare to Funeral and Neon Bible. Read more
Published on 6 May 2008 by Shorty11857
4.0 out of 5 stars A band on the rise
I wasn't sure what to expect from this album as I knew it would be compared to the great "Funeral". I was pleasantly surprised. It's really rather good. Read more
Published on 25 Jan 2006
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