{Awayland} (Digital Deluxe)
 
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{Awayland} (Digital Deluxe)

14 Jan 2013

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
My Lighthouse
2:59
2
Earthly Pleasure
4:10
3
The Waves
5:01
4
Judgement Call
3:23
5
Nothing Arrived
3:46
6
The Bell
5:08
7
{Awayland}
2:35
8
Passing A Message
2:59
9
Grateful Song
4:24
10
In A Newfound Land You Are Free
3:30
11
Rhythm Composer
5:06
12
Nothing Arrived (Live at Attica)
3:34
13
The Bell (Live at Attica)
5:04
14
My Lighthouse (Live at Attica)
2:49
15
Earthly Pleasure (Live at Attica)
4:04
16
The Waves (Live at Attica)
5:01

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Jan 2013
  • Label: Domino Recording Co
  • Copyright: 2013 Domino Recording Co Ltd
  • Total Length: 1:03:33
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00AYEL4V6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,603 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Strength To Strength 14 Jan 2013
By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Conor J. O'Brien is a fine song writer. No doubt about it. Villagers' 2010
album 'Becoming A Jackal' was a quietly menacing and thoroughly engrossing
affair. The kind of stuff which gave you the shivers in a very nice way.

Their new release 'Awayland' opens up a few new avenues. The sound, though
still substantially acoustic in nature, has thickened and gained in complexity
without losing any of its immediacy and appeal. Take 'Earthly Pleasure', for
example, a dense brew of crashing guitar, brutal percussion and shivering
strings, together with the kind of memorable chorus which has you reaching
for the repeat button the moment it's over; or perhaps the almost jaunty 'The
Waves' with its energetic quasi-caribbean rhythms and the superb 'Grateful
Song', with its uplifting sense of breadth and drama, to witness the artistic
development of an artist firing on all six creative cylinders. There are some
wonderfully simple moments too : 'In A Newfound Land You Are Free' is the kind
of song which you'll be drawn back to again and again for its gorgeous melody
and perfectly focused piano accompaniment and restrained vocal performance.

So early on in the New Year Villagers may well have delivered one of 2013's
musical highlights. It fully deserves our undivided attention and applause.

Highly Recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even Better Live! 10 Feb 2013
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Over the first few listens Awayland has grown from a strong 3-4 stars to an absolutely guaranteed 5. Like all great albums it has hidden depths and guarantees longevity by unveiling itself over several listens. As the title suggests, seeing this performed live at the Leadmill in Sheffiled on Friday enhanced my enjoyment of a superb and varied collection of songs. I really believe this should go one further than Becoming a Jackal and win the Mercury music prize.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow! how could they better becoming a jackal? 22 Jan 2013
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Ok. I have waited and waited for the villagers to bring out this album. I pre ordered it as soon as amazon advised it was coming out.
I prefer having hard copy CD's so had to wait a week until it arrived in NZ. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely.
This is a great follow up and easily up there with becoming a jackal. Conor J O'Brien is sheer genius. Tough to pick a favourite track
but hard to get Nothing Arrived out of my head. With this CD something certainly did arrive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It 21 May 2013
By paul
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
I originally brought the album because I love the track the 'Bell' which had been getting lots of airplay on radio six. With a couple of plays of each side I now love it all! It is just so well crafted.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent "Difficult" Second Album 18 Jan 2013
By robotfish TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I was only slightly persuaded that the Villagers were any good by the first album. I really enjoyed Ship of Fools & Becoming a Jackal & The Meaning of the Ritual, but thought the album as a whole lacked a bit of heart & soul.

I was subsequently knocked out by a performance at the Borderline in London, the songs sounded alive. Plus we got to hear much of this new collection - most of which sounded wonderful.

Now I have the CD, and it mostly is wonderful. The songwriting is assured, the melodies are naggingly good and the playing is great. I still think there is a lack of something soulful herein, but have no doubt that Conor O'Brien is making his way slowly towards creating a masterpiece. He certainly has the talent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 12 Aug 2013
By D
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Villagers are so underated. If you appreciate interesting music supported by haunting vocals then this album is a must. Haven't stopped playing it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album 7 Aug 2013
By Dave
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Villagers come of age. A more electronic sound on this album, but the songwriting remains as strong as on 'Jackal'. The production is lush and the it sounds big. Definitely recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars class album 9 April 2013
By Stephen
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one of the best albums I have listened in ages, on par with their first album, becoming a jackal. Awayland is 9 out of 10 music..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Step Forward.
I really liked ' Becoming A Jackal', and in many ways this is a move forward, a lot more electronic,better songs and production.
Recommended.
Published 6 months ago by Kevin Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Patchy album
A few good songs: in particular, 'The Waves', 'Nothing Arrived' and 'In a Newfound Land You Are Free'. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Our Mutual Fiend
4.0 out of 5 stars CD
Present for son. Just what he wanted Did not listen to it myself. Good value for money and good quality
Published 11 months ago by Joan Bithell
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as good as hoped.
Purchased this on the strength of "The Bell". A marvellous track constantly played on 6 Music. Read more
Published 12 months ago by John Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Purchased it before seeing the group live; absolutely astonishing. Genuinely fantastic album, would reccommend to anyone. Great songs and the vocals are spectacular.
Published 12 months ago by Aaron Eccles
3.0 out of 5 stars errr...
I was expecting a lot from this new Villagers CD. I had loved the previous one for it's intensity, the sound and the fresh songs. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Philippe Desaegher
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed immensely.
Grear lyrics and great tunes make this a must have album. Was only 5 via amazon mp3 download app.
Fantastic!
Published 13 months ago by T. Lill
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous
A wonderful 2nd album. I was expecting more of their first album's sound to be present yet, barring the first track, it's a complete departure. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Wd Chuck
5.0 out of 5 stars Awayland
Had never heard of this band, until they were on the radio immediately bought cd am now an addict. Great
Published 13 months ago by mrs patricia brown
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