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Back To Bedlam [U.K. Alternate Packaging] [Explicit]

8 Aug. 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 Aug. 2005
  • Release Date: 8 Aug. 2005
  • Label: Custard/Atlantic
  • Copyright: 2005 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States
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  • Total Length: 39:14
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001LMBE6U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 932 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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85 of 90 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you look at the reviews of this album before it was well known, they all think it was a fantastic find. When it hit number one with both album and single, a few bad reviews appeared. Interestingly, the new reviews that paint a negative picture of this album all seem to include some sort of personal attack on James Blunt, or even personal attacks on people who enjoy the album. Fortunately, I ignored these often uninformed reviews and actually bought the album, and can say it is very good.
The songs are very strong. The production is simple, but effective, and James' voice is a remarkable instrument. The album has not been hyped. It's been around for just under a year, and developed organically. The songs change from up-tempo to slow and dark. Some have a band-like feel, others stripped down and raw. It feels like an intimate album that reflects it's independent record label roots, but confident enough to be relevant to a broad spectrum of people.
If you are shallow enough not to like posh people, or inadequate enough to despise anything that is popular in order to show off your independent thinking, don't get this album. If you appreciate good music, I recommend you give Back to Bedlam a go.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By button-moon-princess on 6 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album is absolutely brilliant and i cant wait for him to release another one. Im not sure if i agree with the comparrisons to David Gray, i think James Blunt has a style of his own. The tracks are very easy to listen to and although they keep to the same kind of style it doesnt feel like some albums do where you cant tell if you are still listening to the same song 15 minutes down the line.
A definate must have for your cd collection!
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84 of 91 people found the following review helpful By "seanthebean50" on 6 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I don't understand some people, I really don't. Reviews on this site are supposed to help other people who are interested in buying the album to decide! I've been frankly shocked by some of the zealotry and pettiness of some of the reviewers on here. I've heard terms like 'people who like this album should get a life'! How ridiculous is that! Do the people think it's clever or seemingly sophisticated rating the album 1 star and giving it a barely discernable and flawed grilling will actually help people? I think not.
Then again I've heard those at the other end of the scale - 'Better than Dylan' etc etc, which is a fallacy equal to the former. This album is somewhat unoriginal,somewhat soporific in some ways, and it obviously panders to the radio audience but in NO WAY is it the worst album ever. Furthermore, the album is at times incredibly touching, fitting almost every situation, and GENUINELY heart-felt. But equally, it's incredible that some think this is the best album of the decade. This guy's voice is a clearly a very divisive debate. So one can only assume its a matter of opinion, something which nearly everything boils down to.
I personally like it. As people have mentioned, the overplay You're Beautiful has been awful for James Blunt. It has reduced You're Beautiful from a soaring ballad to pretty formulaic. Furthermore, it has attracted the critics, who swarm like vultures. It is also representative of Blunt's amazing talent. The first half is very strong, showing us ballads which are tuneful, and demonstrate (for those of us who like it), the good range of his voice, while the second half slows the pace down to nearly unacceptable levels.
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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful By "untruth" on 14 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I saw this man open for the ever-dependable David Kitt at The Bush Hall, and thought that he was absolutely marvellous. I'd never heard a support act silence a crowd before, but James just about managed it with the glorious "Goodbye My Lover".
I bought the album as soon as it was available, and it's by far the best album I've bought in a couple of years. There's not a weak track on it(OK, perhaps "Billy" isn't quite as strong as the rest), but with "High", "You're Beautiful", "Cry", and "No Bravery", James has marked himself down as a serious talent with the world at his feet. "Goodbye My Lover" still gives me shivers every time I hear it, and has made me overcome my dislike of songs which use the word "Baby".
If this man isn't as big a name as Damien Rice before the year is out, I'll eat my hat. This man is going to be HUGE.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Heywood on 16 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought this after hearing "You're Beautiful" on the haven for over 40s, Radio 2. I don't know anything about James Blunt- he reveals plenty on this album. The quality of the voice is the first thing that struck me about the album. The opener, "High" is an apt title as it conveys an emotional power: Blunt's voice is a mixture of the delicate and the emotional. "You're beautiful" encapsulates emotions that most men must have experienced but are too afraid to articulate- the power of beauty and the feeling of love at first sight. The carefully postioned expletive is amusing. The sparse yet powerful arrangements are well suited to James's distinctive voice.
I haven't bought an album "on spec" for a while. After buying this I ought to start taking a chance more often. I'm not disappointed with this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. C. Trump on 21 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It's great to see the unanimous plaudits coming in already on the previous reviews here for this exciting new artist. From the moment James Blunt got up on stage as support act to Katie Melua, I knew that he was something special. It's not often you go to a concert where you enjoy the main act and the support.
This album contains some diverse styles of songs all written or co-written by James himself. There are hooks here that grab you immediately and the vocal range that James possesses is very wide.
My favourite tracks are the opening track (and hopefully hit single) 'High', 'Fire and rain', 'Cry' and the closing 'No bravery'.
The albums digipack presentation and glossy lyric book are also very impressive.
This deserves five stars despite its short playing time (just over 39 minutes) although sometimes, tracks stretched out and lesser tracks included don't always make an album any better.
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