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Beautysleep

4 Feb. 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 Feb. 2002
  • Release Date: 4 Feb. 2002
  • Label: 4AD
  • Copyright: 2002 4AD Ltd
  • Total Length: 49:14
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  • ASIN: B001MXXHOK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,200 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Darryl Still on 19 Feb. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Tanya Donelly was never allowed full reign in either of her first two bands, Throwing Muses or The Breeders. Always competing with her sister Kristin Hersh in the former and Kim Deal in the latter. She really found her muse in her own band, Belly, but folded them after two excellent albums. Her first solo album contained great songs, but they were mostly hidden by the shiniest production ever!
Beautysleep then in the Tanya album we've been waiting for. Once again her great songs come to the fore, but this time they are allowed room to breathe. The break she took to have a baby, or the baby itself have also helped focus her thought patterns and there is more solidity in the songs.
Great news then. Tanya is back and better than ever. Fans will lap it up and newcomers should jump in and explore with gusto.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By giovanni on 12 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Fifteen years after the first Throwing Muses offering and ten after the unexpected success of the spooky fairytales of Star , Tanya Donelly finds herself in the awkard place of not having much of an audience to adress to . Even so , she seems to be happier than ever . " Thank you thank you my darling girl and her dad my true blue dream of sky " she declares on the sleeve of her latest offering . She's the mother of a little girl and wife to bassist Dean Fisher now . She doesn't seem to care at all about topping the charts or getting covers to flashy music magazines. Maybe that's why Beautysleep is her most haunting , magical album yet .
There are so many discreet details about this album's songs which makes them so special and exciting to listen to : child-voices on " Life Is But A Dream " , a choir piece at the end of " The Wave " , tender melancholy wordplay on " So Much Song " . Donelly has a sensitive soul with a rich darkside and even though " The Night You Saved My Life " is a perfect indie-pop track which could have easily put her back on the radio top ten , it's when she sings those mystical lullabies when she's most affecting like " Moonbean Monkey " and the ethereal " Another Moment " , a melody about finding self-confidence .

We fans will scream that this is her best work yet and one of the best records of the last few years by a female artist and it's been eventually ignored but there's a line on " I'm Keeping You " which seems to perfectly describe what Donelly thinks about her sudden stardom followed by media indifference "...there's something that you learn on a tight-rope / just outside the spotlight there's a big net waiting for " . The girl who once gave us " Honeychain " is now a woman and thanks God , she hasn't stopped writing music .
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Feb. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is Donelly back to form, forget Lovesongs for Underdogs, the ever-so-disppointing solo debut, this album puts Donelly right back where she belongs. Gorgeous (and personal) lyrics, fabulous tunes, with a slight taste of a far-eastern influence on some tracks, this is an album you have to buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 Feb. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album from hearing 1 or 2 snippets of songs, and obviously was impressed enough to buy the album. From the first listen I found that the album was nothing revolutionary, nothing new and original. How wrong was I? When you begin to listen more carefully you can hear the several different aspects of each song, highlights for me are 'The storm' 'Wrap-around skirt' and 'Another moment'. I love this album because it combines everything I love musically; rocky enough to keep me awake, yet gentle enough not to abash my ears, interesting by using musical aspects from different countries and inventive with the use of vocals. It's an album that leaves me singing the songs for hours afterwards and wanting me to hear the songs again, my new firm favourite!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason on 7 May 2011
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While I love every one of Tanya Donelly's albums, this is probably the best one. Tanya's sound has mellowed compared to her Belly days. Now the songs are slower-paced and more relaxing, but still playful and inventive. This album has an ethereal, ghostly quality that can only be described as hauntingly beautiful.

Don't miss the hidden extra track, "Head for Math". As with much of this album, it will make you reflect on the beauty and sadness of the universe.
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