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Beetroot (Deluxe Cd + Dvd Edition) [CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition]

Cast Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Demon Music Group
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,598 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Desert Drought
2. Heal Me
3. Curtains
4. Kingdoms And Crowns
5. Giving It All Away
6. Lose Myself
7. I Never Can Say
8. High Wire
9. Meditations
10. Jetstream
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Cast - Desert Drought - Promo Video
2. John Power - New Interview

Product Description

Product Description

Edsel Records are pleased to present deluxe and remastered, 2CD+DVD editions of the four original albums from 90’s Merseyside four piece, Cast. Undoubtedly the definitive editions of the band’s catalogue, each release will come with original artwork, high-quality new packaging, exclusive bonus audio, extra tracks plus new sleevenotes. Labelled ‘The Who of the 90’s’, Noel Gallagher once described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience.”

Formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most lauded guitar bands of recent times – The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums between 1995 and 2001.Power began writing in early 2000 for the follow-up, , released July 2001. Although initially set to work again with Leckie, Power ended up working with producer and programmer Tristin Norwell. The album was based largely on loops and featured heavy use of horns and flutes and deliberately moved away from the bands guitar sound. It includes the single Desert Drought (#45).

This CD + DVD Deluxe edition includes outtakes, demos and radio sessions plus a DVD with an exclusive interview with John
Power talking about Cast and the making of Magic Hour.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2014 Deluxe CD+DVD la! 16 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The 4th and final album from Cast's first period. Originally released in 2001, Beetroot doesn't really sound like traditional Cast and doesn't even sound like John's solo albums which are more stripped down. Less of a team effort though, more John and a guy that knows how to work Pro-tools.

If you listen without prejudice its a really good album. To me, its like an acoustic album on steroids, laid back grooves and catchy melodies. The album all but disappeared on release and the band disbanded on the support tour. Like a lot of people, I wasn't even aware that Cast had done a 4th album until it had been and gone. Hindsight allows us to look at albums without any hype (or lack of in this case!) and listening to Beetroot is like finding a great little secret that no one else knows about.

This issue is from Edsel (under licence from Universal) and comes in a robust hardback book style case, very smart and more durable than the standard fidgety Deluxe versions that Universal have recently issued. The full album and b-sides are here and all lyrics are included even for the b-sides which is a nice touch of detail. A DVD is included containing a new interview with John Power and the solitary promo video. As this was near the end for the band there aren't many extras. Most of the b-sides were remixes and no live performances are included, hence why the album has only 2 discs as opposed to the previous albums which have 3.

A great reissue to round off the Cast story and if you keep your ears open you'll grow to love it as much as the others.

P.S. Edsel, please send the other 3 members in the band a copy so they too can grow to love it. Maybe we'll get to hear Giving It All Away live someday.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Different yes, but still a very good album! 11 April 2014
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I was reluctant unlike Cast's other albums, to buy Beetroot as there have been so many negative comments about this album but I thought I would get it just out of curiosity - unsure of what to expect. Using my common sense however, I did think that if it was anything to do with John Power, it must be good -surely - and I have not been disappointed! Yes, this album is very different to Cast's other work, and I personally feel there is a hint more of what John Powers solo work is about, but none the less, there are some really good tracks on here - my favourite being Giving It All Away. Its a shame that this album was not originally well received as I think it is a lot better than the negativity it has received. Cast are a brilliant and truly talented group and I think Beetroot is an album worth getting and listening to, with an open mind - you might be pleasantly surprised!
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5.0 out of 5 stars cast no shadow 29 May 2012
Format:Audio CD
An overlooked,inspired classic by a band who trailed along on the tailcoats of other brit-pop bands but thru no fault of their own failed to climb up to their shoulders and stand tall. This world music flavoured change of tack should have propelled john power and his mates to new heights and firmly established him as a solid writer of fresh indie pop with credible musicality and production values. Desert drought opens the album up and straight away your'e dancing and they are flying. Personal fave "Slipstream" soars along on a dusty desert road of endless possibility and adds great vivid colour to the landscape created herein. A noble effort which bizzarely heralded the premature end for them but paved the way for johns solo career in rootsy blues tunes for the more minimalist music fan. Definatley worth a listen or two.....or three....four etc....I love to dig it out now and then and say to people , "Guess who this is...." theyre always wrong. 8/10 Thanks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars cast 2013 21 Mar 2013
By anon
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After years of thinkin' not sure i get it now fantastic exit into a new sound. Buy it it will have you jumpin' around the room.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lost Liverpool Gem 15 Feb 2012
Format:Audio CD
Sometimes, guitar based music can become stale and a bit predictable. You can listen to the first 20 seconds of a song and predict what the rest will sound like. Not so with Beetroot, which has lots of great little quirky bits scattered throughout the songs. It sold poorly when originally released, probably due to Nu-metal, which was at its height of popularity at the time, and caused the band to split. But I am looking forward to the new Cast recording, though they've gone for the produced of their first album "Alright" so I expect it will have more of a brit-pop feel.
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