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Beloved One [CD]

Lou Rhodes Audio CD
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Lou Rhodes is the lead vocalist of electronic duo Lamb. However her solo work is more organic and rooted in folk music. Her 2006 debut solo album entitled 'Beloved One' was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. Rhodes' second album, Bloom, was released in October 2007.

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  • Audio CD (19 July 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Infinite Bloom Recordings
  • ASIN: B000E0W1P8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,985 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Each Moment New 3:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Tremble 2:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Treat Her Gently 4:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Fortress 4:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. No Re-Run 3:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Beloved One 5:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Save Me 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. InLakesh 3:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. To Survive 4:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Why10:500.79  Buy MP3 

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'Beloved One' is Lou Rhodes's 2006 debut solo album which was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. The judging panel described it as: 'A deeply personal acoustic album of elegant and affecting songs.' Rhodes is perhaps better known as lead vocalist of chilled downtempo outfit Lamb. 'Beloved One' emerged after Lamb split following the release of 'Between Darkness and Wonder' in 2004. Rhodes set off on a new path: one devoid of the frictions and frustrations which accompanied Lamb. The album is a transcendental journey through self-discovery and, from the first line of the opening song, represents an undiluted musical vision she can finally call her own. 'Beloved One' is the musical embodiment of Lou's metamorphosis. Drum'n'bass rhythms are replaced by the spacious echoes of hand drum percussion, while Chinese violins and Tuvan guitars administer textures once provided by synthesizers and sequencers. Capturing the intimate nature of the sessions, clear vocals, warm acoustic guitars, luminous strings were paramount for Rhodes and co-producer/percussionist Emre Ramazanoglu. Nothing was to be pushed too far. In fact, only one song, 'Why', features a traditional drum kit. It also happens to be the only song credited to Rhodes, Barlow, Lamb guitarist Oddur Mar Runarsson and Lamb bassist Jon Thorne. It was written with Lamb, Rhodes says of the ballad, but it just didn't feel appropriate for Lamb. It was very acoustic but very complete, and it was appropriate for that to be on my album. There are a few other Lamb crossovers on 'Beloved One', but nothing that would draw an obvious creative parallel. Runarsson plays on six of the album's ten tracks, and Chi2 Strings who appeared on 'Between Darkness And Wonder' return to arrange and perform on half the selections. Rhodes even persuaded her musician step-father, Graham Burton, to contribute his guitar work on 'Each Moment New', 'Beloved One', and 'In lakesh'. But it's Rhodes own playing that glues each song together. Her rudimentary progressions and melodies are a perfect match to the stark vulnerability of confessionals like 'Save Me' and 'To Survive'. 'Did I let you down or just let you go? For as long as I live I swear I'll never know' she whispers on 'To Survive', echoing sentiments found on 'Treat Her Gently', another of 'Beloved One's' heart-stopping serenades. Likewise, songs like 'Tremble' and 'Inlakesh' are full of the childlike wonder and innocence that are such an integral part of Rhodes songwriting approach. The emotional duality that makes Lamb such a powerful force, both live and on record, is unequivocally present. 'Beloved One' may be Rhodes most profound discovery. It strips her strongest attributes - honesty, imagination and love - to their purest form and pushes them to the forefront of each song. There are clear pathways between the heart, the mouth and the ear. There is a new truth to her words.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lou Rhodes NOT Lamb 2 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is Lou Rhodes, not Lamb and this is where some people may have a problem with this album. Same voice and same poetic lyrics, different sound altogether. If you're expecting a version of Lamb then you will be dissapointed because this is Lou's work not Lamb! This is her sharing her craft, letting us have a glimpse into her soul with her beautiful crafted words & music. IT is simple and open, sometimes even raw and the vulnerability is what I loved most about this album. Expect a beautiful voice accompanied by folk rythms, simple melodies, violins and guitars obviously made with love.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to the previous reviewer 21 Mar 2006
By Eggnalf
Format:Audio CD
This is without any shadow of doubt Louise Rhodes at her absolute finest. Beautiful voice , ecstatic lyrics, amazing in every way . It will be the soundtrack of the summer 2006. Beautiful , buy it buy it buy it , and she is playing at The Big Chill this year x x x
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking 31 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Just buy this! Lou has branched out on her own and created the most beautiful, moving modern folk you'll hear. A fully acoustic album that allows her unmistakable voice to be both subtle and powerful. Touching lyrics, beautiful melodies and richly textured acoustic sounds. It is a complex album sounding both ancient and original, melancholy and joyful. This won't gather dust on my shelves!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Love, Love Lou 8 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you haven't already guessed I loved this album. Completely different to anything by Lamb, Lou continues to portray her absolute passion about life and love through her words. Her voice is totally unique and beautiful and I think the drums and guitar complement this perfectly. She is a truly gifted musician and I can't wait to see her play live at the Scala in London in March. If you get the chance buy a ticket before it's too late!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lyrical Lyrics 20 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
Lovely and delicious album - Lou Rhodes' music crosses several genres - chillout/folk/jazz - and the lyrics stand out as well-crafted and thoughtful. I saw a review that likened Lou Rhodes to Kate Bush - but I don't hear this - she is quite different and has her own style, but reminds me more of 'Suzanne Vega meets Melanie Safka meets Tori Amos'. 'A Wise Man Said to Me' is a stunning and inspirational track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lullabies from Lamb's Lou 6 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you loved Lamb you will love Lou Rhodes solo album. Though she hasn't taken any of Lamb's quirky bleeps and squeaks with her, the voice you loved resounds more clearly for it and is just as beautiful as ever it was. It's like listening to lullabies for grown ups. Inspirational, experiential, soothing and warming.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful folk from a beautiful voice 2 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic album that's full of passion and emotion and surprisingly really suits Lou's voice. Ignore anyone trying to compare this to Lamb, this album is better when taken as a completely seperate entity. This album can be compared to Beth Gibbons post-portishead album with Rustin Man, however Lou has distanced herself further from her past musical exploits than Beth by stripping the music back to very folk-orientated roots. I don't agree that this album lacks the impact of her previous work, but this depends on your musical outlook. If you need fast moving break-beats to give a song intensity then you won't find that here. It's all about the music and the voice - in my opinion it's an amazing piece of work!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true daughter of Albion 4 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
After just seeing the title track performed at The daughters of Albion concert at the Barbican last night im in no doubt this album is going to be one of 2006 best albums. A return to exquiste acoustic songwriting that actually has soul and the most beautiful voice you ever heard!!! BUY IT
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars thoughtful music but poor singing voice
This original folky sounding album contains plenty of thoughtful and natural musical accompaniment, but where it fails to impress me is with the singing voice, which is nothing... Read more
Published 17 months ago by dan
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
Friend played this to be on her ipod, sounded good at the time, but not listened to it much since. Still it is a nice album and the vocals are good..... Read more
Published on 12 July 2010 by Dr. B. C. Burrows
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking!
So inspiring....just beautiful...although it's quite different from Lamb...the entire CD is just makes your mind wander to beautiful places... Read more
Published on 5 May 2010 by V. Cabral
5.0 out of 5 stars A Stunning Album.
The first time I listened to this album I was impressed by the quality of Lou's voice and generally though that it was a good but not great album. How wrong can you be. Read more
Published on 13 April 2010 by Peter N. Ingleby
5.0 out of 5 stars Jolly Nice
Brilliant album. Saw Lou on Daughters of Albion tv programme and bought album immediately. An album that came from the heart of the relationship breaking up and simply beautiful.
Published on 1 Oct 2009 by J Bunting Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The sublime voice of Lou Rhodes melts the soul. Powerful lyrics which echo a few home truths, who's message should not be ignored, make this an absolute must for your collection. Read more
Published on 27 Sep 2007 by PhysicsLady
5.0 out of 5 stars SO soothing
No doubt you serious music types out there will scoff, but I'm not looking for a soul changing experience when I listen to a CD. Read more
Published on 6 Oct 2006 by L. Haycox
4.0 out of 5 stars Beloved One
Lou Rhodes was the vocalist for electronic act Lamb, who seemingly only got any success at the very end of their career. Read more
Published on 31 Aug 2006 by Amplified Man
3.0 out of 5 stars no magic
Lou Rhodes solo, as much as i want to i can't neglect the past. This is a nice album, absolutely and one can tell she's put a lot of love in it, and the songs are not bad and her... Read more
Published on 23 April 2006 by spyrtje
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