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Blue Roses

Blue Roses
27 April 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 27 April 2009
  • Release Date: 27 April 2009
  • Label: XL
  • Copyright: 2009 XL Recordings Ltd. / Salvia
  • Total Length: 45:13
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  • ASIN: B001ZESFCK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,079 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Kinson on 10 May 2009
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One of the best debut albums I have heard. Standout tracks include "I Wish I..." (if this track doesn't melt your heart, you are made of stone) and recent single "Doubtful Comforts".

The Kate Bush comparisons are an easy reference point, but Blue Roses have none of the theatrics of Kate Bush's early work, and live performances are all about the music, which is powerful and emotive.

The album was apparently recorded on a shoestring, not that you can tell. There's a real warmth and clarity to the songs on this album, and Laura Groves aka Blue Roses is one to watch for the future. I'm really looking forward to the next few albums.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Bernard H. Christ on 30 April 2009
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I first came across Laura Groves a year or so back and was immediately struck by the quality of her songs and kept an eye on her progress. Her debut does not disappoint. It's not the just the astonishing maturity that she shows as a songwriter for one so young and so early in her career, but her clear-eyed vision is singular and impressive throughout. Painting a peculiarly Northern world, touched with melancholy and wry observation, she goes about constructing 10 fully formed, delicious songs that really get under your skin. I love her voice, part girlish, part womanly that reminds me of early Kate Bush at times - but she might not be to everyone's taste. There's also touches of Joanna Newsom though more traditionally melodic. A contemporary comparison to Laura Marling would probably bear fruit - both manage to conjure up their own worlds and have a keen ear for melody.

If I have one criticism, it's that the arrangements are, at times, perhaps a little too tasteful. And there is such ambition in the songs, that I think our Laura could have gone to town a little more at times. That is probably an unfair criticism considering it was made on a shoestring with friends in Bradford. Perhaps that male voice choir and harp could pop up on her second album? ;-)

Anyway, this girl is destined for big things or there ain't no justice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eamonn MacNeill on 17 Nov. 2013
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Laura Groves AKA Blue Roses, is a young lady from Bradford who in 2009 got together with some friends and recorded this splendid album on a tight budget, going to eachothers homes to lay the different tracks, but for all that, you would think it had been mixed in a top studio. Being a hybrid, it's ironic that the name Blue Roses was chosen as there's nothing artificial or manufactured about this music.

Laura's sweet, sometimes, not unpleasant strident vocals, classical piano melodies, clever guitar work and harmonies on the self titled album, relays in large, the romance of youth with all it's highs and lows.

Sadly, Laura Groves and Blue Roses seem to have dropped from the scene... Please Laura come back, it would be a travesty if you were never to be heard again!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. S. Jones on 8 Jun. 2009
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Having never heard of blue roses my interest was caught after reading a review in Q. First impressions were a very kate bush/torie amos type album on acoustic guitar with more character than song quality but having given it repeated listen it does stand up very well and improve with time. A really promising debut with some great performances and charming and infectious songs.
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Blue Roses and the self-titled album takes my breath away. Laura Groves' voice is that of an angel, her blossoming imagination and creativity in song writing has produced a real gem. Each song is a masterpiece, increasingly heartbreaking, stirring, and beautiful with every note. The style of the album, even down to the vignetted album cover and beautifully presented CD inside, is somehow exactly the sort of thing I love, blurry and hazy and heady, there is even a song with my name, 'Rebecca'! The songs capture an essence of hopelessness, pure love, a kind of antique old fashioned feel. I first discovered Laura Groves and Blue Roses on a listing of artists for the Tophop Bandstand Picnics, and I am SO glad I did! I adore this album and every song on it, particularly 'I Am Leaving', it's perfect. 5 stars, and a lifetime of listening. BUY THIS ALBUM, I am ecstatic with it!
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