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Angus & Julia Stone are an Australian acoustic folk-pop duo consisting of siblings Julia Stone and Angus Stone from Newport, Australia. Their decision to collaborate was taken at the beginning of 2006. Prior to that, both had performed as solo artists at open mic nights but utilised the other as a backing partner. Ultimately they came up with the same idea, “Why ... Read more in Amazon's Angus & Julia Stone Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Mar. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: US Import
  • ASIN: B001PCNZSQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 335,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Halcyon Dick on 29 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
With every summer comes my annual urge to melt down with some new laid back tunes to try and imagine I'm in a sun-drenched meadow rather than rain-drenched suburbia. Following some good reviews my aerial tuned in to Antipodean siblings Angus & Julia Stone so it's on with the shades and out with the tartan rug.

Tender melodies abound, brushed drums tumble along lazily, pianos tinkle without intrusion, guitar strings are picked and strummed gently, harmonicas are sucked languidly, and words float by wistfully... it's all very, y'know, niiiiiiice...

Vocals are evenly split: Angus possesses a voice so light and airy it's in danger of floating away in the gentle breeze created by his subtle acoustic strumalongs. "The Beast" and "Just a Boy" are just crying out to be played in a beach-bound convertible; "Jewels and Gold" too, possessing a killer melody with a beautifully blissed out early Neil Young vibe; "Bella" is loved up, "Silver Coin" and "Stranger" lovelorn, but the mood is consistently relaxed, though occasionally verging on inertia.

Julia's vocal is a different proposition entirely. Pitched somewhere between Björk and Stevie Nicks, she sounds like the little girl lost - only to be found smoking with the big boys behind the bike sheds. Initially it's a challenging style, mainly because her intonation is all a bit contrived. However, the more you listen, the less the pretensions tend to grate, and to be honest her vocal approach fits in quite well with her more quirky offerings.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
A couple of EPs notwithstanding 'A Book Like This'
is ostensibly the Stone siblings' debut album and
both they and Australia have every reason to be proud.

This highly original and talented son and daughter of
Newport are very fine writer/performers indeed.

In a two-disk marathon the laid-back folksy sheen
belies songwriting of suprising variety and complexity.

Strong melodies, shuffling rhythms and amusingly naive lyrics
keep us generally in sunny, optimistic territory.

Vocal duties are fairly evenly shared. Ms Stone's
diction and intonation scoring somewhat higher than her
brother's on The Wolf's Quirk-O-Meter (Ms Gudmundsdottir
comes occasionally to mind).

Highpoints include 'Stranger' - the winning harmonies are
really beautiful.

The simplicity of 'Soldier' with it's sparse arrangement
and cracked vocal charmingly barmy.

'Wasted's laconically lilting melody a real winner.

'Jewels and Gold' a strong contender for top track (Great Harmonica).

'Horse and Cart' has splendid clarinet and whistling.
(So good to hear that someone can still be bothered to whistle !)

'Mango Tree' is as close to a good stomp as this album delivers.

'Chocolate and Cigarettes' has enormous pathos in it's exposed,
minimal voice/piano arrangement.

'Heart Full Of Wine' a beautiful evocation of lonliness and longing.

'Babylon', current favorite for me but doubtless you will find your own.

Instrumental accompaniment is deftly judged and complimentary throughout.

The judicious use of strings is an occasional delight.

All things told this is a remarkable debut.

Confident, single-minded (well, as single-minded as two minds can be) and memorable.

Highly Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By amac on 29 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I love this album, I think the songs are well written and have strong meaning behind them, Another Day and Hollywood being my personal favourites. However, I feel if you are introducing yourself to Angus and Julia Stone I would suggest maybe starting with `Down the Way' as I believe this is a better album overall, and their vocal and song writing skills have only improved since this album.
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Format: Audio CD
Firstly, the package is gorgeous; more of a little hardback book than a CD!

This is the talented young Australian siblings' debut CD, and whilst it's no classic, there a number of worthwhile tunes here, mostly the ones with Julia's affecting delivery. It's a beautifully enunciated voice, which seems to have its own accent. I'll resist the temptation to make comparisons. The production throughout is excellent, clean and rounded, even if the instrumentation is too undecorated at times.

Favourites: Here We Go Again, Wasted, Another Day

Looking forward this duo's next release, I predict great things ahead.
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By M. Bow on 10 Nov. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I first heard this on a flight to Australia on one of the airlines radio channels. I bought a copy in Alice Springs and played it constantly whilst driving to Kings Canyon and on to Uluru. To be fair it was the only CD we had and there was no radio reception. However this is now imprinted in my mind and has become the soundtrack to my Australian trip.
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when i went to visit my friend abroad i just really got into their style of music . its very original and very unic
if u like mellow music this is the one i lesson to it very often its my favorite :D and delivery came on the day and time they said ,
amazon its so good for buying stuff like this :D
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