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Boys Don't Cry [Special Edition, Extra tracks, Enhanced]

Rumer Audio CD
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Rumer was born and spent the very early years of her life in Pakistan. Her father was the chief-engineer involved in the construction of the enormous Tarbela Dam, 30 miles to the northwest of Islamabad. Previously, the job had taken him, together with his young family, to the Western Australian outback and Tasmania as well as to South Africa. Rumer was the youngest of seven children who found ... Read more in Amazon's Rumer Store

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  • Audio CD (28 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Special Edition, Extra tracks, Enhanced
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • ASIN: B007KW55VK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,273 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  8. Flyin' Shoes 4:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Home Thoughts From Abroad 3:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Just For A Moment 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Brave Awakening 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. We Will 4:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Andre Johray 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Soul Rebel 3:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. My Cricket (Bonus Track) 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. A Man Needs A Maid 3:590.79  Buy MP3 

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The second studio album from singer-songwriter Rumer is a diverse collection of covers, paying tribute to some of her favourite 70s songs. Covers include tracks originally released by artists such as Leon Russell, Issac Hayes and Bob Marley, as well as opening track "P.F. Sloan", penned by Jimmy Webb. The special edition includes four bonus tracks.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a mere pastiche 29 May 2012
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This is a very classy album which should probably be required listing for all contestants in the current crop of Saturday night warble fests. Sure, it looks and sounds as if it was recorded in 1972 but Sarah Joyce is such a gifted interpreter of this material that it never sounds like a pastiche or a mere exercise in nostalgia. The song choice is solid, mining a number of 70s classics for material but avoiding the obvious. This approach could easily yield several more albums and you may find yourself wondering what a Rumer version of X or Y would sound like. Her voice recalls the great singers of the era, obviously K.C. and Dusty but I was also reminded of the great (and tragic) Judee Sill. If the thought of Karen Carpenter covering Townes Van Zandt sets your pulse racing then do give the album a go (the inclusion of `Flyin' Shoes' is the ultimate seal of quality in my book). Even so, Rumer has her own voice and truly inhabits these songs.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Easy Listening 28 May 2012
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Sarah Joyce has a lovely voice. No doubt about it. Her sophomore offering
'Boys Don't Cry', however, is a risky proposition all-things-told. An album
of covers for her second outing may possibly alienate some of the fans who
gave such a big thumbs-up to her unimpeachable debut 'Seasons Of My Soul'
but as it happens the sixteen tracks in this collection win through by virtue
of her easy, relaxed delivery and flawless interpretations. It's easy
listening in the nicest possible way. Her London gig at St James church
last week also proved that, live, she is a personable and confident
performer too. Comparisons with Karen Carpenter continue to stalk her
like a shadow (no bad thing in my view) but beyond this Ms Joyce
is asserting her own position as one of the finest new singers currently
working within our shores. Take a song like Isaac Hayes' bluesy 'Soulsville';
her rendition proves that she has a capacity for real soul. She glides
through the number with ease, supported by some cracking gospel backing
vocals and wonderfully restrained playing from her sympathetic instrumental
ensemble. Her take on Hall and Oates 'Sara Smile', too, is a complete joy.
Townes Van Zandt's 'Flying Shoes' gets a dusting down and comes up shining
like a new silver sixpence and opening track 'P.F.Sloan' by Jimmy Webb will
melt your heart if you let it. On the down side Gilbert O'Sullivan's 'We Will'
requires an effort of will to see beyond its composer's schmaltzy sentiment.
On the other hand, 'It Could Be The First Day' by Richie Havens positively
glows with warmly articulated and richly realised emotion. A real treasure.

Producer Steve Brown does a grand job at the desk from top to tail.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sends you back to the originals 4 Jun 2012
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There will be no arguments from me about the quality of Rumer's song selections, all from male singer songwriters of the 70s and many neglected for far too long, for example, Clifford T Ward's emotional Home Thoughts From Abroad. My problem with the album is that it makes me want to go back to John Oates' original guitar intro to Sarah Smile or to hear the strings coming in on A Man Needs A Maid rather than listen to Rumer's versions. So by all means buy this as sort of sampler of 70s songwriters, but be prepared to be led elsewhere.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I don't know exactly how to define what it is, but listening to this album/CD just made me feel so good!! It could be in how relaxed yet confidently Rumer interprets these songs and/or has managed to channel the best parts of Joni Mitchell, Dusty Springfield, and even Karen Carpenter and woven them into a wonderfully nuanced vocal tapestry. Her first album was great, but this album is, in almost perfect balance, a youthful twenty-something singing as if she was the being of an old soul...Adele may be the "Big Buzz", but Rumer is the real treasure... Just listen...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A representative range of messages from the 70s 31 May 2012
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From the heart-on-sleeve sentiments of "Home Thoughts from Abroad" to the intensely existential "Flyin' Shoes", "Boy's Don't Cry" selects a range of emotional songs from 1970s male songwriters, whilst also replaying the contrasting themes of the era. Jimmy Webb's "P.F.Sloan" mourns the absence of a 60s spokesman who prophesied the "Eve of Destruction", his vacancy a reflection of the failure of hippies to change the world. Did the 70s represent the arrival of that destruction with the continuing Vietnam war and republican Nixon in office? Isaac Hayes' "Soulsville" documents economic deprivation in black ghettos, whilst "Soul Rebel" positions Bob Marley as a figure of social conscience. Elsewhere, the concerns are more personal or intimate, such as Stephen Bishop and Paul Williams delivering romantic ballads, a mainstay of the decade. Less expected is the MOR conservatism of Gilbert O' Sullivan's "We Will". Gilbert's boy-next-door image contrasted sharply with rock's rebel image, a contrast he reinforced through Hallmark card-like odes to babysitting, family get-togethers and objections to women's lib. By placing O'Sullivan's (then-)popular brand of sing-a-long tomfoolery alongside Neil Young, Rumer presents a balanced return to the 70s, before rock history is rewritten by the guardians of hip.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Unadventurous but what a voice.
Published 4 days ago by Raymond O'Donnell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album
Not every song on this CD will appeal but still worth the buy, only played occasionally but appreciated every time
Published 10 months ago by Ricky Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Album
A dreamy voice reminiscent of Karen Carpenter. Easy to listen to and a great artist. Look forward to more work from her
Published 10 months ago by Simon57601
5.0 out of 5 stars Boys don't cry. Rumer.
Rumer can do no wrong. She is very brave recording an album like this one, and it works. I do actually listen to her earlier one, "Seasons of my Soul" more, though.
Published 10 months ago by Mrs.Mary King
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album
She has one of the great voices of this era, its soft and gentle, but with power when needed. This album has really established Rumer as a true artist with a great future. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Brian E. Viercant
4.0 out of 5 stars A mostly wonderful collection of covers
Rumer is fearless in her selection of covers. Who'd have thought she could pull off an Isaac Hayes cover so well?! Read more
Published 16 months ago by Peter Jesperson
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
It is similar to her first album in her singing style but to be hornet that was the reason I wanted it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by James Walls
5.0 out of 5 stars music
Superb voice and very easy to listen to. I have really enjoyed listening to this album. I would recommend this to anyone who appreciates good music.
Published 16 months ago by Lacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong!
Rumer is so great that even these covers are fab. Travelling Boy is my favourite. She puts a different slant on them, and has brought to life some, well for me, unknown songs.
Published 17 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have Sarah
Sarah Joyce AKA Rumer, such a breath of spring air and sounds very reminiscent of Karen Carpenter there the similarity ends Sarah is very much unique and worth a listen. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Linnaeus
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