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Breathing Tornadoes [Import]

Ben Lee Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Having spent half of his life in the music business, Ben Lee’s quintessential niceness stemming from his Sydney-bred roots has never faded. Call it maturity, but it’s that natural ability to sing from the heart without losing it in the process that makes Lee a true artist. His grasp for the charm of life has never strained, and his mission in crafting meaningful pop music continues ... Read more in Amazon's Ben Lee Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (13 April 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B00000IBA5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,495,772 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stirring tunes of melody 1 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Ssssshhhh! Away from the mainstream of drivel you now and again stumble onto brilliance. With each song poetically flowing into the next you will soon find yourself playing the whole album over and over again. Until Ben Lee does become mainstream, and surely in time he will, then let this jewell of an album be our secret!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You must buy this album 1 Sep 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I first listened to this Ben Lee album about five years ago. But believe me its timeless. Burn to Shine is one of many favourites. Very unique style but easy listening and you'll be singing along in no time. Some blinding lyrics and wonderful melodies, very versatile style within the record - buy it.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eclectic 11 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is such a refreshing change from the normally staid rock/folk albums that you find around. i just got hooked on this album and listened to it over and over. still not sick of it, years on. buy this album.
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1 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Better Best Forgotten 22 April 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Is there any tactfull way of saying a work is a failure? I guess not, but lets face it, this album is a no hoper. Not content with inflicting the Minogues and Jason Donovan upon us the land of Convicts (OZ) has delivered us this aural Frankenstein. Monotonos of song and tuneless of singing, this crashes in with "Cigarettes Will Kill You" and this listener hid for cover. Save your ears & wallet.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  29 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathing new life!!! 17 Jun 2001
By NICK G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Okay it's 1999, just about every artist now days want to add some drum loop or some crazy computer effect in their songs. Now former Noise Addict Aussie (and Double Dare contestant!) is one of those artists who follow in that direction. But unlike other artists who uses the drum loop and samples as something "now "or gimmicky (like the awful Sugar Ray... "Every Morning" I have to listen to that ....ha ha), Ben Lee really uses it to it's advantage, breathing new life in his songs. These are not your basic four-track Ben Lee acoustic albums (Grandpaw Would and Something To Remember Me By) The opener, "Cigarettes Will Kill You", starts off with piano very reminiscent to Fiona Apple's "Fast As You Can". And has a great chorus, "I wish everyone was wrong." On song two, "Nothing Much Happens" features a monologue by Kids and Sonic Youth`s "Sunday" video director Harmony Korine. When song three comes, it sounds like Ben is getting his groove on "I Am A Sunflower" that sounds a bit like Barry White. Maybe it's the fact he's getting some from ex-My So-Called Life Star Claire Danes that Ben's lyrics sound more sensual than the other albums. Another factor in the writing of Breathing Tornados was that it was recorded in some guy's house that made some ...!? (Yes it's true, go to some site and read about it.) There are some classic Ben Lee songs "The Finger and the Moon" featuring very minimal organ and acoustic guitar with slow drumbeats. "Birthday Song" and "10ft. Tall" is just Ben with his guitar with barely any accompanying percussion. Want something jazzy or funky? Listen to "Nighttime" "Burn to Shine" or "Sandpaperback" (with Sean Lennon on guest vocals) Throughout the 12 songs on this album, Ben searches for someone he could be intimate with. Using "organic" or "electronic" methods, he sings with the passion to grab anyone listening. Sure, he does have some weird nasal thing in his voice, which may be hard for people to listen to. (C'mon he's Australian!) But give it a chance please.... This is one talented young man who may be the future of rock and roll!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Kid Can Do It All 11 April 2000
By "sts13goofy" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Having been a Ben Lee fan for a few years, I bought this album sight unseen (or sound unheard as it were) right when it came out. From the first notes of "Cigarretes Will Kill You," the opening track on this amazing disc, I was taken aback. Where was the acoustic guitar? The simple melodies? But the more I listened to Breathing Tornados, the more I was able to appreciate the complexity of the sounds Ben Lee has created for this album. He continues to grow and evolve on this, his third album as a solo artist, and yet he's only 20 years of age.
Breathing Tornados, despite the use of drum machines and distortion, maintains the simplicity and earnestness of Lee's previous work. His songs lyrically remain tales of love lost and love found, and of searching for himself. Lee's music speaks of himself, and that communicates with the listener. I can find many connections with his stories and my own life. Standouts on this album include the first single "Nothing Much Happens," the extremely catchy "Nighttime," and the sonic-busting "Ship My Body Home."
Quick Picks: If you like these, you might like Ben Lee (and vice versa): Luscious Jackson, Rufus Wainwright, Lotion
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars still my number one !!! 2 May 2001
By ema andrews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have been a hard-core ben lee fan for many years now and I can tell you that this one is a lot different than his previous records. I was surprised at first because it was a lot less acoustic but a lot of complex sounds. The lyrics are deep, and his voice has really changed for the better. I bought this album in march of 1999 and I still listen to it all the time. This one is a masterpiece. really.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love It 1 Jan 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ben Lee's music has really evolved. I love the new sound, it's much more mature. There are so many great tracks on the album. Check out I Am A Sunflower; it's currently my favorite. Buy Breathing Tornados - You'll be glad you did ;)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent and simple... 25 Oct 1999
By Milly Garcia - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I honestly bought this album because I happened to hear about it in a magazine. I've never been one to go by critic's reviews, but this album is nothing short of absolutely wonderful. So much music today is cluttered with big sounds and overexaggerated orchestral arrangements that it is refreshing to hear something that goes against the mainstream. It is simple and intelligent and stays with you long after you've finished listening. LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM...
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