Image not available for
|Price:||£14.24 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
|1. Stoned in Love|
|2. U R Always|
|3. Come Tomorrow|
|7. Far Away From You|
|8. Turning Corners|
|9. Way I'm Feelin'|
|10. Time of Your Life|
You see, back in their heyday, Chicane's relaxing beats were synonymous with this time of year - for Balearic party-goers, Chicane's tracks were as important to the morning-after ritual as a clutch of Paracetamol.
But, since 2000's Behind The Sun, Chicane's musical output has completely dried up.
And, now, much to Bracegirdle's frustration, the summer he finally gets round to releasing Somersault, Chicane's long-awaited follow-up album, turns out to be the wettest summer for decades.
It's already ravaged Glastonbury and tormented followers of Wimbledon - but is the rain set to be the proverbial spanner in Chicane's comeback plans?
After all, it's hard to imagine 'Come Tomorrow', the album's second single, going down too well in this climate. It's a stellar track, but, with its humming synthesisers and lazy, elongated vowels, it might have to make do with being the chill-out anthem of the-summer-that-never-was.
Opening track 'Stoned In Love' should fare a little better, thanks to a surprising appearance from Botox playboy Tom Jones MBE - hardly a regular on the golden sands of Ibiza, Chicane's spiritual heartlands.
Admittedly, there are some tracks that'll take more than a shift in atmospheric pressure to save them (the worryingly vacant 'Arizona' for example), but, for the most part, you can't feeling a little bit sorry for Chicane.
For, on the whole, Somersault is a pretty steady album, albeit a little uninspiring at times. And, with things as they are, along with the mountains of BBQs and suntan lotion which clutter supermarket aisles, Somersault probably won't be flying from the shelves too quickly. --Robert Jackman
Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window
I purchased this album over a year ago now despite some less than complimentary reviews because I am of the opinion that Nick Bracegirdle is a genius and I wanted to own all of his... Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2012 by Andy
For all those that say well done, change of direction really nice and all that. Perhaps you should be checking out Disco citizens as this was Nick Bracegirdle's name for his more... Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2008 by joe joe
I was looking forward for this new album after the first 2 brilliant albums. They have caved in too much to euro-pop on this album and that's a shame. Read morePublished on 28 May 2008 by Mulder911
After the first 2 albums what a way to kick the fans in the face I was waiting for this album with such high expectation loud crap is all I can say and I will not automatically be... Read morePublished on 17 May 2008 by Sl Marek
Dear Chicane - we need Behind the Sun, Far from Maddeining Crowds like tunes, from you not this euro pop junk. Please consider this thought in your next album. Read morePublished on 19 April 2008 by Apro
Recently there has been a trend among bands to have their lead singer not actually sing but wail into the microphone like a sick puppy. Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2007 by Dynamic Range
As a big Chicane fan, I cannot fault this CD. The poor reviews on Amazon made me think tiwce, but I'm glad I stuck to my guns. Read morePublished on 5 Nov. 2007 by John Bracegirdle
Very different from Behind the Sun but equally uplifting with many classic tracks. Track 6 Spirit is enough to buy this album on its own. Read morePublished on 7 Oct. 2007 by Mr. A. M. Cooke