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Capture / Release [Extra tracks]

The Rakes Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 July 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: V2
  • ASIN: B000EGDD90
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,063 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Strasbourg
2. Retreat
3. 22 Grand Job
4. Open Book
5. The Guilt
6. Binary Love
7. We Are All Animals
8. Violent
9. T Bone
10. Terror
11. Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)
12. All Too Human

Product Description

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Having created a buzz in the British music press with the three singles "22 Grand Job", "Strasbourg" & "Work, Work, Work", London four piece The Rakes release their debut album Capture/Release. Produced by Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, The Futureheads, Maximo Park) the album sees the band taking inspiration from the likes of Joy Division and Wire, mixing angular guitar lines with punky, garage like rock. This pressing includes the bonus track "All Too Human".

Product Description

Having created a buzz in the British music press with the three singles 22 Grand Job, Strasbourg & Work, Work, Work, London four piece The Rakes release their debut album Capture/Release. Produced by Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, The Futureheads, Maximo Park) the album sees the band taking inspiration from the likes of Joy Division and Wire, mixing angular guitar lines with punky, garage like rock. This pressing includes the bonus track All Too Human. V2. 2006.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Raking in the plaudits 20 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album caught me a little off guard. I brought it on a whim and now I have had it for a couple of months. Just recently the penny dropped, and I now get it. There is a certain quality that surrounds this band that I like. Sounding a bit like the Clash and the Jam in the sense that there is a anti-establishment streak in them which certainly has endeared them to me.
There is also a pessimistic slant to the lyrics; it is not your run of the mill happy punky rock album. I'm not a lyric man, I'll be honest and say I miss the point a lot of the time, but the lyrics are quality throughout the album, it is really a social commentary of London life, I'd liken it to the type of narration The Streets use. Sung, not spoken though. Similar type of topics as Hard-Fi are also producing too, It seems Mike Skinner take on the public and places around him have become a major influence in British music.
These boys have lent heavily on their influences and along with the aforementioned punk rock gods they sound like they have much respect for The Libertines. Something familiar also hit me throughout the album, and it is the likeness to Bloc Party with their clever use of electronic production gives this album a definite edge. It certainly fits in well with what Bloc Party have achieved but with and extra punch of aggression.
As debuts go this is pretty outstanding. Although, I do feel they have a broad set of influences to capture the largest market area.
I didn't get it at first, took a couple of listens before it sounded good, be aware of this and it will grow on you. All in all it is a thumbs up from me.
Like :- Clash, Gang Of Four, Bloc Party, The Libertines
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb = No other word for it 16 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
I brought this album entirely on the strength of there live show at the Oxford Zodiac which blew me away but i was not sure if there live energy and clever lyrics would convert to CD...boy heck do they.
This album is one of pure class from end to end with the stand out tracks being Strasbourg, Retreat, 22 Grand Job and Terror. My personel favourite however is track number 4 Open Book. This song has a very catchy hook and its just got me going so to speak.
You will probably hear comparisons to Ian Curtis of Joy Division in regards to the front man but I cannot see where these comparisons spring from, while Joy Division will send you reaching for the knife the Rakes will make you want to dance and in my case anyway smile.
This album does have its faults though with some of the tracks not being as effective as the other stands out but in general though this is a magnificent debut and one that is worthy of your money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At last:some life in modern Indie Rock. 16 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Rakes' debut album is full of all the hallmarks of great Indie music; strong tunes, lyrics that you can either relate to or at least can identify as recognisable reflections of the real world around you and perhaps most importantly the twin forces of fire and hunger in the belly. Too much modern Indie is sappy and has had it's rough edges sheared off to the extent that you could see mainstream middle-England housewives humming along to it on one of the major commercial radio stations whilst doing the hoovering. Too many bands are just not edgy or dangerous enough, there is no raw expression on their records and worst of all for the youngsters that buy them, you may find that your Parents or even Grandparents like their music to listen to when driving in their cars or doing the gardening. For example, for all the fuss surrounding Pete Doherty and The Libertines and now Babyshambles and of course his prodigious drug consumption haven't you ever felt that the music itself was dissappointingly bland and insipid? I certainly have.
Not so, with The Rakes. From the opening blast of Strasbourg where their early 80's new wave punk influences are made self-evident, it is clear that this is a band that plays with passion and energy and likes it loud. But, they are far from a one-trick pony and the wonderful Retreat and 22 Grand Job show a keen (much better than a Keane!) ear for a good strong hook and both songs will creep into your cranium where they will stay on continuous play for days on end. The rest of the album demonstrates a definite knack for writing strong accessible (without being overly obvious) hooks and riffs. The rhythm section are astightasthis and the guitar is expressive and memorable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 30 Dec 2005
By Ray L
Format:Audio CD
They've really grown on me. The first song I heard of theirs was 22 Grand Job and I thought that it was too brisk and not in depth enough. But since hearing the rest of the album I think they are brilliant. They reflect perfectly for me the music scene at the moment and I'm sure they will be pivotal in the continued resurgence of British guitar music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular 22 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
this is by far one of the best albums I own, there is not a bad song on here, every single one is great. The album begins with the absolutely amazing 'Strasbourg', but the highlight for me is 'We are all animals' which is fantastic. I cant compare the rakes to another band because they are not like anyone else, but trust me, buy this!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bang on... 20 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
Yes, it is parochial. Yes, they are unashamedly London-centric in their viewpoint. Yes, is isn't particularly original. But, it is great music, with hugely enjoyable and original lyrics. Their tunes are all very well put together and are refreshingly catchy, and it has become one of my favourite "on the way to work" albums for a hot, sweaty morning on the tube.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BUY ELSEWHERE
This album is a mustttttt have!!!!! But I recently brought it for 1 in poundland.. with the same 'extra tracks'!!
Published 19 months ago by HayleyHead
4.0 out of 5 stars More of the same please
Capture/Release is a fun shouty post punk/garage album. All the songs are decent, with 'Strasbourg' being not only the stand out track but a good song in it's own right. Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2011 by TH
5.0 out of 5 stars Capture/Release
I would suggest not to take this album on first impressions, I initially purchased it upon recommendation from a newspaper review. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2009 by Mr. M. E. Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
This album opens with three brilliant tracks in 'Strasbourg', 'Retreat' and my favourite '22 grand job'. Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2007 by Paul O'brien
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing
I was a big fan of the rakes until Epworth got involved. The production on this album is very dissapointing. It has a 'rushed out' feel to it. Read more
Published on 17 Sep 2006 by L. Humphreys
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Very Good Album
The album starts with a cracking song 'Strasbourg' which is one of the best on the album. Very listenable and i just can't wait to play it again which, in a way, is a bad thing... Read more
Published on 23 Aug 2006 by S. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
I bought this album because my friend recommended it to me, i really didn't think it was anything special at first. Read more
Published on 25 May 2006 by E. Baker
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special.
I got this because, *sigh* everyone said they were great. Well, it's okay. The sound is a mish-mash of late70s touchstones: a bit of early Clash, some Elvis Costello, some... Read more
Published on 24 April 2006 by David Poulet
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not Great
I'd been hearing good things about The Rakes so I thought "what the hey" and just bought the CD without thinking twice. Read more
Published on 6 April 2006 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking album repackaged with an extra "bonus" track...
I have the original version of this album already, and if this version has been "remastered" then it is too subtle for me to be able to tell. Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2006 by J. B. Chapman
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