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  • Audio CD (21 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks
  • Label: E Works
  • ASIN: B00IJ042ZW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,395 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

The new album from Eels, 'The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett', is an extraordinarily vivid and intimate document of a personal struggle. “It's inspired by something I went though,” Everett (Eels’ lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist and sometime drummer) says. “Someone I lost, by choice, and later came to regret losing. It wasn’t until I started to look at my role in it that it began to feel like I was getting somewhere worthwhile. The experience transformed me. This is the musical version of that experience. I’m hoping it could maybe serve as some sort of example for others. To learn from my mistakes.”

Quite different to the previous Eels release, and in contrast to the high-octane rock n' roll of the last EELS tour, THE CAUTIONARY TALES couples a bare-bones lyrical intimacy with a live orchestra of cello, viola, violins, bassoon, English and French horn, clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, musical saw, glockenspiel and celesta that lends a stunning backdrop to the brutal insights of the lyrics.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Y. Robin on 30 April 2014
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Despite all the praise it got (uplifting, etc) I wasn't a fan of the last album Wonderful, Glorious. Too much uplift to the detriment of music quality (although I accept this is a personal thing and others may love it). This album, however, is what I love Eels for. Raw, close to the bone lyrics, simple but great melodies, I just think it's a great album. I also like the bonus disc as much as the album disc, which makes altogether a generous number of captivating and strangely enjoyable songs. This is for me perhaps not quite as good as the sublime Blinking Lights, but very close.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Andy Sweeney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 April 2014
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Last year's "Wonderful, Glorious" was, in my opinion, one of the finest albums that Eels have ever released and, given his impressive back catalogue that's quite a bold claim, however, there is always the question of what we're going to get next from Mark Everett. I have been a fan since "Beautiful Freak" and there have been an eclectic, diverse range of musical styles, some I have enjoyed more than others, but every album has a worthy place in an Eels fan's collection and each is a jigsaw piece that reveals more and more of the whole picture of the man himself. Everett's prolific nature means that the world isn't always quite ready for the new Eels album, but this is something quite different to anything he has ever released before and for those who love Mark's quieter, more introspective moments, this is a real treat. For those who only really like Eels when they are heavy, distorted and rocking out, perhaps give this one a miss, but in doing so, you're ignoring an essential element of Everett's musical personality and foolishly snubbing some candid confessionals; this album, like many of the others composed by him, is deeply personal and he writes about many aspects of his life with the frankness, honesty and insight lovers of his music and words have come to treasure.

If you think of the quieter moments on many of his albums, the softer pieces that provide respite between the heavier rock moments, well, "The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett" is literally an album full of those kind of songs. It's a curiously different and rather beautiful affair. "Where I'm At" is almost an overture, an instrumental introduction to the piece of work, followed by the folky "Parallels" which, although it appears quite unspectacular, is a real grower.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aagrea on 14 July 2014
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another great album what else do you expect from the eels! Agatha is a beautiful track...
p.s loved the live show of this in oxford, on the other end of the spectrum from the rocky gig last year!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marc Sutton on 21 April 2014
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Yet another classy release from the genius mind of Mr. Everett. The number of beautiful melodies this man concocts really is mind boggling along with always worthwhile meaningful lyrics. This is certainly a low key performance beautifully produced and has the same feel as the Eels with Strings live CD. It may take a few listenings to fully appreciate how good it is and although I am a big fan I can only give it 4 well deserved stars as in my view he has released better albums but this is certainly worthy in the Eels cannon.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barry on 2 May 2014
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I think if you thinking of listening to this record and expecting it to be like previous albums such as, Wonderful Glorious or Hombre Lobo you will be disappointed. This album is more closer to the albums, Electro Shock Blue and End Times.

The album features some stunning ballads such as, A Swallow In The Sun and Mistakes Of My Youth.

If you are an EELs fan then this album is definitely worth adding to an already impressive back catalogue of albums.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 13 July 2014
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Loved this album and was luck to see it performed live, amazing, very emotive
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steven on 25 April 2014
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A new Eels album is always a cause to celebrate, and The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett more than lives up to usual expectations. It’s finely-crafted and beautiful, with absolutely no filler or throwaway tracks – every song justifies it’s place. It’s concise and coherent, with each track following the same theme and leading the listener through the story of love lost and life in general.

It’s an album from the old school, in that it works best when listened to as a complete piece of work. It’s too easy (and incorrect) to say this is “typical” Eels gloomery, despite the subject matter. As with all Eels’ album there’s hope in its heart, and if you’re paying attention it’ll lift you up in the end.

The bonus tracks are an excellent and weighty addition, and the usual “you bought the deluxe edition” message (read by Kool G Murder this time) always makes me smile. However I’m finding it almost impossible at the minute to stop just repeating the album itself, the second it finishes.

This could actually be the best Eels album yet, it’s that good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R.S. on 22 July 2014
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Some of his stuff is better than others - this one is 'better'
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