Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

More Options
Chrome
 
See larger image
 

Chrome

7 July 2008 | Format: MP3

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £9.81 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sąrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
3:51
30
2
3:55
30
3
3:45
30
4
4:46
30
5
6:31
30
6
3:08
30
7
3:54
30
8
3:52
30
9
5:08
30
10
7:34
30
11
4:08
30
12
3:19
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.co.uk (UK).
  

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 July 2008
  • Release Date: 7 July 2008
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 1993 Mercury Records Limited
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 53:51
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001KF0FZY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,970 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
7
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rampant Chutney Consumerism on 23 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is the of those albums where you find small groups of people going ape over. From the first chord of kill rhythm, which throws you into the back of your seat with a pleasent shove, through to the last strains of the top ten single that never was, show me mary, Chorme is the type of album that takes you on a mystical tour of joy and elation. To put this album in context i would have to say that it a willing bed partner of Siamese Dream-Smashing Pumpkins. buy it, buy it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thrash Guru on 26 Aug. 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In my opinion Catherine Wheel and Lush were the last and greatest of all the shoegazing bands. My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive, Chapterhouse, Curve et al just disintegrated over the years but CW just kept on going like cats and dogs. I saw them supporting Smashing Pumpkins on their farewell tour and they always put on a great show. Despite poor record sales their legacy lies with the glorious music they made and it never got any better than Chrome, which is a masterpiece in soundscapes that evolved this genre into a force to be reckoned with. A genre they were keen to shirk off and they did so on Chrome which was a tremendous leap fwd. Standouts are many, from the riff laden heavy opener Kill Rhythm, the confessional I Confess where Dickinson concedes how he's 'popped a loada pills' and the glorious Crank (which got them airplay Stateside). Pain drops a chorus that cuts like a knife. It brings tears to my eyes with naked lyrics that tell of love and loss. Strange Fruit is almost the bastard child of The Cure's Boys Dont Cry borrowing from a riff but swirls into something much more delicious. This is a total rock tune with superb vocals and stays just on the right side of alternative. A real gem.

Elsewhere The Nude tells of more heartache and is a catchy song that stays the groove till the end. The title track Chrome is further exemplary of their new found rock status and comes crashing in with a chopping riff. This song is probably the closest they got to proper metal without losing their identity as with their next album and as always the sublime vocals of Dickinson and Futter shine throughout the record giving it an other worldly feel.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Mention this album to most people, even fervent music fans, and you'll find they've never heard it. Why? I think it's partly due to negative press image of the band over the years (some fair, some not) Catherine Wheel carried two negative tags throughout their career. Initially "shoegazers" on their first record (hugely underated and far superior to their contempories Ride et al in my opinion) and later Yank brown nosing hard rock sell outs. On the second charge I'd say "guilty". Proceed straight to jail. But between these two points they made their second album, the one time on record that they truly commanded a sound that was completely unique, poetic, beautiful. This is one of the greatest rock albums of all time (no, really) - but because pretty much everything they did after this was inexplicably bad (It's heartbreaking and impossible to believe that the bloated nonsense of "Happy Days" was made by the same band, just two years later) it has been completely ignored by the history books.
I urge you to forget these sad truths and buy this record. It is powerful, enigmatic, mesmerising, haunting... I can't sum it up in words. It belongs in an alternative sonic galaxy. The playing is perfect yet never overstated. The album rocks, but never sounds remotely masculine. The guitars and vocal melodies combine with Gil Norton's best ever production to create a sound that is nothing short of a trancedent experience. And better than all of this is Rob Dickinson's voice - angelic and strong, with a confidence of delivery that was lacking on Ferment but without any of the appalling histrionics of their later albums.
This is a unique, one off, wonderous rock album that doesn't really sound like a rock album at all. Oh, and "The Nude" is quite simply one of the most devastatingly beautiful love songs ever written. Period.
What a shame they lost this magic someplace.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HBMAN on 18 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Dangerously close to "soft rock" at times but I still love most of this album. "Strange Fruit" , "The Nude", "Ursa Major" but most of all I love "Fripp". It's better than all the "fripperies" I've ever heard from King Crimson - it gives me the shivers; love it, love it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category