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Counting Down the Days

Natalie Imbruglia Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 April 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bmg
  • ASIN: B0007YH6AG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,822 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Starting Today 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Shiver 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Satisfied 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Counting Down The Days (Album Version) 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Won't Be Lost 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Slow Down 3:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sanctuary 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Perfectly 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. On The Run 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Come On Home 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. When You're Sleeping 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Honeycomb Child 4:140.99  Buy MP3 


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Natalie Imbruglia makes a welcome return to the world of music with her third album Counting Down the Days. The album features 12 brand-new songs including the first single to be taken from it, "Shiver". Natalie began initial work on Counting Down The Days in 2002. She assembled enough material for several albums and spent most of last year refining her ideas and identifying the direction she wanted to take the album in.

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CD Brightside Recordings, 82876683712, 2005 12 Track

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Make that four and a half stars 29 Mar 2005
By yB
Format:Audio CD
The half star is deducted for the unnecessary addition of the extra instruments in the title track. The hawaiian guitar in particular is annoying.
Otherwise this is a cracker of a CD with a bit of a personality. On first listen the first half dozen tracks can sound a bit similar and a bit bland (maybe because I'm really not a fan of slower tracks) before the CD leaps to life with Sanctuary. But several listens later I must admit they're growers and I'm even starting to forgive the tubular bells on the title track.
The real talent for me on this CD however is in the second half dozen tracks. On The Run is a superb showcase for Ms.Imbruglia's vocals, one of those tracks where you have to stop whatever you were doing so you can listen properly. And while Honeycomb Child sounds similar to the work of several other singers and groups you just can't help but like it.
I think its safe to say this is a CD I'll be putting on my 'in constant use' CD shelf.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nat's Back!!! 29 April 2005
By Gerard
Format:Audio CD
Natalie Imbruglia returns with her 3rd offering. Counting Down The Days is a well crafted accoustic pop album, her songs are radio friendly yet not dull. Lyrically they are great and she manages to avoid the simple rythming of words.
This album hit no 1 in the UK and it's not hard to see why, Natalie has a hauntingly beautiful voice that is not really comparible to any one else out there at the moment.
This album manages to bridge the gap between White Lilies Island and Left Of The Middle perfectly. Natalie seems to have found her own style on this album.
Stand out tracks
Counting Down The Days
Satisfied
Shiver
I wont Be Lost
Perfectly
On The Run
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Class 12 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
This Album is even better than Left Of The Middle - I thought it was good on first hearing and it just gets better and better with every playing. Natalie's vocals are really soulful at times and pitched perfectly for the mood of each song. There is some really good contrasting styles here - the pop-friendly 'Shiver' and 'Counting Down The Days' to the haunting and touching 'On The Run'and 'When You're Sleeping'. I just hope we get a tour now!!
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nat's back 13 Mar 2005
By J. Ball
Format:Audio CD
Well i wouldn't say i was a huge fan of Natalie Imbruglia, however, i do have all of her albums, so maybe i'm lying to myself. The third album to come from this ex-soap beauty, and what a long way she's come since Ramsey Street.
Counting Down The Days is an excellent return to form. I wasn't a huge fan of her previous offering finding it a bit weak. However, i was still quite excited when i heard about this album, as i was hoping she could recapture the energy of her debut, Left Of The Middle. Well...i was wrong it's totally different to LOTM, however its different in a good way. Its a very mature album, by mature i don't mean for old people, i just mean more character defined, and you can get a sense of what type of person Natalie is on this album, which sounds like a fresh debut from a young talented singer/song writer.
This album finds Natalie pushing sweet melodic pop. Gone is the angst of Torn, Wishing You Were There, and That Day, replaced with confident and beautiful songs. Im wracking my brains trying to compare her with someone, possibly Lene Marlin or maybe Jewel, but i don't think its entirely possible to compare her with anybody contempory.
Stand out tracks are Satisfied, a slightly chirpy number, Shiver, her new single, and Perfectly. However, this albums gels together and is an excellent listen if you want to relax. An excellent return to form, anybody who is a fan of deep but not too instense radio friendly adult pop will love this as much as i do.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Counting Down the Days - Review 10 April 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I think that the 'Shiver' song is blinkin' brilliant; especially the video (the video track is only playable on a PC, and the video track is on one of the two singles).
I am so glad the Natalie hasn't fallen for the idea that an artist has to issue a recording reasonably regularly.
Although I don't think some of the tracks are that memorable, most of them are. Well done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best on yet! 23 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
I didn't actually like Natalie that much. It always seemed to me that the first songs she released from an album were the best. Torn and That Day for instance. Whilst flicking through the box one night, I saw that Nat was once again back, and had a new single "Shiver". I thought this would follow suit, and be the best off the album.
I wasn't that impressed with Shiver, but over time it did grow on me somewhat. My flatmate bought the album, Counting Down The Days, and I stole it from her one night when she was out to give it a listen. I was blown away! The rest of the album (ok with the exception of the last song - Honeycomb Child [Natalie WHAT WERE YOU THINKING]) was fantastic. My favourite songs are Starting Today, Perfectly, Satisfied and When You're Sleeping (which at the time I thought was one of the sweetest songs I'd ever heard).
All in all this album is great. Buy it you won't be disappointed! There are a lot of songs on it that should have been singles instead of Shiver!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album 17 April 2005
By Mark
Format:Audio CD
High quality pop music. Some real stand out tracks like the quirky Satisfied (a brilliant song that took me by surprise), Counting Down the Days (great drums and soaring chorus), Come on Home, and Sanctuary, as of course Shiver.
Takes a couple of listens to have its full impact, but is definitely worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As a fan what other score is possible
When you buy a CD it is generally because you like the artist. It is highly unlikely I'd rate any CD I bought as less than 5 stars.
Published 6 months ago by Dave Thomson
4.0 out of 5 stars The better Aussie Soap to pop star
I'm not good at musical review as music, more than any medium, is very personal, but whilst others perhaps had better publicists, Natalie had the better material, deeper songs and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ridderzaal
5.0 out of 5 stars Top CD
This album is really very good, really enjoying it. I already have another album from her, but this one is much better. Read more
Published on 4 Aug 2010 by Miskamala
5.0 out of 5 stars another hit from Natalie
I didn't like this cd at all compared to White Lilies Island but after hearing it many times,I think it's great. Read more
Published on 18 Dec 2007 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Counting down
Apparently married life suits Natalie Imbruglia.

After getting married in 2003 to the Silverchair frontman, the Australian pop singer/actress seems much happier and more... Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2005 by E. A Solinas
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad sound quality ruins this album
A very good collection of songs here, but its a shame the recording quality is so bad that I wont be listening to this album very much. Read more
Published on 6 Oct 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars When your Sleeping
I read someone review this track as a "bit Of A filler" RUBBISH
This track is the stand out track. Full blown Orchestra and her wonderfull voice. Read more
Published on 25 July 2005 by ronin4
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air
The years that it takes Natalie Imbruglia to complete albums are invariably well worth the wait. Like Kate Bush before her, Imbruglia is a real musical perfectionist, discarding... Read more
Published on 12 July 2005 by amboline
4.0 out of 5 stars Count Down The Days 'Til You Buy This!
This album is very easy to listen to but is not instantly effective.
1. Starting Over - 5/5
2. Shiver - #7 hit in UK, first single - 5/5
3. Read more
Published on 1 July 2005 by D Kein
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Yet!
i have all of nats albums and this is by far the best! when i first listened to it i was disappointed but after giving it another chance i love it. Read more
Published on 22 Jun 2005 by Sandy Forbes
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