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  • Audio CD (22 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Intergroove
  • ASIN: B000JFY08E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,557 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. The Odyssey 2:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Don't Leave Me Blue 3:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Independence 2:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Poet Tree 3:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Goldmind 3:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Momentarily Sane 2:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Scent of Seasons 3:38£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Time Is Right 2:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Keep Me Running 2:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Elephant Man 2:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rico 3:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. White Dominos 4:44£0.69  Buy MP3 

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Named after the hospital vehicle which carts the mentally ill off to a place of safety, the Blue Van sound like Jet without the Beatles influence - they've been listening more to the Small Faces, The Kinks and early Who, as well as a few old blues records.

It's groove-heavy, head-down blues-rock, full of original fire and punk attitude, and frontman Steffan Westmark has something closer to the likeably loutish persona of a Steve Marriott than the rock-god strut of a Paul Rodgers or Robert Plant. Vocally, he's a cross between Jack White and Matt Bellamy with added abandon.

Lead-off single "Don't Leave Me Blue" is poppier than the rest of the album - the stomping opener "the Oddyssey" or the joyous "Elephant Man" are far more representative of the band's sound, and the ultra bluesy ballad "White Dominos" is a high point here.

Loud, loose-limbed and wonderful.

by Clare O'Brien,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
retro 15 Jan. 2009
By M. J. C. Paul - Published on
Format: Audio CD
i usually never looked at the recommendations on this site, but recently i started out of curiousity checking them out. i came across this, listened to one clip, and bought it right then and there. i'd recommend this for anyone who is sick of the way modern rock'n'roll has gone. this has got that british-invasion bluesy feel to it with a touch of the late 60s early 70s country-style farm boy rock. modern take on retro styles complete with hammond organ. up-beat, throw it in on a drive.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Blue Van's Summer of Love 13 Nov. 2008
By S. Pickard - Published on
Format: Audio CD
When I saw these guys live, it was like seeing The Who raw in the late 60s. Explosive. Now, with "Dear Independence", The Blue Van tones it down slightly, channeling the vibes of 1967, but still rocking hard. This is proof that great music is being created today that still has the heart of years past.
Good unpopular group 5 Aug. 2012
By MattJH - Published on
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I'm not even going to say anything about mainstream or any other types of music. I have almost all of their albums. I love listening to them and can listen to them over and over again. It's good to hear stuff that is never on the radio. Every time I've shared it with friends, they've enjoyed listening to this group as well.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
White van man it aint!!!! 5 April 2007
By LeopardPrince - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Cant beleive no-one has reveiwed this album, its better than their debut

and that rocked. You people have to promote this stuff wherever you can.

Otherwise all you get is plastic S**t like Arctic baboons from over here or other tosh like that. This is old school rock & roll man whatsup widge ya listen and buy its good, check out their other album. Also check out a

Uk band called Little Barrie similar vein ( less organ ) ( more guitar) its what its all about man.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The Blue Van 24 Sept. 2010
By Ian Fagan - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The CD is pretty good, though some are better than others on the CD. The only song that makes the CD worth wild is the one from Royal Pains.
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