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Do It Yourself [CD]

Seahorses Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (18 Jun 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000000OWQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,744 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. I Want You To Know 4:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Blinded By The Sun 4:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Suicide Drive 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Boy In The Picture 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Love Is The Law (Album Version) 7:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Happiness Is Eggshaped 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Love Me and Leave Me 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Round The Universe 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. 1999 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Standing On Your Head 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hello 2:220.99  Buy MP3 

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Do It Yourself proved exactly who was responsible for The Stone Roses' comeback album, the poorly received Second Coming. With its reliance on sturdy Led Zep riffs, and its worrying number of protracted guitar workouts, the Roses' swansong showed rather a close correlation to Do It Yourself--the debut, and only album from lead guitar virtuoso John Squire's post-Roses outfit. If this demonstrated anything telling after the acrimonious split of the Roses, it was that Squire liked to keep a firm grip on the reins. Certainly, the Britpop staple of "Love Is The Law" demonstrated that Squire hadn't lost it completely, but it was pleasingly ironic that the ex-busking singer Chris Helme--a musician that Squire drafted in, only to lose patience with after the album's release--composed the best track, the bruised lament of "Blinded By The Sun". Do It Yourself is a treat for air-guitarists, but after the wonder of the Roses, is a sad anticlimax. --Louis Pattison

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CD Polydor, ged-25134, Jewel Case 11 Track 1999

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. 10 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is an exceptional album. I'm not a fan of The Stone Roses particularly, but the Seahorses' sound is quite different. A beautiful-sounding acoustic guitar (I believe played by singer Chris Helme) provides all the chords, backed by excellent drumming and bass work, and then of course we have Squire on lead guitar, constantly mesmerising us with an endless array of soaring melodic meanderings. I don't think he plays a single power-chord in the whole album - it's all single note stuff! This arrangement, when combined with the catchy, fun songwriting style, really works, and EVERY track on the album is fantastic. Chris Helme puts in a great vocal performance, his style fitting in perfectly. The production was apparently done by some big-name producer and you can really tell - it sounds very nice.
What a shame it was their only album...
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated 7 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD
I have seen many reviews for this album, most of which seem to score it really low. I can only think that these people are Stone Roses fans that think that whatever John Squire does should resemble the Roses (don't get me wrong though, I'm a Stone Roses fan myself). In truth this album is a great mix of catchy guitar riffs and good (if slightly surreal at times) lyrics, and if given some time I'm sure you will grow to love. Stand out tracks are Blinded by the Sun, Suicide Drive, Love is the Law (great Squire solo ending) and Round the Universe which all make the album worthwhile. All I'm asking is you give this one a chance and don't just reject it because it's not the Stone Roses
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Listen To This 13 Oct 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album the day it came out, and it still holds a special place in my heart. It has been 'round the world with me and even my Redneck friends are driving 'round in their pickups along the highways of Texas howling to "Love is the Law"!. Yes, it is a good album to drive to and to chill out to. But it is more than this. The lyrics will never have the deep and dark meanings of the Roses, but for me this is a well needed new perspective on what Squires is capable of. The riffs and the guitar solos (especially in the extented version of "Love is the Law") drove the crowds wild in Leeds V98, and still maintain the unique strand of guitar playing that only Squires can evoke. But Chris Helme's singing (particularly in "Hello") are inspiring and dedicated. That is a voice which should not be left to the streets. Keep your eye out for the Gallagher influence of "Love me and Leave me", written about the Gallagher's mother, and of course "Blinded by the Sun" - an anthem for our generation. Get yourself a full size mirror, and pull out that air-guitar. If that was an anticlimax for you....next time, Do It Yourself!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Number 1 Album 21 April 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
'The Seahorses' not the world biggest known band, this should change, this album is fantastic. I bought it in 1997, I am now onto my third copy! Each track offers a different mood, with rock to jump around to and slower songs to chill to, you really can not go wrong! Chris Helme the lead singer has an excellent indie band voice with the guitar talent provided by stone roses John Squire, plus a song in there written by a Gallagher, a perfect mixture of indie at it's best!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album! 17 May 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Every track is a classic! Still sounds fresh, great lyrics and great music to. Turn it up to the max!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do it yourself 24 April 2014
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This is one of the best albums i've ever had, i have it on cd but needed it on my phone as it is just the best..!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great music 5 Feb 2014
By ian
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have loved both of these band when i was growing up so it was good to sit back and listen to them again
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 10 Oct 2013
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Great Album and MP3 process is excellent I use this on my android phone and have not encountered any issues.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm giving it 3.5
There is much to enjoy on this album and I, personally, think Chris Helme's songs are great. The highlights on this album for me are Blinded By The Sun, Boy in the Picture, Love is... Read more
Published 7 days ago by R. Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 months ago by James
4.0 out of 5 stars The Seahorses
The CD arrived on time and was very well packaged, it is a very good CD, and shows off John Squire at his best.
Published 17 months ago by K.M.Walate
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Great album with some great tracks, not as good as the Stone roses but worth purchasing if you like your 90's music
Published 21 months ago by Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Very underrated band and album!
This album came out when I was in my first year at 6th form - we were left lamenting the demise of The Stone Roses the previous year, and once I learned that John Squire was... Read more
Published on 8 Aug 2012 by James Cashin
5.0 out of 5 stars Got to be in record collection
I agree with all the Reviewers. This is one under rated Group.

I wish I got to see them and I also wish that one day they will get back together again and play this... Read more
Published on 25 May 2012 by Daved
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound track from my 1990s.
I used to listen to this all the time when I was at high school. It was great.

I'm not generally a pop music fan, But a nice bit of guitar music always goes down well... Read more
Published on 7 July 2011 by Mr. Dan M. Littlewood
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd,
This was a great find. the cd was still in its orginal packaging. the cd was out in 1997 never in a million years did i think i would get one in mint condtion. Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2011 by weeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Only one album!! Why?
This album is fantastic, there are a couple of chart hits on here and some other tracks would chart if they released em even now. Travesty they only did one album.
Published on 2 July 2010 by AlliDelta
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