England Keep My Bones [Explicit]
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England Keep My Bones [Explicit]

12 Sep 2012

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  Song Title
Eulogy [Explicit]
Peggy Sang The Blues
I Still Believe
I Am Disappeared
English Curse
One Foot Before The Other
If Ever I Stray
Wessex Boy
Nights Become Days
Glory Hallelujah
Song For Eva Mae
Balthazar, Impresario
Sailor's Boots

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 Sep 2012
  • Label: Xtra Mile Recordings
  • Copyright: 2012 Xtra Mile Recordings Ltd
  • Total Length: 57:34
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,241 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Awesome 11 Jun 2011
By Alex
Format:Audio CD
I, a Wessex born southern boy have been a fan of Mr Turner's since the days of the Railway. Whilst his last album was a foray into the heavier side of life; England Keep My Bones is classic Frank folk through and through, him doing what he does best. There is not a weak song in here. We have personal lyrics and exquisite guitar. This is absolutely an album up there with, what I think is his best, Love Ire and Song. Frank is a God.Love Ire and Song
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the guy's a legend. FACT. 7 Oct 2011
By Darren
Format:Audio CD
I must admit to never have heard of Frank Turner until this years festivals.
I was just flicking through the channels and saw Frank's set from Reading/Leeds and was blown away, and I went out and ordered this CD.
I was not disappointed and went on to but the other three studio albums.
Having read a lot of other reviews, I feel a little bit of shame that i didnt hear of this guy before, he is most definitely the best artist of his kind at the moment and the songs he writes are truly inspiring, melodic, cheeky and every other superlative that you can think of. Its intelligent and moving and makes you want to have a beer and realise that it aint so bad after all.

Eulogy, will be on my headstone when I am done on this world !
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great lyrics and perfect for a road trip 25 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
Now I am not going to pretend that I have been following Frank Turner since he first appeared on stage, singing in his Junior school end of term play. However, I am going to wax lyrical about the greatness of his latest offering. I stumbled upon his wonderful live presence whilst waiting for James at last years' Latitude and he ended up as my highlight of the day.

As for this album, it is full of clever lyrics and choruses that you just want to shout out of the window of your car as you fly along a dull dual carriageway (within the legal speed limits ofcourse!). It is also full of historical references-which I love-few albums have a song about William Rufus in them (English Curse).

At the risk of upsetting the purist fans (but for the benefit of those who have yet to buy a Frank Turner album) this album is reminiscent of Billy Bragg's album about Englishness...with a touch of the Levellers' early albums. Heavier, and not quite as good as "Love, Ire & Song" but still brimming with sing-along anthemic classics. "I Still Believe" deserves to be sung by a crowd of thousands whilst songs like "Rivers", "Song for Eva Mae"(bonus song on the limited edition version) and "I am Disappeared" can be enjoyed at home, with a pint of ale, roaring fire and tear in one's eye. "Redemption" is what those prone to emotional openness would call 'beautiful' and just another facet of this varied album.

I was going to give this album 4 stars as it is less amazing than "Love, Ire & Song"...then I thought that this was unfair. This is Frank Turner's second best album. I will give "Love, Ire and Song" 6 out of 5!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound of the summer 18 April 2012
By Sara
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I loved 'Wessex Boy' when I first heard it, but I'm not one to buy an album on the back of hearing one track. But then when the first play of 'I Still Believe' reached my ears, I was straight on Amazon. So glad I bought it - one of those CDs where you turn up the volume a bit with each new track, until there just is no more up! It's inspiring, it's patriotic, it makes you move, and 'English Curse' is an absolute goosebumps song. Turner's voice is strong and passionate, and I'm off to find some of his other albums. Brilliant CD :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Mr Turner 18 Nov 2012
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Great opening, fantastic opening songs that set you up for a journey from 1066, Dark of the New Forest" all the way to the contemplation of death and how to spread yourself.
Yes some songs are growers but that what makes it a brilliant album, after you listen to the music then come the lyrics.
Highly recommended for anyone wanting something different and exciting, Billy Bragg meets THe Levellers!!
Rick M
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to his usual standard 31 July 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Everything I had ever purchased by Frank Turner previously had been great, which is probably why I took so long to decide to buy "England Keep My Bones" - I was worried that it wouldn't live up to my high expectations...and I was right to be worried. Don't get me wrong - there are some very good songs on this album, but it just doesn't have that special something that Frank Turner is usually so good at producing - the feeling it gives you isn't quite as deep as it was on "Sleep is for the Week" or "Love, Ire and Song". Some of it feels a bit fake, like he's trying too hard. But there are also a handful of absolute gems to be found - "Rivers", "English Curse" and "If I Ever Stray" are fantastic examples of what Frank Turner can produce when he's on top form.
Overall it's a good album - nothing more, nothing less.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets better every time you hear it! 31 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
Came across Frank at the Cabridge Folk Festival and my friends and I agree he was one of the top acts of the whole weekend. Love this record. He's a talented guy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Frank Turner - Protest & Survive 4 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
Frank Turner has reached a crossroads as this album demonstrates. On the one hand he wants to maintain his loveable folk punk poet persona while on the other you suspect he wants to be a rock star of Springsteen proportions with punch the air rock anthems of the highest order. His socialist protest songs are truly admirable and yes we all know that he comes from a very privileged background but them so did Joe Strummer. At the end of the day its about commitment and Frank gives it all in terms of his live act, relentless touring and his championing of good causes. More than any other singer since Billy Bragg the music of Frank Turner emphasizes a distinct egalitarian form of "Englishness" and draws on a folk tradition of protest and dissent which is able to tap into a wide audience. As such Turner is proud of his linage and sings with real passion in "Rivers" about the need to "place your trust into the sea/It's kept us safe for centuries/It shaped our shores and steadily/Its care has brought us, come/When I die, I hope to be buried out in English seas/So all that then remains of me/Will lap against these shores". There is nothing wrong with this at all and as someone from an equally proud Welsh background its great to see an English singer thinking deeply about cultural heritage which doesn't involve wrapping himself in the Union Jack. That said the folk protest of "English curse" harking back to William's invasion in 1066 and its impact on rural England has a sort of "Hey nonny nonny" finger in your ear solemnity which gives folk a bad name. Similarly while the preachy "I still believe" can be located in Guthrie style protest it is not really that original, neither is the celebratory atheist hymn "Glory hallelujah". Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Simply briliant. Try I still Believe, I Am Disappeared and Eulogy - to be fair the rest of the album is just as good.
Published 2 months ago by DB7DB7
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful CD
A wonderful cd which I purchased on preorder. I'm aware I'm slow to review, but can say that I've listened to it so many times since and is still a firm favourite. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cazzer
5.0 out of 5 stars frank !
Already familiar with album and 'England keep my bones tour' was not disappointed excellent album bought as a present for someone else but I can't stop playing it
Published 5 months ago by julianne grafton
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great album
I love that album. It's hard to review music as everyone has their own taste. But if like me, you like Mumford and Sons and so on - you might like it.
Published 7 months ago by MonStar
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic offering!
I'm one of the latecomers to the Frank Turner scene - stumbling upon the brilliant 'Love Ire & Song' far too many years too late. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Patrick Lye
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully crafted album, lifting Frank to a new level.
It's rare these days for anyone to create an album on a theme, but this one - written by master lyricist Frank Turner about his love for England - is beautifully crafted, and makes... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Robbie Swale
5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff
so many catchy tunes and good stories well told. Listening to it a lot. Highly recommend and have bought tape deck heart too
Published 10 months ago by Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite musical discovery
One of the best things about last year's fantastic Olympics was hearing Frank Turner at the opening ceremony. This cd has some great tracks. Proper singer/writer!
Published 11 months ago by ruth mccallion
5.0 out of 5 stars Huge
A beautiful, impassioned and uplifting record, which i'm playing to death. It's impossible to be unhappy listening to this guy. Roll on the next album!
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars acoustic heaven
considering his punk past, frank has a perfect voice and is the most talented british songwriter in years.. buy this album !!
Published 12 months ago by stringy
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