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English Rain

13 May 2013

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Panic Cord
3:27
2
Keep On Walking
2:51
3
Please Don't Say You Love Me
3:01
4
How Do You Feel Today?
3:44
5
Home
4:09
6
Salvation
4:08
7
Ready To Question
3:19
8
The Power of Love
4:05
9
Alive
4:13
10
Human
3:26
11
November
4:05
12
Start Of Time
3:59
13
Take Me Away (Bonus Track)
2:53

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 May 2013
  • Release Date: 13 May 2013
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2013 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2013 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 47:20
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  • ASIN: B00C3VMKMU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 357 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A debut album to be proud of 13 May 2013
By Peter TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is a very good debut album indeed. Aplin's talent is almost ridiculously obvious. Most of the arrangements err on the side of simplicity, giving plenty of space for Aplin's voice and words. The Power of Love is the only cover, and its relatively understated (though undoubtedly slick) arrangement ensures it doesn't stick out awkwardly from the rest of the album. Comparing the EP version of Home with the version on this album, the performance is almost identical (at least at the beginning), but the sound is much smoother, polished. It's gorgeous. Aplin's sound is quieter and more reflective than, say, Amy Macdonald, but the material is all the more powerful for its lack of flashiness. And there are enough sing-along choruses to keep me happy.

Aplin doesn't seem to have any shortage of original material: almost all of this album is new material. In addition to the 11 original songs that appear on the track listing, there's a hidden track at the end (Take Me Away). Even more: there are a couple of very good songs (Evaporate and Wake Up With Me) on the bonus disc that comes with the Deluxe version; they are every bit as good as the material on the main album. The bonus disc has four alternate (RAK Sessions) versions of songs from the album. They are consistent with the versions on the album, except for Home, which is played on the piano rather then guitar.

It's wonderful to hear a debut album like this, where the raw talent and personality of an artist like Gabrielle Aplin is nourished, developed and displayed to best effect (thanks to producer Mike Spencer). I feel that Ellie Goulding's personality was almost totally erased by the producer of her first album; not so Gabrielle Aplin on this album.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best New Album in Some Time 13 May 2013
Format:Audio CD
Like most people, I first heard of Gabrielle Aplin through her lovely version of the Power of Love in the John Lewis Christmas advert last year. Forget that; it's on here and it's still lovely but the rest of this album is just fantastic. Fab songs, great voice, beautiful arrangements. I love this album and can't recommend it highly enough.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Minimalistically Excellent 9 Sep 2013
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I'd never heard of Gabrielle Aplin until a recent flight with Emirates where I stumbled upon her album by pure chance on their ICE system. I'm really glad I did.

Gabrielle has an absolutely captivating voice and the tracks on this album are soothing and enchantingly beautiful. Her album occasionally put me in the mind of Jose Gonzales and Ellie Goulding both musically and stylistically. The first three tracks of the album Panic Cord, Keep on Walking and Please Don't Say You Love Me are the real stand out tracks for me, although there isn't a bad song on the album, truth be told. As I listened I thought to myself that it wouldn't be surprising if every song on this CD found its way into a movie or TV show - similar to Takk by Sigur Ros - as the tracklist really is that strong. There is a fantastic cover of The Power of Love, which some will recognise as the music John Lewis used in their Christmas advert last year.

It is always a pleasant surprise when you stumble upon something you enjoy by pure chance and this album was one such lucky stumble. I will be keeping a close eye on Aplin from now on and will be keen to see what else she produces in the future. Going to pop the CD on now and have a relaxing soak in the bath - this album will set the perfect ambience!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful 10 July 2013
By SBR
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Beautiful music, beautifully sung. A real pleasure to listen to. I had heard Gabrielle Aplin on Radio 2 and was really keen to hear more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 8 July 2013
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I just love this girl's voice and songwriting. The last 2 songs on the album are a bit weak but the others are just brilliant. She thoroughly deserves her current success and I hope her next album is as good as this one. Go buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album for a long time 6 July 2013
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Every song is wonderful. Highly recommended. Can't stop playing it and find myself humming 'Home' throughout the day. Can't wait for the next album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great talent 6 July 2013
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Wonderful voice that I I had never heard before and with some very new material. Highly recommended as a singer who is going places!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice 26 Sep 2013
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Yeah this is a really nice album....she has a lovely haunting voice.... Its all very laid back...you can just drift away.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Music heaven
Heard the song, Power of love, theme to resurrection, loved her voice, the whole album is wonderful, easy to listen to and every song is a winner.
Published 7 days ago by Steven Javorniczky
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Absolutely love this album. Didn't music to a lot of artists, I would recommend if you love this album go for Taylor Swift.
Published 18 days ago by Sasha Ellison
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Album - Well Worth a Listen
What a tremendous talent this girl is. Her writing is skilful and melodic. Bursting with ideas. A real fresh album of songs. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Adrian Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Album
Super album. Listening to it again and again. A great mix of songs with the ubiquitous hidden track at the end. Shhhh!!
Published 26 days ago by nix
5.0 out of 5 stars Love every Song
Bought for my mum as an early Mother's Day gift - never good to risk buying a CD for someone when they haven't heard them before but she loves it!! Read more
Published 27 days ago by Samantha
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable album
I must admit, it took me a little time to get into this, but then I really found myself enjoying it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tessa - Louise
5.0 out of 5 stars Gabrielle Aplin
Wow, bought this album yesterday and absoluetly love it and what a fantastic talent. Gabrielle has a beautiful soothing voice. Every song is brilliant. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars English Rain
She sounds like a really good up and coming singer that should have a great future as a singer songwriter
Published 2 months ago by Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Gabrielle Aplin
I bought this on the basis of hearing the cover 'The Power of Love'. It's a really nice album, Gabrielle has such a soothing voice. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tammie Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovin' It
I love her voice and all the songs from this album. The lyrics are well written. Wish more people will know her name.
Published 2 months ago by Fred Ho
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