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Enjoy it While it Lasts

Spector Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B006ZVTYFU
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,212 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. True Love (For Now) (Album Version) 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Chevy Thunder (Album Version) 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Grey Shirt & Tie (Album Version) 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Twenty Nothing (Album Version) 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Friday Night, Don't Ever Let It End (New Album Version) 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Lay Low (Album Version) 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Upset Boulevard (Album Version) 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. No Adventure (Album Version) 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. What You Wanted (Album Version) 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Celestine (Album Version) 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Grim Reefer (Album Version) 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Never Fade Away (Album Version) 3:360.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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Debut studio album by the indie rock group from London, featuring the singles 'Chevy Thunder' and 'Celestine'.

BBC Review

You have to admire the bravery of new bands, stepping over the broken hopes of last week’s next big thing, clutching their own debut. Spector’s lead singer Fred Macpherson has even done it before with Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man. Undeterred, and bravely named after the most renowned of music producers, they have already appeared on Later… and the BBC Sound of 2012 list.

This album’s cover might defy austere times (and common sense), but it perfectly encapsulates the opulent music within. Spotting a gap in the market for mingling 80s new wave with 90s indie, Spector have pursued four producers to make this album – although it is unclear if this reflects indecision, or simply seeing what sticks best.

There’s a promising start, with Macpherson’s warm baritone (reminiscent of Editors’ Tom Smith), creaking to life as the beat of True Love (For Now) bolsters its fragility into a rock calling card. Regrettably, this is followed by the sub-Springsteen Chevy Thunder, a song cynically aimed at airplay rather than hearts.

As Grey Shirt & Tie finds a vaguely hip hop groove, with Craig Silvey’s (The Horrors) production transforming an otherwise average song, it becomes a struggle to grasp who Spector are. Twenty Nothing doesn’t help, as it swaggers around and swears, before collapsing into dull indie landfill.

However, Spector have attracted the attention of Trevor Horn, who produces Celestine, the unquestionable highlight. It’s a powerhouse of a song with epic Horn-isms all over it, including a gorgeous coda missing from the single version. It’s the perfect example of Spector working best when expensive production shimmers beneath Macpherson’s masterful vocals.

Elsewhere, Lay Low’s blustery self-importance sounds far better than a song recalling Ultravox ever should (though it worked for Hurts), and the strangely familiar No Adventure echoes Blur’s Tender. Grim Reefer plods, but strutting closer Never Fade Away saves the album from derivative obscurity.

The seeds for further endeavors are well sown. Although Enjoy It While It Lasts never truly digs in, lacking the effortless exuberance of All the Young’s recent Welcome Home, there’s just about enough here to justify Spector’s confidence.

--Jude Rogers

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spector tabulous! 27 April 2013
By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Yeah I know it's not a word, but it is a ruddy brilliant debut from this London based five piece. Front man and songsmith Frederick Macpherson has made a truly sublime album and has done what seems to be the unthinkable in music circles these days and that is make a record where every track is a killer. Opener `True Love' starts all unassuming and then kicks in with a number that pulls you in and backing vocals that put most bands to shame. All of the songs are what used to be termed `catchy' but in grown up speak they are infectiously likeable. All of them have great tunes, brilliant rhythm and a vocal that makes you want to dance and sing along.

I normally hate songs that repeat lines too many times, but even where it happens on this album, it all just seems to be perfect. `Grey Suit and Tie', track 3 is a lament that starts out torch song ballad to a love long vanished and proves that they can do slow just as well as fast and dancey The lyrics are great too as they have to be on all great records like on `Twenty Nothing' we get `Heard he was your rock, does that make me a hard place'. Track 6 `Lay Low' just gets me every time, and is another ballad one and I got caught singing out loud to my head phones in the gym on this one, I have been asked to be less audible in future. That is how much this record has got to me.

`No Adventure' is another one that starts in a moody fug and then just breaks free with soaring lyrics and a cracking chorus. This sounds like electronic music in places but is really good old fashioned guitar bass and drums with oodles of spirit, heart and perfectly balanced pop - to die for. `What you wanted' has a rhythm you could do a passable dance from `Gangnam Style' to, but with tunes as good as this that would be borderline sacrilege.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indie, pop rock at its best ! 22 Nov 2012
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Have seen this band live twice now, and they were superb !
Frontman Fred Mcpherson really gives his all to the performance and the music is top drawer.
Celestine, Chevy thunder and Fade away to name but three are absolutely outstanding. Cant wait for the second album !!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars spector spectacular!! 11 Feb 2013
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Most exciting debut album iv heard in years, high tempo musical energy, brilliant lyrics and most importantly SWAGGER! Get it!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Killers meets Strokes meets Pulp 20 Aug 2012
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I first saw this band on Jools Holland late last year and I thought there was something unique about them. Now the debut album drops and it does not dissappoint, though a couple of the tracks do sound like B-sides fodder. Sounding like The Strokes, The Killers and Pulp all rolled into one, Spector's debut album does not sound original, but this is a good starting point. On the second album, if they get to release it, they should smash it!

With the singles Chevy Thunder and Celestine A listed on Radio 1, and the album charting at 12 in the official Top 40, Enjoy it whilst It Lasts is the sound of Spector doing just that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth buying. 8 Jun 2014
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Spector are. Band who promised so much, but never really took off.
This album should have cemented their place amongst the likes of Kasabian and Oasis etc, but the lack of decent promotion means that a very good album escapes the vast majority of listeners.
Chevy Thunder is my own personal highlight, and to summarise their sound, I can only think that if The Killers met Morrissey, they would sound something like this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 18 Jan 2014
By Kirsty
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good. good band, good album, pretty chill but also pretty hype as well. i'd buy it if i were u
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 28 Oct 2013
By Mec
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One of those albums that come alond so rarely....not a bad track on it.
Love it? If you like hipster/indie then buy it
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant album 10 Oct 2013
By Maddie
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could've been seeing spector tonight for only a tenner but dont have any money so annoyed this albums really good and it's a proper good venue n all sigh
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