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Faded Seaside Glamour [CD]

Delays Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rough Trade Records
  • ASIN: B0001MBKMO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Nearer Than Heaven 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Long Time Coming 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bedroom Scene 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. No Ending 4:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You Wear The Sun 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hey Girl 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Stay Where You Are 4:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. There's Water Here 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Satellites Lost 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. One Night Away 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. On 3:000.99  Buy MP3 

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If you were in your car during the summer of 2003, heard "Hey Girl" on the radio and felt the urge to turn the volume up, you know that the Delays can turn out a good pop tune. Their long-awaited debut Faded Seaside Glamour confirms their ability. The aforementioned single is here, along with the others--"Long Time Coming" and "Nearer Than Heaven"--and nine other guitar driven pop/rock songs, none of which disappoint. Although it could be said that the Delays are not the most original of pop bands, few would question their song writing or musicianship.

Greg Gilbert's almost falsetto vocal is the driving force; at times it sounds as if it's about to crack, but it never does. This is especially noticeable on "You Wear the Sun", one of the rockier numbers in the set, with a simple but stunning piano riff slipped in for good measure. "Stay Where You Are" stands out as being slightly different to the rest of the tracks on the album. It has a darker feel, with keyboards more prominent than the guitars; still, the melodies remain and it serves as a good contrast to the rest of the album.

"One Night Away" is a stomper of a song, reminiscent of the La's or Crowded House. There are also reminders of the Cocteau Twins, especially on the opening "Wanderlust". Such comparisons are fair, but the Delays are a fresh new band who produce good old-fashioned, sing-along pop music. --Jamie Clark

Product Description

DELAYS Faded Seaside Glamour (2004 UK 12-track CD album including the single Long Time Coming Nearer Than Heaven & Hey Girl)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pristine Pop Perfection 13 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
Jingle jangle guitars, soaring vocal harmonies and not a duff track in sight, what more could you ask for. The perfect companion for summer, buy it you fools, buy it now!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting, goosebump music 16 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
I first heard of the delays back in 2003 when I heard 'Hey Girl' palyed by Mark & Lard show (now sadly deceased) on radio 1. It caught my attention but didn't strike me as amazing.
However I got the single the next week and was hooked. Then came Long Time Coming the best song of 2004 without doubt. Before you know it I'm going to see them live and have got their album.
If you haven't got this album why not? Yes Greg Gilbert the lead singer amy have a high voice at times, some of my relatives cannot distinguish whether its a man or woman singing at times, but forget that. All of the tracks on this album are brilliant, from the spine tingling 'Stay where you are' to the upbeat 'One Night Away', each song has its own character. Favoruite tracks have to be 'Bedroom scene' and 'Wanderlust' as well as 'Long Time Coming'. This album is a must have!
Underated album of 2004 I think! Can't wait for the next album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly Music 4 Jun 2004
By Mr. M. A. Quinn VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Its been a while since I bought something that made me ring all of my music loving mates and tell them about it. I dont know much about these boys but from now on I will be scouring info on them, tour dates, new albums etc. They are amazing.
Beautifull singing and harmonys, floating guitars and the odd steel drum, tracks 1-4 are without a doubt the best on the album with track 4 - Bedroom Scene being a work of genius, you could take elements of the song and make about 4 songs out of it based on the various hooks within it.
With shades of the La's (vocally) but a few octaves higher and melodies that are totally fresh I have to recomend this to anyone who like anything slightly Indie or Rock related, its a WINNER!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 6 Feb 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is quite simply the best album I have ever heard from a great British band. If all our bands were this good we would easily have the best music industry in the world. My favorite track from this masterpiece is Long Time Coming but Nearer Than Heaven is also good.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply superb... 15 Jun 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
First of all I'd like to simply point out that this is a really superb debut album - everything that I'd come to expect from a band who are signed to Rough Trade.
The Delays, I'd say, fall somewhere in between generic indie-pop-rock but definitely carry a uniqueness about themselves. The harmonies containted in this album are absolutely flawless; Greg Gilberts effeminate yet raspy and, therefore, somewhat masculine vocals work exceptionally well with some great bass fills and some amazing synth work. The Carribean-esque steel drums on Wandrlust are a great addition. In my opinion there's an element of Mansun here are somewhat lacking their eccentricities; which is by no means a bad thing.
The singles released so far are superb. Long Time Coming has to be one of the sweetest and most melodic indie anthems I've heard in a long while and Nearer than Heaven is simply beautiful. Hey Girl is a pleasant mix of resonant guitars not too far removed from (early) Byrds work and I certainly don't feel that this album is a case of 4 good songs and 8 'fillers'. Highly recommended and catch them at this year's summer festivals if you can!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally ACE! 21 April 2004
Format:Audio CD
What an ACE ACE ACE album. One of the best I've heard in a long time. Its one of those albums where you can listen to the whole thing rather than just a few selected fav tracks. The whole thing works really well together. Number 12 is a bit 'meh' but the rest is just ACE! What a terrific debut. Well done guys. *smile* It's a must have album! When I got home I just carried on walking today because I had me good old MD on and didn't wanna stop the great music EVEN THOUGH it was raining!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Half an excellent album 22 April 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The first five tracks of this album are excellent with the first three inparticular, Wanderlust, the sublime Nearer Than Heaven, and Long TimeComing making for the best "sit up and listen" start as I have heard on apop CD for some time. The musical arrangements are great and the falsettovocals of Greg Gilbert really carry some great melodies. Unfortunatelythough, once the album hits the half way point, the songs tend to be lessmemorable and merge into a background blandness. Maybe it's the fault ofthe magnificent openers that these latter songs pale by comparison -hopefully they'll be growers. So four stars it is for me - an average offive for the first half and a three for the second half, but worth gettingfor that opening salvo of sublime pop.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Album, with a Top Game 26 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A bit like going back to the late eighties, early nineties.
Sounds like the Cocteau Twins, which can only be a good thing.
Also, as the boys in the band like their footy, there is an associated online football game at [...] which is really very good.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Gem of a Band
Only discovered the Delays recently with this cd. Fantastic indie music. All the songs on the cd are great. If you like Hooverphonics or dreampop...this band is for you.
Published 2 months ago by Max Zen
5.0 out of 5 stars Sunshine on a shiny disc
Not one of my collection of several hundred albums has a more spectacular first three tracks than Delays debut Faded Seaside Glamour. Read more
Published on 2 Nov 2011 by S. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Summer Sunshine
Glorious album full of the kind of music to enliven even the grumpiest sole. Delightful, dreamy, uplifting from start to finish. Buy it!
Published on 15 July 2011 by Labsmgr9
4.0 out of 5 stars First album from the Delays
Have only recently discovered the Delays - surfing myspace music - and initially bought their new album, which is excellent, so thought i would delve into their back catalogue. Read more
Published on 23 Aug 2010 by B. J. Pettitt
5.0 out of 5 stars CD great DVD ok
Why oh why oh why aren't the Delays massive. They should be they tick all the right boxes great songs which are well performed and the vocalist sounds awl-sum. Read more
Published on 9 April 2010 by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd
heard the delays for the first time at a crowded house concert (they were actually better that crowded house). This cd is very good.
Published on 22 July 2009 by S. Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Nearer to Heaven'
Sluggish, half-witted drips like Stereophonics and Super Furry Animals would kill for just a smidgeon of the Delays' pop aesthetic and sensibilities. Read more
Published on 21 Nov 2008 by Paul Ess.
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
I remember being utterly amazed the first time I heard this album. To me the Delays sound is as unique as the Beach Boys must have been in the 60s. Read more
Published on 21 April 2008 by R. MCWATTIE
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant band mildly disapointing album
I have been a big Delays fan since their 1st single. So I was looking forward to this album for a long time and I was slightly disapointed. Read more
Published on 22 April 2006 by Louis Mazzini
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid debut from an interesting British-band....
Southampton's Delays have offered up four-divine singles: Nearer Than Heaven, Hey Girl, Long Time Coming, &, er, Nearer Than Heaven. Read more
Published on 26 Sep 2004 by Jason Parkes
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