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Fires [CD]

Nerina Pallot Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (24 April 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Idaho Music
  • ASIN: B0007TJYZG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,525 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Everybodys Gone To War
2. Halfway Home
3. Damascus
4. Idaho
5. All Good People
6. Mr King
7. Geek Love
8. Sophia
9. Learning To Breathe
10. Heart Attack
11. Nickindia

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 19 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
It's great to discover someone before they're famous. I bought this album on its first release in 2005, mostly because I thought her first album (Dear Frustrated Superstar) showed such great potential, even if it was a bit rough around the edges.

And I was not disappointed. From the first few bars of 'Everybody's Going To War' I was hooked. Nerina has a unique voice, almost like a musical instrument itself. Her songs as as gorgeous as ever and the production on this album has really stepped up. But what really shines are her wonderful lyrics, eminently quotable. Every single word is perfect in its rightness, or as she puts it: "Passion and silence. Every word, every line a measure: it's the science of the soul." ('Sophia')

Highlights include: the manic-depressive roadtrip that is 'Idaho' (also the name of Nerina's record label, on which Fires was first produced); 'Mr King', her nostalgic look-back at her first job with a record company, detailing in a few words how things change when you set out on your own; the fabulous 'Geek Love', an affair between two people who know they're losers; the incredible beauty of 'Sophia', her love song to the poet William Blake, a song so perfect it hurts; and the marvellously uplifting 'Learning to Breathe'.

Well, those are the highlights. The rest of the album is just good, those are brilliant. I could listen to this album for hours--and often do.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Singer-Sonwriting at its Very Best 26 Feb 2007
By Dan
Format:Audio CD
I was hesitant to actually buy this album at first. After hearing Everybodys gone to war on the radio countless times, i thought she would be a one-hit wonder. Boy was i wrong. I brought the album after the fantastic single Sophia was released, and i have fallen in love with it. From the roaring wild strings and lonelyness of Idaho, to the American teenager computer nerd from Geek Love, to the Indian Subcontinent of Nikindia. All of it is FANTASTIC. Her voice is a somewhat manic mash-up of Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, KT Tunstall, Sheyrl Crow and Alanis Morisette with a touch of Dido thrown in for good measure, resulting in the quirky and amazing songs on this album.

Another thing that struck me about Nerina wasn't just her amazing lush voice, but also her musical knowledge. Unlike most pop songs that thrive on 4-4 beats, she is very experimental and many of the songs have 3-4 or 6-8 beats, making them song different and making the whole musical voyage of her album intresting and dynamic.

A heart-wrenching, tear-shedding, smile-breaking and insipring album from Nerina. The best tracks in my opinion are Idaho, Damascus, Mr King, Geek Love and Confide in me.

Enjoy
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe love is just a requiem for the soul... 7 Jun 2006
By amboline VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Nerina Pallot hasn't really had the breaks she deserves. You could be forgiven for wondering why she didn't just give up the music business after the deafening lack of response to first album "Dear Frustrated Superstar". "Fires" also started out overlooked by the music industry, and it's all credit to Nerina's determination (as well as her sublime live performances and the fierce loyalty of her fans) that she's pushed it long and hard enough to make people notice her. A change in musical fashions has certainly helped; the re-release of "Fires" and the heavy promotion behind singles "All Good People" and "Everybody's Gone to War" are a welcome sign that now and again, talent and persistence can get the rewards they deserve.

Comparisons to other singer-songwriters are inevitable. I find myself hearing echoes of the Indigo Girls ("Halfway Home"), Natalie Imbruglia ("Learning to Breathe"), Jewel ("Mr. King"), KT Tunstall ("All Good People") and Eddi Reader ("Nickindia") as well as the more obvious parallels to piano-based songstresses Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Tori Amos. Some of these have clearly influenced Nerina's development as a songwriter; others have probably helped create the market niche she can now occupy. That's no disrespect to the songs themselves; as well as infectious, under-the-skin melodies and intelligent, often quirky lyrics, there's a strong and confident musicianship underlying every track, and an exquisite ear for a well-crafted arrangement. Nerina plays like a concert pianist, enhancing the more delicate tracks with subtle orchestration finely crafted to fit the mood of every piece.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just beautiful.... 9 Sep 2006
By Paolo
Format:Audio CD
Having bought Dear Frustrated Superstar way back in 2002, I feared Nerina would be another one album wonder, a victim of today's music industry that doesn't stick with an artist to grow. Well she nearly was, luckily she came back on her own terms - Fires came and went in 2005 - I only found out about it by accident while scanning Amazon, it was my album of 2005. This 2nd edition of the album builds on the original and is more "spangly" to use Nerina's description, there isn't a filler track in sight...seriously. Learning To Breathe is the best song here and I hope it'll be the 5th single if there is one. The songs are well constructed and her voice is as flawless as ever...in a way I don't want her to be TOO successful - I want to keep her to myself.

In just 2 albums she has become one of my favourite singers of all time....buy this album and be amazed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have album
Nerina Pallot is one of the best singer songwriters in th UK today and this album is stunning. So beautiful, Idaho and Sophia, Mr. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Gary
5.0 out of 5 stars An unusual talent
Having not heard of Nerina until my daughter booked tickets for one of her live concerts recently in Bristol, I thought I should orientate myself by downloading one of her albums... Read more
Published 19 months ago by JW
4.0 out of 5 stars Really like this album
I bought this after hearing Nerina live on radio and this album is great. She's a really sweet voice and there are some great tunes on here. Read more
Published 21 months ago by astockwelluk
3.0 out of 5 stars a strong but abrasive album
This album engaged me easily at first with its strongly delivered songs that convey plenty of honest feeling and emotion, switching from one emotion to another with a rich and... Read more
Published on 14 Jun 2012 by dan
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album!
This was first album I bought by Nerina Pallot. I played it in the car for months! My favourite tracks are Idaho, Geek Love and Sophia. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2012 by A. D. Gregory
5.0 out of 5 stars Fires
Heard this album whilst in Australia recently (March 2012). Immediately felt that I wanted to hear more of Nerina Pallot. Read more
Published on 25 May 2012 by Sue-Leicestershire
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Great album from an amazing artist, brilliant songs with good music particular favourite is Sophia and would recommend this album and her others to anyone
Published on 9 July 2011 by skamusicman
5.0 out of 5 stars Nerina Pallot - Fires
This is one of the best female vocalist albums, that I have had the great pleasure of hearing in a long time if not, ever. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2010 by Music Man
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Album by An Amazing Artist!!
Nerina Pallot is an amazing singer AND songwriter that I am lucky to have found! There's not one bad track on "Fires" in my opinion. Read more
Published on 27 July 2010 by J. Burns
4.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent, rocking music
Gosh, an album from a talented newcomer who doesn't plough the usual furrow of "boy meets girl", "girl falls out of love" nonsense that passes all too often for great new music... Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2010 by Jl Adcock
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