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Fires (Special Edition)

7 Aug 2006 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 4 April 2005
  • Release Date: 4 April 2005
  • Label: 14th Floor Records
  • Copyright: 2006 Chrysalis Copyrights Limited & Nerina Pallot trading as Idaho Records under exclusive licence to 14th Floor Records.
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  • Total Length: 59:40
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  • ASIN: B001LK9WY8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,549 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By M. Barr on 9 Sep 2006
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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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By MisterKeith VINE VOICE on 19 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
I'd never heard of Nerina Pallot before yesterday. Then I saw her supporting Gretchen Wilson last night.
An absolute star. Live, her personality shines through, where you get a clear sense that she's having the time of her life. And she talks to the audience like no-one I've ever seen - "You're a smashing audience, and I should know, because I've had some really bad ones".
So I bought the album there and then (and she was totally charming when she signed it, too). And it's wonderful - everything all of the other reviewers have said is true. Lyrics that actually mean something, and some good, old-fashioned tunes!
You can put away your Katie Melua and Dido records - here's a proper female singer-songwriter at last. She's a star, and she deserves to be huge.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dan on 26 Feb 2007
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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cat Marsters on 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By amboline VINE VOICE on 7 Jun 2006
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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