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  • Audio CD (16 Aug. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Absolute Marketing
  • ASIN: B0002CH8XI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,512 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Wall
2. Funky Dube
3. Walking Away
4. Venice Beach
5. Say You Will
6. Forwards
7. She's Terrific
8. Always There
9. Walk on the Snow
10. Angel of my Soul
11. Lost At Sea

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BBC Review

There seems to be an ever growing number of electronic music fans who like their music to fall 'between the cracks', to shun any kind of formula and embrace a certain level of musical syncretism.

The Egg are just one such variegated band who might well crop up at any one of the summer festivals. Indeed, they have already been a big hit at the Big Chill over the years, and previous sets at Glastonbury and Homelands have not gone unnoticed by the dance and critical media alike.

The band ­ Ned and Maff Scott plus live members - has everything a modern audience seeks, it seems: myriad musical references, a slick production edge that blends textural balance with a slightly abrasive grain, and a live act that stands up to the sophisticated studio output.

Forwards is the band's third LP, and their first for chill-out dons Bar De Lune following a departure from Indochina where they released previous LP's like Albumen and the more bombastic sophomore effort, Travelator.

The new album is preceded by the single "Venice Beach", a swirling, romantic track that boasts a slight sassy swing, a laconic, liteweight groove and a more expansive Air-esque moodscape.

Don't be decieved though. The band's ability to switch it up between rock-tronica (see opening cut "Wall"), brimming, psychedelic warmth ("Walking Away") and upbeat funk grooves ("Funky Dube") is famous.

Not for nothing have they been long time associates of fellow quirksters Fila Brazilia, swapping remix favours and appearing on the latter's compilations in the past.

But where Brazilia have honed their sound into something complex, deep and very identifiable, The Egg still seem to have a 'loose canon' quality to their music which makes it hard to pinpoint any kind of recognisable signature and renders them a little more, well, maverick.

On "Walk On The Snow" and "Angel Of My Soul" they appear gorgeously supine, even glacially chilled, while on the title track or "She's Terrific", the band come alive with surprising alacrity, merging their ethereal motifs with punchy attitude and unabashed rock riffs.

It's this reluctance to stay in one place that makes The Egg a band for our times. Relaxed, rambunctious and quietly rebellious, Forwards is one of the most subtly infectious albums released this year and a successful attempt - intentional or not - at capturing something of our current summer-fest zeitgeist. --Jack Smith

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "irrepressiblemonkey" on 16 Aug. 2004
Format: Audio CD
How long have I been waiting for this album? 5 years? Dropped by Warner Brothers after the evil multinational had bought up and asset-stripped China Records, the band broke up... then they were finally back with a new line-up, some wonderful live shows every bit as good if not better than before, and then, a few weeks before the album was due out, their new record company, Bar de Lune, went bust. How frustrating is that?
Well, after all that, the album is here, and it is both familiar and significant progress from their last one (Travelator - released in the last millenium!). Ned Scott's sweeping synths that just open up your heart are still there, the spiky, funky drumming of twin-brother, Maff, is harder and funkier than ever. But where the deep geometric bass-lines of Dave Gaydon and the urgent, choppy guitar of Mark Revell used to be, there are a welter of guest musicians, strange vocal samples, more adventurous electronic stuff, and real songs. Yes, there is far more of a pop sensibility on display here, and a noticeable drift to a more urgent electroclash sound.
The sweeping melancholy chill of 'Lost at Sea' and contrasting summery vibe of 'Venice Beach' will already be familiar to many, but it's the new and unfamiliar tracks that really stand out here - the opener, 'Wall', has a chiming guitar that recalls U2 at their best, but the insistent bass throb and gentle vocals are pure New Order - however the combination is something other than either. 'She's Terrific' and 'Always There', hum with live energy, the latter with a 'story' running through it like Travelator's 'Getting Away With It', and the former with grin-inducing samples apparently found on a tape in Thailand.
I could go on, but there is not a duff track on the album.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Chris VINE VOICE on 26 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is the only album that has stayed in my cd changer for more than six months - ever! I just dont get tired of listening to the first six tracks.

To my mind this has to be one of the most underated albums of the last decade, and still remains a largely undiscovered gem. The best of the tracks EASILY rival the best on Air's Moon Safari album, and taken as a whole, I find it consistantly better by far. The only marks against it are due for tracks seven onwards, which just dont do it for me. But to be honest the first half is so good that I havent got the heart to give it less than five stars.

Each of the tracks hit a moment of sheer sonic bliss, that still knocks my socks off, even after a couple of hundred plays. Listen to them five times so they get under your skin, and you will love them.

Hey - just buy the dam thing - its superb music.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Aug. 2004
Format: Audio CD
For fans of previous Egg albums, this one has been a while coming. The style has changed somewhat since "Travelator" but there's still some smatterings of old-style Egg tracks.
The musical styles are more mixed in the new offering. They range from the "chill out" sound of Venice Beach to upbeat tracks like Funky Dub.
Forwards also brings the energy and humour of previous Egg albums. "She's Terrific" is a riot of a track which brings back memories of "Hey Billy" from Travelator and is one of the album's big winners.
It was a long time coming and fans of The Egg will not be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 16 Nov. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Thank god The Egg are back, This is pure class. All pop music should sound like This.
The Egg are best experienced live their gigs create pure energy, failing that get Albumen instead and play it loud in your car it's Awesome.Forwards is a good album but the slower tracks let it down, to me the egg are all about the up-tempo dancey tracks that make their live act so great.I also feel the band the band really miss their former bass player as his deep funky bass was such a feature on the previous two albums.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jaquesaulait on 20 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
A new line up with a slightly different sound. The Egg have made an excellent new album, their sound has evolved, but has many trademark elements with a new dynamism which makes for a far out aural experience. Splendid beats and the slower tracks sound really good as well. Compelling bass lines, lots of great noises and good production. Sounds ace on floorstanders; bass face ace. Can't wait to see them live.
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By Mr. S. Hoy on 31 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought this in the summer of 2004 when it first came out after a friend had recommended the band to me. The Egg have an incredible depth of sound, a heady musical evolution of floyd esque songs, layers of warm synth, dance/trance sensibilitys, and a funky as you like rhythm section. All heartfelt, feel good stuff. I have very fond memories of listening to this on a beautiful beach in the south of france. One of the most underated bands around IMO, maybe the recent remix of Walking away will get them some more well deserved attention...
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