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Oceansize are a five-piece rock group formed in Manchester, England, in 1998. The band consists of Mike Vennart (vocals, guitar), Steve Durose (guitar, backing vocals), Richard "Gambler" Ingram (guitar, keyboards), Mark Heron (drums) and Steve Hodson (bass). To date, the band have released four studio albums in addition to a number of minor EPs and singles. The band can be ... Read more in Amazon's Oceansize Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (12 Oct. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD, Special Edition
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B002QVOPZ2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,838 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Commemorative T-shirt
2. Unfamiliar
3. Trail of Fire
4. Savant
5. Only Twin
6. An Old Friend of the Christy's
7. Sleeping Dogs and Dead Lions
8. The Frame
9. Voorhees
Disc: 2
1. Commemorative T-shirt
2. Unfamiliar
3. Trail of Fire
4. Savant
5. Only Twin
6. An Old Friend of the Christy's
7. Sleeping Dogs and Dead Lions
8. Frame

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By mutlien VINE VOICE on 28 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
If you know Oceansize, rest assured you're going to be blown away.
If you don't : It's time to get acquainted.

Oceansize are a truly under-rated band : largely ignored by the media, adored by the fans. I've been around since the beginning and they just get better and better. The introduction of a new bass player has created a new sound and direction without losing any of their former creativity - in fact it's added an extra dimension / progression that moves further away from mainstream accessibility ( Heaven Alive ) and into a whole new world of powerful, sweeping movements and some moments of absolute genius ( well, there is a track called Savant.. )

So how does it sound, what's it all about?

I'm not going to do the whole track by track thing - I'll leave that for you to discover on release. My personal favourite track is 'Trail of Fire' - a beautiful tune with the most powerful final 4 minutes any song has ever had. There are a multitude of references to their influences ...you'll find Cardiacs fighting Pink Floyd whilst being rudely prodded by Meshuggah who in turn are being tortured by Radiohead singing NIN songs to a King Crimson jam but it's all out of time and completely OCEANSIZE.

Ultimately, they sound like themselves, doing exactly what they want to do - and that's a rare thing - it's also utterly brilliant.

This is one of the finest albums of this or any other generation.

Bless 'em.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Astolath on 2 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I thought long and hard about how to describe the sound of Oceansize and 'immense' is the only word I can think of to do them justice. Undoubtedly at the heavier end of the spectrum, they are difficult to pigeon-hole in terms of a scene or a genre. There are elements of Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Led Zep and a dozen other influences. The musical direction veers between brutal crashing power chords and tortured vocals to gentle picking and beautiful ambient, whispered intimate moments. But there is no 'tortured' emo heavy/soft affectation. This is sheer musicality and emotion.

Whereas their previous album 'Everyone Into Position' hinted at greatness, 'Frames' looks down from the lofty heights of supreme musical achievement. There's not a commercial or catchy sounding track on the entire album, yet it magisterially drifts into your subconscious, kicking down long locked doors to unexplored areas of sound and imagination.

Hyperbole? Probably...

Good? Definitely!

The best album by a British band in years!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Hardy on 7 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
No, I'm not joking - I discovered this wonderful band around Christmas time and their songs have not left my Ipod since then. I could list superlative after superlative for the band and this genius album, but what's the point - you get the idea from my heading, hopefully!

I'm not normally one to be so gushing about a band or album, but the song writing and musicianship here is staggering. They do get better on every album for me (the previous album, Everyone Into Position is a close second, only matching Radiohead's OK Computer for a perfect half dozen run of songs between tracks 3 and 8, but that's for another review!).

Frames is perhaps a slow burner in places. Songs like Trail Of Fire (my utter favourite - an absolute gem of a song only matched to my mind by My Bloody Valentine's "Soon") and Unfamiliar are pretty instant in terms of catchiness. Other songs, such as the awesome title track, Savant or Only Twin take time to digest - such is the scale of their grandiosity.

Ignore this band - and particularly this album - at your peril. They deserve to be MASSIVE - happily for me, they are not. They are like a Secret Garden which nobody else knows about. During the last 3 minutes of Trail Of Fire it makes me think nobody else should be allowed (or even bother) to make music after this high water mark. A wonder to behold. Go and treat your ears (and your mind) - buy this album!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By T. Loram on 30 Aug. 2007
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, these guys effortlessly represent the absolute pinnacle of music coming out of the UK now and for the last 3 years...

Some of the work on display here is nothing short of astonishing, sweeping soundscapes merging with awe-inspiring hooks, soring vocals and an overall sense of something... I can't put my finger on it, safe to say there is nothing else out there quite like it.

Possibly the only downside to the music on offer here is that it takes a while for the "sound" to sink in, maybe more than 5-6 complete play throughs over a period of days (maybe even weeks)....but once it does; once you "get" it, you will be hooked forever more...

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. P. Voyce on 3 Oct. 2007
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Can these guys do any wrongs i doubt it completely, i saw these guys at "the rescue rooms" in Nottingham last night the album was waiting at home to be opened but i decided not to spoil the surprise i'd get when they played new tracks at the gig.

Totally stunning (thanks for the autograph Mike on my ticket - i just couldnt resist it), the set these guys played was immense, they are an immense group maybe not as assectaple to many including the record press as groups like HIM or even MOGWAI but these guys rock.

The sound they produce on this new album confirms their greatness to me, each and every track has all the elements that we've become accustomed to from the very first "a very still movement ep" to the last "new pin single" this album creates textures and feelings inside that make you wish you could play it all day. I for one won't ever get fed up or tired by this album as i think we do with some albums, Oceansize are a great band with a great sound and it all comes together perfectly

I refuse to pick out individual tracks because they are all fantastic in their own right, this album is produced perfectly no loss of sound quality and in this modern fast produced and rushed business called "rock music" it makes a difference to find a group that refuse to bite the bullet and produce fast rubbish radio based music

this is a stunning album by a great group who keep you on the edge of your seat well done guys ...

SEE THEM LIVE ... BUY THE ALBUM ... SEE THEM LIVE ... BUY THE ALBUM ... SEE THEM LIVE ... BUY THE ALBUM ... SEE THEM LIVE ... BUY THE ALBUM ... GET THE IDEA?

Top notch stuff .... spot on .... greatness falls on those who are supported and continue to let their music flow .... welcome to Oceansize
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