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Frames (Special Edition) [CD+DVD, Special Edition]

Oceansize Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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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  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,600 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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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd Album from Manchester's Finest 28 Aug 2007
By mutlien VINE VOICE
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BAND IN THE WORLD 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing 30 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it, but it right now 7 Nov 2007
Format:Audio CD
Musically speaking I'm very difficult to please, but this has gone straight into my top five albums ever made.
It's impossible to describe, I can't say 'it sounds like so snd so mixed with so and so', because it just doesn't sound like anything else.
It has soul, it has dexterity, it has extreme cleverness, it has lovely jaw dropping melodies that transport you to another world and let you float for a while.
Why haven't you bought it yet?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immense... 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Why....? 11 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
Why are this band so criminally overlooked....I saw them play in front of 73 people in Exeter two weeks ago and wondered why, after 12 years, 4 Albums, A DVD boxed set of live performances, and continuous touring they haven't become as big as, say, Muse....or Doves...or NIN...If you want to find out about this best kept secret, buy this album...it's stunning....Layer upon layer of structured guitar, the best drumming you've heard since Bonham...Heavy;Soft;Loud;Quiet;Melodic;Harsh, but overall a beautiful experience.............Support this band..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Alternative music at its very best!
One of the biggest travesties in modern music is that prog rockers Oceansize were never as big as they deserved to be. Read more
Published 22 months ago by C22man
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece
This is by far Oceansize's best album in my opinion. One of my favourite albums of all time, simply phenomenal.
Published on 27 Dec 2011 by Feyla
5.0 out of 5 stars NO BONUS TRACKS PLEASE!!!
Last things first.... 'Vorhees' nearly ruined this album for me. Frames takes almost 70 minutes ebbing, flowing and coming to an almighty climax with 'The Frame'. Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2008 by James N. R. Goad
4.0 out of 5 stars Mood Music
Epic musical soundscapes vie with tough industrial spikiness alongside quieter introspective moments all on the same song at times and throughout the album in total. Read more
Published on 11 Dec 2007 by Big Jim
4.0 out of 5 stars One Frame too many
Many say an artist's third album will either make or break them and basically decide their longevity. Well step up to the plate......Oceansize with their 3rd album `Frames'. Read more
Published on 28 Nov 2007 by S. MCBEATH
4.0 out of 5 stars accomplished wee album !
oceansize are from manchester and are hard to classify but i think we all need to know what a band sounds like,the term progressive rock has been thrown about to describe them,i... Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2007 by sean paul mccann
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic
I've been a fan of the 'Size since the release of Effloresce and they have always been one of my favourite musical discoveries. Read more
Published on 12 Oct 2007 by K. Mair
5.0 out of 5 stars Frames!
This album, in my opinion, is simply brilliant. I don't think I could critisize it, not even constructively! Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2007 by Elliott Horton
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but not as excellent as I expected.
There is no doubt, Oceansize is one of the best bands ever, full stop. Fantastic soundscapes, excellent musicianship, this is really emotional and intelligent music. Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2007 by V. J. Gurr
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound as huge as an Ocean!
I haven't written a review on amazon for quite some time, but having listened to the new Oceansize album over the last few days, I felt compelled to acknowledge what is an... Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2007 by Simon Rourke
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