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Fur & Gold [Import]

Bat for Lashes Audio CD
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Bat For Lashes – aka Natasha Khan – releases the highly-anticipated third album, The Haunted Man, on October 15, 2012.

“Subtle, heartfelt and profoundly moving” The Independent
“Feelings of mortality abound, making it her own take on Scott Walker’s ‘Big Louise’, with a suggestion of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’” ... Read more in Amazon's Bat for Lashes Store

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  • Audio CD (28 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: IMPORT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 249,093 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. What's A Girl To Do? 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. The Bat's Mouth 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Sarah 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Saw A Light 6:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I'm On Fire 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 

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US pressing includes one exclusive bonus track, a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'I'm on Fire'. 2007 major label re-issue of the debut album (originally released in 2006,) many of the tracks have been reworked on this new edition. Bat For Lashes is the creation of Natasha Khan, a Pakistan-born, Brighton based songwriter. Her concept for Fur And Gold was to make something that started at dusk and finished up in the glorious sunlight. That gives you an idea of what this ethereal, cinematic album sounds like. Natasha's soaring howls, whispers and joyous singing are the main focus here. As beguiling as Bjork, as stunning as Sinead O'Connor and as dramatic as Kate Bush, it is her voice that dominates. The often minimal backdrop of haunting strings, unusual percussive instruments and drum machines provides the perfect accompaniment. Mature gothic sounds for those willing to be whisked off to beautiful faraway lands.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strangely strange but oddly normal 18 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
We saw this girl and her mostly female band at Glastonbury, and were instantly mesmerised by her melodic voice and the band's members subtle use of the weird sounding instruments and great backing vocals.In addition,they were able to change around instruments between themselves, creating some brilliant music that was in total control all times, a wonderful sound that was different but somehow familiar.

We ordered the CD from Amazon, who were out stock, but it arrived two weeks before they said it would, have been playing it ever since,just magical.

Bob and Barb Townsend
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We need pop mavericks 7 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
Awful name for a band but then people kept mentioning Bjork and Kate Bush in the same sentence as Natasha Khan's band of female musical mavericks, so I decided Bat For Lashes could be ignored no more. Why did I wait!
What made the early Kate Bush and Bjork records so special was their naivety and total lack of self-consciousness coupled with a wonderful, if off-kilter, pop sensibility. And it's that which Bat For Lashes have in spades.
While our two maturing heroines have become increasingly avant guard or insular, Khan remains fresh-faced, up-beat and in love with the melodic possibilities of a simple pop hook. And, hand on heart, there is not a song on the album that has me reaching for the track-skipping switch.
This is a fine record, perhaps the best I have heard in the past 12 months, that deserves a wide audience. We need pop mavericks (even if they do sing about wizards, bats etc) and Natasha Khan more than carries the torch. Great stuff.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Individualism strikes again! 14 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
Well, I dont know many albums that start with a harpsichord melody that sounds so simple that it may as well have come out of one of my childhood keyboards, but still retains a certain baroqueness about it. But here we are! Bat For Lashes is essentially Nataschka Khan's band, a gifted singer/songwriter who mixes a Bjork-like individuality with unusual instrumentation and graceful songwriting. The album relies mostly on piano/keyboard/violin melodies and Khan's direct yet soft vocals.

Listening to it, there doesnt seem to be a definitive song for this band, as each of the 11 tracks on offer here sound unique. That doesnt mean they're all winners; all of the songs can be praised for individuality but some for being unmemorable. This, in turn, makes haunting piano-led ballad 'Sad Eyes' stand out, aswell as opener 'Horse And I' with its impressive vocal melodies. Album highlight would be 'The Bat's Mouth', which slowly builds to a beautiful melodic pinnacle of optimism and ends with a lovely quiet ending, touching violin lines and all.

Unusual, varied, slightly moody but not depressing, individualistic and slightly poppy would be the best way to describe it. Whilst 'Fur And Gold' isnt a classic its got plenty of memorable moments on it, and it bodes well for Khan's career if she's making songs this good on her debut.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant CD. Brilliant live. 7 May 2007
By C. Cook
Format:Audio CD
I saw the end half of Bat for Lashes performing live last night and they were stunning. A female four-piece headed by the beautiful Natasha Khan with her intimate, original and mesmerizing vocals. The band played a series of strange instruments (one of

Natasha banged against the floor to create an echoey drum-like sound.

The gig was advertised very much as a solo artist with accompniments however they were much more of a complete band, they had a wonderful rythm between them with lovely harmonies and the stunning use of of merely clapping. Although I couldn't make it until the second half, it was clear to see they had completely captivated the audience very quickly. On the quieter numbers, the crowd wasn't making a sound at all until it came to the end where the room would errupt in cheers and emphatic clapping. When they fnished my friend said "Quick, let's go get a CD" but, listening to the roars and chants for an encore, I simply said "No, they're getting back on that stage." It may have taken several minutes, but we forced them back on and by the end people at the front were in tears.

I spoke to Natasha briefly after the gig and got her to sign my CD which, out of interest, has not left my player all day. This is a stunning and influential album with echoes of Bjork and Kate Bush, some of the tracks even reminding me of Arcade Fire. Special appraisals have to be noted for the hauntingly perfect, harmonious track 'Sarah' and also to the spectacular, beat-clapped 'Prescilla' and 'The Wizard'.

Certainly a wonderful break-through worthy of making an entry into any best of 2006 list. Euphonic and echoey, this album and this band are best described simply as: beautiful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Believe the reviews. This is refreshingly good! 14 Mar 2007
By Stephen Lloyd VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
When i first bought and played this album i knew it was good. I was just unsure whether i actualy liked it or not. Days after first listening however i was haunted by vocals, melodies and tunes that I had no recollection of hearing when i first played 'fur and gold'. On the second play i knew that i liked it. On the third i fell completeley in love with it.

Bats for lashes is essentialy the talent of Natasha Khan abely assisted by an eclectic array of musicians and, significantly, by uber talented producer, keybordist and programmer David Kosten (check out faultline 'Your love means everthing' and the Ben Christophers albums he produced to see the influence he has had on 'fur')

It is indeed very true that this album has shades of Kate Bush, Bjork and Portishead in it's mix ( i also think we should throw in Nico period velvets on 'I saw a light'-it's that John Cale viola!) but it is essentialy entirely Natasha's baby and it is inexplicably unique to her.

I have not heard an album for many a year where each track is so significantly different from it's predecessor but yet seamlesslesy works as a whole when heard in one sitting. All the tracks on this album are beautiful and all are haunting and memorable without being repetitive or simple constructions. You can revisit these tracks many times, as i have done, and their impact is always different. The impact of these songs does appear to be influnced by the listners own mood at the time.

Natasha Khan has real talent. I know 'Fur and Gold' has garnered critical praise since it's release. I just hope that it sells sufficent amounts to encourage it's creator to provide us with more of the gorgeous same.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect gift
perfect gift
Published 1 month ago by sandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great music, but needs to be listened to several times to really appreciate it and let it grow on you.
Published 15 months ago by bnpbaku
3.0 out of 5 stars Taste of things to come...
One great track ('What's A Girl To Do?'), and one good, ("Prescilla"). Better things were to come with the second and third albums.
Published 18 months ago by Whatley
4.0 out of 5 stars Ethereal but with good tunes
Natasha Khan has a beautiful voice and is clearly a very talented songwriter. All 3 albums she's released at the time of writing are as strong as each other in my opinion, so this... Read more
Published 18 months ago by D Ashcroft
3.0 out of 5 stars good starter record
having onle started to listen to bat for lashes about a year ago i didint think this was her best work but when i listened to all her records from first to the most recent my opion... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Want more
Love both the albums by bats for lashes, waiting for more find the music very relaxing and leaving you wanting more
Published 21 months ago by Liz
5.0 out of 5 stars AN ASTONISHING ALBUM!!!
It's an astonishing album!!! Indubitably...One of my favourite discs. I encourage Natasha to keep on this way!!!


Published on 16 Jan 2011 by Princess-Lullaby
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit The Ground Running
Although their second album, Two Suns, may be better known, Bat For Lashes hit the ground running with their first offering, Fur and Gold. Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2010 by Andy K
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful
Dull, pretentious, talentless rubbish. I can't believe I paid money for this garbage (thankfully not a great deal). Read more
Published on 27 Aug 2010 by D. Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars Bat for Lashes - Fur and Gold
I don't usually automatically download anything from my recommendations, but on this occasion, I downloaded this after listening to the samples. Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2010 by MarcF
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