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Glasvegas / A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss) (2CD) [Explicit Lyrics]

Glasvegas Audio CD
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Based in Glasgow, Scotland, indie rock quartet Glasvegas (a combination of Glasgow and Las Vegas) draw their musical inspiration from rockabilly, doo wop, and pop/rock from the '50s and '60s. Cousins James Allan (singer and principal songwriter) and Rab Allan (guitar), bassist Paul Donoghue, and drummer Caroline McKay first came to the attention of Alan ... Read more in Amazon's Glasvegas Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B001J6IS6C
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Flowers And Football Tops
2. Geraldine
3. It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
4. Lonesome Swan
5. Go Square Go
6. Polmont On My Mind
7. Daddy's Gone
8. Stabbed
9. S.A.D. Light
10. Ice Cream Van
Disc: 2
1. Careful What You Wish For
2. Fuck You, It's over
3. Cruel Moon
4. Please Come Back Home
5. A Snowflake Fell (and it felt like a kiss)
6. Silent Night (Noapte de vis)

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This limited edition album includes the six-track Christmas album, A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss), which was recorded in Transylvania earlier this month. It includes The Concentus Choir singing Silent Night (in English & Romanian) at St Nicholas Church in Brasov.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dark Side of Christmas 17 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
If you are having a bad time at Christmas it must seem far worse at a time of year when everyone else is having fun. Glasvegas draw deep from this well of melancholy with `A Snowflake Fell..' with songs about homelessness, broken homes and disintegrating relationships. The band's shimmering guitar sound is ideally suited to Christmas songs, particularly here where their music is augmented with strings, piano and beautiful choral pieces.

Songs like `Cruel Moon' and `F**k You It's Over' are unlikely to feaure alongside Slade in future festive compilations, but they authentically capture the darker side of Christmas. Also worthy of mention is the beautiful version of `Silent Night' which closes the CD which features a truly moving choir.

If you liked the debut album `A Snowflake Fell...' is strongly recommended. The songwriting matches the original album in terms of quality. The package is a nice 2-CD box set with large fold-out lyric sheet. I suppose the only downside for owners of the original album is that you get another copy of `Glasvegas', but you could always sell one on Amazon, right?

If you haven't already got `Glasvegas' for once you can believe the hype - the band's debut album is stunning. James Allan delivers his songs in a very Scottish voice indeed which will not be to everyone's taste but it lends real authenticity to his lyrics of contemporary Glasgow life: stabbings; absent fathers; social workers; paranoia and broken childhood dreams.

The music is guitar driven with strong percussion but it stands apart by way of its shimmering guitar backdrop, almost a `wall of sound' shining like a dirty jewel. The songs soar and are almost anthemic but are never dull due to the power and meaning behind the lyrics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Snowflake Fell EP 16 Dec 2008
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Martin Smile (see other review) thinks he is so witty to use Glasvegas's Scottish roots to slag them for releasing this EP, tagged on to their fantastic debut album. It's a bargain, no matter what stereotypical opinion you care to employ. If you already own the original album, digitally download the EP. It cost me 4.74 for the six tracks and they are truly magical. Buy yourself a present this Christmas, you won't regret it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A confusion of presentation 31 Mar 2011
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Well, I don't want to be churlish or overly critical, but there is I feel a confusion in the presentation of this as a double CD, especially one priced around 30. My history with Glasvegas
started with seeing them on Later with Jules Holland where they blew me away. Then they played live on Radcliffe and Maconey's radio show: I had taped this and played it back over and over,
driving everyone slightly mad with my enthusiasm. The original CD is one of my alltime greats, but that live recording at the radio show seemed amazing.
When the second Cd came out , I was held back by the price, which I felt must reflect the 2 CDs. As another reviewer mentions ,this is not two new CDs, but the first one they released,
with a second EP, boxed together. On Amazon the first cd is around 4... I have only been listening to 'A snowflake fell' for a week or so,and am still tuning into it. The second song
with its continuous refrain of F--- Y---, takes a fair amount of goodwill on my part not to be P----- O-- .
Ok ,easy to be critical, infinitely harder to be the creator. Glasvegas have one of the worlds best musical soundscapes, good writing and inspired beautiful guitar sounds ,so good as to make the Gods weep! And a drummer that seemed , against all odds, to be just right. So all good fortune with their future because the world needs them more than ever... For myself I would really love Glasvegas to do stuff more under the influence of things like: the Trinity Sessions, by Cowboy Junkeys, Neil Young and Van Morrison. Maybe less of the angry personal and more
of the Universal...Did William Blake say something about the world in a grain of sand. I look forward to this new album and wonder which direction it will have gone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great double album 17 Jan 2009
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These guys remind me of the Skids. Great rousing songs. Full of invention and great tunes. Particular favourites are Stabbed and the best version of Silent Night I've ever heard - the transition from rock to choral is beautiful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album 3 Dec 2008
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Music to agitate the soul. Lyrical pop with a hint of grey and more than a little mourning. A breath of fresh air in the this age of dull pop rubbish. Wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a band to get excited about 4 Dec 2008
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This new edition with the Xmas EP ranks as one of the best albums I've heard this decade. It is simmering with electricity and truely sounds like the dawn of a very exciting band. Some may be put off by the heavy Glaswegian accent of James Allen, I'm not scottish but for me it just fits. There are a couple of fillers but the majority are truely epic tracks. I like the way it can veer from the high energy to the more down tempo poignant tracks. The new EP will be the soundtrack to my xmas no doubt. The future looks bright for, dare I say it, the best band in the UK.
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