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The Great Escape Artist [Double CD]

Jane's Addiction Audio CD
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This is another level for Jane's Addiction, and they're opening doors for curious artists to follow just like they did nearly thirty years ago. Farrell says, "I love being able to escape my past even though my past was great. I just love the future even more."

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  • Audio CD (17 Oct 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B005O93Q4E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,529 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars JANE'S CONTINUE THEIR GREAT ESCAPE! 17 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD
When you are responsible for two of the most groundbreaking albums ever made in 1988's "Nothings Shocking" and 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual"(the only thing Jane's fans argue on is which is greater!) and you haven't released an album in 8 years since 2003's Eric Avery less "Strays" then there was always going to be great anticipation when in 2010 Jane's announced they were working on a new album with Duff McKagan(guns n' roses, velvet revolver) taking the recently departed(again) Eric Averys place. This would be only album number four in Jane's largely on and off again career and to just add to the confusion McKagan would depart in September 2010 and be replaced by TV On The Radio's David Sitek as well as touring bassist Chris Chaney. It seems however as usual the more problems and troubles Jane's encounter the better they get. As "The Great Escape Artist" is one great album and see's them mixing their old sound with new fresh idea's.

The signs were already good when they released "End To The Lies" earlier this year a song with a opening groove not to unfamiliar to "Ted, Just Admit It" and featuring Dave Navarro's signature heavy full guitar sound. Throw in lyrics like "You talk about me so much, I think you're in love with me" and lyrics like "You never really change like they say. You only become more like yourself". It's a good indicator that the song is about original and former bassist Eric Avery. The other single "Irresistible Force" showed a new experimental sound with the use use of swirling synths and a spoken word delivery by frontman Perry Farrell.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What do people expect? 18 Dec 2011
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
I've got this record from 2 weeks ago, listening to it in an almost daily basis in order to get the most clear impression from it. It's great! Not epic but certainly a pretty decent effort all thing considered (original bassist leaves the band, then McKagan joined, then McKagan leaves too), this album could have been a complete disaster (but it is not as some have stated here giving 1 or 2 stars; nonsense). Guess what, they are still doing the same thing they have been doing from the beginning: evolve. If you want the same record over and over again there are other bands that do so (with more or less fortune), but Jane's Addiction evolve, push boundaries, and they do that with "The Great Escape Artist". Nice atmospheric sounding work, and although I do love rocking songs (don't look for that in this record, only 1 song qualifies for that category) when a song is good, is that, a good song, and they also nailed it with the concept IMHO, the album as a whole is coherent. I got the vinyl version; very well pressed with little dinamic range (I was expecting none) which is strange nowadays where almost all recordings and mastering are leaning towards high levels all the time), the sound in my system is very good. I don't know about the CD version, but this one comes without lyrics or inserts of any kind, just the outter sleeve, the vinyl and the plain white inner. To finish I recommend it if you like the ever evolving J.A., if you are looking for another "Nothing's Shocking" or "Ritual de lo Habitual" don't buy it but you'll be missing one of a hell great album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars no need to update what works 29 Nov 2011
By jamo
Format:Audio CD
The first thing I thought when I put this on is thank god the production is better. By this I mean the mixing. I found strays very lifeless and was pleased to find this is much better despite it being too slick for me. I do like this record and im pleased that the band still has good ideas and farrel still sounds great, but my issue with it is that the 'updated sound' doesnt realy work. This is still janes addiction but the newer textures sound a bit U2 in places. Its not realy breaking new ground and just comes off sounding like bands that were around 15 years ago. Its a proper janes record but it has some unnecesary gloss added e.g - edge-like guitar effects and some mechanical elements similar to muse. It would have been better with these taken off.
The thing is that janes addiction's old records dont sound dated because they had an original sound that noones accurately imitated. Theres no need to try and move with the times to make yourselves contemporary if you still sound new. This is a decent album and i prefer it to strays. it has a more epic feel and slower songs. shame duff wasnt on it. If they can improve a bit on this theres still a realy good album in them I think.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent but not mind-blowing by any means 18 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album has some pretty cool moments such as End To The Lies and Underground but in truth there is a lot of forgettable tunes. When they have been playing live recently they include 1 or 2 songs from this album, the rest comes from the majestic 'Nothing's Shocking' and 'Ritual'. To me, that says it all! I saw them in London where they played End To The Lies and to be honest Perry didn't seem that energised by it, unlike the older tunes. Perhaps he (like most fans) just keeps looking back at this band.........
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mindblowing 19 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have to confess - i bought Ritual de lo Habitual for my son years ago and didn't listen to it until i heard an amazing 'new' track on Planet Rock in early September. That track was Irresistable Force - a song that knocked me out as soon as i heard it - and i have been looking forward to this album coming out ever since. I guess J.A have passed me by for too long....... i do like RdlH but there are so many influences there that it is sometimes hard to keep track of where you are when you listen to it, but IT IS a great album!! The Great Escape Artist is much more straightforward right from the beginning - it sucks you in right away and is consistent from beginning to end. Underground kicks things off with an amazing bass riff and loads of effects and production to pull you in. From there the album just gets better and better. End of the Lies features a maelstrom of Navarro guitar sounds and Farrell aledgedly kicking back at old J.A. bass player Eric Avery - full stop. Twisted Tales sounds like a love story gone wrong, Ultimate Reason is just mean and moody with an epic feel to it, Words Right out of my Mouth has the same sounds of urgency that feature on the early tracks on the RdlH album. The Great Escape Artist 'sounds' like Janes Addiction (make no mistake) with some early Radiohead, Muse, U2, Led Zeppelin et al thrown into the pot to make an album that soars and blows you away. Perry Farrells' lyrics are sharp and acidic but add to the incredible textures and sounds created by messrs Navarro, Perkins and Co. A great album - if you are reading this you must be curious - don't delay - buy it, you'll be glad you did!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
another classic album
Published 19 days ago by Kim Willis-Austin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Album
Published 26 days ago by David P O' Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Return to form
This is actually my favourite album since nothing's shocking. It's got a consistency of quality missing in releases since. Big hooks, sonically interesting and well paced. Read more
Published 27 days ago by paulie the don
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Reasonably good - wouldn't recommend to anyone, more of a fans record, they have done better.
Published 2 months ago by ED-SHOT
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock n' Roll Royalty !
Awesome C.D from this genius band !. In depth, mind blowing lyrics, delivered perfectly by Perry, combined with the raw, dirty, gritty bass lines and beautiful heavenly,float-away... Read more
Published 9 months ago by deb marks
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic from Start to Finish
I loved this on CD so much that i had to invest in the vinyl too. Its a great addition to the Janes Addiction catalogue - its got a bit of an electro vibe to it but there are still... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mad Saro
5.0 out of 5 stars Great band great album
Jane's addiction are one of my favourite bands and if you are a fan you wont be disappointed. The live cd is an added bonus.
Published 16 months ago by Richard M Elliott
2.0 out of 5 stars Brickwalled & beyond!
I only got to track 5 before turning it off & getting a refund request in. Sound quality truly dreadful, it sounds too loud no matter what volume it's played at... Read more
Published 19 months ago by I. Wilkins
5.0 out of 5 stars For me this one of the albums of the decade.
It looks like many of the fans don't like this. Its a bit of a departure from their usual stuff. As a musician I am not interested in attitude, fashion, edginess that they may... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Virtual Ron
1.0 out of 5 stars JA as interpreted by Def Leppard....or something
Oh boy.

It's hard to explain to the novice Jane's initite just how much of a jolt the initial triumverate of albums were. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Devon Ape
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