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Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars [Explicit]
 
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Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars [Explicit]

1 Feb. 2000 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Release Date: 1 Feb. 2000
  • Label: Skint Records
  • Copyright: (p) Skint Records - 2000
  • Total Length: 1:08:15
  • Genres:
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00EDLL5QU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,500 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
You'll either love this album or you'll hate it. The only reason people hate it is because it is less commercial than his previous effort. Don't expect the hyper-style dance featured in "You've Come a long way, baby". Instead expect something darker and more gospel influenced. This album is amazing. From the soulful beginning to the heavenly end, this is pure perfection. The best songs are the Macy Gray collaborations ("Demons", "Love life") the chemical-brothers esque "Ya Mama" and the horribly catchy "Weapon of Choice". This hasn't left my CD player since I got it. Undoubtably the album of the year
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "stimpson-j-cat" on 1 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
I really, truely can't understand how this album is so under-rated. Sure, it has a different feel to his previous two, but that is not reason alone to condemn it. It really is a fine collection of work from somebody who is an excellent song-writer as much as he is a DJ.
Sandwiched between the sun-drenched, Ibiza inspired Talking Bout My Baby and Song for Shelter, there are moments of greatness. These include the haunting Moby-esque Demons, the funk of Weapon of Choice (forget the hype the video received, just listen to the song) and dream-like Bird Of Prey.
Sure, there are a couple of low-points, but even somebodyas talented as Norman Cook can't keep it going for the full 65-minutes. But overall I was highly impressed by this difficult second album. As the Amazon reviewer says, if this Norman growing old, wait till he hits 60....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr I A Collinson on 14 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
Dissapointing to some perhaps, but I'm from the 'give this a chance and it'll grow on you' school of thought. I was none to impressed on the first spin but Norman's beats are so infectious that you can't help warming to it in the end.
'Sunset [Bird of Prey]', 'Weapon of Choice', 'Drop the Hate' and the epic 'Song for Shelter' are my favourites. My only real gripe with this album is collaborating with Macy Gray, she has a unique, intriguing voice - but on this album it's more far more grating than actually bringing something special to Cooks' tracks. It might not be as groundbreaking as 'You've come a long way, baby' but he's still way ahead of the pack with this release.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Nov. 2000
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What is wrong with this guy? Can't he produce a rubbish song?! This is one of the most addictive collections of music ever.
The songs are much harder and sharper, but not so bassy as You've Come A Long Way Baby. With the deep, soulful feeling as well, this album is another must-have for your collection.
Personally, I don't think it's as easy to get into as his previous album, and it's more of an aquired taste. However, the variety of styles and moods are bound to be a crowd-pleaser and the album has something for everyone. An absolute get-now.
Another thing, only halfway? Fatboy's more like 95% of the way to the stars. His next album...at this rate it's going to be something VERY special...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Oct. 2000
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Halfway Between the Gutter And The Stars is certainly very different in comparison to You've Come a long way baby, but at the same time its not. This album is more melodic, and more soothing, and really captures ones emotions let it be danceing or resting. Another masterpiece has slapped us accross the face, it may different from Norman's old sounds, but it certainly is just as good. From the ravish booming bass of Star 69, to the catchy booty bounceing Weapon of choice, and The soothing Talking bout my Baby Fatboyslim nows how to work it. Hes back and better then ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By alexgrant@hongkong.com on 14 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is, as the other reviews show, an album that's received mixed reactions. I have to say it really didn't strike me as fantastic when I first heard it. I borrowed a friend's copy and instantly liked Ya Mama more than the rest of the tracks on the album. I made no plans to buy it then and there, I wasn't that impressed.
But, one night whilst bored and in need of a soundtrack I put the CD on and I suddenly got it. This is quite different to the other albums, but is in essence a slightly mellower version of "You've Come a Long Way, Baby". Contrary to what others have said, he really does do this very well. It's a chilled, loved up affair ("drop the hate, forgive each other!") which at the same time still has some of that Big Beat kick that shows up Norman's roots.
I really like this album, even though it's is not as good as "You've Come a Long Way Baby". I think it's nice to see that he's matured, he is in his late 30s after all. Besides if he did an album that sounded exactly like his last one people would complain that all his music sounds the same.
Overall a more than worthy addition to my CD collection. Nice one Norm!
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By A Customer on 3 Sept. 2002
Format: Audio CD
The other review here at Amazon.co.uk thought that this album wasn't as good as the other albums by Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook). I completely disagree. This album isn't as good as the second album "You've Come A Long Way, Baby". But then again, that album was a masterpiece from start to finish, so I wasn't really expecting Norm to top it easily. That said, this is a fantastic album. It's worth buying for the tracks released as singles alone. True, a couple of the tracks don't work too well, but the majority are fantastic, and any Fatboy Slim fan should find them great to listen to.
Norman Cook said that in this album he wanted to do music which he wanted to do, rather than all the usual stuff which everyone else wants him to do, and I commend him highly for that. For that reason however, this album will unlikely be as popular in the mainstream as YCALWB was. But for any true Fatboy Slim fan, the album will be a triumph. Get this album if you enjoyed Norman Cook's previous offerings, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. And if anyone tries to tell you otherwise, just remember the lyric from track 2 on the album, Star 69: "They know what is what, but they don't know what is what, they just strut - what the f..."
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