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  • Audio CD (6 Jun 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Independiente
  • ASIN: B0007ZATIQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,118 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Tears bring Suede's Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler are back together again. No surprise to Bernard: "I always knew sooner or later it would happen," he says. And Brett too, for his part, seemed in the end to almost hasten the demise of Suede that he might meet up with Bernard and pop the question no-one else had ever dared form in their heads for the past 10 years.

"The first time we met [again] in December 2003, he said he wanted to form a band," says Bernard. "Obviously, for years, I'd always wanted make the record." And so they began, the best British song-writing duo since Morrissey and Marr, working together once again, writing with no particular aim in sight. Only later did they realise they were really onto something, something they had left undone in 1994, when Bernard walked out of Suede ahead of the release of their second album, Dog Man Star. Slowly, yet inexorably, Here Come The Tears came to be a shared labour of love; the thing that would define the year for both Brett and Bernard. "The music is really, really inspiring," says Brett. "I don't want to get dewy-eyed, but it's so exciting to work with someone who cares so much about it. For years and years after Bernard left Suede it was me running the show, but now the stakes are raised. I feel like we are duelling with each other, in some kind of friendly competition. When we were at our best it was always like that, each trying to better each other."

From the outside Here Comes The Tears certainly feels like a work high on confidence, and performed by people at the peak of their artistic powers. Brett's voice is stunning as never before – the little break in "Two Creatures", the exquisite and moving swoops of "Fallen Idol" – while Bernard simply plays guitar like no-one else alive. "When we first started Suede I wanted it to be like The Smiths, where the records were ethereal and complex and overdubbed, but the live show was just one big electric guitar ringing out," says Bernard. "I've not had either of those platforms for years." Here he plays like a man on a mission to show us everything we've been missing. A number of songs mesmerise with the chiming, complex simplicity of Bernard's guitars. At the album's centre, the dark and troubled "Brave New Century" features amazing arcs of guitar that alternately slice through the speakers and crash around your ears like so much falling masonry. Elsewhere, on the wonderfully epic "Apollo 13", the simple swaying waltz of the early verses is lifted into high orbit by the rocket trajectories of Bernard's symphonies of guitar, which call to mind nothing so much as slow-motion fireworks bursting elaborately overhead, complete with suitably awed oohs and aahs.

Largely, though, Here Come The Tears is dominated by pop songs; brazen and beautiful pop songs, delivered in perfectly formed packages. Opening track and first single, "Refugees" is swaggering, instant and majestic, and at 2'54" so brief you need to blast it again as soon as it's over.

Here Come The Tears was produced by Bernard and largely recorded at home. For him making this record as he wanted to make it was a huge part of a long healing process. "When all that [being in and leaving Suede] happens to you when you're 22/23, you don't deal with it," he says. "I hated everyone and everything, and felt confused all the time. I couldn't see through the things I wanted to do." Now, however, Bernard has been able to intricately build songs according to the grand vision in his head, and the result is an astonishing wall of sound that at times feels like Spector producing the Spiders From Mars covering "Bridge Over Troubled Water", only bigger.

The Tears are Brett Anderson (vocals), Bernard Butler (guitar), Nathan Fisher (bass), Makoto Sakamoto (drums) and Will Foster (keyboards).


The title might suit the aura of faltering romanticism but Here Comes The Tears will offer nothing but a happy ending for Suede disciples who once mourned the avoidable loss of a glorious future. Unarguably one of British rock music’s most eminent severed alliances, low-rent hedonist Brett Anderson and recalcitrant guitar deity Bernard Butler permanently parted company during the fractious recording sessions for 1994’s smouldering masterpiece Dog Man Star. Like Strummer and Jones, Lennon and McCartney and Morrissey and Marr, the Anderson Butler union belongs to a distinguished line of brilliant but volatile songwriting partnerships acrimoniously (and often prematurely) ripped apart under exacting circumstances. Finally, the estranged pair conclude their dignified silence and pick up the torch where the aspirational Dog Man Star adjourned a generation ago. Naturally, Here Comes The Tears - while not attempting to atone for any might-have-beens - sounds instinctively like the best record Suede or the solo Bernard Butler never made and duly rewards by attaining some kind of ego-balancing equilibrium between the chemical rush of Anderson’s decadent glam pop expression ("Lovers", "Refugees") and Butler’s more stately and wide-angle production landscapes. Modesty being a virtue, it’s interesting to contrast the elephantine brass bombast of Dog Man Star‘s (admittedly wonderful) finale "Still Life" with the manner in which "A Love As Strong As Death" asserts its grandiosity with a reticent mulling of harp, piano and Hawaiian guitar. There’s simply too much genius here to mention but "Beautiful Pain" (cold turkey agony with a truly euphoric pop chorus) and the refracting, rain-soaked atmospherics of "The Asylum" simply beg acquaintance. A stunning comeback. --Kevin Maidment

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Sep 2005
Format: Audio CD
with dross like coldplay and james blunt dominating the charts,
this brilliant album has been ignored which is a shame.suede were an amazing band and when brett and bernard announced they had made up and were forming a new band i was ecstatic.their songwriting history carries such a lot of baggage that to try and top dog man star and their 1993 debut would be a tough job.
with here come the tears they do it so effortlessly.standout tracks are the stunning ballads ghost of you and appollo 13,while refugees and lovers have the swagger that made suede so exciting all those years ago.if there's only one fault is it all sounds so polished that it doesn't capture the thrill of seeing them live( if you ever get the chance do so,bernard's the best guitarist i've ever seen).let's hope we get another album from them as i'm sure it will be a classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
The Tears represent the kind of second chance that most music fans never get- Morrissey & Marr have never reformed, Lennon & McCartney, Barat and Doherty, Ashcroft & McCabe... the list of failed songwriting duo's who never reformed to finish what they started is endless. However, we are lucky that Butler and Anderson failed to find any significant success on their own and so they decided to bury the hatchet and give it another go.
'Here Come The Tears' is not (as some lazy critics have suggested) Dog Man Star 2- it's far more measured and far less ambitious than that. What it is, however, is some of the finest guitar pop you will hear this year. Forget the (over produced) Coldplay record, or the better than expected Oasis album- The Tears have got somgwriting down to an art. Listen to Refugees- three minutes of pure pop. Or take Lovers- so catchy you will be humming that all summer. The album has moments of true beauty as well- Apollo 13's chorus of "I will follow you" is bound to make your hairs stand on end. Or listen to the emotional lyrics of 'The Ghost of You'- I have never heard the loss of someone close sung about so honestly. Then there is the closing 'A Love As Strong As Death'- subtle and yet so touching. An almost muted close to the album. No other band today- not even that new Coldplay record- can match the raw emotion in Brett's voice on this song. Amazing stuff.
If there is any criticism of this record it's that on a few ocasions Anderson's lyrcis touch on the triteness that made those last two Suede albums so terrible (Two Creatures and Imperfection are the main offenders).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "warnerjames" on 13 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
To say this is the album I didn't expect to be made is an understatement but i'm so happy that the former warring foes have patched up their differences to give us this delightful offering. "Refugees" is perfect pop; instant, majestic, catchy, uplifting and brief. You feel the romance of Brett's characters as if you are one of them.
I have been a fan of both post Butler suede and the axe wizard's solo material and I have to say that this album is great but will be improved upon next time as these guys find their feet together. In the sad ballad "The Ghost of you" Bernard's sound colours the song in quiet reflective acoustic guitar picking, as well as a resplendent, bombastic crescendo to complement the rise in Brett's voice, moments that remind me of their previous work together on "Dog man star".
"Brave New Century" is a dirty twiddley riff the sort that made "We are the pigs" so atmospheric. There's too much to cherish here and i've only had the record four days and i'm already humming all the tunes. Any lapsed suede fans who have moved on will undoubtedly profit from purchasing this coming together of two great songwriters finally reunited.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By patrick bateman on 25 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album has not left my cd player since it arrived on my doorstep a week ago. being a very big suede fan i knew i was going to like it even if it was passable, especially considering that, for a while at least, i was enthusiastic about 'a new morning', suede's worst album by far, but this has surpassed my expectations.
so, to forget the past and concentrate on why this is good: yes, the lyrics are rather awful, laughable in places, but i don't think that that is a problem, particularly, because brett delivers them with a passion most singers would die to have. not only that but his voice on this album sounds amazing. the music, as well, while being maybe a little too dramatic in places, is soaring and glorious, beautful and intricate.
this album is well worth the buying. it may not be perfect, but to echo the song 'imperfection', those little inadvisable bits make it all the more appealing, to me at least. my favourite tracks are 'co-star', 'the ghost of you', 'two creatures', 'fallen idol' and 'a love as strong as death'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Jun 2005
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The biggest shock for me was is the fact that EVERY song on this album is enjoyable. A rare occurance. The best songs are of course terrific, far stronger than the last two Suede albums and BB's solo McA/B albums. Time will of course tell, but possibly on a par with 'Suede' and not far off 'Dog Man Star'. Considering the length of the album this is a major achievement.
Anderson's lyrics? These are high quality. A few persons have been critical of some of them, why? Take a listen to the so called 'greats' like Dylan, Lennon, Young (Neil not Will!), Mitchell etc. Not every song was a masterpiece of lyrical construction and creativity.
The band put in some great performances. Every track has interesting contributions. Needless to say BB's playing is as tasteful as ever and Anderson's singing is recapturing former glories. He sounds like he is ENJOYING himself again.
This will be one of the albums of the year.
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