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  • Audio CD (13 Oct. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Xie
  • ASIN: B001G13C7U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,023 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. While You Were Sleeping
2. Quiet, The Silent World
3. Me & Rose
4. Mirror
5. No Place
6. Queen 23
7. I Want It All
8. Sweetness In Your Light
9. Somebody Take Me Home
10. So Far From Lost
11. This Face, This Name

Product Description

Maple Bee ran against all convention with her debut solo release in 2004 – a double album of beautiful, challenging music. 'Chasing Eva' drew widespread critical acclaim – remarkable for a record that is not easy to categorise.

'Home' is the second instalment of Maple Bee. It is a step on, both musically and in songwriting terms, from 'Chasing Eva'. The record merges electronica with organic instrumentation – cello, drums, bass and guitar give rise to powerful melodies which are overlaid with Maple Bee’s unique voice. 'Home' is a stripped back record - most of the tracks began life on Maple Bee’s 8-track recorder at home, and were recorded amidst the madness of home life and noise - many of which are still there and made it to the final cut. From the infectious vocals of album opener 'While You Were Sleeping' to the recorder led gentle electronica of 'So Far From Lost', to the powerful distorted riffing of the stand out 'This Face This Name' to the gentle whispered refrain of 'Somebody Take Me Home', 'Home' is an album at times both intriguing and beguiling. The album was produced by Maple Bee and Pike (Maple’s co-writer in Huski), with additional mixing by Simon Gogerly (U2, Gwen Stefani, Lamb, Underworld). Maple’s pictures were taken by the legendary Bill Ling and the stunning album artwork comes courtesy of James Sutton.

Maple Bee has also shot a video for album track 'No Place' with US art photographer and grammy award winning director Kate Schermerhorn.

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Format: Audio CD
Ok i already like this artist although am not crazy on the huski side of things . first track 'while you were sleeping' is an immediate, powerful introduction to a fascinating album that appears to be a grown up companion to chasing eva. 'quiet the silent world' and 'mirror' follow on with the tempo at full tilt this is fantastic pop! Only critism is a tad too much electronic goings on, the songs themselves are brilliantly crafted, would love to have heard the demoes .'Me and rose' brings us back to the acoustic stripped down music that maple bee is so capable of bringing to us with an air of fantasy and mysticism that sets her aside from many out there, the chorus is to die for. Same with 'No Place' which is a simple but beautiful guitar and piano tune and 'Sweetness in your light' 'So far from lost' are dream like acoustic melodies which i could listen to forever. Similarly with 'queen 23' with its recorders and constant drums high in the mix makes it stand out. The dark mix is still evident on tracks like the breathy "i want it all" and " somebody take me home" which balance the album up superbly . the final track 'this face this name' is the last thing you expect to hear on this album ..its huge !! you leave quite exhausted .
Overall an album of great songs brought to you with a balance of the beautifully stripped down and the huge Pop sound the light and the dark that all seem to fit perfectly inside the world of maple bee. great stuff
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Format: Audio CD
Just been listening to the great new album Home by Maple Bee. I nearly would never have bought this if I beleived a crappy rock sound review, but how wrong they were.
I put this ablumn up their with the likes of Hersh, Donelly and go down well with this colset PJ Havey / Sandy Dillon / Kate Rusby fan.
There's a modern, electronic twist to the opening few tracks, 'While you were sleeping' and @Quiet the Silent World' kick things off with style. But I'd also put the more acoustic outings like the beautifully spooky 'No place' and 4AD like 'Mirror'.
Could post up any dates? I haven't seen Maple Bee for a few years - I think I have missed out.
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Format: Audio CD
this music had been out all these years and I never knew about it;
I knew she was or has been in THE MEDIAEVAL BAEBES
She obviously feels comfortable about writing, composing then arranging her music in complex, and hypnotic ways;
This albums is a bit more down to earth ballad-y that CHASING EVA-which is-I hate to use that word -masterwork;

I hope she has more coming. I guess Ill ask
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Music fan on 22 Oct. 2008
Format: Audio CD
One of "our" greatest female singer/songwriters (that most people have never heard of) returns, with a brilliant fellow up to Chasing Eva.
This is a masterpiece, a real treat to the ears. For the most part soothing and relaxing, this album is music perfection (Can you feel the love Mel?). I wont review each track, but "This Face, This Name" is my favourite at the moment. What with this and (hopefully) an imminent release of the new album by Huski (her other project) things are looking up.
ps: Talent must run in the genes as her sister KatieJane is one gifted young lady too.
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Melanie Garside shows her chops again 3 Dec. 2008
By Nobody - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Formerly Nottingham dread-hair brit punk girl, pretty Melanie Garside has been kicking around under various band and individual names since the 90's and certainly has the talent and experience to be better known. I'm not so certain that adopting the stage name "Maple Bee" is going to help in that regard, it's kind of silly really, what's wrong with her real name?

This solo album is a long way from the thrash of Tabitha Zu, and consists of a mix of rock and acoustic ballads, her voice varying from a less quirky Kristin Hersh ("No Place") to a breathy Bjork ("I Want"). That you can pick out and assign her vocals by influence could be considered a criticism I suppose, but all these songs are pleasant, and her voice very fulfilling in a sexy girlish way that belies her age.

Not everything here is a clone of Hersh, "Sleeping" opens the album in kind of a techno rock mode, and "This Face" is a power pop departure, more what I'd to hear from her in the future (although she sounds like a mix of Kirsty Thirsk and Hersh on parts of this song as well). "Quiet" threatens to verge on big country pop.

Check it out, very competent and entertaining. Pick up "Chasing Eva" as well, a somewhat more goth/techno CD I like very much, her voice (sounding like Tori Amos channeling Sneaker Pimps) tends to soar and pierce there more than this somewhat subdued set. Good stuff.
Melanie Garside or Maple Bee she was briefly part of ... 25 July 2014
By Mark C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Melanie Garside or Maple Bee she was briefly part of The Mediaeval Babes…..i don't think she wants to be big-but i always try to put a couple of her songs on my playlists to let others know what they are missing…..
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