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How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?

5 Mar 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Label: One Little Indian Records
  • Copyright: (p) Dreamac Ltd under license to Shamrock Solutions, Hawksbridge LLP and One Little Indian Records.
  • Total Length: 44:45
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  • ASIN: B00C7UG6WM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,024 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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Sinead O'Connor How About I Be Me (& You Be You) [US Import]

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Mar 2012
Format: Audio CD
There aren't many singers who can open a song with "I wanted to change the world, but I could not even change my underwear..." and then a few minutes later - stop your giggling in its tracks by moving you to tears. But then Sinead O'Connor has always been impossibly special - and at times - a complete space cadet.

Newly signed to One Little Indian Records - 2012's "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?" is a hugely accomplished record - and more importantly - it's a moving one.

The opening number is catchy enough - a clever ditty on marriage called "4th And Vine" (and a potential single), but the haunting "Reason With Me" is different. It's beautiful and its message about knowing that you need to seek help is incredibly moving (lyrics from it title this review). "Old Lady" grows on you like mad - an upbeat winner - as does "Take Off Your Shoes" with its religion and reverence. "Back Where You Belong" is properly great - a gorgeous melodious vocal with a drum rhythm that feels like a march towards something spiritual. It's followed by the joyful single "The Wolf Is Getting Married" (recently aired with such confidence on The Graham Norton Show on UK TV to a rapturous audience response). The witty and angry "Queen Of Denmark" (a John Grant cover from his album of the same name) has superlative lyrics (mentioned above) and is a blindingly good interpretation. It's followed by a powerhouse of hurt and longing called "Very Far From Home" where she pines with a stunning emotiveness "I long for you...see you in my dreams..." The last two tracks "I Had A Baby" and "V.I.P." suffer a little from being too preachy, but are powerful stuff nonetheless.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By The Lunar Camel on 1 Mar 2012
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There will be those devoted Sinéad O'Connor fans who purchase this cd because of their love for the artist. Some may have liked some of Sinead's work but haven't followed her may read online reviews and wonder if all of the lavish write ups are nothing more than undue hype and praise. I assure you, the lavish write ups are right on target.

I give this cd a five star rating because it really is that good. You know the kind of cd that you just want to keep playing over and over again. Well, for me that's a rare thing anymore. Too often these days, cd's are filled with a few good songs and the rest is mediocre filler. I can honestly say, there is nothing mediocre or filler on this entire cd. Each and every song is top notch quality.

There is truly a fire and passion on this cd. Sinead is really singing from the heart. Lyrically, it's an odd twist of playful sorts at times but that keeps light what is meant to be kept light. When she's digging deep, you really feel it.

The highlights for me would have to be 4th and Vine (hard to sit still for that song, great way to start off a disc), Reason With Me, Old Lady, The Wolf is Getting Married and Queen of Denmark. These songs easily match in quality with the great songs she's already made her mark with in the past 25 years. The songs all blend nicely and create a remarkable a balance that by the last song, you just want to put track 1 on and listen to the disc all over again. Yes, it's THAT good!

I wish the disc was a bit longer but had it been, there may have been unwanted filler to distract from the brilliance that lies within these 10 songs. Hands down my most favorite listening pleasure in a very long time. Though it perhpas feels like a cd she would have released after 'I Do Not Want..
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Mar 2012
Format: Audio CD
Wayward worldly moments aside Sinead O'Connor remains a force to be
reckoned with. Her ninth album 'How About I Be Me and You Be You' is a
powerful piece of work. Confessional, passionate and entirely credible, these
ten performances demand our full attention and commitment to follow her into
some very dark corners of the human soul. The journey is well worth making.

Ms O'Connor's voice remains in fine fettle; from a whisper to a roar her
distinctive tone and diction inhabits these compositions like a wraith
and a devouring demon. It is a persuasive and formidable instrument. Whether
in a touchingly melancholy composition like 'Old Lady' or a coruscatingly
intimate spiritual catharsis like 'Take Off Your Shoes' (surely one of her
very best songs) her firm grasp of both the music and lyrics stirs our blood.

Love and life and death and religion; it's all here spread out in front of us with
skin and hair and bone laid bare to the four winds. This is truly elemental stuff!
I defy anyone not to be deeply moved by her blistering rendition of 'Back Where
You Belong'; a song which digs deep into her very core and comes back with
something transcendentally simple and true. There but for the grace of her god go we.
So too with her take on John Grant's 'Queen Of Denmark', whose words clearly
resonate with her own experience. Her vivid performance cuts like a rusty knife
and the irreducibly beautiful 'Very Far From Home' touches the sublime.

A unique talent firing on all six cylinders, Ms O'Connor's fire burns brightly still.

Essential.
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