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How Not To Lose Things

Sadie and the Hotheads Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (29 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sadie & The Hotheads Ltd
  • ASIN: B009LDPMPU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,839 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. All the Time 3:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Cow Song 4:010.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. How Not to Lose Things 3:000.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. My Debt Collector 5:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. L.A. Days 3:580.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Nothing New 3:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Superficial 3:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Old Boyfriends 3:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Drops of Rain 3:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Wedding Song 4:300.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Small Tasks 3:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Use It Up 5:010.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Open Mic Blues 5:030.89  Buy MP3 


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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming 3 Nov 2012
By downkiddie TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This tender and melodious album from this cracking band is getting some deserved attention thanks to its lead singer, "Downton Abbey" star Elizabeth McGovern.

McGovern has a most pleasant voice, strikingly similar to her speaking voice, sounding like a more mellow Debbie Harry. By turns sultry and innocent, her voice fits the music like a glove. On-screen daughter Michelle Dockery provides backing vocals.

The simple and smooth arrangements have folky and country inflections, with occasional forays into lightly smooth jazz. It's a very relaxing and pleasant accompaniment to the day. Guitar, piano and a little tin whistle and steel guitar merge to a consistent sound. The musicianship on display here is superb, and highly accomplished.

For the most part the lyrics don't seek to make bold statements, it's the simple joys of life and domestic matters which are at the fore. None more so than on "The Cow Song": being happy with a loved one, watching a field of cows... "it's nice to watch the way they chew/I'm glad you brought me here with you". These simple observations and the innocent pleasure and wholesome charm don't mire the songs in humdrum detail however - it's smooth and pleasant through and through. There's variety here though and both sides of the coin are explored.

This is a mature and accomplished album. For the most part a mellow and relaxing listen, something to chill out to and smile. The overall feel is warm and optimistic, an ode to simple pleasures and the good life. Very enjoyable and enormously likeable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection! 21 Nov 2012
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This is a fantastic album: pure perfection! I constantly have it playing when I'm completing University work as it has the right blend of up-tempo and more sedate music. A must buy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 15 Nov 2012
By Hannah
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Absolutely fantastic, have been listening to it over and over for weeks now! Brilliant words set to fantastic catchy tunes :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking feel good music! 14 Nov 2012
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My whole family fell in love with The Cow Song, and I love Downton so had to give this a chance! So glad I did! Its my No 1 album at the moment, with me in the car, the bath, and even making the cleaning a worth while chore as I sing along to it! Everytime I listen to the album I have a new favourite but especially love The Cow Song, Nothing New, Use it Up and LA Days.
If your looking for an album to take you away from it all with haunting melodies and amazing vocals then get it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than "I Can Wait" 6 Dec 2012
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I just love this album. I think it's better than the first album they made (it's a bit more "fun"). If you need something new and slightly different, go buy it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, mesmerising and relaxing 6 Nov 2012
By Ellie
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In all honesty the best way I can describe this album is like a delicious piece of pie you want to last forever. The songs are relaxing and sweet, and it doesn't at all feel like a forced album trying to impress with something it's not(I find a lot of music nowadays gives me that impression..). It's down to earth and honest. Charming lyrics. And catchy; stuck in my head, for sure.

I am absolutely in love with Elizabeth McGovern's voice, not to speak of Michelle Dockery's! Amazing performances, all blending together very well.

Just buy this album, curl up under a blanket with a cup of tea or whatever and ENJOY!
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3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing 4 Dec 2013
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I've seen Elizabeth Mcgoven singing with the band on tv and thought she and the songs were very good and unusual. I must say though the cd is very disappointing as the sounds are weak and sound like a cd's been made on the cheap. I wouldn't buy another by this band as much as I do actually like the songs on it and know the band can sound much better than the cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy listening anytime 14 May 2013
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I saw Elizabeth McGovern being interviewed and singing a track from this cd on tv. The style of Sadie and the Hotheads is very much a cross between folk and country.

Very good and I look forward to hearing more from them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Took a chance!
Having watched Downton Abbey I bought this CD because intrigued. Shouldn't have - not my sort of music at all! Tracks all a bit weird although I'm sure wonderful to some.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs J P Harper
3.0 out of 5 stars Sadie and the hot heads
Delivered very quickly. The CD in excellent condition, however the voice and the expectations of her singing were not as I'd expected. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Christine Bebbington
4.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT Lady Grantham
I thought this music was most enjoyable - a good CD for most occasions. I think the more you hear the songs the more it grows on you.
Published 16 months ago by Janet Hope
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous
I love this album. Every time I listen to it, I'm lost in my own little world. I can't get enough of it. Definitely one for the album collection.
Published 16 months ago by Rio
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun it will make you sing and smile. They are even better live!
Saw this band live and had to have the album. It's great fun album. Bit folky but will be loved by any one loves proper lyrics.
Published 16 months ago by miss j l scoffin
3.0 out of 5 stars It may grow on me.
Well I got this as an impulse purchase , something I would not have normally bought.
I saw the actress/singer ? Read more
Published 17 months ago by Soothing Sole
2.0 out of 5 stars How not to lose
I saw this on a TV programme and when sung live I thought it my sort of music however it was not I have only listened to it once and have now given it away.
Published 17 months ago by ickle
5.0 out of 5 stars Sadie and the Hotheads
This cd is easy listening and different from the general type of music. So refreshing to hear a new sound. Hope to hear more from Sadie, aka Elizabeth McGovern.
Published 18 months ago by Coreen Chance
4.0 out of 5 stars Me time
Having heard a clip of this CD and being a fan of Downton Abbey this CD intrigued me. I am not disappointed as I find it easy listening especially in the car, its kind of folksy... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Hilary Downing
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