Idlewild (Deluxe Edition)
 
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Idlewild (Deluxe Edition)

4 Jun 2012

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Love Is Here Where I Live
3:54
2
These Early Days
3:49
3
I Always Was Your Girl
3:59
4
Oxford Street
3:21
5
The Night I Heard Caruso Sing
2:56
6
Goodbye Sunday
3:57
7
Shadow On A Harvest Moon
3:39
8
Blue Moon Rose
3:34
9
Tears All Over Town
4:34
10
Lonesome For A Place I Know
4:03
11
Apron Strings
3:11
12
Dyed In The Grain
5:07
13
No Place Like Home
4:26
14
Another Day, Another Dollar
3:28
15
Hang Out The Flags
3:21
16
Home From Home
3:06
17
I Don't Want To Talk About It
4:16
18
I Don't Want To Talk About It (Instrumental)
3:01
19
Living On Honeycomb
2:32
20
How About Me?
2:46
21
These Early Days (Dave Bascombe Remix)
3:28
22
Love Is Here Where I Live (Home Demo 1987)
3:38
23
I Always Was Your Girl (Home Demo 1987)
3:22
24
Tears All Over Town (Home Demo 1987)
3:28
25
Apron Strings (Home Demo 1987)
3:10
26
Oxford St (Home Demo 1987)
3:32
27
Lonesome For A Place I Know (Home Demo 1987)
3:00
28
Always Remember (These Early Days)
3:23
29
Apron Strings (Alternate Film Version, 1987)
3:02


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jun 2012
  • Release Date: 1 Jun 2012
  • Label: WM UK
  • Copyright: 2012 WEA International Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:43:03
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  • ASIN: B0087LEM4O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,776 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is no real world 4 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
Classy pop? No, something far more. Pop, no matter how classy, doesn't weather 20 years like this and still have the power to move. This album is one that I have listened to repeatedly over that whole time. At times, it has real touches of sublimity. There is real pain here, a longing for a better world that is always somewhere just beyond reach, a world from which we are barred by our neuroses and emotional attachments. And there are moments of redemption too, when it seems we can almost escape, listening to Caruso or hearing shouts from the playground.

Far from an Ikea exercise in pop style, this is a work of extraordinary beauty and maturity.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful album 10 Nov 2003
By Douglas
Format:Audio CD
I bought this about 18 months after it came out but my copy does not have the Rod Stewart song. Actually it's a Danny Whitten song (of Crazy Horse and Neil Young fame) and I Love it.
Idlewild has a sense of maturity, which is stunning when you consider that EBTG were still spring chickens when they produced it. It has fine production values and really shows that they had been on a fast learning curve re sparse v full arrangements.
The songs touch you and are like small vignettes into possible lives. They have such conviction that they could be factual or just beautifully crafted short stories. For many years it was the only EBTG album I owned. I just could not imagine anything else they did could be this good. I was wrong, they have produced many fine albums and now I would be hard pressed to name a favourite. Over the years they have changed but managed to preserve that essential quality that makes them who they are.
A very special album by a very special group. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime album of songs 8 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
I never tire of listening to this classic album. Every track is a gem. There is so much longing for a better world in these sogs and the mood draws you in to try and understand the viewpoint of the lyrics.This album is amongst my alltime top ten.I agree that you should never tamper with such afine piece of work as this,how can you improve upon perfection?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Idlewild ...Plus Version 25 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD
Well 5 stars for the original album...some lovely romantic songs - one of their best albums for my taste. How many times did I play Blue Moon Rose back in the 80s!

Extras..what can I say.. extras are nearly always disappointing. If you are a fan of the sound of a Casio then the 'home demo's' will delight. But I can't even listen once right the way through. The A-sides and B-sides section, however, is better - I like 'Living on Honeycomb' and 'Dyed in the Grain'. And again, some nice pics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, Classy, Intelligent, Timeless, Pop 5 April 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Probably my favourite EBTG album. Tracey's voice is sublime and the mix of subject matter from 'Apron Strings' to 'The NIght I Heard Caruso Sing' stirs the emotions.
Perfect, classy, Intelligent, Timeless, Pop.
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