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If You Wait: Deluxe [Deluxe Edition, Double CD]

London Grammar Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Double CD
  • Label: Metal & Dust
  • ASIN: B00DR98F0I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Hey NowLondon Grammar 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Stay AwakeLondon Grammar 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. ShyerLondon Grammar 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Wasting My Young YearsLondon Grammar 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. SightsLondon Grammar 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. StrongLondon Grammar 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. NightcallLondon Grammar 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Metal & DustLondon Grammar 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Interlude (Live)London Grammar 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. FlickersLondon Grammar 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. If You WaitLondon Grammar 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. HelpLondon Grammar 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Darling Are You Gonna Leave MeLondon Grammar 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Help Me Lose My MindDisclosure feat. London Grammar 4:06Album Only
Listen15. High LifeLondon Grammar 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. MaybeLondon Grammar 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. When We Were YoungLondon Grammar 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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Debut album by the British electronic music trio. Featuring 'Hey Now', the track that the band released onto the internet in 2012, 'If You Wait' debuted in the UK Albums Chart at #2. This deluxe edition includes a bonus disc featuring six extra tracks.

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It's no understatement that London Grammar's forthcoming album is one of the most highly anticipated debuts this year. Confirmed for release on September 9, the album is a result of 18 painstaking months spent writing and recording. Each of the 11 tracks is testament to the trio's innate understanding of the roles that subtlety, contrast and restraint have played in the creation of memorable, timeless and transcendent music. "That's how this all started," says Dan, "and it's always been our primary goal, to keep space in the music. The way that, say, the guitar and vocal interact is massively important to us." Heavily involved in every decision made on the album, the band handpicked their team, working closely with producers Tim Bran (The Verve, Richard Ashcroft, La Roux) and Roy Kerr AKA The Freelance Hellraiser. Drafting in Roc Nation's KD (Outkast, Beyoncé, Jay-Z) to mix the album, with Grammy-winning Tom Coyne (Adele's 21), joining them to master. Tracks like If You Wait and Flickers possess that strange duality of lament and defiance, filled with textures, colours, shadings and interjections that are subtle yet deliver devastating power. The next single, Strong, out on September 1 is the final, killer blow. Building - as you would expect from London Grammar - from nothing, from the barest of bones, Hannah's soaring vocals propels the song to its crashing climax. More than delivering on their promise, London Grammar's electrifying debut solidifies them as being one of the most exciting and innovative bands to emerge in 2013.

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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 4.5 Star Debut 9 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD
The debut album by London Grammar, If You Wait, has, no pun intended, been well worth the wait. The band spent 18 months writing and recording this album, and that patience really shows. It feels to me like there's a lot of bands that rush to get albums out on a wave of hype, then they're rather disappointing, but this is not the case here.
London Grammar's sound could be summed up as a cross between the XX and Florence Welch. They have the chilled minimalistic vibe of the XX, but then Hannah Reid's voice just takes it to a new level. She can do the softer pieces very well, almost whispering at times, but then when it's required, she soars up. She has a tone in her voice that just fits perfectly with the accompaniment.
The album opens with a gentle synth riff which the guitar gentle picks away over the top of. Reid then begins the album with a very gentle opening, 'Hey now, letters burning by my bed for you'. The track continues like this until a gentle crescendo builds and the sound swells up before gently fading away. 'Hey Now' is there best known track to date, and makes a great opening to the album.
'Stay Awake', the second track starts with a ethereal sound slowly flitting around before a piano and guitar play almost in unison. A driving drum beat is then added and Reid's distinctive vocals are then thrown in.
The beauty of this album is how little seems to be going on at any one point. Everything feels like it's been very carefully considered and honed. Nothing feels like it's redundant. But all of this just draws more attention to Reid's voice and allows it to truly take centre stage as it deserves.
'Wating My Young Years', is a gentle almost soulful ballad. Reid wrote the lyrics about an ex-boyfriend, and it shows with lyrics like 'I'm wasting my young years'.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl LP Review : If You Wait 13 Sep 2013
By J. Keen
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This is a quick review for the Vinyl version of this album - presumably if you are here then you will be familiar with the music of the band so I will not lecture on that :-) This is a gate-fold double LP package of good quality vinyl probably at 180 gram. Both records run at 45rpm which might seem strange but could be for quality reasons or simply that they ran out of space for a single LP? The sound quality and production is of a high standard with good stereo separation on my mid-range system. As an added bonus the package included (inside the sleeve, so hard to miss) a small business card with a code and www address for digital download. This download is I believe VBR at around a max of 256k so not the best quality but a great addition nonetheless. All in all this package is worth every penny in my opinion.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic first album 5 Nov 2013
By Jess
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first heard London Grammar on the radio and her voice blew me way. I started telling my friends about them. It has an incredible resonance, a bit of Florence,a bit of Goldfrapp and a bit of originality. A beautiful beautiful album,every track is incredible, I hope they go on to make many more.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what a debut! 4 Oct 2013
By Steven Fouch VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Having heard an acoustic version of 'Strong' on Dermot O'Leary in August, I was quite taken with London Grammar, and sought them out on Soundcloud, and was totally blown away. The full album is superb, evocative, emotional, moody... takes me back to to my youth listening to moody art rock with Peel and Jensen on late night Radio 1. Hannah Reid's voice is rightly being touted as the standout feature of the band - she can hold it back and understate or let rip, shifting gears in a couple of bars sometimes, but she is not just technique, her voice has heart.

The arrangements and production are equally impressive, and underpinning it all is some very good song writing. 'Strong' is a great single,'Help', 'Hey Now' and 'Metal & Dust' are also really strong and evocative, and I am rather fond of the gentle build and climatic finale of 'Interlude', but the standout song is without a doubt 'Wasting my Young Years', with Hannah Reid evoking an early Judie Tzuke, but building to a Florence Welch-like crescendo without over doing it or losing the emotional core of the song; its theme of wasted love could equally speak of the wasted years of a generation stuck in a cycle of 80's style joblessness. It's one of those pieces that will become an anthem.

Definitely one to watch
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of 2013 for me 5 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an awesome album. Beautiful moving evocative. Have bought tickets to go see them in Feb. Bought the album on the strength of one song - 'Strong.' However every single song on the album is amazing. My favourites are 'Shyer' and 'Sights.' Get this album. I can't think who to compare it to. Maybe if you like the XX, Massive attack ... but it is unique. Just get it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ...5 Stars..... 30 Oct 2013
By JT
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
....and I'm only on track 4. What a haunting and beautiful album. It reminds me of a restrained Florence on a chill out session. Maybe that's not a good comparison. The backing is sparse but perfectly complements the vocal-a vocal which shines out of the speakers. It's rare for an LP to "get" me like this-wonderful stuff indeed. (Now on track 5.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL 26 Feb 2014
By Zazou
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is wonderfully written and performed. The sound is haunting and almost dreamlike. This is a great album to listen to if you need to relax. Excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 16 Feb 2014
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Graceful, beautiful melodic music; trump your friends by getting to know LG before they become mega-famous... They are superb and every track here is stunning.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Seen on Graham Norton
If I am honest I found the album a little dreary. I saw the band on Graham Norton show and liked their performance, but found the album too much of a sad theme
Published 2 days ago by Riapenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This the best début album in a generation, with several truly stand out tracks. Essential listening for anyone with an interest in trip hop.
Published 3 days ago by John Channing
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Sound!
Heard this on a tv advert and had to buy. One of the best I've brought. The voice is magical! You will not be disappointed.
Published 5 days ago by Shell Belle
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
A very beautiful set of songs. Arrived promptly, the digital version wouldn't open on my phone but perhaps it would on a laptop.
Published 6 days ago by GS
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best
In all my years involved in the music industry this is one of the best new bands I have heard .
Published 6 days ago by Oiler 55
2.0 out of 5 stars Sad songs
Good delivery, bought as I'd heard one of their songs but they're all pretty much the same....sad dirges, would be good to have a bit of cheer in there. Read more
Published 6 days ago by louise daly
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing
I first heard them on the radio and fell in love, bought this album straight away and was not disappointed at all. This is amazing music and Hannah's voice is breathtaking. Read more
Published 8 days ago by susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great band.
Hannah Read, beautiful voice. So powerful and yet so delicate. Excellent songs and quality of recording. Test your hifi with this album!
Published 9 days ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Every Song
Really happy with this album, money well spent. Would highly recommend to listen to, if your in a chilled mood!! Beautiful music!!
Published 9 days ago by J. M. Waite
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb sound even my dad likes!
My retired father asked me to buy him this after listening to it at my home...this is a first in my entire life! Read more
Published 9 days ago by Brasic1
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