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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 (480 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,736 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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56 of 59 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, haunting and emotive debut. 8 Aug 2014
By A. Moriarty VINE VOICE
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I discovered this band when I heard 'Metal & Dust' during an episode of 'Beauty & The Beast' and was immediately drawn to the voice of Hannah Reid and the power of the melody. I then discovered a cover version of Chris Issak's 'Wicked Game' on the latest Dermot O'Leary Saturday Sessions compilation album and I loved what they did with it. A sparce sound (there are only three of them) that will always sound great live too. No over-production here, thank God.

So when I saw their debut album available for only £5.99 on Amazon (with auto-rip) I couldn't resist it and took a leap of faith. I am so glad that I did. I have listened to it contantly ever since on my computer and, when the CD arrived the next day, in the car too. It is just such a beautiful album. For me, the most important aspects in the music I like to listen to are melody and emotion. I don't necessarily need variety as long as it's not samey. This debut is full of great melodies and I can honestly say there are no weak tracks. It's one of those 'hairs standing up on the back of your neck jobs. 'Metal and Dust' is the most well known track I think and my concern was that it was going to turn out to be head and shoulders above the rest, but that's not the case. I love the overall melanchony nature of it (inevitable when hearing Hannah's voice) but when the beats kick in as well, you have a perfect recipe. My favourite tracks are the opening track 'Hey Now', 'Wasting My Young Years', 'Strong' and the title track as well as the aforementioned' Metal & Dust' but it really is excellent from start to finish.

I will be watching out for this band and waiting for their next offering with baited breath. In the meantime, I think this recording is not likely to be far from my CD/MP3 player.
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15 of 17 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely beautiful! 3 Aug 2014
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I never leave reviews but this is such a stirring unique album, I couldn't not. This woman is amazing.....people compare her to Florence Welch and I understand why, but this vocalist does heartbreakingly sad like Florence could never do (not being mean, it's just true). Very few albums manage to make a tear roll down my face, but this is one of them. It's not all sad and melancholic but my god, they do it so well! Beautifully produced, a pleasure to own. Thank you London Grammar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even for Oldies! 9 Aug 2014
By Andrew Foulds VINE VOICE
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Love this album. To be honest I don't often buy the latest CDs but having heard this group a few times most notably on Jools Holland I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go. I haven't been disappointed the vocals are soaringly sublime, the lyrics subtle and truly complimented by the music. I might be an old fuddy duddy but I have really enjoyed this album and look forward to more by them as I think that they can only get better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Can't Wait ( for the next release). 8 Aug 2014
By Graham
Format:Audio CD
I'm sixty one years of age and I thought this cd was truly beguiling and inspirational. The lead singer's voice is captivating, pitch perfect and it has a soulful quality to it. One of the best voices I have heard since Dusty Springfield. This cd is a must for any serious music lover of whatever age. The music will last beyond any generation, it is that good. London Grammar have a very bright future!!
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