The Invitation (International Version)
 
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The Invitation (International Version)

28 Mar 2005 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 28 Mar 2005
  • Release Date: 28 Mar 2005
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 47:32
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  • ASIN: B001XO4P7G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,050 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Fantasy Lore on 15 Aug 2005
Format: Audio CD
The single 'Into the Fire' had that "turn it up, turn it up" effect on me the moment I heard it (such beauty lyrically, vocally and instrumentally is rare indeed) and the debut album from which the song is taken by a band not widely acknowledged in the music press and highly under-credited in my view...is no disappointment. I had planned to buy the album purely on the strength of 'Into the Fire' but when it was postponed on Amazon my interest dwindled and as the second single 'Thru the Glass' didn't touch me in quite the same way, as their first release had...I foolishly decided not to risk purchasing such an unknown and previously unproven musical quantity. Not until it was given to me as a gift did I realise what I'd been missing out on.
For me this is a band that would be more seriously damaged by unfair comparisons than most- not only because the recognition they so rightly deserve is still shockingly not being paid to them, but also because very little on The Invitation is similar to ANYTHING else that was released around the same time or that's around at the moment. And without comparisons it's seriously hard to pinpoint exactly where Thirteen Senses deviate from their forebears. But suffice to say, this is an incredibly stylish collection of songs, each imbued with an extraordinary sincerity.
While the various aspects of all the songs fuse perfectly and deconstruction would be a little unfair to the band as a whole and this product of their souls - I must say that Will South has such an amazing voice, unlike anything I've heard before, for me it's a special voice and makes the songs that bit more emotional for me.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "placidcasual" on 3 Mar 2005
Format: Audio CD
I don't often write reviews but I felt I needed to for this album. Basically, its incredible! I bought it after hearing 'Thru the glass' somewhere. Personally I think this track is immense but the album even tops that. The opening 'Into the fire' gives you an idea of what to expect although not too many of the songs are as upbeat at this. Will South's voice is amazing. Although I'm a massive fan of Coldplay, Keane etc, i'd have to say that Thirteen Senses have the best vocalist of the lot. In way, the music is similar to both Coldplay and Keane although I'd possibly say they sound a like a mixture of these two with a helping of Snow Patrol and a sprinkling of a band called Longview (if you've heard of them). When you're listening to some of the tracks on here, it feels like your invading someones privacy and reading their every thought in their diary, the lyrics and melodies are so moving, no more so than on 'Saving'. This is a beautiful album and I can't recommend it enough to anyone who appreciates this type of music. I have no doubt that these boys are going to be big although at the same time, I don't want to share this album with everyone so god only knows why I'm writing this review. I'm just so annoyed that I didn't manage to get any tickets to see them on tour!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Noisy Neighbour on 28 Sep 2004
Format: Audio CD
2004 has been a good year for debuts, and this release from Thirteen Senses just tops the lot. I'd heard a couple of the singles earlier in the year and was eagerly anticipating the full album's release. And I haven't been disappointed.
It came out yesterday, and I spent the whole night listening again and again, constantly changing my mind about which track is the best.
A lot of bands get compared to Coldplay, and alas I'm going to have to do the same thing here. It at least gives an idea of what kind of sound they produce. It has similarities to "Parachutes", Coldplay's equally impressive debut, although Will South's vocals are a little more ethereal and fragile (he reminds me of the lead singer from Danish band Mew). They also have a hint of Travis, and are similar to Keane, albeit with guitars.
I bought this album on the strength of the singles, and because I saw that they were supporting Embrace on a forthcoming tour which I'm attending. This album surpasses Embrace's great new offering (Out of Nothing); in fact, it surpasses everything I've bought this year (even Keane).
Finest tracks for me are "Into the fire", "Thru the glass", "The Salt Wound Routine", "Last Forever", and "Automatic". Or 1,2,5,8 and 12 if you prefer.
If you like melodic, moving, inspiring, soaring, and truly musical Indie/rock/pop, then spending a tenner of this fine new masterpiece will be a tenner well spent. You mark my words.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. FURBER on 28 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
Like others who have written reviews on here, I was immediately grabbed by 13 Senses when I heard the exquisite 'Into The Fire'. It would be my choice as the best tune of 2004.
Buying 'The Invitation' and listening to it for the first time, it sounded brilliant from start to finish and an album hasn't had such an immediate impact on me since probably Radiohead's 'The Bends' and Coldplay's debut.
This group are different class from indie fodder like Keane, Snow Patrol and Travis - don't get me wrong, those groups can all bang out some top songs but their music doesn't stay with you, or grow on you, to the same degree as 13 Senses haunting melodies do. The only shock to me is that they're not being heralded from the rooftops. As I write this on 28/10/04 their impact on the music world appears to have been minimal. Wake up and listen to the great piano riffs, people! I didn't see a single newspaper review of the album and as for Into The Fire, was it never released as a single because I am shocked it never seemed to get anywhere. Buy this album for your best music buddie (the one with the finely-honed taste) this Christmas. It'll keep their jingle bells jangling well into the New Year.
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