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It's a Shame About Ray [Extra tracks]

Lemonheads Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (7 Dec 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • ASIN: B000002IUZ
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,308 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. It's A Shame About Ray 3:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Kitchen 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ceiling Fan In My Spoon 1:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
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LEMONHEADS Its A Shame About Ray (1992 German reissue 13-track CD album including the singles Its A Shame About Ray Confetti and the Bonus Recording Mrs. Robinson complete with fold-out picture sleeve)


American rock's very own boy-bimbo, Evan Dando, really wasn't happy with one particular part of this album: a rocking version of Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" (later to turn up on Wayne's World 2) which does, to be fair, seem a bit out of place on the best album the band have written. So let's ignore it and concentrate on the other twelve tracks of comparatively gentle (next to what other bands were up to at the time) melodies have to offer. Well, it's rather a lot actually. Dando's softly bewildered vocals seem to float over understated but perfect pop tunes like the sad little title track and "Rudderless," while "Bit Part" is adorably yearning, and about as unresistable as an Andrex puppy. Never underestimate the quiet boys. --Emma Johnston

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's A Shame if you don't have this album 8 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A bright and breezy collection of immaculate acoustic pop, this is one of the finest albums ever made. Why? Three reasons:
1. The opener, "Rockin' Stroll" describes the world from a toddlers point of view, something I never appreciated until I saw the video. This alone makes it a genius record.
2. The whole album clocks in at not much more than 28 minutes (without Mrs Robinson which was added after it became a hit), but crams about 56 stupendous tunes in each of it's twelve tracks (that's a definite guaranteed FACT). Brevity and more tunes than you can shake a stick at- marvellous!
3. Even the addition of a slightly cack-handed version of Mrs Robinson doesn't detract from this albums overall loveliness. It's that fantastic.
A pure melodic pop rush that you'll have on repeat time after time after time- yet still have plenty of time to enjoy the other finer things in life. Life's too short for long records!
This is, quite simply, a glorious, life affirming record.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true 5/5 album. 18 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
The problem with reviews on Amazon is that, most people only rate an album if they love it, so it inevitably gets a 5, when it should really be a 3 or 4. Make no mistakes here though, this is a truly great album, possibly the best of a generation of music called grunge, although I've always struggled to put it in this category myself. After nearly twenty years since it's release it sounds ultra fresh, an album that completely transcends both time and category. I bought it more or less when it first came out, and re bought it on CD, and still listen to it. I could go through the whole album bit by bit, but an album that isn't in a cardboard box under the bed after nearly twenty years should be testament enough to the brilliance of this pop classic!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop Perfection 8 Nov 2003
By OMG! It's got a plug! TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Simply a stunning collection of songs. The fact that this album is so short (little more than 30 minutes) makes it so good. The songs are immediate and never overstay their welcome. Perfect Pop. The cover of Mrs Robinson, although an okay cover version, does spoil it a bit at the end. They were a very good live band and the follow up album to this, Come on Feel the Lemonheads, is equally as good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 33 Minutes Of Bliss 8 Feb 2012
Format:Audio CD
I hadn't listened to this cd for about a decade, so when I tossed it into the player and cranked up the volume to an indecent level, I was expecting the usual mix of faint nostalgia and mild disappointment. I was wrong! This bright, buzzing (and definitely brief) album hasn't dated at all and is just as brilliant as it was twenty years ago. Evan Dando and his playmates cram more musical invention and energy into thirty minutes of music than most bands manage in their entire careers. A rock classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best! 8 May 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Forgot how good this was, after having it on release in the 1990's and selling it.
Got it back now for good!
Short and sweet rock!
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 10 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A great album that stands the test of time - a real fee good cd if you love indie music go get it !
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5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE GREATEST 90'S ALBUMS OF ALL TIME!! 23 Jan 2013
By Warren
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album 20 years ago when it was first released but somehow misplaced it several years ago!! My new copy arrived a few months ago and I was transported back in time to when I was 16 years old....This album is nothing short of superb and shows that pop music can be raw and moving!! Okay....many of you may say that the Lemonheads are not pop but compared to others on the scene at the time such as Nirvana , Pearl jam , Soundgarden , Alice chains , Rage against The Machine , Dinosaur Jr....They were!!! Okay maybe pop/rock. But it was nice for me to listen to something much more chilled and gave my ears a break from the hard stuff. Vocal's great , song writing great , Evan Dando is a real talent. The sound is old fashioned and authentic but modern at the same time!!! When they say "they dont make them like that anymore" they really dont. When I think of great music I think of the 60's , 70's & 90's!! In my opinion The Lemonheads were the top pop/rock band of the 90's and this is their masterpiece. Shuch a shame that they are no longer talked about!! I would advise everyone to buy a copy....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect pop track in about 30 seconds
perfect pop track in about 30 seconds. You need the demo and album versions as different virtues. And i'm not a lemonheads fan
Published 2 months ago by Maia
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent album
One of those albums that feels instantly familiar and reminiscent of better days gone by. Heartbreakingly honest at times in such an upbeat kind of fashion. Read more
Published on 14 Mar 2012 by Mr. Gregg Nicholl
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album, good price, good service!
Classic album of early 90's stoner indie-rock. I still have the cassette from when it was first released & finally got around to upgrading to the cd, & glad i did because it's... Read more
Published on 20 July 2011 by C. Chalkley
5.0 out of 5 stars blink and you'll miss this acoustic pop/rock classic
Unlike previous attempts by Evan and the gang, this immensely listenable. It has an "unplugged" feel.Normally this means the songs are stripped bare and dull. Read more
Published on 24 Jun 2002 by "willie66"
5.0 out of 5 stars Turn your ears this way.
Lemonheads are one of the best bands around. Evan Dando's cathy tunes stand forever as some simple, yet very melodic and intelligent songs that you will keep coming back to again... Read more
Published on 14 Mar 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Light American indie scorcher
I discovered this album whilst experiencing a typical adolescent 'Nirvana' stage sifting through tapes that my brother recorded in his early teens. Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2000
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