This is the Limited Edition version, which includes a bonus DVD.
Frayed by the ocean-hopping promotional commitments required to stay apace of their accruing popularity, South London's Mercury Music Prize-nominated urban folk-pop duo Turin Brakes
took stock and hunkered down in their Brixton studio bolt hole to record their third album JackInABox
. Wagons duly circled, one might have anticipated a portfolio of dry, woebegone claustrophobia. However, what JackInABox
actually tenders is the elixir of easy living, the lure of the open road and an emancipating two-fingered gesticulation in the prevailing direction of the sick city rat race. From the breezy, footloose opener "They Can't Buy The Sun" - imagine if The Eagles had listened to Loaded by The Velvet Underground - to the supple funky country acoustics of "Asleep With The Fireflies", JackInABox"
is all open fields, the heavens above and sunsets in rear view mirrors. "Oh no, my world is on fire, someone fetch some water cos I think Im going to burn" sings Olly Knights on the feverish title track, a magnetic aggregate of Pentangle's jazz-folk merry-go-round and The Notorious Byrd Brothers. "Forever" is mind balm for seekers of mellow, come-down reverie but - notwithstanding one or two ponderous pregnant pauses - JackInABox
finds Turin Brakes with a reinvigorated spring in their step. --Kevin Maidment
TURIN BRAKES JackInABox (2005 UK limited edition 2-disc set comprising the 12-track CD album featuring the single Fishing For A Dream plus a BONUS DVD
whick includes a track-by-track commentary by the band 2 exclusive live audio-visual tracks recorded at Bush Hall super 8 footage from the bands travels in the US video for the single with the directors commentary plus hidden extras. Housed in a picture sleeve - still sealed CDSOURX110)