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The Boy Who Knew Too Much (Bonus tracks version)

20 Feb 2014 | Format: MP3

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3:58
2
3:33
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3:43
4
3:44
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4:16
6
2:49
7
3:00
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3:20
9
3:18
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2:58
11
2:54
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3:22
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3:13
Disc 2
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4:24
2
3:04
3
6:07
4
3:17
5
3:34
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3:55
7
3:32
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3:10
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4:11
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4:12
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3:45
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6:18
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5:22
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7:08
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3:15
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5:07
17
5:38


Product details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 2:00:07
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  • ASIN: B002N2VC3M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,674 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Peter TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Sep 2009
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Mika is pure gold. Yes, his music is pop, but it's music to sing, dance and feel good to, which is good enough for me. And I still haven't got tired of the first album, Life in Cartoon Motion after three years.

If you were worried that Mika's first album was too perfect and that the second album was bound to be a let-down, you can stop worrying now. I received the "Deluxe" (double-CD) version this morning, and I've been listening to it on loop ever since. This is a selection of new songs that are easily recognisable as Mika songs, but they're not clones. The trademark falsetto is still there, the songs are instantly likable, and there's a powerful emotional punch in the lyrics that help keep the songs fresh on repeated listening. It's music to pick you up and make you feel good.

The only slight disppointment is that there are just 13 tracks on the first CD - the bonus track is Lover Boy. There is no acoustic version of We Are Golden.

The second CD is a 17-track live recording from a one-off concert at Sadler's Wells, with a mix of songs from Life in Cartoon Motion and The Boy, plus several rarities from singles and EPs. I have no idea if there were ballerinas on stage during that concert, but it would be typical of Mika's showmanship if there were. The arrangements are quite different from those on the album, so this isn't a duplicate of tracks you already have. The Happy Ending duet with Ida Falk Winland brings me out in goosebumps. The pace and the wildness of the interpretations increases towards the end of the set; the energy is irresistable. Lollipop ends the concert, then there are three encores - plus an abandoned version of Any Other World (I would have liked to hear a full version)!

If you are a Mika junkie like me, there's no choice. You just have to buy this. And for the extra couple of quid, the 2 CD version just has to be worth it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Francis Bennett on 11 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
The other two reviews written for this (so far) are I believe either ridicoulously unfair on this new album or jumping to conclusions. Both haven't heard all the tracks so they don't really have a non biased view on the album.

Mika was being interviewed on a music channel and as part of the program, performed all the songs. Songs such as "Rain" stood out to me (as well as obvious "we are Golden"). But it is a slightly different take to his orignial debut album. The songs on this album all have darker meanings (in the interview I watched, he was quoted as saying "it's like ring a ring of roses"). Also, as with "we are golden" the choir-esk childen are shouting in the songs more this time around.

I'm sure it'll be a good album and there are some songs that you'll listen to and know immediately that they'll be released as singles, but don't except the happy feel good vibe that came from songs such as "Big Girl" and "love Today" and even "We Are Golden". For example, "Rain" is all about a girlfriend who dumped him via a letter, and it expresses his anger towards her for doing this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Janice Taylor on 13 Oct 2009
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Great cd especially having the Live at Sadlers Wells included.

Was lucky enough to see him at the Radio 2 show in Blackpool he was great, he is a fantastic showman and always puts a smile on my face.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wildheart on 2 Oct 2009
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I bought this album on the strength of watching "We Are Golden" on Jonathan Ross a while back.

I first bought "Life In Cartoon Motion," which I now wish I'd done as soon as I'd heard "Grace Kelly," particularly given what I now know about the motivation behind that song.

This is a very promising follow up to a very promising first album.

Plenty of people have one good album in them, but Mika shows real potential of a long career in the business.

I'm 100% sure that his many detractors, who aren't actually listening to what's going in the music and prefer to slag off the man and call that "reviewing" the songs, will one day eat their ill considered words..but that's nothing new, the music press has been laden with such "reviews," every since I can remember reading them.

. What does Mika possess musically, putting all other considerations aside?

. He has a very sophisticated understanding of melody and harmony; demonstrating chord progressions and melodic twists and turns which would leave most writers of Pop and a few Classical Artists flummoxed.

. His vocal part writing is as complex as anything Queen, or anything, which other great pop vocal part writers such as the Beach Boys, ever produced.

. He can write successfully in a wide variety of styles from Gospel, through Vaudeville + Jazz to Soul and even the odd great Pop tune. This is the sort of thing which set a number of Great Artists aside from their contemporaries, Queen and The Beatles among them. But they didn't have the same sort of musical weapons in their armoury. The Scissor Sisters, who I really admire, are attempting to write in that tradition, but they are lacking the ammunition also, going by what I've heard, so far.

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By D. Lacalle Fernandez on 14 Sep 2009
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This is my issue with Mika: The songs always sound as if too much has been lifted from the most sugar-coated parts of the pop songbook... But so far the end product has been irresistible.

I have the same issue with "We Are Golden". I cannot decide whether the inspiration for the chorus comes from Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" or, even worse, from Jason Donovan's "Too Many Broken Hearts". But I cannot blame Mika because Jon Bon Jovi and Diane Warren have made a two-decade long career out of the same chorus principle.

In the case of Mika, again, the problem-blessing is that the end result is irresistible. And I give up and surrender to his magic. Overblown? check. Hystrionic? yes. Fantastic? You bet.

I hear reviews of the album so far are mixed. The reviews of his debut were horrific. So no worries. Go Mika! Outrage our purist hearts again with a heavy dose of pop perfection. I surrender
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