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Letting Off The Happiness [VINYL]


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Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, The People’s Key is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which ... Read more in Amazon's Bright Eyes Store

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Product details

  • Vinyl (23 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B0074LIIA2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 385,346 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Vinyl LP pressing of their 1998 album. Saddle Creek Records.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ross Clark on 1 Jun 2006
Format: Audio CD
I am a firm believer that records should not sound over produced and filled with sounds that a really not necessary. This record totally fulfills this idea, the first song 'If Winter ends' is effortlessy sweet and bursting with emotion but still has this raw sound to it that characterises this record. 'Letting Off The Happiness' was Conor's first major release and marks a section of his career whee his youth perfectly balance his music, I can relate to a lot of the songs on this record, it really documents life in a town where sometimes life just isn't what it should be.

The arrangements are quite fantastic on this record, you really get a healthy dose of what can happen when you combine the recording vision of Mike Mogis and the song writing effervescence of Conor Oberst.

This record is an excellant starting point for listening to Bright Eyes but, it's a record that really is one of the best he has recorded despite the perhaps more developped Conor we see in the latest releases. This record is ESSENTIAL and with out doubt holds it's own with the new material.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By MG on 1 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
Not having heard any of the other Bright Eyes (the brainchild of Conor Oberst) albums (yet) I was ...pleased to discover how enjoyable this album is. Starting with the first song that manages to mirror the building frustration of the lyrics in the mounting intensity of the music, continuing with the harrowing second song (whose haunting lyrics begin with "i had a brother once, he drowned in a bathtub before he had ever learned how to talk") and following through to the very last track this is a collection of beautiful, intelligent, heartfelt songs that leave you emotinally drenched, but happy at having had the experience.
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By Jacob on 4 Feb 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Conor's lyrics cease to amaze me, in having both the talent to show the brightside of depressing realities, and capturing thought-tracks propelled by their appropriate emotions!
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Format: Vinyl
This is one of the best Bright Eyes album, there is not any track that i dislike.
The only reason i didn't give it 5/5 is because the last track was missing.
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By Raymond O'Donnell on 29 Aug 2014
Format: Audio CD
Conor Oberst is a fine songwriter.
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