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  • Audio CD (23 Jan 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000JAXV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 361,938 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "One of their best - even without Quiver!!" 26 Oct 2000
Format:Audio CD
Having purchased all of their albums on vinyl, it is great to be able to get most of the early ones on CD. Starting off with the Dylan-esque "Lady Like You", this album never lets up from start to finish. Muff Winwood's keyboard helps to give a fuller sound, along with occasional orchestration. "Ireland" must be one of the first protest songs about the Belfast Troubles, but the message is still relevant almost 30 years on! Was surprised that one track from the vinyl album has been replaced by the classic "Sailing" - there was plenty of room left on the CD to include 11 tracks. A must buy for anyone looking for the next Beatles in the early 70's!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent melodic song-writing! 17 Jun 2009
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
The Sutherland Brothers were always under-rated as a band despite being amongst the best song-writers in the country. Not even the "Arms of Mary" hit, that they had with Tim Renwick on board as the Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, was able to propel them to real stardom and they remained relatively unknown. My view is that in merging influences from the pop and folk worlds they actually made their music unappealing to many fans of those genres: additionally, their music was never heavy enough to appeal to many in the rock crowd.

That some of their recorded material survives to this day and is now beginning to surface on mp3 downloads such as this is a tribute to their insightful fans who could see past all the "fluff" I've alluded to above and have never lost faith in their music. If you're new to the band, then "Lifeboat" is a good place to start.

I remember having "Lifeboat" on vinyl as a teenager and always enjoying the album, so was really pleased to have the opportunity to purchase the mp3 download now that I no longer have the capability for playing records. "Lifeboat" is, of course, the album that first brought "Sailing" to light. This song really exemplifies what I was saying above: presented here in quite a folky production with a big drum beat sound that is slightly over-powering, it was stripped down to its melodic essence and given a lush pop arrangement for Rod Stewart's massive no.1 hit.

Look elsewhere on "Lifeboat" and you will find plenty of other songs that are equally rich in melody and catch hooks: "Real Love", which closes the album, is a big favourite of mine, but there are really no weak tracks on here.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lifeboat sutherland bros 20 Dec 2010
By wolfie
Format:Audio CD
like another review i was also miffed that sorrow was left off the reissued version ..still a class album though stand out track has too be realove great ending on the keyboards. hopefully a new version of lifeboat may be released later this year with the usa tracks +sorrow back on .glad too see slistream reisued on 23rd of july 2012. keep up the good work talking elephant .com music.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Still a better effort than their first release 29 Jun 2002
By Mark J. Perkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
For those people who, like me, grew up listening to the radio in the early 70's; The Sutherland Brother's and Quiver had one killer song that seperated them from all the rest. (I don't want to love you but) You got me anyway, is always going to be the type of song that will define the great sound that was unique to SB&Q. Sadly though, this reissue being an Import does'nt contain that song! While it is certainly a huge step compaired to their first release; the US version contained the hit that this import does'nt list.Great songs like "Real Love", "Lady Like You", "Where Do We Go Wrong", and "Sailing" still make this CD a Keeper. But do yourself a favor; get "Dream Kid", "Beat Of The Streat", "Slipstream" and all of the other SB&Q releases. And if you're lucky enough to hear(I Don't Want To Love You But) You got Me Anyway; you"ll experience what made 70's music like this so magical!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lifeboat was an album and a half 20 Dec 2008
By Bill Krohn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Looking to replace valuable 70s albums in the 90s or the 00s is often hard, very frustrating. This album, in the import version, was nice, gentle, melodic folk rock. The US version had the best songs from the UK version with newer songs by the Sutherland Brothers who had joined forces with Quiver right after the recording of the first (UK) version of this record. The US version had half an album of mostly rockers, done with Quiver, which started the Sutherland Brothers on a rockers trip for awhile. So actually Lifeboat is an album and a half, which could easily have fit on the cd. I hope CBS decides to re-release it again SOON with all the tracks to Lifeboat. The same thing happened with their last album. The UK version was SBNQ while the US version was just The Sutherland Brothers, or was it the other way around? With 3 songs difference. Another fine work that CBS/SONY should combine when reissuing, please. And add the b side Silver Sister to Lifeboat or Dream Kid when you reissue them, please do it right.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Somebody's got to be kidding here... 3 Nov 2007
By T. Noon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Not only does this album feature Sailin' (which a lot of smarter folks than me liked enough to cover) but the final track, "Real Love" includes some of Stevie Winwood's best keyboard playing. And that's just a couple of the highlights. I don't have time to fully educate the unappreciative, but if you take a chance on any of the Sutherland Bros albums you'll hear some great richly melodic rock.
4.0 out of 5 stars Why do Reissues change the song selections? 12 Feb 2014
By John Joseph - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have been replacing my vinyl collection with CD's for the last 15 years. I was disappointed to learn that the song that caused me to purchase 'Lifeboat' back in 1973 - You Got Me Anyway - wasn't on the reissue and that some additional songs were added. When purchasing the CD I could not get your website to show the list of songs on the product. Thank goodness I also purchased 'The Very best of Sutherland Brothers and Quiver' which had that song on it. I understand that reissues add additional material which may not have been available before, which is great to get more from our favorite artists, but to leave out the song that 'hit the charts' and thus got people interested in their music - I can't understand.
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