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Lion And The Cobra

Sinead O'Connor Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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There has never been mistaking Sinead O’Connor for anybody else. A voice born to break as many hearts as windows, as tender as it is lethal. The face, simultaneously that of ocean-wide-eyed angel and shaven-headed warrior queen. And the spirit, courageous in its conviction, undaunted by controversy and fortified with endless reserves of resilience. Sinead O’Connor is that rare ... Read more in Amazon's Sinead O'Connor Store

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  • Audio CD (1 July 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: PLG UK Catalog
  • ASIN: B0001NIV0C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,203 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Jackie
2. Mandinka
3. Jerusalem
4. Just Like U Said It Would B
5. Never Get Old
6. Troy
7. I Want Your (Hands On Me)
8. Drink Before The War
9. Just Call Me Joe

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Moz
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I find Sinead's albums patchy but the good ones are brilliant - this debut and "Faith and Courage" are religious stuff, not in any churchy orthodox sense but in that life, the universe and everything sense. This is far superior to "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" or "Am I Not Your Girl" - a whole different thing, not cabaret, MOR stuff but cutting edge venomous songs - full of passion, love and anger. Full of pain, joy, and life experience.

With the exception of "Just call me Joe" (a dirge) and maybe "Drink before the War" -(okay but nothing special) - these are all terrific tracks delivered with a commitment and conviction that you can only do on your debut album. It is mysterious and innovative but wholly accesible.
Great guitar driven music.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my Top 10 Albums ever!!! 15 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
Ok,an teenage gay James bought this straight away after hearing 'Mandinka' just once. Not long after I saw Sinead O' Connor on 'Top of the Pops' and was blown away by her presence and appearance. I read all I could in the music presses and was really impressed when I found out that originally she had long, lustrous, hair and her agent or whoever wanted to market her in that way - appearance was everything; and so she promptly shaved it all off. Essentially she was going to get far on her musical ability or not at all. So you can imagine how important she was to a young man developing his own 'un-conventional' identity.

Ok, the prelude is over ....... GASP! The tracks on the album were at the time and indeed still are uniquely different. I love the sampling with Gaelic on 'Never Get Old' as well as the beautiful lyrics - "young man in a quiet place". 'Jerusalem' and 'Jackie' are fantastic for the vocals alone and 'Troy' is my all time favourite 'angry breaking up with someone' tune.

Yeah, the album is nearly twenty years old, but yet to be equalled. Not many men like Sinead O' Connor, and neither seemingly do many women and strangely enough for the same reasons. Few people it seems like a woman who stands up for herself and believes in what she does. Ok, so I'm biased, but try it out before you disregard it out of hand.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 23 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
what to say???????.....this album is amazing,,,pure art...this is first album i own by sinead....every time i listened to this album i'm blowing away...you should listen this.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinead's First Masterpiece 21 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Sinead at her best. The Lion and the Cobra is a stunning album - songs like 'Just like u said it would be', 'Drink before the war' and 'Troy' make it essential in anyone's record collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gob smacking! 6 Mar 2000
By Andy Millward VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The first time I heard Sinead O'Connor sing Mandinka, I could barely believe my ears. Then I heard the album, with Mandinka, Jerusalem and Just Like U Said It Would Be in rapid succession and believed I'd uncovered a true original with a haunting voice and some of the most creative songwriting of its day.
So had a lot of other people, it's true, and some of Sinead's later career failed to live up to the heights of her first album, but you've got to admire the freshness of this effort, even now. Just a few low spots on this disk, but don't let that put you off a truly memorable recording.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Packs a punch 12 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
No album has ever done better justice to this remarkable singer's voice. And the arrangements, the lyrics, everything here is wonderful and devastating.
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