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Lost Souls [CD]

Doves Audio CD
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The last time most of us saw Doves it was Glastonbury Festival 2003, headlining Sunday night against Moby. This wasn’t really a problem for them though. The year before, they’d been mid afternoon, playing in glorious weather, a crowd of people wide-eyed at the prospect of whole weekend opening up in front of them to the soundtrack of Catch The Sun. On the Sunday night, under the ... Read more in Amazon's Doves Store

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  • Audio CD (3 April 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00004IA0G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,774 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Firesuite
2. Here It Comes
3. Break Me Gently
4. Sea Song
5. Rise
6. Lost Souls
7. Melody Calls
8. Catch The Sun
9. The Man Who Told Everything
10. The Cedar Room
11. Reprise
12. A House

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In an about-face that will infuriate technophiles, this group of dance revisionists celebrate guitars and "real instruments" in the face of processed music. The Williams brothers and their mate Jim Goodwin first had a hit with the disco-charged "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)", but disillusionment with the Manchester scene set in, so they picked up guitars and formed Doves--a band determined to infuse raw emotion into music. From instrumental opener "Firesuite"--which showcases their rumbling, restrained guitar firepower--to the tumbling acoustic shanty "Sea Song", the Latin guitar lines of "The Man Who Told Everything", the balmy Technique-era New Order rocker "Catch The Sun" and the aqueous, soaring "Rise", none of the album's 11 tracks bear any real resemblance to each other. Doves have produced an outstanding debut album in Lost Souls, alternately melancholy and uplifting, sparkling darkly with charged atmospherics. --Mike Pattenden

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Album Of The Decade - 9 Years On........... 16 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
We often love albums because they were the soundtrack to certain events or periods of our lives. This album sounds like, feels like, and possibly even smells like the early Summer of 2000 and a period of my life that I do occasionally look back on and wonder if it was really some quirky Film4 offering. Enough of that. I still listen to this incredible album regularly and it never fails to amaze and transport me away from all the rubbish of modern life. Eclectic, dark, brooding, stirring and errrrrm lovely I suppose. In my humblest of opinions, Doves have never quite lived up to this - their debut, and sadly, neither has this decade. Here's to the night in 2000 when I went with a mate of mine to see a band called Terris at The Roadmender in Northampton - we listened to Lost Souls in the car there and back - Terris were supported by a band called Coldplay - my they got big very quick. It was me that shouted 'get yer hair cut' at Chris Martin, which he did. And because he did, Gwyneth fell for him and they got married. No need to thank me Chris. I was sober and straight that night, high only on that rare feeling where you really love an album and cant wait to play it again - Lost Souls - absolute genius and a beautiful beautiful album.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not lost 22 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Doves made their stunning debut with "Lost Souls," a brooding, symphonic rock album that is impossible to forget. The Manchester group delivers the basics -- simple melodies are layered with richly psychedelic sound, anguished songs about how it's "a crime to feel." If it is, then the Doves are accessories to the crime.
"Firesuite" opens the album in a unique way -- a chaotic rumble that turns into midtempo pop, dissolves into eerie sound effects, and then turns into a shudderingly epic rock song. On that note, the Doves dive into the heady rock of "Here It Comes" and the acoustically-based ballad "Man Who Told Everything." Other songs chart more twisted territory -- "Break Me Gently" is a mournful, grey-toned psychedelic head trip.
It's a rarity to find an album with no filler at all -- the closest thing "Lost Souls" has is "Reprise." It's even rarer to find an album than can do just about any kind of Brit-rock -- the Doves demonstrate power pop, shades of hard rock, and large doses of psychedelica. What's more, they often weave them all together at once.
The music is so seamless and smooth that it's a bit of a shock to see all that was involved in making it. The instrumentation is pretty standard: mellow acoustic guitar, some backing electric guitars, roiling basslines and solid drums. Then the brooding music is wrapped up in a few sound samples and windy-sounding programming. It sounds simple, but the results are mind-bendingly.
Vocalist/guitarist Jimi Goodwin has a great voice for this music -- his vocals actually manage to be the centerpiece of the music. He sounds strong and a bit depressed, as he sings about escaping from his life, burning houses and the loss of a love.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A success 24 April 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Following the mediocre new albums from Oasis and Embrace, it was up to Doves to restore my faith in 'epic' British guitar music. 'Lost Souls' succeeds spectacularly on this count. If Noel Gallagher had had any ambition, 'Standing on the shoulder of giants' might have sounded a little more like this record rather than the below-par Beatles facsimile he offered us instead. Although at 1 hour long the LP is perhaps a little too much for one sitting, the sheer quality of the songs and the originality of the way they are produced makes it a compelling debut. Particular highlights are the singles 'The Cedar Room', 'Sea Song' and 'Here It Comes' but the spectacular 'Rise', the La's-esque 'Melody Calls' and the gorgeous 'The Man Who Told Everything' demonstrate the sheer depth of this record. As the mark I've given it indicates, it's not a faultless album; a couple of the songs drag a little (the title track in particular sounds great but doesn't really go anywhere interesting), but this is still the first great debut of the year and one of the best albums of the year full stop. A triumph.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Three?, 13 July 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is the first album by Doves, and is it the best? Hmmmm. As far as debuts go its the best since Oasis' Definitely Maybe

I have owned this album for about 3 years and have constantly listened to it. It stayed in my cd player in my car throughout my 4th year of university.

It is, put very simply, an amazing album. The listener will not be disappointed in any way, if they are a fan of top british guitar/indie rock.

Lost Souls has everything you could ask for: rousing instrumental tracks (firesuite, reprise), feel good rock (The Cedar Room), chilled out mood tracks (break me gently, here it comes) familiar, chart tracks (catch the sun) and an amazingly eerie track to finish it off (a house).

The only problem is deciding which album of the three they have released is the best? The follow up entitled The Last Broadcast has caught by the river and there goes the fear, whilst the newest album Some Cities has the title track and almost forgot myself.

solution: buy all three from the new and used section in here and then see for yourself - i personally have to hand it to Lost Souls (due enormously to The Cedar Room and A House)
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2.0 out of 5 stars definitely not their best for me anyway!!!
I sincerely don't understand the fascination in this album, honestly there are a few good tracks, but for me it lags too much, yes there is lots of experimentalism but that is not... Read more
Published 4 months ago by eloquent
5.0 out of 5 stars Still their best album!
An amazing album, my favourite Doves album. All the songs are atmospheric and fantastic, only one I can think of which is not in my list of favourites. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mr. P. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Catch the sun, Before its gone!
Doves set standards very high with their incredible debut 'Lost Souls'. Creating their brand of rock which flows from mournful to upbeat beautifully in the blink of an eye. Read more
Published 18 months ago by C22man
4.0 out of 5 stars Lost and found
Sometime in spring 2002, in a period I should call the Month Of Doves, I bought this debut album within days of their second, The Last Broadcast, being released. Read more
Published on 15 Aug 2010 by stuckinazoo
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS NOW!!!
If you haven't heard this album yet, your seriously missing out. My first doves album was the last broadcast and since then I've been hooked on the doves original sound. Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2010 by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Sub sub comes of age
Brilliant. Atmohpheric and moody,t sweeping anrd soaraing. Catchey. Heartfelt. Loved it

If you like the Last Broadcase buy in.
Published on 27 Jun 2009 by BMB
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I'm not the only one...
...who thinks is by far the best Doves album to date. When a band releases a stunning first collection of tracks, it is always hard to live up to the standards set in subsequent... Read more
Published on 17 Jun 2009 by S. Nicoll
5.0 out of 5 stars Doves Best Album
What surprises me about Lost Souls (easily one of this decades best LPs) is that it didn't have a bigger impact upon release. Read more
Published on 11 April 2009 by K. Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars spine tingling
Listened to this album from start to finish again yesterday and I'd forgotten just HOW GOOD it is. The other two Doves albums are amazing, but far more accessible and immediate. Read more
Published on 17 Feb 2009 by JonnyDigital
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Doves
I went to see Doves at 'The Southern' in Chorlton shortly before this came out.
I was proud to be a fan.
I love this album.
Published on 12 Oct 2008 by Mr. L. Watts
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