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Love Ire & Song [CD]

Frank Turner Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Xtra Mile Recordings
  • ASIN: B00142RWZO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,681 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
2. Reasons Not To Be An Idiot
3. Photosynthesis
4. Substitute
5. Better Half
6. Love Ire & Song
7. Imperfect Tense
8. To Take You Home
9. Long Live The Queen
10. A Love Worth Keeping
11. St. Christopher Is Coming Home

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This new 2014 re-issue of Frank Turner's second album 'Love Ire & Song' showcases Frank's musical maturity and adept storytelling lyricism in expressive and poignant songs. From the rousing opener of 'I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous' to the piano-led despondency of finale 'Jet Lag', Frank explores themes of lost love, loneliness, heartache and despair but without ever losing his inherent hope and optimism which runs brightly through the album's core. Includes the Zane Lowe championed single 'Photosynthesis'.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Evolution rather than revolution 2 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
The hardest working guy in music is back with his second full length solo album, a year after the debut - where does he find the time? Love, Ire and Song is musically more accomplished than Frank's previous output, though a little less energetic.

This time around the lyrical themes draw mostly upon his recent experiences as a solo artist who seemingly never stops, especially the impact of this non stop work ethic on relationships. This is nothing new, Frank has always sung about what is on his mind. Compare Frank's honesty to the majority of "production line pop" love songs and it is easy to see why he has such a loyal fan base. Frank will not short change you with fantasy worlds, false experiences or anything such nonsense.

Not that failed relationships and loneliness are the only themes here. Frank still has the knack for sharp social commentary and stinging one liners, many of which are crammed into the title track, Love, Ire and Song. Despite this being a folk album, the values honed in the hardcore scene are still abundant in Frank's current music.

All in all, this is a great album that continues down the path that Frank has been walking since 2005. Not many artists have the intelligence, stamina or balls to do what Frank does, and for that reason alone you should buy his albums. Your record collection will be all the better for it! And if you like what you hear, make sure you catch him live - he will probably be playing at a venue near you soon...
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frank Turner is a Phenomenon 13 April 2008
By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE
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Frank Turner is genuinely a phenomenon. It has been ten years since, in the height of Brit Pop, any musician or group of musicians completely engrossed me. But Turner, in the last five months since I first came across him, as totally got me. Frank Turner is a songwriter of great talent - if it wasn't (probably) against his code of ethics, he could probably make a fortune writing for others. His music - as the acoustic folk artist he has become since his days with punk rock band Million Dead - is all melodies and lyrics. The melodies are weaving and exciting. They are never derivative and the fit sweetly with the lyrics. Turner's voice has an impressive range, and is full of emotion. As a lyricist, he has an amazing knack of writing exactly what you are thinking, of being honest and open, and of saying all the things you wish you'd said - to yourself, your friends, current and former lovers, and to the world.

Here, on his second album, the sound is fuller - he uses his band more than on his previous releases. There are plenty of guitars (electric and acoustic), drums and even some strings. This feels totally natural, as once again Frank treats us to songs about life as a musician and a young (although getting old) person.

For me, Frank Turner has the ability to send shivers down my spine in almost any of his songs, written about almost any subject. These vary from the spectacular Photosynthesis (I won't sit down, I won't shut up, and most of all I will not grow up) to the heart-rending Long Live The Queen. In between, my favourite is probably To Take You Home, an incredibly folky and wonderfully warm love song. Either that, or the amazing opener, I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific 4 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
I bought this on the back of the excellent England keep my bones and wow was I not dissapointed, I'd even go as far as to say this is better.

Frank is a lyrical genius.

Can't wait to see him live.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant 6 April 2013
By Andy
Format:Audio CD
This album is my favourite album not only of Frank Turner's. It has a beautiful mix of upbeat and slower classic Frank Turner songs which provides a desirable album which i recommend to anyone interested in the singer/songwriter or folk genres.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars King Frank Does It Again! 20 May 2008
By RobK
Format:Audio CD
First of all I love Frank Turner and this album in particular. He has the ability to write songs which are deeply personal, but somehow can be meaningful to the listener. The songs on this album just make me feel so happy to listen to. But words really can't do justice to the talent of this man. Just buy this album and it will be one you will be listening to for years to come. I know I will be!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great album 9 Sep 2013
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I love all his music in any case and this is another great album that I listen to almost every day
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Frank. 3 Nov 2012
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favourite albums of his. Buy it, it's awesome. Love Substitute the most I think. Oh and also Photosynthesis.... and Long Live the Queen. And all the other songs. Great album with a nice real, punk-folk sound =)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic 20 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
Frank Turner's second album, and it compliments the first greatly, with songs about heartfelt relationship breakdowns which anyone can relate to. This guy is real, and his voice just captivates me, with lyrics that make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end (clichéd i know, but true). If you are knew to Frank, I would definitely recommend this album.

Frank incorporates realism, emotion and humour in this album, and makes it a truly great buy. If you ever get a chance to see Frank play live, go. He really is amazing, and the atmosphere in the room when he plays is just electric! Don't let it pass you by.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Some great songs
Top songs from a top song writer I would recommend this CD to anyone who likes well written songs performed well.
Published 3 months ago by Savage pencil
5.0 out of 5 stars Let Frank into your life
I'll keep this simple - i like all sorts of music, from the Beatles to Biffy Clyro. On a chance hearing of a FT track a couple of years ago i bought this album and this started the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by DB7DB7
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to shabby
Have not been listening to this long but it has some lovely stuff on it . It also has a younger less world worn feel to lots of the songs compared to his latest
Published 7 months ago by S. Blackman
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Ire & Song
A quality sing along with the great Frank Turner, a great mix of tunes to drink to, sing to, it has laughs, tenderness and some stand out lyrical moments. A quality record.
Published on 16 Mar 2012 by Faffking
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks!
Great music (recommended to me by a friend), and a good price. Delivery was on time and the CD in good condition.
Published on 31 July 2011 by Mr. A. G. Arnott
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest export we have
Frank Turner is the greatest export the UK has right now. Having heard him on Radio 1 at the back end of 2009, and getting hold of his entire back catalogue, I feel that Love, Ire... Read more
Published on 27 May 2011 by D. Summerton
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Just had to buy the vinyl out of sheer respect for this album and it was completely worth it. It sounds excellent and the vinyl looks really cool as well with its bright red... Read more
Published on 19 July 2010 by Chris Walton
5.0 out of 5 stars Frank Turner: Love Ire and Song review
Perhaps the best albums from the decade I have heard, Frank's mixture of poignant lyrics and wonderful acoustic music stand out for me as being so different and effective. Read more
Published on 18 Feb 2010 by Master Steven D. Sandbach
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of 2009
Frank turner has made my favourite album of the year and it will be yours too!
Published on 11 Mar 2009 by Mr. S. P. Pike
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