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Lover/Fighter CD+DVD

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Product details

  • Audio CD (6 Oct. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B0000DBPHG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,864 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. We Will Still Need A Song
2. Even An Ugly Man
3. Wonderful And Sad
4. Anger As Beauty
5. No Reason To Cry Out Your eyes
6. Tonight Romanticize The Automobile
7. The Future Language Of Slaves
8. Smoke Baby
9. Autumn's Here
10. Ilfracombe
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Jealous of your cigarette (Video - live)
2. Your beauty must be rubbing off (Video - live)
3. The Making of Lover/Fighter (Video)

Product Description

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN Lover/Fighter Special Edition (2003 UK 13-track debut CD by the Canadian songwriter who pours his observational songs upon the listener in a voice that twists between Bono & Buckley with sublime hooks & clever wordplay. This Special Edition has four bonus songs not on the original CD plus a DVD featuring two videos making of footage and a photo gallery. Complete with picture sleeve booklet)

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By t barrett on 15 Nov. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Very Good
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "spicymau" on 19 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This new album seems to be a really great one ( as usual...)
Hawksley Workman is a sensitive, surprising and crazy artist. In one word: AMAZING!
When you listen to his last album, you can't resist to buy the other one...It's just like a smooth drug!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Raw & Pure 6 Jan. 2005
By Luke - Published on
Format: Audio CD
When you find yourself skipping every second track on a cd, or changing the radio station at an unreal pace, you know you properly appreciate music, and you know what you are looking for. Lover/Fighter is a cd for those who enjoy pure, raw, meaningful music. "No reason to cry out your eyes" is the only song off this album that I had ever heard played on air, or seen on mtv, and although it was a fast favourite, I never really explored the artist. After downloading further songs, I was compelled to buy the cd as it appeared to have 3 quality songs on it, which in this day and age is scarce to say the least. After popping the cd in my car player, I listened to it through, and I was amazed by the fact that I felt no urge to skip any tracks, or search for my "favourites". Lover/Fighter is solid through and through, and it leads you through the emotions, from mellow tracks like "wonderful and sad", the rock-ish "smoke baby" to the simple solitude of a song like "autumn's here". This is a must have for your collection, one of the few cds i don't regret purchasing.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is an amazing CD 6 Aug. 2004
By "epayne86" - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is actually one of the best cd's i've listened to in a long time. The songs are meaningful and beautiful. The parodies he uses in his music and the symbolism is pure genuis. The only song I question is a bonus track and thats only because he swears too much for me. My personal favorites are "Even an Ugly Man", "Future Language of Slaves", and "Smoke Baby", but truly the entire album is great.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Diamond In The Rough 6 Aug. 2005
By Jasper - Published on
Format: Audio CD
In typical fashion, excellent music flies right under the media radar. This may be blamed, I Think, on a poor choice for the first single (Anger as Beauty), one of the, if not the, poorest songs here. That aside, Hawksley makes some excellent tunes on this CD, and the whole album flows very well.

That Hawksley is a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic is on display everywhere.

I can't find much negative to say about this album. "We Will Still Need a Song" makes you wonder about who will be sitting next to you when you're 85 and sitting on a rocking chair outside on a nice sunny day in September. However, there is still definitely a note of sadness to this song. Sadness is a consistent theme on this album even when the beat and sound is upbeat. The one song this doesn't apply to is "Anger as Beauty" which just gets in the way of an excellent flow.

The five best songs are all one after the other, starting with "Tonight Romanticize the Automobile" and ending with "Addicted." "Tonight" is just a solid showcase of the talents here: guitar is on full display, and so are Hawksley's gravelly vocals. "Future Language of Slaves" is a haunting piece of vocal work with very subtle instrumentation that adds to it. The highlight is undoubtedly "Slaves... slaves..." A positively excellent song when listened to far from a large city at night, perhaps at the cottage.

"Smoke Baby" is a masterful fusion of the rest of the album's sound with a more urban vibe. However, it doesn't pick up the pace too much, which is good, because otherwise it would definitely jar the rest of the album, as the tracks surrounding it are so delicate (and that's meant in the best possible way).

If you listen to "Autumn's Here" 50 times over a year and never *once* have your eyes even get moist, there is something wrong with you. I can't add anything more to this.

Now on my version of the CD , there is a song separating "Autumn's Here" and "Addicted." They might have flipped the last two songs on this version. In any case, "Addicted" is just a wicked jam tune. It does drag a bit, but since it does finish the album (or does for me), I didn't mind. IT gives you time to get up and press play as soon as the CD finishes or to pick another CD. You won't want to though.

An excellent album, and I can't think of any vocalist that could pull off half the songs on this album other than Hawksley.

4.5 < Hawksley Workman, Lover/Fighter < 5.0

An Excellent CD!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
So glad I bought this album! 31 Mar. 2004
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I heard the song "Anger as Beauty" on the radio and then heard it again when I caught the countdown on MuchMusic and thought " I have to buy this album!" Which I did, and boy, am I glad! What a great album! So listenable from beginning to end. For any of you who haven't yet had the pleasure of listening to this CD, I can't really help you out by comparing Hawksley to anyone else. Sorry! He is definitely in a category all his own. Although, something about this album reminds me of Elvis Costello's "When we Were Cruel". Not that Hawksley sounds like Elvis . . I guess just in the sense that Elvis' sound is so unique as well. It is definitely my second favourite album this past year - right behind Sam Robert's "We were Born in a Flame". (not that he sounds like Sam either!)
Smoke Baby is probably my favourite song, but Anger as Beauty, Even An Ugly Man and We Will Still Need A Song are close behind, as is the last hidden track, which I can't remember the name of right now. Autumn's Here is stripped down and stark, but gorgeous. Really, there are none I dislike. On the Highway Tonight There's No Reason to Cry out Your Eyes has a very neat video. A girl is crying in a car, and Hawksley is a little guy with a guitar hanging by a string from the rearview mirror, trying to get down. Cool idea whoever had it. Also love the fact that Hawksley is a drummer but plays all the instruments himself. (kind of like Pete Yorn - although I don't think Pete plays the base)
Anyway, it's a great album. Definitely worth a listen. (It might even make it into my top 10 favourite albums of all time.)I'm sure I will be listening to it for years to come, and I will definitely be checking out more Hawksley . . . hope you will too!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Lover/Fighter an intense journey into the soul of Hawksley 10 Feb. 2004
By Isadora - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The very day this album was set for release in Canada, I went on autopilot to the local HMV to buy it. I had in the past been a Hawksley fan, owning one of his previous releases "(Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves". Through my past experiences with the vocal and poetry-driven sounds of Hawksley Workman, I knew that I wouldn't be disappointed with "Lover/Fighter".
My intuition was right. This album represents Hawksley as a tortured soul to his unseen muse Isadora. He makes references to whiskey on several tracks, and doesn't refrain from diving into his true sentiments, if not lyrically - vocally. Oozing a romantic, untamed and operatic feistiness, Burns relentlessly opens his heart to the listener.
One of the bonus tracks, "Addicted", boasts a fun, 50's swing-style sound. I found it to be the most humourous track, as it includes some witty rhymes and cursing. It will not disappoint. In every song, Hawksley delivers a poetic journey into his soul.
This CD is always in my discman, I now regard it as the soundtrack to my life. Each song has a different edge to it, be it sexy, fun, cool, crazy, intoxicated - whatever. So, if you're not familiar with the not too hard, not too soft but just right sounds of Hawksley, or if you've been a fan since day one, I guarantee you that you will never want to put this album down.
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