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Lucy

Candlebox Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Love Stories & Other Musings, the fifth studio album from Candlebox (released April 3 on AudioNest/Fontana/Universal), evidences a newfound level of maturity for the band, formed in 1991 in Seattle. At the same time, listening to it with the volume knob cranked up emphatically reveals that frontman Kevin Martin, lead guitarist Peter Klett, drummer Scott Mercado, and their bandmates, remain ... Read more in Amazon's Candlebox Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Aug 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sire
  • ASIN: B000002N08
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,746 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Simple Lessons
2. Drowned
3. Lucy
4. Best Friend
5. Become (To Tell)
6. Understanding
7. Crooked Halo
8. Bothered
9. Butterfly
10. It's Amazing
11. Vulgar Before Me
12. Butterfly(Reprise)

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Candlebox ~ Lucy

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm...it's called Lucy, not Widelux.... 8 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
It has to be said that 'hard rock' died off in the early nineties. When grunge followed, the likes of 'Bon Jovi', were somewhat left behind...for some, grunge had some great guitar work but was too sludgey and the despairing mood was too much. Here's where Candlebox come in...
It also has to be said that Candlebox are one of the most underrated bands of the nineties...their debut album, 'Candlebox' definatly had hit quality in the likes of 'Cover Me' and 'Far Behind' but it disappeard the scene as quickly as it had come onto it. Candlebox combine hard guitars, a la grunge, and soaring vocals that often lacked those despairing moments. Some songs still did, but what can you expect?
So after that success Candlebox returned with this, their second album, 'Lucy'. And you can tell from just one listen that this is a 'if it's not broken, don't fix it' kind of album. It combines that same hard rock formula of s/t, and the slower songs are there too, but unfortunatly where s/t worked incredibly well, and was even on a par with the likes of Guns N' Roses, this fails.
The likes of opener, 'Simple Lessons' are blatant attempts to carry on the Candlebox wagon, but unfortunatly turns into a poor chant-along right from the start. It's ironic that people even dare to call it the highlight...but apart from that and the occasional nostalgic trip into the durge, this is a fairly solid effort, though for this album you have to prefer the soft over the hard. The main highlights are the songs with the feelings, such as 'Become (To Tell)', 'Understanding', 'Butterfly' (and it's reprise), and 'Vulgar Before Me'. The only real stand out hard rock song on here is 'Bothered', so for many this will be pretty much hit and miss.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Widelux?????? 27 July 2003
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Seriously?! As far as I know, this album is entitled "Lucy" (might also be the reason why it says that on the cover, don't you think!). Anyway, it's a pretty good album. I'm not giving it five stars simply because their other two albums (candlebox and happy pills) are better. It's part of what I call the original alternative music (meaning the amazing music that came out of Seattle around the late 80's and first part of the 90's). If you're into that, then check this out. Too bad they broke up after happy pills, which I think is their best album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars underrated album from the grunge era 3 Jan 2002
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this is a very good album from a band who are unheard of in the uk very strong and passionate vocals highlights are simple lessons, butterfly, lucy,
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review of the Definitive Remaster version of Lucy 2 July 2011
By fenjaz0707 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is not a review of the original release of this album but rather the remaster.
I'm posting this review because I searched high and low but could not find a single comparison between the original and remastered versions.
I'd hate to say this but the remaster adds hardly anything new to the album. The volume is actually a tad *quieter* than the original. The only difference you can hear is an extremely minor boost of the bass/low-end.
To summarize, don't bother with the remaster as it's just a waste of money.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Casual listeners need not apply nor understand 6 Oct 2000
By Mike Stuker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First off, Candlebox were one of the most under-rated bands in the 90's. And this is one of the best albums of the 90's. Unjustly labeled post-grunge, Candlebox definately have their own distinct sound.
Now on to the album. The first track, Simple Lessons is rockin' and reminiscent of their debut but that's where the similarities stop. This is an album you have to listen to all the way through a couple times to appreciate it, but when you do it is definately worth it. My favorite song is Butterfly. It is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever head. That song has to have the most breathtaking chorus I've ever heard. The Reprise version is similarly great and a little more trippy. Other great rock songs include Drowned, Best Friend, and It's Amazing. Some mellower, but equally enjoyable songs include Lucy, Become (To Tell), and Vulgar Before Me. If you like their debut because of Kevin Martin's voice, you won't be disappointed. He sounds better than ever.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1995 was just an odd year for music 17 Jan 2006
By The_Sink - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
At a time when grunge was certainly in decline, and hard rock/heavy metal acts like Korn, Pantera, etc, were growing in popularity, Candlebox was unfairly neglected by radio, music lovers, and MTV. Despite the hugely successful self titled release two years prior, lucy was discarded by everybody as soon as it was released. And it was their finest work.

Many people complain that Candlebox didn't have a "defined" sound, which was perfectly reflected in lucy. I disagree with those people who see a dramatic shift between the band's first and second albums, but I suppose that is mainly subjective. Lyrically, lucy is simple; Kevin Martin chooses rhyming over substance in many songs, which is fine for the time period when everything was so serious and bleak. I don't see the overall bleakness of lucy like others, although uplifting is not a word one would use for the album or the band itself.

Musically, lucy is defined by the standouts: Simple Lessons, Understanding, and Butterfly (Reprise). Not the radio friendly music the self titled release contained, musically lucy is more "in your face" and raw. Combined with Martin's emotional yet simple lyrics, lucy is a powerful album. Unfortunately the emotion and power was lost on a generation of confused music listeners and has fallen into oblivion. But this is definitely an album worth buying if you're a fan of the first Candlebox album, Our Lady Peace, or Seven Mary Three.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucy-One of the BEST albums of the 90's! 5 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is great in the form that it's mellow; a nice change. I thought this album sucked until I actually listened to it. Kevin Martin is by far the best lyricist out of the 90's. The best songs on this album are"Simple Lessons," "Drowned," "Lucy," and "Vulgar Before Me." If anyone thinks Candlebox have lost their edge, they're wrong!! In the words of Peter Klett:"We can be mellow, but we can also rip their faces off."
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very different sophomore effort, expansion to excellence. 22 Nov 2000
By Chris Coburn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Candlebox unfortunately is one of those groups that continue to make excellent music after achieving success, but people almost refuse to embrace it. This almost always happens when the band decides to venture into a wider eray of sound. No one likes change, especially not in music. Its really sad that if a band wants to change with the weather of there life they are crucified. Lucy shows a bit more of an introspective, and more melodic-funky Candlebox. I'm sure many ignorant metal heads in the stew of gnashing teeth hate this album. Especially in comparison to the hard edged first album. But I take both of these albums to heart. This album finds you being compelled more emotionally while still riding the groove of thumping bass and crunching guitar. Yes, its a more subdued album. But music goes with emotion, and this is just how they felt at the time. Congrats guys, do what you love, despite your popularity, just do what you love. Because there are many of us who also love it.
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