Marchin' Already
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Marchin' Already

18 Jun 1999

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  Song Title
Hundred Mile High City (Album Version)
Better Day (Album Version)
Travellers Tune (Album Version)
Big Star (Album Version)
Debris Road (Album Version)
Besides Yourself (Album Version)
Get Blown Away (Album Version)
Tele He's Not Talking (Album Version)
Foxy's Folk Faced (Album Version)
All Up (Album Version)
Spark And Cindy (Album Version)
Half A Dream Away (Album Version)
It's A Beautiful Thing (Album Version)

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  • Original Release Date: 15 Sep 1997
  • Release Date: 15 Sep 1997
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 1997 Universal Music (UK) Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 48:27
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,846 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make them like this any more!!! 13 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Not even Ocean Colour Scene, who peaked with this late 90's britpop classic. The moment Steve Cradock starts with the opening to Hundred Mile High City, to the crescendo finish of It's A Beautiful Thing, the music is ebgulfing. Not since the the late 70's era of Queen and the Sex Pistls could a frontman be so charismatic. Not since Clapton or Hendrix could guitar sound so emotive. Not since ever was a bassist so cool. Not since Keith Moon a drummer/percusionnist with as much raw talent. And it shows. 13 tunes, a range of styles; from the roar of hundred mile high city to the pure emotion of better day to the folky besides yourself on to the crashing all up. Ocean Colour Scene excelled in writing music for the time. Although Moseley Shoals may have fared better, Marchin' Already is more complete. It is, however, not above criticism. Owing much to Weller, The Jam, Queen and 60's Britpop, this was not new cutting edge material. What it is, is a britpop album filled with tunes, crowd pullers, songs you remember entire summers by. A soundtrack for those who were there. Even if you weren't, listening to Marchin' Already, you feel as though you are there. Not the greatest album of all time, but buy probably in the top 10 from the 90's. No egos, no extras, just pure brilliant music
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely top-class album 20 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is probably the best OCS album along with Mosely Shoals. The singles "Traveller's Tune" and "Hundred Mile High City" are probably the best example of OCS. I would recomend this album to be the first to get. I listen to it in the car, at home, on the bus, I play along to it on my guitar, and now my mum is listening to it! If that don't persuade ya then I give up. 10 out of 10!!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moseley Shoals, Pt. 2! 15 Sep 2013
By ReviewBlog51 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
After the huge success of Ocean Colour Scene's 'Moseley Shoals', the band stuck with the winning formula with it's successor 'Marchin' Already'.

The style remains the same, as does the songwriting, meaning that if you enjoyed 'Moseley Shoals', 'Marchin' Already' should be alongside it in your CD collection. If an album can knock Oasis' 'Be Here Now' off the top spot in the UK charts, you know it's quality.

'Marchin' Already' kicks off with 'Hundred Mile High City', which is probably best remembered as one of the tracks used in the hit film 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells'. However, the whole album is five star material from beginning to end, Steve Cradock's vocals are clean and sincere, and melodic tunes like 'Debris Road' and 'Get Blown Away', and filled with emotion and never fail to stir me.

The album is easygoing, relaxing and soothing, and with the songs bursting with such hit potential, it's no surprise that 'Marchin' Already' spawned four UK hit singles: 'Hundred Mile City High', 'Traveler's Tune', 'Better Day' and 'It's A Beautiful Thing'.

The '90s was a great time for music, and whilst Oasis and Blur (who are undeniably awesome bands, and whose albums I own) dominated the Britpop scene, Ocean Colour Scene deserve to be thought of in the same league - and here is why.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a defining album of the decade 23 Feb 2001
Format:Audio CD
since the moment i put marchin' already into my cd player, and Hundred Mile High City started to play i have been a fan of ocs. steve cradock on vocals is perhaps the most sincere vocalist i have ever heard, and with amazing support from the other 3 band members, this band really shines. it is one of those albums in which every track could have made a top 10 single. for me, the last track Its A Beautifull Thing, really encapsulates the time, when OCS were the darlings of the British Rock industry. far superioir to there contempories such as Blur and Oasis. So, buy this and listen, and you will drift away to a nostalgic time, when lager started to become fashionable to drink again, going out for a curry with the lads and Friday night was prologed by watching T.F.I friday with Chris Evans. Sheer brilliance.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OCS at their absolute finest 11 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
'Get Blown Away' is my favourite song of all time. Just listen to those lyrics and you'll be blown away right enough.
But this album is full of classics!
From the riff of 'Hundred Mile High', the bass on 'All Up' and Simon's vocals on 'Foxy's Folk Faced', the word perfection springs to mind. The strength of tune from track to track, this really puts all those pretentious one-hit wonders to shame.
So under-rated were the OCS during the Brit Pop era, but looking back it's obvious that they on music terms were by far the best.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff 9 Feb 2002
Format:Audio CD
Proberbly the most spectacular and underrated rock album of the past few years. Their is no definable weakness on this 13 song journey through this Jam, Queen and not to mention Northern Soul influenced celebration of a time when brit pop was actually something to be proud of.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Travellers Tunes!! 6 Jan 2001
Format:Audio CD
After reading other reveiws of this album I felt I had to write one so as to mention the brilliant "Travellers Tune" which in my opinion is the best song on this album, only second to "hundred mile high city". "Travellers Tune" ROCKS!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Marchin' already includes an all time great Hundred mile high city which featured in Lock stock.... The album is the best, listen to it a few times to get the full experience.Top notch music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OCS live @ their peak
Live @ Sterling Castle DVD worth the price of admission, though admittedly steep! Band is sharp at the peak of their powers.
Published 11 days ago by Tim Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars cool disc.........
great album from a quality band! OCS's third album."100 mile high city" was worth the purchase price on its own.
Published 15 days ago by Karl Franklin
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Special Edition Album for Years
once I opened this I knew it was going to be good. the hardback book and all the b-sides. great release.
Published 1 month ago by sib999
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Classic Album
Very very good super deluxe edition, Marchin Already is a pure classic britpop album , the best of the 90's...
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3.0 out of 5 stars New?
I got my order quickly, but i seriously doubt, you might call this CD new. It was actually sealed. but a look at the booklet makes all too clear that it has gone through many... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Tonino Iannetta
3.0 out of 5 stars Quality Britpop
Ocean Colour Scene are a hidden gem of britpop: veiled in terms of the glamour and status of pulp, blur and oasis, but perhaps on a par in terms of musical consistency and quality. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Liam Callaghan - Bates
5.0 out of 5 stars 90's sound
Apart from Oasis and Blur, what other band defines the mid-90's? Well this lot in my book for starters. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Red Army Follower
5.0 out of 5 stars Present
this was another present for my son for Christmas. He is very pleased with his choice. Thank you very much
Published 14 months ago by B. M. Spice
4.0 out of 5 stars Half a Dream Away
Definitely Worth Checking Out!

Not a lot to say about this one. A lot of really good songs that include "Hundred Mile High City", "Travellers Tune" and "Its a Beautiful... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Lord Anon
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of a genre
I had this album when I was 17 and loved it for the day I caught the train and riverboat song. Listened to it again recently and cant believe I didn't appreciate the other tracks -... Read more
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