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Night On My Side

3 Mar 2003 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 3 Mar 2003
  • Release Date: 3 Mar 2003
  • Label: Source UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Mawlaw 388 Ltd T/A Source UK This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 53:05
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  • ASIN: B001IPZ1GE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,629 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "oona1" on 22 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album has many of the same tracks as the original release 'Night on my side'. Some of the lovely songs are missing but making up for that is the inclusion of some early stunning material which is becoming increasingly hard to get eg 4.35am (from her first e.p) and which show early promise of what was to come. Gemma ranges from whispered heartfelt pleas to angst-ridden (Let a good thing go)even within the same song! If you have never heard her work before, I defy you not to be moved, if you're not, best check you still have a pulse! This is an album to cherish, for many moods and for its originality.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
I first heard about Gemma by seeing the video for Hanging Around on tv...got the 2 eps off Amazon and I was hooked. This album is wonderful...the songs are achingly beautiful: both the music and the lyrics are fantastic and I really hope she does well. If you get a chance to see her live..go do so...she's equally brilliant on stage!
My favourite tracks are Let a Good thing Go, Ran for Miles and Hanging Around.
Buy this album and you will have heard the best newcomer for quite sometime.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Sidnell on 18 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
I think I first heard her performing 'Back Of My Hand' on Jools Holland, or Jonathan Ross, or something. I was intrigued - I was just starting to notice her stuff in shops, but hadn't heard any of it. After buying a couple of singles, I took the plunge and bought this.
I was initially a bit disappointed - which was a great sign! Most of my favourite albums grow on me over time, and this one definitely has. From the beautiful dischord of Let A Good Thing Go, to the simplicity of 'Ran For Miles', every song is an intriguing joy to listen to.
Buy it. Give it some time to brew in your heart and mind, and you'll soon love it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kelly on 3 Feb 2003
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD because I am a HUGE Countng Crows fan and Adam Duritz went on and on about how wonderful Gemma is during their recent tour. So, I tried it. In a nutshell: A beautiful album. Simple. Plain melodies. Gemma's voice loud and clear. Not hiding behind blaring background music. A true talent. I hope her career takes her far and I am able to buy more and more CDs by this talented gal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Dec 2002
Format: Audio CD
and she won't dissapoint, her album has easily 5 or 6 really big possible hits, which won't happen because of the "pop" culture of the charts in the UK right now. The best tracks on the album are
HAnging around: Rock song, brilliant, excellent chorus.
Let a good thing go: Again an excellent rock song, probably got the most airplay in the UK thanks to Jo Whiley, unfortunatly it only got to No.44.
Back of my hand: She slows it down on this one, and does an excellent job, really good lyrics on this song.
Overall the album is one of the best albums to come out of Ireland in the last years, apart from the cranberries, obiouviously. If you get the chance go and see her live, she is beautiful and sings everysong fantastically.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "eliah19m" on 20 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
I read a review of this album that said that this was not Avril Lavigne, Sheryl Crow, or Norah Jones. And it's not. It's an album that fills far more space than the music of these other female singer/song-writers and demonstrates genuine ability that will appeal to people who want more from their music - this is more likely to reach those who recognise the abilities of Pete Yorn and Vic Chestnut, people who were early to appreciate Snow Patrol and acknowledge that Franz Ferdinand really aren't that good. Quite simply, a fantastic debut album - every house should have one.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Lemin on 1 Jun 2003
Format: Audio CD
I first heard Gemma Hayes' enigmatic vocals and sultry guitar while she was supporting Counting Crows on their recent European tour. Not only is she a Celtic Godess but she knows how to write an exceptional tune. This album is a beautiful collection of moving and extremely well written tracks.
'Hanging Around' is a true masterpiece, the first few seconds intoxicating you before being presented with a perfect marrige of vocals and emotion leading to an upward spiraling middle eight that leaves you as restless as you would ever hope to be. Conversely, 'My God' is an intimate story of faith that is wonderfully pleasing lyrically as well as being delicately private. This intimacy is emblematic of this record.
The sweetness of Gemma Hayes' vocals and the genius of her someties understated guitar will stay with you a long time after hearing this album. The fresh and slightly haunting edge she exhibits gives rise to a invigorating rollercoaster of breathtaking songwriting. In the cover of her album she talks about the misery and effort that went into producing this record. It was all of worth.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Carswell on 28 Jan 2003
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Gemma Hayes clearly has issues. In the realm of the singer-songwriter, though, this is not necessarily a bad thing, and Hayes's songwriting is bursting with all the trials and tribulations that her young life seems to have thrown at her.
I first saw her supporting Counting Crows, and thought I knew what to expect. "Yeah, yeah", thought I, smugly, "female singer-songwriter: acoustic guitars, soulful singing, baring her soul, blah, blah, blah, heard it all before". So imagine my surprise and delight when this incredibly raw sound came tearing out of the PA. Although she does embody a lot of the stereotypes, her saving grace is that she's not afraid to push the rock boat out when she feels like it.
"Let A Good Thing Go" is simply stunning, haunting melodic verses surrounded by nuclear choruses, with just a hint of discordance capturing her fragile mood. For a song with only two chords and a simple verse-chorus structure it packs one hell of a punch. "Hanging Around" is another song in this vein, with a gloriously discordant middle section. The production on this album is so perfect, however, that it never becomes unpleasant.
If there were any justice "Back of My Hand" would be as famous and popular as anything by today's vacuous manufactured pop acts (it'll never happen, of course). Other standout tracks include "Ran For Miles", "Tear in my Side" and the distorted slab of genius that is "Lucky One".
My only complaint is that many of the songs are too short. "Hanging Around" for example is a superb three-and-a-half minutes, but it does tend to leave one wanting more.
I haven't been so impressed with a debut since I first heard Jeff Buckley's "Grace". In fact there are surprising similarities between Hayes and Buckley. There are the same unconventional structures and chord progressions, coupled with an almost uncomfortable intimacy in the vocals. I can't wait to see what she does next.
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