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On the Outside [Content/Copy-Protected CD]

Starsailor Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (24 Jan 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Content/Copy-Protected CD
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000BH64NE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,731 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. In The Crossfire
2. Counterfeit Life
3. In My Blood
4. Faith Hope Love
5. I Don't Know
6. Way Back Home
7. Keep Us Together
8. Get Out While You Can
9. This Time
10. White Light
11. Jeremiah

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Meat on those bones please! 12 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
I've said it before and I'll say it again - you either like Starsailor or you hate them. The vocal is distinctive, the subject matter quite bleak, but the tunes are always good. This is the third album, and the first thing you note is that they've bought a few more amplifiers. Place this album in a shuffle playlist with anything else and you have to turn it waaay down to avoid being deafened.

The tunes are all still there. In The Crossfire sets the tone for a more rock-charged album, and Jeremiah is a mournful epilogue, based on a true story.

But, as with both the previous albums, it's just too short!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Starsailor shot to prominance on the indie music scene with their debut Love Is Here in 2001, along with Coldplay and the like they were hailed as the next big thing. I loved their debut record but the singles released from their second offering, Silence Is Easy, failed to convince me that it was worth buying. Since then Starsailor fell off the radar altogther and I for one had forgotten they existed, save for the occasions when I wanted to listen to some of the sweet melodies and heartwarming lyrics from Love Is Here. Out of the blue in autumn last year Starsailor came back with single In The Crossfire and I was amazed at what I heard - surely this wasn't the piano tinkering harmless indie band of yesteryear?

Whether it was the criticism they recieved after Silence Is Easy that motivated them to write this record or not I don't know but it really is quite remarkable. Evident here is the kind of angst and anger usually associated with Nirvana. Ok this no Nevermind but it sure is grungy at times and the lyrics have taken on a personal sadness and even a political edge. Starsailor have really moved on admirably from their last album, emphasizing their songs with guitar riffs now in a way I would never have expected from them. It's a real progression and one that could have backfired, but then they didn't have much to left to lose.

The album is by no means flawless, and it losses momentum somewhat towards the end which is why I could only award four stars. But it finishes with the superb acoustic, thought provoking, Jeremiah. Starsailor have certainly come back in a big way - surprising indeed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it while you can 2 Nov 2005
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This is, in my mind, their best album to date. It retains the soul and passion of the band while at the same time moving away from the more despondant tones of previous outings. It's hard for me to pick out tracks from the album because they're all so good, though Faith Hope Love is fast becoming a favourite of mine. For those disappointed with the last album for having such short tracks (Shark Food and Fideltity being ones I'd pick out as being half as long as they should be), do not fear! While the album is still shorter than 40 mins, all the songs are long enough to make sure the fun isnt over too soon. If you want to hear some teasers of the songs and look up tour dates (and you really should) head over to [...]
PS buy this album and money will rain down from the sky and all your days will be filled with joy (note this is not actually true, but buy it anyway)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prefer it to the first two 4 July 2006
Format:Audio CD
I came to Starsailor after hearing of their Jeff Buckley influences (and, of course, the Tim Buckley album reference in their name). However, I always found them a little... well, dull. I liked the music, but never quite got around to properly listening to it.

This changed after seeing them at Hyde Park Calling 2006, where I was particularly impressed with some tracks from the new album. Moreover, they showed a heavier, rockier side to them live which I sense in the new album, too. It's more lively, more listenable and more interesting.

I suppose old fans may therefore miss their old band, but for me this is a very positive evolution that reminds me a little of how Stereophonics have changed in the last years.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Third time lucky 6 Dec 2005
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For me, not many albums could top Starsailor's Love Is Here. From the awesome opener Tie Up My Hands to the fantastic closing piece, Coming Down, the album was a thing of true musical beauty.
Two years on, out came Silence Is Easy. Whilst good, it was incredibly short and not a patch on Love Is Here. Poor sales of Silence meant that Starsailor were facing an uphill battle to burst back onto the music scene.
October 2005 is hardly the easiest time to launch your comeback album, with the likes of Coldplay, The Killers and Kaiser Chiefs dominating the charts, but this effort is superb and really hasn't got the credit it deserves yet.
It's got to be a good start when the opening track can easily be considered one of the artist's finest efforts to date, and that's the case with In The Crossfire, brilliantly showcasing the band's new, more mature sound. From the moment James Walsh spits out the opening lyric 'I don't see myself when I look in the mirror' to the close three and a half minutes later, it's easily the best track on the album.
The next song, Counterfeit Life, is similar, loud, rocky and, some might say, borderline Muse. In My Blood, following on, is much more sedate, with a sound similar to Silence Is Easy's Four To The Floor - a cross between the soft sounds of, say, Tie Up My Hands and the brash Counterfeit Life.
Faith Hope Love and I Don't Know are good but relatively plain songs, but the record picks up again with Way Back Home, another Muse-style track with a great guitar riff. Keep Us Together, too, is excellent, another product of the group's developed sound.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good
The cd has arrived in time, was good packed and the sound was good. So it was perfect. The cd was good to listen for this music
Published 6 months ago by J. L. H. Hoeymans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
This is a brilliant album. I first heard starsailor on a drive down to Cornwall and had to get the album. I am not disappointed.
Published 11 months ago by Miss Ruth Henderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Cd
This Starsailor cd is quite good, much better than it's predecessor, which lacked substance at times. Read more
Published 13 months ago by David Fra Berenguer Mclean
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the great band of our time
Starsailor is one of the great bands of our time and with The Outside they prove it agian, nice melodies and strong lyrics and a magnificent singer!!! Read more
Published on 23 July 2009 by Joh Koster
5.0 out of 5 stars Vibrant and full of life
This is an excellent album, with plenty of bite. It has a 'live' feel to the music, which is the way the band planned it to be. Read more
Published on 20 April 2009 by I. H. C. Mellor
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Comeback!
I understand why some people don't like this band- the vocals are fairly shrieky, but to me it proves that he can sing. Read more
Published on 1 Jan 2009 by Mrs. G. C. Burrows
4.0 out of 5 stars This is just a very good record and you should but it and listen
Starsailor may be lead my a red pillock but "On The Outside" is one of the great records of the last five years. Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2008 by M. J. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Not A Bad Track On This One!
I'm not a Starsailor fan but perhaps I should be as I've really liked everything I've heard of theirs. Read more
Published on 23 Jun 2006 by Jonathan
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine album
This album starts with the song in the crossfire. Now this song is of the highest quality with the lyrics it has. I was particularly impressed by the start of the album. Read more
Published on 28 April 2006 by Tom Wilderspin
1.0 out of 5 stars Downright let down, sold out
Having been a massive fan of the previous two albums, I could not wait for this to come out.
Sad to say, all of the elements that made those two albums great have been put to... Read more
Published on 2 April 2006
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