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Oyster

2 Jun 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 2 Jun 2008
  • Release Date: 2 Jun 2008
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 1994 V2 Music Limited
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  • Total Length: 56:39
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  • ASIN: B002AKU8GO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,394 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Jun 2001
Format: Audio CD
A real personal favourite, and full of emotion, Heather sings from the heart, with 'Island' you find a wrenching song that's despairing, lonely and haunting. 'Verona' is so catchy, while 'Blue Black' twists with an intoxicating chorus. 'Throwing Fire at the Sun' has it's commercial side, and it's brilliant, with many levels-Heather's voice once again stirring emotions galore, painting many pictures, and always grabbing the listener's attention. There is an almost archaelogical quality to 'Oyster', which I've not found elsewhere, and this album, more than any other I've heard, opens up in a way that connects with people. It's very deep, and constantly moving. The lyrics never stay still, ('Maybe an Angel'), and if 'Oyster' doesn't touch your soul, nothing will!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album was my introduction to Heather Nova. It didn't strike a chord with me straight away, but it grew on me fast. Heather demonstrates the ability to be eclectic, to sing varied themes and experiment with different sounds. 'Walk with Me' is a rock anthemn,with a powerful chorus, 'Island' is a regretful song of sorrow, 'Heal' is a beautiful lament,it is one of my favourite tracks, 'Throwing Fire At The Sun' is a strong rock based song,sung with force, 'Blue Black' is incredibly catchy, a song of remorse.'Walking Higher' demonstrates Heather's ability to reach high notes and still sound great. 'Verona' is lively and well written, likely to play itself over in your head. 'Doubled Up' is a slow, simple but enchanting ballad, a truly beautiful song.
This is a good and powerful introduction to the striking talent of a relatively unknown artist.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Mar 2001
Format: Audio CD
I only picked up this CD from chance when i saw it in town today, and boy am i glad. I had never heard a song of hers in my life, and as i was bored with the constant Britney Clones, i just scanned for a cd....and i found Heather. I fell instantly in love with it, its lyrics blew my mind, each word placed exactly in the right place and spoken amazingly. I cannot name a song i do not like...they are all seriously beautiful. Keep recording Heather, we need you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Walker on 22 Nov 2004
Format: Audio CD
Just absolutely outstandingly beautiful. I first bought Siren, and fell in love with "Blood of me" and "Winterblue" - they're such haunting songs that stay in your mind for days later... Heather's songs are a million steps up from the horribly cheesy pop that just keeps coming and coming...I just wish she was more well-known,she deserves more credit.
"Oyster" is another album which is just great. First of all my favourite tracks were "Walk this world" and "Island", which seem to stand out so much, but you really have to listen to it over... "Heal" is SO haunting and powerful, the mix of the magical lyrics and beautiful melody and harmony almost make me wanna cry! It sounds so stupid but her music is just so emotional. "Doubled up" is another great one, as is "Verona"...well they all are. There are some songs that I don't listen to as much as others, but hey, you get that on most albums...I'd buy this album just to hear "Heal"...give it a chance, if you're anything like me you'll absolutely love it. She's just brilliant - no other word could describe her. xxxx
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD
Oyster opens with the brooding mid tempo rock number Walk This World, Heal is a tender ballad with lovely acoustic guitar whilst Island is a long passionate rock song with great vocals and evocative imagery. Love ballads like Light Years, Verona and Maybe An Angel are found alongside surges of aggressive rock. Sugar has plenty of tempo variation, starting out slow and atmospheric like a spoken poem, then developing into a full-blown rock number. I like the solemn drums and interesting arrangement of Throwing Fire At The Sun. A highlight of Oyster is the melodic pop song Truth And Bone with its poetic lyrics and hypnotic chorus. The poignant and tuneful Doubled Up In Love that concludes the album is my favorite. Nova seems to prefer complex arrangements where tender balladeering alternates with uptempo, powerful rock sections in many of her songs. Her music reminds me of both Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette. The style is an appealing blend of rock and pop and the album contains some exceptional songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oswald Muerner on 12 Jun 2003
Format: Audio CD
First studio album of Heather Nova. Very touching songs of great intensity and intimacy, all written by herself. Just wonderful. My favourite songs are „Walk This World", „Sugar", „Truth And Bone", „Blue Black" and „Doubled Up". I give to this album five stars, because there are not more to be given. But actually it would deserve ten stars.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "bobbyrobertfreak" on 6 July 2005
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This album has stood the test of time, truely. 11 years later, and this album can still turn someones head. More band-driven than her other albums, this one is -so far- her best.
Opening with lead single "Walk this world." Heather imediatly rocks. She introduces her powerful voice and her wonderful song writing ability. A strong opener and a well-recieved single. Many people know this song, just not who poor Heather is. (Though this album had sold over 700,000 copies by 1998.)
Next up is "Heal", probably my least favourite track on the album, a glittering song about regaining energy to be able to heal ourselves. "Island" the third track from the album, is a highlight. A tragic tale of Domestic violence, which starts with a soft and loud wail from Heather and then starts slow, till after another set of beautiful wails, when the song explodes with sound. The song seems to follow the flow of an arguement...slow intro, till an explosion of violence..to the quiet intesity of the aftermath.
"Throwing fire at the sun" is infectious. With a clever tribal beat, the song climbs into your skull and dances away. Her vocals shimmer and on the bridge sound almost unhumanly. The lyrics are honest and memorable. "Maybe an angel" the second single, is such a self-assured rocker which shimmers with Heather's powerful voice. I love the lyrics to this one. "Sugar" is the next track. A song that begins slow, till it erupts a fast and loud chorus. Then when it calms down, the song slows then breaks out once more with the rocky chorus. The lyrics are really visual and intresting.
The next track "Truth and bone" has some of the best lyrics of the album. The song is peformed stunningly well, especially the sweet and confident bridge. A highlight.
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