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Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down CD


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In the early January of last year, Charlie Fink set to work on Noah and the Whale's third album. Holed up in a synagogue in East London, he had little to begin with — a few fragments, a sketch for a 10-minute song that resembled Street Hassle, and a set of lyrics begun on a New Year's Day train from Wales to London. But what little there was seemed to suggest the beginnings of ... Read more in Amazon's Noah and the Whale Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B001AQ8WLC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,117 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. 2 Atoms In A Molecule 2:040.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  3. Shape Of My Heart 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Do What You Do 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Give A Little Love 4:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Second Lover 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. 5 Years Time 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rocks And Daggers 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down 6:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mary 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hold My Hand As I'm Lowered 3:450.99  Buy MP3 

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. J. Underwood on 17 Aug 2008
Format: Audio CD
But it comes from such a catchy song that you just can't help it. But now the album has been released, it's an opportunity to see if 'the song of the summer' is just a one-off or are there other gems there too. And I'm pleased to say that the album is a very welcome surprise. Noah and the Whale have crafted a quirky, original album. The lyrics are witty and perceptive and set in music that is kind of folksy-pop. The singles 5 Years Time and Shape Of My Heart do stand out but only by a notch. All together, the album is a joy to listen to and will leave you smiling. And at just over 42 minutes, it doesn't outstay its welcome either.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Johnnie's Mum on 2 Nov 2008
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I bought tickets to see them live in Glasgow last week based on hearing 5 years time. Absolutely loved them. Think they are bit of Jonathan Richman meets the Waterboys sound but they were a true delight. Bought the album after seeing them - uplifting, energising and sensitive. Played it constantly. Love it to death! Think the videos are mental but sweet and make me smile.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By P. Ferguson on 25 Jun 2008
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Having followed Noah and the Whale for a good few months and having seen them live a couple of times in Manchester i can safely say that they are good. Songs like "Rocks and Daggers", "Mary", "Beating" and the new single "5 Years time" will have you dancing and smiling in seconds.

Live, NATW are pretty special, working the crowds and getting everyone involved with their lively mainly upbeat music. There are also some slower and darker tones to some of the songs and lyrics and they are definately not just your typical pop group.

Including a violin, bass, drums, egg shaker(!), and glokenspiel and music box they create multi-layered sounds that can build into high energy, barn-dancing-esque madness!! This album is well worth buying and is definately going to be album of the summer whenn it eventually gets released.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ReviewBlog51 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Dec 2013
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'Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down' was Noah and the Whale's debut album, and like a lot of people, I bought it on the strength of the top ten hit '5 Years Time', a song that was stuck in my head for at least two hours after the first hearing.

Not all the songs on this album are so up beat and catchy, but some of the best music can be found with the tracks that have darker lyrics. My personal favourite is 'Give A Little Love', which conveys the truthful message that it is unable to be loved without loving first. A very simple story, it nevertheless is a standout, and despite not being as radio friendly as '5 Years Time', would have made a good single. Another good song, that was released as a single and then re-issued again (which '5 Years Time' was), is 'Shape Of My Heart', where Charlie Fink sings about being hurt by a girl before, he thinks now that he doesn't want to fall on love again, but recently has.

Five years later, I can still play this album and enjoy it. Their second album 'The First Days of Spring', and the third 'Last Night On Earth' especially, were far better, but 'Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down' remains a very singable debut with plenty of songs to make you happy, and to reflect.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. Ford on 21 Aug 2008
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I can't agree with the last reviewer who stated that there is one good song and ten whiney ones. That is far from the mark. Some reviews on here may put people off this album because they make out that it is a 'whingey folk album' which paints it as a singer with acoustic guitar scenario. This is wrong. There ARE the odd song like that but they are always supplemented by the gentle backing of Laura Marling. And then you have the other songs which make great use of all manner of instruments. I won't mention 5 years time as everyone knows it by now. The other single Shape of my heart has some nice mexican horns etc, Rocks & Daggers (the best song on the album) has some fiddle and some nice changes in tempo, 2 atoms is another up tempo number. I can see how this album would irritate people, but I think there is more to it than meets the eye. Give it a go, at least listen to it from start to finish before saying it's rubbish! I Like the Wes Anderson inspired videos as well!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deadpixie on 11 Nov 2008
Format: Audio CD
I feel that the album is actually better overall than the single - tho can only be pleased that the single brought attention. It is a considerable accolade to say that the sound reminds me of one of the best indie bands for many years - Neutral Milk Hotel.
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By Michael Dwyer on 6 July 2014
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So dark but sooooo good
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I Was so excited when this was released and although it has some good tracks, its nowhere near as good as previous albums - theyre playing safe now instead of their usual exciting experimental music. Obviously writing for the populace - what a pity.
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