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Stereophonics release their eagerly awaited new album ‘Graffiti On A Train' on March 4th on their own Stylus Records label.

Kelly Jones has been in this London pub before. But that’s probably not surprising seeing that Jones, and his band Stereophonics, have been nearly everywhere before.

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  • Audio CD (1 July 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B00000ILO7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,090 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Roll Up And Shine 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Bartender And The Thief (Album Version) 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hurry Up And Wait 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Pick A Part That's New 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Just Looking 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Half The Lies You Tell Ain't True 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. T-Shirt Sun Tan 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Is Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today? 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. A Minute Longer 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. She Takes Her Clothes Off 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Plastic California 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Stopped To Fill My Car Up 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 

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STEREOPHONICS Performance & Cocktails (1999 UK 13-track CD album includes the singles Pick A Part Thats New Just Looking and The Bartender And The Thief picture / lyric sleeve VVR1004492)

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There are three themes to Performance And Cocktails: slow, a bit faster and "hey, let's make a noise for a bit". The former, as heard on "Hurry Up And Wait", start off by making you feel like curling up into a little ball and wallowing, but too much repetition could get wearing, which is why the mid-tempo tunes fill the gaps in the middle with the prettier tunes, like "Just Looking". Yet it's the faster tracks, particularly "The Bartender And The Thief", that hold the most interest. Here, the band can pull themselves out of the mire and show off why they love AC/DC so much--because it's more fun bouncing around a bit than complaining all the time. Performance And Cocktails covers all bases so thoroughly that it's not surprising it catapulted the Stereophonics into the mainstream. --Emma Johnston

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "baybeedoll" on 11 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
When I first got this it never left my CD player, and also after a while it does lose its impact, this is still a good quality album. There’s the fantastic “Bartender and the Thief” and “Just Looking”, as well as many unreleased tracks which are all just as good. You definitely have to be a fan of Kelly Jones’ unique voice before buying this, but as long as you are you will enjoy this pleasant and though-provoking collection from the ‘Phonics.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By claire_party@yahoo.co.uk on 31 July 2000
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From start to finish this album is nothing but sheer brilliance that could only come from the 'phonics. 'Roll Up And Shine' - words can't describe. The first time I ever really heard of the 'phonics was when 'Just Looking' was released - it was the track that turned me into a fan and it still remains my favourite, the lyrics, the guitars and Kelly's voice all melt together to form a masterpiece that will soothe and move you. 'T-Shirt Sun Tan' is one of my summer anthems, 'She Takes Her Clothes Off' is good to sing along to and 'Plastic California' is a quietly confident rocker which is great to chill to but it soon builds up and you'll be roaring along with Kelly by the end of it! 'I Stopped To Fill My Car Up' is haunting and gives the album the ending it deserves - by the end of it's final notes you will be in awe of the utter brilliance of this album. I can't wait for the next one!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Oct. 2000
Format: Vinyl
This quite truly is a fantastic cd; if you thought "Word Gets Around" was good then this will blow you away. It starts off with the lively and pacey "Roll up and Shine" which is an example of the group trying a bit too hard to be heavy rockers when Kelly Jones's vocals are far more suited to tracks like " Is Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today" and "A Minute Longer". The album is filled with fantastic tracks which with exception of just a couple especially the aforementioned "Roll up and Shine" could all have been released as single and all would have made the top twenty at least. Once again the Stereophonics have put their most famous and in my opinion best singles all together just as they did in their fantastic debut album "Word Gets Around" but don't worry as like me on hearing the album for the first time you look at the inlay and look slightly bewildered after track seven "I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio" and realise that you haven't heard of any of them; because you will be amazed at the quality not only of the songs but of Kelly's fantastic voice. The best songs from that point on are the slow and soothing "A Minute Longer" and the quick, loud and funny "T-Shirt Sun Tan" Overall this is one of the best albums of the decade and should have beaten Travis easily to the Best album at the last Brit Awards. The singles to look out for on this cd are "Hurry up and Wait", "Pick a Part That's New", "A Minute Longer" and the increadible "Just Looking" which is tihs albums answer to "Traffic" from "Word Gets Around"I would strongly advise any indie music fan to buy this. Despite the limited variation in music due to there only being three members in the group compared to that of Radiohead the tunes are catchy and the vocals impeccable.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Mar. 2002
Format: Audio CD
An album to cheer me up from the dullest of days, Performance and Cocktails never fails to please me.
'The Bartender & The Thief' is the most surprising piece of heavy metal i've heard, with ridiculous lyrics about "robbing the graves of bodies dismembered" and a punching guitar, it starts quick and finishes just as you begin to enjoy it - a classic.
The mellower sound of 'Hurry Up And Wait' might be repetitive but the quick paced lyrics make up for this.
'Pick A Part That's New' is my favourite track on the album: it's bright, cheery and has the most amazing guitar riff and is one of those great songs that can be heard again and again without becoming boring.
'Just Looking' is beautiful, 'Half of The Lies' is rocking, 'I Wouldn't Believe...' is a classic sing-along track, 'A Minute Longer' is full of longing and desire with, probably, Kelly's best vocal performance on the album.
As the album draws to a close, the songs don't disappoint and even the slow 'I Stopped To Fill My Car Up' doesn't ruin an amazing album.
If I had to chose my top ten albums today, this would definitely be there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 April 2000
Format: Audio CD
Described as a cross between rock and indie, the Stereophonics are probably the biggest thing to come out of Wales since Tom Jones and rugby, even if they haven't yet had all the credit they're due. From the unbelievable guitar rifts of Roll Up and Shine to the mellow sound of Just Looking, this album is a fantastic blend of great lyrics, amazing music and Kelly Jones' brilliant voice. It's the only album I own which I love every single song on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben Nicholson on 8 April 2010
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A brilliant album and one of the stand out album's of the 90's. A very fast moving, rock album and even thou it's hard to pick there best album I certaily think it's up there (in my humble opion there best). I can't pick a bad song out of this but The Bartender and the Thief is one of the best. This is one of the only album's that I can actually say I think every single song is brilliant. A must buy. It is great, trust me.
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