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Return to the Last Chance Saloon [Import]

Bluetones Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (2 April 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B0000084TS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Tone Blooze 2:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Unpainted Arizona 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Solomon Bites The Worm 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. U.T.A. 4:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. 4-Day Weekend 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sleazy Bed Track 4:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. If... 5:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Jub Jub Bird 4:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sky Will Fall 3:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ames 4:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Down At The Reservoir 3:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Heard You Were Dead 4:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Broken Starr (Album Version)15:49Album Only


Product Description

CD Spectrum, blued008, Jewel Case 14 Track 2004

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
The Bluetones really rock out on this second album, despite the bizarre Mexican theme that permeates the cover art and a few of the songs. Track 7, 'If', is probably the best song here, but this is one of those CDs where you can listen all the way through and appreciate every tune.
'Solomon Bites The Worm' (with its strange Spanish mutterings) is another classic, and 'Sleazy Bed Track' is cool too, allowing you to imagine getting seduced by Mark Morriss (which would surely be better than getting seduced by the similarly-named Mark Morrison).
These songs are all great live, too... so if you like The Charlatans and aren't familiar with The Bluetones, check out this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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With album two The Blutones confirm their ability to write great singles with this one containing probably their best. Where the album does suffer slightly is the final third feeling a bit out of place possibly. Can't quite put my finger on it. Another good if not great album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A near perfect album 17 Jan 2001
Format:Audio CD
With their second album, the bluetones decided upon a very different approach to their first. Now while this proved their skill and versatility, it may have been a factor in their decline to semi-obscurity. When I first listened to this album, I was very disappointed with it in comparison to expecting to fly, but I suppose that's only to be expected, seeing as etf was my favourite album ever. The downbeat western theme pervading the album does grow on you though, and there certainly are some high points. Very high points indeed. Certain songs are classics (Jubjub bird, solomon bites the worm, tone blooze, unpainted arizona) in fact, most of the album is excellent compared to almost anything other than the first album. If you haven't got the first album, then buy that before you buy this. Otherwise, I would recommend buying this, for while it's not as good as etf, it's head and shoulders above anything else out there. Again, there's magical guitar, deep soulful lyrics and far more to offer than their lack of public success would suggest.
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The Bluetones burst onto the scene with their first album 'Expecting to Fly'. This is the follow up and exceeds their first offering. The whole Mexican theme pervades the album but don't let that stop you listening. On this album you find a bizarre assortment of instruments including banjo and various wind parts. The stand out tracks are 'At the Resrvoir' and 'Broken Starr'. This album is so good, the frustrating thing is that the ban appear with a corking album, tour a bit and then hibernate for a year or so. Still with music this good let us let them have their liitle perculiarities!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feels like Mexico 28 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
From the artwork to the track titles, this album feels like a nice holiday. Tone Blooze and Unpainted Arizona are relaxed country blues for the britpop lover. Singles like 'If' and 'Solomon bites the worm' rank among the best britpop has to offer. The real trumps of this album however are the last two tracks 'I heard you were dead' and 'Broken Starr'. Think the stone roses, I think they're that good. Some indifferent tracks in the middle are inevitable, but there are some real gems.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars down at the last chance saloon 6 Feb 2003
By james C
Format:Audio CD
Return to the Last Chance Saloon, second album from erstwhile indie stalwarts the Bluetones, is a simple must-buy for any fan if you haven't already got it. even if you aren't, buy it, i guarantee you wont be sorry!
Released in 1997, the album is a move in a different musical direction from debut offering "Expecting to Fly", dispensing with the trademark jangle of Adam Devlin's Rickenbacker into a more
rock-like sound.
There is an apparent wild-west/mexican feel to the album, said to have come about during liberal consumption of tequila during its recording, reflected in top notch single "solomon bites the worm", a clever take on the poem "solomon grundy". I find difficulty in finding any bad tracks on the album, as they all stand out in their own way, although ...If, Sleazy Bed Track and Down At The Reservoir are personal highlights.
As previously said, fans expecting a continuing theme from Expecting to Fly maybe disappointed... but i doubt it. CLASS!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I would say this is a great album. My favourite music is indie, and this is just class. I really recommend this, especially track number 8 'jub-jub bird'. Just excellant vocals and instrumental work.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Belated, Pleasant Surprise 10 April 2011
By G. Don Fielder VINE VOICE
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I've owned this album (on CD) since it came out thirteen years ago in March 1998. I finally took off the cellophane wrapping yesterday, 9 April 2011, and played it for the first time, never having heard any of it before. Why so long? Simple. It was an album of the month with Britannia music. If you had an account with them, you'd receive the AOTM unless you cancelled in good time. I didn't. I couldn't be bothered to send it back. I'm glad I didn't. It's damn good. Reminds me of Shed Seven. Stylewise and soundwise, very much like that band's "Maximum High". Despite the cover art, nothing "cowboy" or "Mexican" about it. Pure Britpop, nice tunes, good guitar. Shame they are planning to call it a day later this year. Buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Britpop masterpiece with mexican spice
The Bluetones second album repeats the first albums trick of producing melodic, slightly left of centre pop with jangly guitars. Read more
Published 6 months ago by R. Williams
2.0 out of 5 stars Bluetones
Very poor album compared to 1st one
couldnt get into it..not a grower at all
very dissapointed 2/5 while first one was 4/5
Published 9 months ago by stuart irvine
4.0 out of 5 stars rock fan review
this is IMOH the best bluetones release, the subject matter is dirty and dark, the guitar playing is the most rocking of the bluetones discography and the album is a joy to listen... Read more
Published on 7 Aug 2009 by Mr. Mn Boyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless...
There are already a number of positive reviews for this forgotten gem of the '90s, but one more won't hurt, will it? Read more
Published on 26 Sep 2008 by A. Watts
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, as always
The Bluetones are without doubt the most underrated band in the world. So underrated that many people don't include them in lists of underrated bands because they've never heard of... Read more
Published on 25 May 2004 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Takes them up to 1 1/2 good albums
After the success of their debut, the Bluetones were in a tough position. A second album of jangly Britpop melodies was unlikely to succeed 2 years on, now that Blur had evolved,... Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2003 by Martin
3.0 out of 5 stars That's the way it goes, I suppose
If Expecting To Fly was the Bluetones' equivalent to The Stone Roses' debut, then RTTLCS must be their Second Coming, in the sense that it marks a transformation from indie... Read more
Published on 21 Mar 2001 by knowledeayton
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