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3 Mar. 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2008
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2008
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Aimee Duffy
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  • Total Length: 37:40
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  • ASIN: B003S2NU54
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,906 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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92 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Andy Edwards VINE VOICE on 15 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
There have been a raft of vocalists with a sound that harks back to the 60's and 70's and you could be forgiven for thinking that Duffy is just another one. Her arrival has been carefully managed, with sell out gigs in small venues building the hype, prior to the release of this album.

All music biz manipulation so far then, except that Duffy is worth the hype and is a potentially huge star. As someone who is addicted to 60's and 70's Soul, and in particular the female vocalists, I hear in Duffy echoes of the great Soul voices, as well as Dusty Springfield, the most obvious comparison. As long as she picks her material and her producers well, then she will be a very big star indeed.

Stand out tracks from the album are "Syrup and Honey" a stripped down, bluesy ballad which showcases her voice perfectly, "Mercy", with it's old school Motown feel, and "Warwick Avenue". On further listening, "Hanging On Too Long" and "Distant Dreamer" are both tracks that will grow on you - they have for me. All in all, an impressive debut and this is a highly recommended purchase for anyone who likes Soul.

Likely to be the album of 2008 - buy it
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jakee on 21 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I've been a fan of Duffy ever since I first heard "Mercy", I loved her style, and her voice took me into the 60s big-stylee.
After hearing "Rockferry" too, I decided to buy the album and I was NOT disappointed!

1. "Rockferry"
This song is amazing, fantastic mid-tempo tune, and she really displays her amazing vocal range when she sings the last chorus a whole octave higher! Bloody hard to sing a long to, but you won't be able to resist trying!

2. "Warwick Avenue"
I was SO impressed with this song. It's really bluesy and it shows off her great voice, it's catchy and it's definitely one of the album's highlights.

3. "Serious"
This is one of the two tracks on the album which I'm not entirely sure of. It sounds a little bit poppy compared to the rest of the album, plus the verses seem to lead up to a chorus which is a bit lacklustre. Definitely still listenable, but more so for the verses than anything else.

4. "Stepping Stone"
This song is beautiful. Love the chorus, there are some beautiful high notes and she just pulls it off brilliantly.

5. "Syrup And Honey"
LOVE this song, definitely a contender to be one of my favourite songs on the album. Here she sings about how money doesn't matter as long as she has the love of her partner. Great, simple lyrics and just a fantastic track.

6. "Hanging On Too Long"
This is the other of the two tracks which I don't love. There are no really spectacular high notes here, and although it's only four minutes long, the song seems to drag a bit as there isn't much change in her pitch all the way through.

7. "Mercy"
What needs to be said about this song? It's obviously phenomenal, catchy sixties beats and those high notes make this song.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Talent Spotter on 3 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Having been enchanted by the single Mercy, and Duffy's live performances of Warwick Avenue and Ready to the Floor (A cover of the Hot Chip song) I was much looking forward to purchasing Rockferry.

I was slightly apprehensive that Mercy would turn out to be the only song of note on the album but my apprehensions were massivley misplaced.

Every song on the album is excellent, the stand out tracks for me are Warwick Avenue, Syrup and Honey, Hanging on too long and Delayed Devotion with Mercy of course a further highlight.

I think to fully enjoy this album you need a hot drink, a quiet room and time to relax.

An absolutley superb debut album from Duffy and the 5 starts are thoroughly warranted.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Matty on 23 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I can't believe it took me so long to buy this album. People have been telling me it's great for ages. Thing is, somehow I managed to not hear any Duffy songs until about a month ago. Yeah, I know, where have I been?
Anyway, this is excellent. Warwick Avenue, Mercy, Rockferry they're all classic tracks that sound like you've known them for years.
Great voice, great music, great lyrics. Overall a very accessible album.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D. Brockis on 3 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
How many times have you been drawn to buying an album by buckets full of hype and a really strong single, only to find you've heard the best? Not this time.

Rockferry's ten tracks are each one a soulful gem: fabulous writing, great playing and that voice. An instant classic.
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'Rockferry' is not just a very good record it is a very cleverly contrived album as well. Take one huge dollop of 60's nostalgia, add in as many musical references to classic 60's songs (and even a classic from the 80's) add a great female vocalist who could easily be the re-incarnate of Nancy Sinatra or Dusty Springfield and stir until ready...

Contrived though this may be you still have to hand it to Duffy and her team because in songs like 'Stepping Stone' (Anyone Who Ever Had A Heart), 'Warwick Avenue' (Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay), 'Distant Dreamer' (TT's 'The Best') and 'Mercy' (96 Tears) they have managed to write brand new classic songs inspired from the ashes of yesteryear. That this makes the album simply drip with nostalgia does little to hurt its chances of worming a way into our hearts and as Duffy is not only gorgeous but seriously talented as well gives us no chance of resisting. Even an old reprobate like me can't fail to be moved by her vocals on (best track) 'Stepping Stone' nor feel the chilling touch of the blues creep over him when she sings 'I'm Scared' or 'Syrup & Honey' and that the album is gone well before it has time to outstay its welcome shows some recording savvy on the part of the team as a whole.

For generations to come 'Rockferry' will deservedly live on as a classic of the noughties - lets hope that as many also remember that it was a record born out of love for the 60's.
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