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  • Audio CD (4 Aug. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000RXYU60
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,285 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 Who's Gonna Find Me
2 Remember Me
3 Put The Sun Back
4 Jacqueline
5 Fireflies
6 In The Rain
7 Not So Lonely
8 Cobwebs
9 Rebecca You
10 She's Got A Reason
11 Music At Night

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Roots & Echoes marks something of a change of scenery for The Coral. Not so long ago, it was all lepers, sea shanties, and lonely suicides round their ends, but this-–the follow-up to 2005’s The Invisible Invasion--tells quite a different tale. Recorded at Oasis’ home studio in Buckinghamshire at the personal request of the Brothers Gallagher, this record captures the band casting out much of the bad vibes and concentrating on making a warm, vintage-sounding record with classic appeal. Of course, they can’t help throwing in the odd spot of heart-in-mouth high tragedy-–"Remember Me", a fraught tale of a very one-sided love affair, concludes with a howl of guitar and a final spasm of drums as vocalist James Skelly discovers the girl he carries a torch for has a ring on her finger. Elsewhere, though, there’s beautifully recorded excursions into classic soul ("Put The Sun Back"), acoustic-tinged bossa nova ("Not So Lonely"), and Doors-like organ jams ("She’s Got a Reason") which prove, as if there were any doubt, that this band have chops beyond the ability to bash out a ragged sea shanty or two. It is, in short, the sound of a more mature Coral, and while there are surely some fans who’ll choose now to jump ship, disappointed at the lack of piratical adventure, all in all it’ll be their loss. –-Louis Pattison

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andy Sweeney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Coral are a band who seem to deny the existence of any decade of music beyond the 1960s, which - depending on your point of view is either a great or frustrating thing - and their last album 'The Invisible Invasion', as decent as it was, had left me growing slightly tired of their sound. This album, however, restores all faith in their ability as songwriters and musicians - it's a fantastic listen, full of vintage, top-class songs seeping with craftsmanship and quality.

On 'Roots & Echoes', The Coral have controlled their excesses and tendency to throw in the odd sea-shanty or two and, instead, produced an album with shades of late 60's psych-pop reminiscent of The Zombies. In fact, has this album been released in 1968/1969, it would probably be talked about as a classic but, instead, it is compared alongside it's influences and the obvious charges of unoriginality and being derivative are, whilst perhaps valid, slightly frustrating given the fact that this really is brand new, well-written, fantastic music.

If anyone doubts the songwriting ability of The Coral, they should check out the dreamy 'Rebecca You', the catchy 'Who's Gonna Find Me' or the beautifully touching 'Not So Lonely'. In fact, this could quite easily lay claim to being The Coral's best album. It's certainly on a par with my previous favourite, 'Magic & Medicine' and the two albums certainly share similarities in terms of direction and consistency. There are no weak songs here, just track after track of soaring melodies performed with passion, pure love for music and the very aurally-pleasing acoustic, late 60s sound, with touches of organ, strings and wonder.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Cuban Heel VINE VOICE on 24 Aug. 2007
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This is the album I've been waiting for from The Coral. There have been some outstanding tracks before - most notably 'Dreaming of You', 'Goodbye', 'Pass it On' and 'In the Morning' - perhaps the biggest hint of what they were capable of came with the entire second album 'Magic and Medicine'. Anyway, they've finally delivered here. This is an absolute classic.

The same influences are on display here as before: Merseybeat, The Doors, Love, Them - this time around there is more than a passing nod to the Walker Brothers. But it's so much more than just a pastiche of their heroes. What they've done this time is to really focus on crafting a consistent collection of songs. And the result sounds really polished and timeless. The artwork gives it away really, harking back to the days when bands really worked on delivering albums rather than a couple of singles and a load of disposable tracks.

I'm sick of hearing about how many great bands there are around at the moment because there really aren't. It's a crime The Coral get overlooked in favour of pretty bland output from the likes of Razorlight or The Killers. But I have a feeling I know which band is going to stand the test of time, especially on the evidence of 'Roots and Echoes'. I can't recommend it highly enough. Check out 'Rebecca You', it's the best song I've heard since, well, since 'In the Morning'...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By O on 4 Nov. 2007
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The Coral are one of the best bands out there today and this new one shows why. They always show you a new side to themselves. Don't listen to anyone who says this isn't as good as their previous albums because there's less chaos & upbeat songs. This has its own timeless sound, and displays classic songs that still sound fresh and have the lovely bizarre feel for which we love these gents. 4.5/5
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert James on 30 Dec. 2007
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Not being a huge Coral fan, I was blown away by 'Who's gonna find me' which (I think) they performed on the Friday Night Project. I promptly downloaded it and played it to death.

In the true spirit of free downloads, I thought I'd buy the album. How surprised I was! I've had it 6 days now and it's been played constantly. Far from being a one-trick pony, this disc is filled with delights from start to finish. With hints of John, Paul, George and Ringo right through to Love and other West Coast influences, I am delighted once again to find a disc that I want to play and play and play. Friends that have heard this playing are asking who it is, and are amazed to hear me say The Coral. I think I've just found a new favourite band!

Highlights for me are 'Rebecca you', 'Who's gonna find me', 'Jacqueline' and 'In the rain'
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John F. Doyle on 17 Dec. 2007
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I've waited two years for another release from The Coral and it was well worth it. Not a bad track on the album - this band really do write & perform proper songs and this is another superb album in their evolution. One of the best albums of the last couple of years, I can't recommend it strongly enough. 'Put The Sun Back' and 'Rebecca You' are the stand outs for me among and album of eleven very decent songs.

The Coral must be one of the best British Bands of recent years. As other reviewers have already said there are other bands who are awarded far more of the limelight who only have a fraction of The Corals talent.

Go and buy this album everyone, it's a cracker. Even if in doubt, the current price of £5 - £6 is hardly the stuff regret is made of, but regret it you won't!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris Gower on 7 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
A: Hopefully everyone who likes listening to above average talent as this record proves to be.

The Coral seemed to disappear into the wilderness after the single release of 'The Invisible Invasion' from the album of the same name and, with only 2 single releases from that particular album, it seemed The Coral were fading from the public eye.

However, Roots and Echoes is their way back in. After a clever publicity stunt of supporting the ever popular Arctic Monkeys in the summer I hope this record gets the sales it deserves. Stand out tracks are 'Put The Sun Back', 'Rebecca You' and the first single release 'Who's Gonna Find Me?' and, in my personal opinion, there is not one weak track on the album.

Safe as one review suggests? Maybe. I would say this record sits nicely between being safe and being experimental...and it really works. A must buy.
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