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Scissor Sisters [Special Edition, Extra tracks]

Scissor Sisters Audio CD
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No lesser an authority than Bono has called them “the best pop group in the world”, and their first three albums sold millions - 4.5 million in the United Kingdom alone - making them a household name everywhere from America, Japan and Australia to the UK, which they call their “spiritual home”. They have collaborated with artists as varied as Santigold, 2 Bears, Kylie ... Read more in Amazon's Scissor Sisters Store

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  • Audio CD (2 Feb 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Special Edition, Extra tracks
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B0001BRPK6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,823 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Laura
2. Take Your Mama Out
3. Comfortably Numb
4. Mary
5. Lovers In The Backseat
6. Tits On The Radio
7. Filthy/Gorgeous
8. Music Is The Victim
9. Better Luck Next Time
10. It Can't Come Quickly Enough
11. Return To Oz
12. A Message From Ms Matronic
13. The Skins
14. Get It Get It

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Those dismissing the self-titled Scissor Sisters as a product of New York's latest fad band are jumping to conclusions. Yes, there's a certain cabaret aspect to what they do, but that's not to dismiss them as frivolous nightclub entertainment. That's only half the story. "Comfortably Numb" may have nodded to gay disco but this eclectic bunch of fashionistas have more interesting reference points tucked up their puff sleeves. If anything, the prevailing mood here is sunny AM rock, the kind of thing you might have tuned into in 70s New Jersey. "Take Your Mamma Out", perhaps the first song about coming out to your mother in a gay club, and sung by Jake Shears like primetime Elton, is a cracker. So too "Tits on the Radio"--slick barroom boogie that takes a venomous swipe at New York's increasing conservatism. Best here, though, is the anthemic "It Can't Come Quickly Enough", a retro carve-up of Nick Kershaw and the Pet Shop Boys that's more powerful than it sounds. Ignore it at your peril. --Paul Tierney

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous, duckie 14 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
On the strength of Comfortably Numb, I was going to boycot this album. Fortunately for me, I heard it played in it's entirety while chained to the chair in my hair salon and promptly ran out and bought it - have been playing it ad nauseum ever since. It is a fantastic collection of danceable tracks whatever your mood, be it for 70's rock or electro-pop, and the lyrics take some beating. Feel good factor is high, but there are some gorgeous ballads on it as well. Can't come quickly enough and Return to Oz have been set to repeat on my cd player! They have a swiftly expanding fan base which is well deserved, as they provide a welcome change to the cardboard copies that are the boy-and-girl bands of the moment. Do yourself a favour and BUY THIS ALBUM!
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the Past, Present and Future 12 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
Looking at the Sisters, apart from being at the cutting edge of independent fashion today (as dictated predominantly by the gay scene), it reminds me of the 80's new romantic era... accentuated by these songs of 70's and 80's styles. It's everything you've read before - Elton John ('Take Your Mama Out' and 'Mary'), David Bowie ('Return To Oz'), Bee Gees ('Comfortably Numb'), Pet Shop Boys ('It Cant Come Quickly Enough') all mixed up with a little hint of Michael Jackson's now famous "shamon" ('Laura').
There is an incredible range of vocal and musical styles. Each song is different - and it really does sound like a compilation of different bands from different eras (with today's glossy production techniques).
The thing is this: It's not done for a quick camp laugh, nor to parody the obvious influences.
The amazing thing is this: It works. Brilliantly.
This work is a homage to artists when they were at the top of their game. It's a band that truly love the past and don't think it's ready to be forgotten.
One of the most original, stylish, surprising, funny, moving records for some time. I really didn't think I'd like this album as much as I do. It was an impulse purchase solely on hearing 'Comfortably Numb' (which I didn't like AT ALL the first time I heard it, but took over my head by stealth) and it was the best buy I've made in... well, a week or two (Snow Patrol's album also was a great purchase), but that's not the point! This is a wonderful album that will blow you away.
Highly recommended!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A phenomenal debut 23 Dec 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have to say, I had never heard of them before this year, but having being told to try out this album, I have not been disappointed! Without doubt, I would say this is probably the best album of 2004(against very strong opposition like Maroon 5, U2 and Franz Ferdinand), and I would go further and say this is one of the best debut albums of all time, as the album itself is really phenomenal. I really don't think there is a weak track at all, every single song stands out well and I can see this going down as a classic.
I think the main thing, that has been pointed out by just about everybody, is that the Scissor Sisters sound bears an uncanny resemblance to many classic 70s and 80s artists. Certainly that struck me first time I heard their songs on the radio and on the CD player, I definitely thought of Elton John, Bee Gees, Pink Floyd, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Supertramp and late 70s disco. Especially Elton John, since the lead singer's delivery is reminiscent of Elton John in the 70s, and the Bee Gees, due to the skilful use of counter-tenor falsetto throughout(not least on "Comfortably Numb" where they turn a classic Floyd song into a pulsating disco number with Bee Gees harmonies and falsettos). Yet this album definitely has a modern feel to it, whilst it sounds like a tribute to the 70s, it sounds distinctly 2004 too, "Laura" definitely feels like Maroon 5's "This Love", and "Mary" like Coldplay. I think its main appeal is that it is a blast from the past, yet is distinctly new Millennium. It is camp, foot-stomping retro, brought home into an atmosphere with which we are comfortable.
This is essentially just a fun album to listen to, and certainly one of the most infectious, I mean who cannot be charmed by the retro-sounding riffs and stomps? Buy this and you will find that this CD stays on permanent rotation in your car-stereos and your hifi systems.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sister Lovers 15 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
Seldom can there have been an album of such diversity as this one, from New York glam-throwbacks the Scissor Sisters. This can be viewed as both a strength and a weakness, and no doubt the multi-genre approach will confuse some whilst appealing to others. The album kicks off with the funky "Laura", and is followed by the energetic radio-friendly "Take Your Mama". This is classic early era Elton John along the lines of "Take Me To The Pilot", and when Jake Shears launches into the falsetto chorus you could be forgiven for thinking that Elton himself is making an appearance on vocals. Then, just when you think you know where you stand with the album, the Sisters' musical boundaries are completely redefined with the gay-disco-inspired reworking of Pink Floyd's immortal "Comfortably Numb". Your view of this one will probably depend on how highly you regard the original, but even the most die-hard Floyd fans must admit that it's kinda catchy. "Mary" is a classic slow rocker built around a deep swelling piano line, with echoes of Spandeau Ballet thrown in just to further the confusion. "Tits On The Radio" with its wry lyrics and seventies disco setting is guaranteed to make you smile, and "Music Is the Victim" sounds like the Stones fused with a heavy dose of Saturday Night Fever. And just when you thought there was nothing left to give, you are treated to the ambitious "Return To Oz". With disarmingly obscure lyrics and eerie melodies the song builds into a compelling finale, and though you have no idea what they are singing about, somehow it doesn't really matter. Either something for everyone, or an album too diverse for the average music fan. But therein lies the beauty. Crazy, camp, colourful, and well worth adding to your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Album is the tops
An album full of hits

If you remember Michael Jacksons Bad having lots of hits then you will like this
Published 5 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars I Just Love It
I am rather old to be buying this sort of product but I think it's great & really enjoy it.
Published 14 months ago by Mrs G Steadman
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes !!
Scissor Sisters' influences skitter through glimmers of vintage Bowie, Roxy Music and Elton John to Giorgio Moroder, burlesque theatre and rock opera
Published 18 months ago by marcellino
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 years later...still listened to!
I bought this on CD in 2004. I still listen to it. Enough said, I think. They've never reached these joyous heights again. Read more
Published 18 months ago by P. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Scissor Sisters mp3 download
Standard, run-of-the-mill mp3 download. It worked, I got it, put it on a cd, everything is good! I don't really see what difference MY review makes when hundreds or thousands of... Read more
Published on 14 Aug 2010 by Mr. D. C. Lamming
5.0 out of 5 stars Razor-sharp funk and disco
This is simply the most elegantly joyous album to appear on the pop scene for years. Jake Shears' falsetto and camposity are married beautifully to the relentless disco beats and... Read more
Published on 4 May 2009 by Captain Pugwash
5.0 out of 5 stars Glam-rock excellence!
This album is track after track of hits. Highly camp, naughty and lots of fun; if you enjoy Mika, Queen's more tongue-in-cheek tracks or Elton John's dance tracks you will... Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2007 by Chipstick
4.0 out of 5 stars High Notes Or Top Class?
My first hearing of the Scissor Sisters was the debut single 'Comfortably Numb' and at first listening it sounded like a competition to see how high Jake Shears could sing but... Read more
Published on 28 Feb 2007 by Mr. S. M. Lawson
4.0 out of 5 stars Second comes better than first - But Still Good
When listening to the CD after hearing I Dont Feel Like Dancing, the CD was lacking there potential. Ta-Dah is a better album as it provides better songs. Read more
Published on 15 Feb 2007 by C. M. Mckenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Dancetastic
I love the Scissor Sisters and I LOVE this album. It's a great mix of poppy tunes with disco tunes that will make any party a great place to be. Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2007 by M. C. Batson
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