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Sequel to the Prequel [LP+CD+Poster] [VINYL]

Babyshambles Vinyl
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"a future cult classic" MOJO FOUR STARS “the kind of melodies that most other guitar bands would kill to write” - NME (Cover Feature)“powerful, compelling, and crucially consistent” – Louder than War / Babyshambles & Parlophone are thrilled to announce that the third Babyshambles album Sequel To The Prequel will be released on September 2nd. Preceded ... Read more in Amazon's Babyshambles Store

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  • Vinyl (2 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00DYCHQ58
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fireman
2. Nothing Comes To Nothing
3. New Pair
4. Farmer's Daughter
5. Fall From Grace
6. Maybeline
7. Sequel To The Prequel
8. Dr. No
9. Penguins
10. Picture Me In A Hospital
11. Seven Shades Of Nothing
12. Minefield

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Sequel to the Prequel is the third album from Babyshambles, fronted by Pete Doherty. It was recorded at Question Du Son, Paris and mixed in The Bunker, London, with producer/mixer and long time 'Shambles collaborator Stephen Street. The sleeve artwork is by Brit-art icon Damien Hirst – and this heavyweight 12" clear vinyl LP also includes a CD and poster.

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5.0 out of 5 stars edgy punk psychedelia 6 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD
From the mind-blowing cover image by radical artist Damien Hurst to the closing demo-version of stand-out track, Dr No, this is a tour-de-force from Babyshambles.
How the so-called 'functioning' heroin addict, Pete the poet, can produce such a varied and exciting set of rocky, reggaefied, punky, folky, jazzy tunes is beyond belief. How does he do it?
The stand out tracks reveal something of the weight that our errant genius struggles under, though - in both 'Minefield' and 'Dr No' there is an intimation of the scary nature of addiction, 'there are sharks in the water and the water's deep' mutters poor old pete, and of course 'it's a minefield out there!' is not the chorus of a happy man. Still, for all that, many of the tracks are upbeat, fun and the lyrics witty. 'The Very Last Boy Alive', 'Stranger In My Own Skin' and 'Nothing Comes To Nothing' are all exemplary pop-rock songs, with great hooks and melodies, and a smattering of one-liners, lyrics that indicate a lively mind. Pengiuns for instance boasts the comedy line 'I really don't like your boyfriend's face/I'm going to try and take his place'.
For me, only the opening track Fireman seems dodgy, a throw back to an earlier punk ethos, where it was important to paint a deranged picture in sound rather than create great art. I think, because of this one misstep, that means that 'Shotters Nation' is still Babyshambles' strongest single piece of work, but when you hear mighty, rocking tracks like 'Picture Me In The Hospital', 'Fall From Grace' and 'Seven Shades' you might have to admit this is a masterful album. And funny little off-the cuff stuff like the Django Reinhardt-influenced 'After Hours' and the humorous title track are just the cherry on a rich, delicious and moreish many-layered musical cake!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Return Of The Tabloid Whipping Boy 24 Sep 2013
By Keith M TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Well, he's back. Who would have thought it? I'm not sure that I would, but I guess it just goes to show that hanging out in Paris (as I understand he's been doing) must do great things for the creative juices. Oh, and also some encouragement from Mozza's old mucker, Stephen Street, who has not only coaxed a great sound from Mr Doherty's reassembled combo, but also assumes supporting musician and co-songwriting duties (the latter on one of the album's greatest 'hooks').

Of course, what is so great about any Doherty band is that from their very (Baby)shambolic-ness (OK, I know there's no such word) emanates great creativity - which is why I'm sure Mick Jones was drawn to The Libertines in the first place (I mean you only had to watch Jones on stage at early Clash gigs constantly tuning his guitar!). Here, my first listening to Doherty's latest raised my hopes sky high, kicking off with Fireman, a sub-two minute powerhouse of a song, peppered with Doherty's idiosyncratic and hilariously poetic lyrics ('I am a fireman, I live in a Lisbon bus shelter, I am a fireman, Satan's little helper') and then following with the magnificent guitar hook of Nothing Comes To Nothing. Of course, my expectations were then tempered somewhat by what follows, but I only needed to give it some time.

Ten or so listens later and I'm back on cloud nine. Now I'm thinking there's virtually no weak songs here (even the slight meanderings of New Pair have the clever lyrical morphing of 'pair son' to 'person').
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album 13 Sep 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
It's less raw than Down in Albion, Less dark than Shotters Nation, but it's no less in quality, this is brilliant album, and gives Babyshambles softer sound to go with their wide and varying discography. Definitely another triumph in Doherty's songwriting and the packaging and items included in this have such a Babyshambles feel to them, I can't think of a better way of putting it.
Great Album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sequel to the Prequel 2 April 2014
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Just great again. Well done Pete, Drew and Mick.. oh and Stephen Street! The very last boy alive (Bonus) - best track!
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last a new album worth hearing 28 Jan 2014
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An album that really grows on you the more you play it. If you like Pete's previous works you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 3 Jan 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Clear vinyl with a cd for the car/kitchen, Damien Hirst cover and poster - what's not to like?! Heartfelt, sing-a-long, and a bit sweary - perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars if you think they are good 20 Dec 2013
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you will love his C.D ....... great mixture of techno work with brilliant vocals as is the norm for this band, truly a great band.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad Album 26 Oct 2013
By rebcar
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Its alright but not as life changing as previous albums nor as memorable as previous albums has a few tunes
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