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Seven Rainbows [CD]

Alice Gold Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (4 July 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B004WS7QIA
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,353 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Seasons Change (Album Version) 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Runaway Love (Album Version) 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. And You'll Be There (Album Version) 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Cry Cry Cry (Album Version) 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. How Long Can These Streets Be Empty? (Album Version) 5:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Orbiter (Album Version) 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Conversations Of Love (Album Version) 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Fairweather Friend (Album Version) 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sadness Is Coming (Album Version) 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. End Of The World (Album Version) 3:140.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

BBC Review

As 28-year-old Londoner Alice Gold unveils her debut album, she finds herself lumped with two tags: the obligatory 'female singer-songwriter', and the textbook 'new face'. And while there's little to contest the former, the tales of loss, guts and adventure she imparts prove she's no wet-behind-the-ears newcomer.

Seven Rainbows is bookended by futuristic folk-pop - opener Seasons Change is a breezy, modest number, while The End of the World's pensive blues brings proceedings to a close. But it's everything in-between where Gold really means business.

While her aptitude for a gentle, swaying melody would lend itself to a whole album of unassuming acoustica, there's nothing resembling such an easy ride here. Jittery beats, abrasive licks and clandestine electro-squelches shift the tone pretty quickly; to where it's shifted exactly is hard to determine, but that's all part of the fun. The same quandary extends to Gold's voice, a superbly versatile, venom-flecked instrument which hovers over the label of dulcet for mere seconds, before disclosing a resolute, punchy quality.

Wisely, producer Dan Carey (Franz Ferdinand, Sia, Miles Kane) has allowed the unrestrained, commanding vocals to take the lead, building his vigorous twangs around Gold to great effect, best demonstrated on the kooky shuffle of Orbiter and the unruly, confrontational Fairweather Friend.

Seven Rainbows stubbornly insists on beating a path exclusively its own, and while its key pleasures come in the form of its off-kilter darkness, those same aspects may scare off a broader audience. Who that audience is raises another question - Gold may be turning heads at Radio 2, but it's a wonder Radio 1 haven't yet latched on to the noise-making, attitude-laden passion displayed here.

Not that demographics matter a great deal. Given even the smallest opportunity to shine, Seven Rainbows will take care of itself nicely. Not only does it offer a bejewelled porthole into the flair of Alice Gold, but it's an album that transcends any accepted conventions of 'female singer-songwriter', and lays the foundations for a rock star.

--Al Fox

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Promising 17 Mar 2012
By P. R. Hughes VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I discovered Alice Gold at a festival this year, and immediately picked up the album. Live, she's rockier - her guitarist and bassist are a lot less "polite" when playing live and the guitar work on the album, in particular, doesn't quite capture the fizz of their live sound.

However, there are several genuinely great songs on this album, and "Seasons Change" in particular is spectacular, even with the toned-down studio sound.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really nice album 6 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on the basis of Runaway Love, which I have to admit remains my favourite track on the album by a long way. However, there are plenty of other good tracks on there too and after a few listens it has really grown on me. Interestingly, there is another track called Before which doesn't seem to be on this album unless you buy from iTunes, and it is really lovely - my second favourite track. I would recommend the album overall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars 15 Jan 2012
By Carl
Format:Audio CD
Really strong album. A definate 5 stars. Very wisely produced, a really nice sound to the whole albums. Really good standard of song writting too. a real talent
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pot of gold 6 July 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Decided to buy seven rainbows after hearing the single runaway love which is the second track on the album , I thought this album might be pure pop and easy listening if the single is anything to go by but there are some really good strong tracks on here certainly no filler , the pop suddenly turns to rock with a dancy melodic groove , track five ''how long can these streets be empty'' is almost sixties woodstock material and demonstrates the strength of Alices voice and vocal range , track nine ''sadness is coming'' different again slow and dreamy none of the tracks sound the same nor do they drag on and on , short and sweet , very well produced which makes for a very enjoyable listening experience but only ten tracks long leaves me wanting more .
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This review comes from an internet game. You buy an album you’ve never heard of from a shop. Then you write your impression of it before and after listening to it for the first time.

---BEFORE LISTENING TO IT 21/1/14---

WHY DID YOU SELECT THIS ONE? The cover (see below), a female singer, decent song titles and only one credited producer on the back (consistency of artistic vision) made it appeal to me. It also doesn’t hurt that I think she’s on the same record label as The Cure (not that being on the same label means anything).

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE COVER? Pretty blonde standing against a dark background shrouded in a haze of multi-coloured lights in the foreground. She is dressed in a white, slightly 70s LA dress surrounded by 60s psychedelic cosmic light patterns. It brings to mind Haim, Fleetwood Mac and very early Pink Floyd. It makes me curious. It stood out and made me interested so I would say it’s a very good cover.

WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC ARE YOU REALISTICALLY EXPECTING? Intelligent pop music with substantial songwriting and strong vocals that hints towards singer-songwriter territory. Maybe a slightly twisted gothic ambience. Possibly lyrics that veer a little towards the eccentric. Maybe a bit like Florence and the Machine meets Fleetwood Mac with a dash of Jefferson Airplane. I also get a very small feeling that there might be a little bit of dated prog rock keyboard playing on the album. Also now the name Bat for Lashes is coming to mind.

BEST CASE SCENARIO IT WILL SOUND LIKE? Muscular pop music with worthwhile lyrics.

WORST CASE SCENARIO IT WILL SOUND LIKE? Twee.

HIGH, LOW OR MIDDLING EXPECTATIONS? A notch above middling.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the sounds 21 Feb 2013
By S. J. Hughes VINE VOICE
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Alice Gold is a new name to me, but one that I am now looking out for after hearing and buying Seven Rainbows. Wow, this is good stuff. Reminds me of a group called Stone the Crows who used to exist back in the 70's. Rolling bluesy singing with some nice accompaniments. The lyrics are also quite special. In all I loved this album.
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