- Audio CD (15 Mar. 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Columbia
- ASIN: B00013D3XM
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,981 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Sit Down and Listen to + 1 Bonus Track (CD Album) by Hooverphonic - The Live Theater Recordings 14Tracks:
1. Antartica 4:49 (A. Callier)
2. One 3:24 (A. Callier)
3. Inhaler 5:56 (A. Callier/R. Geerts)
4. Jackie Cane 5:13 (C. Dennis/A. Callier)
5. My Autumn's Done Come 4:20 (L. Hazelwood)
6. 2 Wicky 4:40 (A. Callier/Burt Bacharach/D. Hall/P. Henry)
7. Frosted Flake Wood 2:59 (A. Callier)
8. Eden 3:41 (A. Callier)
9. Vinegar & Salt 3:48 (A. Callier)
10. Sad Song 3:23 (A. Callier)
11. Someone 5:54 (A. Callier/R. Geerts/F. Duchene/L. Sadonius)
12. The World is Mine 2:33 (Arnaert/Callier/Geerts)
13. Sometimes 3:30 (A. Callier)
14. BONUS TRACK: The Last Thing I Need is You 3:15 (AlexCallier/CathyDennis/PaulCampbell)
- Produced by Alex Callier
- Format: CD, Album
- Label: Columbia
- Firma/Company: Sony Music Entertainment (Belgium)
- Bestell-Nr./Catalog#: COL 513650-2
- VÖ/Released: 01.03.2004
- Land/Country: Belgium
- Interpret/Artist: Hooverphonic
- Titel/Title: Sit Down And listen To
- Genre: Trip Hop / Downtempo
- EAN/UPC: 5099751365020
Top Customer Reviews
If you do not know Hooverphonic yet, it will not give you a fair idea of their style (closer to Massive Attack, Portishead, Lamb and early Morcheeba, you should rather try "Blue Wonder Power Milk" and "the Magnificent Tree" if you enjoy trip-hop) but if you like quiet, acoustic music, you will enjoy it.
The voice is incredible, the acoustic versions full of passion, with just piano and strings...
This is the kind of CD you listen too at night.
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Though I love all their CDS, each one contain a few tracks that are throw-aways, too similar in melody and production to the other songs on the same CD. NOT SO WITH "Sit Down and Listen To: The Live Theatre Recordings."
It's title a line from the tune, "Lullaby of Broadway," this disc plays like Hooverphonic Unplugged meets 1960's French Cinema Soundtracks to produce one hell of a super chilled jazz-vocal menu on half the songs, and Edith Piaf meets Dusty Springfield to serve up smoldering torch songs on the rest!
ALL the best songs from "A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular," "The Magnificent Tree" and "Jackie Cane" are represented here; the only mar being the short shrift given "Blue Wonder Power Milk," arguably Hooverphonic's best CD before "Sit Down." After hearing these haunting reworkings, I longed to hear "Magenta" in a similar vein.
The best of these rearrangements is "2Wicky," from their debut, in which Geike Arnaert kindles the tension in this song with a staccatto phrasing that eventually breaks into an all-consuming, feverish singing! Running a close second is "Sometimes" from their fourth release, a stripped-down, peppier version that mines the essential sunniness is this previously snowy song. Finally, "Vinegar & Salt" from "Magnificent Tree," turns a saucy song into a dirge delivery of chilling proportions, building into a bonfire of a eulogy!
All is not brilliant retread, however. Two previously unreleased tracks, "My Autumn's Done Come" and "The Last Thing I Need Is You" buttress an already rock-solid album. Shockingly, "The Last Thing" could be an Alanis Morrissette song, with it's frank lyrics and get-back attitude! But it's still essentially Hooverphonic -quirky lyrics, odd time-signatures and minor-key melodies. If this is the sign of things to come, this spunky triphop, then I will be sitting down and listening for a long time to come!
There are 3 new tracks on this album, including: Antarctica, a rework of L. Hazelwood's My Autumn's Done Come and The Last Thing I Need Is You. All three are not bad songs but are more for the completest. The Last Thing I Need Is You is the best of the three and a foreshadowing of what would come on their next release, the more accessible "No More Sweet Music/More Sweet Music. Highlights:
Vinegar (Rework of Vinegar & Salt from their album The Magnificent Tree)
The Last Thing I Need Is You
This is a great album to relax to, sipping wine and putting your feet up, but is not the best introduction to Hooverphonic, nor is it a good compilation album. There is now a Greatest Hits cd available from them with the original versions of the songs.
It's hard to recommend, to new fans, a good album to introduce them to this wonderful band because Hooverphonic have a very varied catalog with some entries being more pop than others. My personal rankings from best to worst are:
Blue Wonder Power Milk
No More Sweet Music/More Sweet Music
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
President Of The LSD Golf Club
The Magnificent Tree
Sit Down And Listen To Hooverphonic
Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane
I'm sure that every Hoover fan will have a different listing, so if you like more poppy-sounding music then pick up No More Sweet Music/More Sweet Music, while A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular is more experimental and nonetheless accessible. Blue Wonder Power Milk balances both camps the best of all their work.