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Sleep Is For The Week [CD]

Frank Turner Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Jan 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Xtra Mile Recordings
  • ASIN: B000LPR566
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,923 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. A Decent Cup Of Tea 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Father's Day 4:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Worse Things Happen At Sea 3:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. My Kingdom For A Horse 4:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Back In The Day 2:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Once We Were Anarchists 3:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Wisdom Teeth 4:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Ladies Of London Town 4:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Must Try Harder 3:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Ballad Of Me And My Friends 2:330.79  Buy MP3 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Savagely Honest! 20 Jan 2007
By FraserC
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If like me you bought the previous EP 'campfire punkrock' because 'that bloke from Million Dead has made a folk album', you will expect 'sleep is for the week' to be brilliant. You wont be disappointed. I have been listening to this album non stop. The lyrics are intelligent and relevant, and I find Frank Turner's voice moving. I was sorry that Million Dead are no more, but albums like this one go a long way towards making up for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A joy of acoustic, poetic music 9 Nov 2007
By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE
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Frank Turner is brilliant, and his album is thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyable. If you read his Myspace page, it explains that after Million Dead, he decided to look at the other end of his musical influences - folk and country - and to try to show people that it's possible to be a singer-songwriter without sounding like James Blunt. I must say he does it with great success.

Sleep Is For The Week is an album about being a man in his 20s, trying to make a living as a musician in London, written with a real sense of poetry and a good deal of wit. And whilst Turner's voice doesn't have any extraordinary qualities - by that I mean it doesn't necessarily have any instantly recognisable qualities - his range is very impressive (as I discovered when I tried to sing one or two of the songs), and his lilting melodies are infectious.

The highlights for me are the opening and closing tracks. The Real Damage is an ode to partying in London - the classic instance of emerging from a house and searching for bus stops or landmarks - and bounces along with a twist at the end. The Ballad of Me and My Friends is an apparently live recording about the problems and benefits of the London music scene. And both have more than their fair share of feeling and of wit.

Turner is an observational lyricist, and one who sings with such heartfelt sincerity that it'll send shivers down your spine. The album, with only a couple of instances involving anything like a full band, leaves his songs exposed. They in turn, seem to expose a lot of Turner's inner thoughts. Those things together make for a remarkable album, and one I can't recommend highly enough.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A real grower 31 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
It's difficult to tell whether Frank Turner's switch from the hardcore of his previous band Million Dead to his new folk style is a fleeting change of direction or one he's going to stick with, but on the evidence of this, his debut solo album, I'd suggest it's the latter. Most of Sleep Is For The Week's best moments come from the introspection of songs like "A Decent Cup Of Tea" or the brilliant break up song "Worst Things Happen At Sea". Much has been made of Turner's political songwriting, and Once We Were anarchists deals with political apathy brilliantly, but it's the moments when Turner reveals more about himself like on the brilliant "Father's Day" that he really shows his strengths as a songwriter. There are a few tracks that don't quite hit the mark, but as a debut, it's promising stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably Fast, Good Quality 21 Mar 2014
By Erin
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm unsure as to whether the three albums that I ordered were dispatched on the same day like I had been told but they all arrived on three separate days in around the space of one or two week. This was no real issue, I had just envisioned them arriving together. The packaging for my three CDs was just a standard package with bubble wrap inside instead of the other packages designed especially for CDs, though no damage seemed to be done to the CDs. One of the CDs had a small rip in the side, but as I had bought it second hand and the CD itself was intact I had no concerns with this. Overall a good buy and I would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Gift 23 Dec 2013
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Cheap enough and bought for a Christmas gift am sure it will be appreciated when he gets it on Xmas day
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 11 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
For a first album, this is really something else. Absolutely love this CD; no matter how I'm feeling, the music never fails to cheer me up.
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