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For more than two decades now, The Charlatans have been an inspirational force in British rock. As they celebrate their twentieth anniversary with some very special gigs, they remain as exciting and relevant now, as when they first broke through to the immortal strains of ‘The Only One I Know’ – if not, more so, as a new generation of young bands and fans today hail them as ... Read more in Amazon's The Charlatans Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (29 April 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • ASIN: B0013HDZ4W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

1. You're Not Very Well - The Charlatans UK
2. White Shirt - The Charlatans UK
3. Only One I Know - The Charlatans UK
4. Opportunity - The Charlatans UK
5. Then - The Charlatans UK
6. 109, Pt. 2 - The Charlatans UK, Polar Bear
7. Polar Bear - The Charlatans UK, Polar Bear
8. Believe You Me - The Charlatans UK, Polar Bear
9. Flower - The Charlatans UK, Polar Bear
10. Sonic - The Charlatans UK, Polar Bear
11. Sproston Green - The Charlatans UK, Polar Bear

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Jan. 2000
Format: Audio CD
The Charlatans exploded into the UK music scene near the death throes of the "baggy" scene with this excellent debut album. Although not everybody's cup of tea this album contains the classic "The Only One I Know" as well as the fantastic "Then" and "Sproston Green". The dark and addictive bass line of "Flower" is yet another excellent track, along with the strange Hammond influenced tracks of "polar bear", "Believe you me" and the racier "White shirt". Worth buying for the classics alone, you may also find these "baggy" tracks equally enjoyable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
The Charlatans as heard on this, their debut album, are a different proposition from the Charlatans of 'Tellin' Stories' fame. Along with 'the Stone Roses' and 'Pills 'N' Thrills and Bellyaches', this album epitomises the Madchester scene of the early nineties. And, although it does not flow with the same genius as the Roses' album, or reverberate with the raw energy of the Mondays', it is a very good album. 'The only one I know' is a classic, and the album would be worth buying for that song alone. However, there is more to this album than just one song. It is impossible to sit still to tracks like 'you're not very well' and 'white shirt' - they have a real vibe about them. Although the album lulls very slightly in the middle, if there is a better ending to an album than the fantastic 'Sproston Green' I am yet to hear it. It is a good enough song for the band to have finished their live shows with it, even after 'Tellin' Stories'. Not an album that defines its era, as 'The Stone Roses' does, but still an album packed with good tunes, and sprinkled with a couple of great ones.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. M. Knight on 8 April 2009
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This is definitely one of the albums you definitely must own if you are or were in to Madchester music of the late 80's, early 90's. One of the best songs of the era, 'The Only One I Know' is on there along with some excellent psychedelic tracks like 'Opportunity', 'Flower' & '109 Pt2' (Pt1 is on the b side to 'The Only One I Know' single). If you like Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets then this is a must have. I especially love the Hammond Organ sound, which I think The Charlatans miss in some of their later albums, due to the untimely death of keyboard player, Rob Collins, in 1996.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By STEVENSEAGALFAN on 19 Jan. 2015
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Wonderful CD from the charlatans, the best song for me is opportunity, brilliant song which really chills you out, this album reminds me of Thursday nights at the hacienda in Manchester. They were great days which made Manchester one of the best places for a great night out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By geekfreak on 31 Dec. 2011
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being new to the band. see in them on tv music show. doing an acoustic set. i brought cd on inpulse. and oh boy was i surprized. this is well worth buying for anybody new to the band. well ths or melting pot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brett Shaw on 4 Aug. 2014
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It was a good purchase and came as described. It came within the delivery estimate. I am really pleased with my purchase. I would certainly buy from the same seller again.
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