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Somebody Up There Likes Me / Joyride [CD]

Brilliant Corners Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • ASIN: B003UN58VK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 217,919 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Somebody up There Likes Me 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Teenage 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Friday Saturday Sunday Morning 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. She's Dead 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Never a Young Girl 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Oh! 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Your Feet Touch the Ground 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Like Father Like Son 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Trust Me 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Forever 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Can't Wait 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. With a Kiss 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Don't Want to Talk to You 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. How Embarrassing to Dance Like That 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. All for the Good 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  1. You Don't Know How Lucky You Are 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Emily 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. This Girl 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Nothing 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Grow Cold 4:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Hemingway's Back 6:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Didn't See You 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Accused by Angels 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Why Do You Have to Go out with Him When You Could Go out with Me? 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Shangri-La 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Things Will Get Better 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Goodbye (My Love) 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Ghost of a Young Man 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. When the Blossom Falls 4:28£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

CD Description

The Brilliant Corners were well brilliant!
They hovered on the edge of a breakthrough for
much of the late 80 s and early 90 s.
Somebody Up There Likes Me and Joyride both mark
another maturing in The Brilliant Corners sound.
These recordings feature catchy tunes and Davey s
observational lyrics, it is a great place to start
realising the genius of The Brilliant Corners or just
simply remind yourself

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bristol's Finest! 21 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
Ah, The Brilliant Corners! I loved this band, even in their mistaken longhair period ("Hooked", which is still a cracking album despite the bad shirts and 'rawk' tendencies.) 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' is often spoken about in hushed tones as The Corners jangle pop epic. It is very, very good but I do prefer the 'Growing Up Absurd/What's In A Word/Fruit Machine' reissue personally. 'Somebody..' has some of The Corner's finest moments on it ('Trust Me','She's Dead',) but does, just occasionally, get a little bit too twee (mainly on the bafflingly still adored 'Teenage' - Never took to it's nursery rhyme style myself, but lots of people seem to love it.) These minor gripes aside, a sparkingly, upbeat, joyous, trumpet-led set of tunes worthy of anybody's money. (4.5 out of 5)
'Joyride' was an altogether darker affair (no trumpets!, though not without it's charms. The opening track crashes in with a vintage 'Clash City Rockers'/'Substitute' riff and Davey's sneering vocals - Great stuff. This is swiftly followed by the upbeat 'Emily', which goes into any Brilliant Corners top tunes set. Things do deviate a little after this point, but there are enough moments of magic (the rumbustious 'I Didn't See You' in particular) to keep the listener's interest. The inclusion of the magnificent 'Why Do You Go with Him...' single adds a sparkling, jangly power pop moment to complete the set. ( 4 out of 5.)
Buy this and the 'Growing Up Absurd/What's In A Word' reissue, sit back, crack open a can and wonder how on earth this brilliant band never made it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars passed people by 28 May 2012
By ronnie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
At last, cd versions of this great band. Sadly i never got to see them, live but did meet some of them when i lived in Bristol.The two albums on this cd show how versitile the Brilliant Corners where, from the jangly indie pop of somebody.. to the heavey, dark songs of Joy Ride. Both albums worthy of more attention than they recieved at the time and now. I hope Cheery red continue to relese the back cat of the B/C and all the other lost music of the 80's and 90's. If you have never heard them, go on give them a try, you never know you might just like them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 28 Oct 2010
By James Singer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
"Somebody Up There Likes Me" is a forgotten classic from the 1980's. The Brilliant Corners kind of got lost in the sea of British indie bands, but they had a secret weapon: a trumpet. Davey Woodward wrote excellent songs, mostly bouncy or jangly about middle-class kids and their problems. "Joyride" is not as good, as they started going for a harder edge. Of its time and for all time. Buy it and hug it.
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