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Moons Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Mar 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Republic of Music
  • ASIN: B0033ZF8OC
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,446 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Debut album from The Moons that harks back to a golden era in British songwriting. Fronted by Paul Weller's keyboard player Andy Crofts and featuring Chris Ketley of the recently disbanded Rakes, the band craft soulful slices of classic English pop. Taking a traditional 60's sound and weaving in influences as diverse as XTC and The Specials, the resulting album straddles the decades and sits comfortably alongside contemporary groups like The Coral, The Zutons and The Bees. Not surprising Paul Weller has proved a big supporter, inviting The Moons to record the album at his studio and even featuring on piano on 'Wondering".


"Stylishly eclectic take on the past... Life on Earth fizzes with ideas, pinballing from bristling mod pop ('Don't Go Changin') and paranoic freakbeat ('Nightmare Day') to intoxicating wafts of Mersey psychedelia ('Torn Between Two') with a glee worthy of Tommy" 4****
-- Q Magazine, April issue, 2010

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outta This World! 12 Mar 2011
By Ian.G
Format:Audio CD
The Moons are a indie rock band from Northampton (UK) that formed in 2007. In the band we have singer/guitarist/songwriter Andy Crofts, - who looks like Gem Archer or a young Ray Davies - drummer Ben Gordelier, guitarist and backing vocalist James Edward Bagshaw, bassist Adam Leeds and keyboardist Tom Warmsley.
Listening to The Moons - something I've been doing prolifically - it's obvious they're no run of the mill indie band instead I think it'll be fair to say their sound derives from '60s freakbeat with bands such as the Small Faces, The Attack and The Action but bringing it more up to date with a touch of Dodgy perhaps and The Las. They create their art in the purest form, the way it should be really with short catchy tunes, harmonious interludes, plucky guitar, McCartneyesque bass and rhythmic drum solos juxtaposed with soulful vocals. Their debut album,
Life On Earth which was released last year on the Acid Jazz label is melodic master-class; each track on it could easily be a stand-out single with absolute no monotony, it's like a 'best of'! This is something that should surely threaten the quality of 'that difficult' second album? Well, the answer to that is not likely! Their second album due hopefully this April is being recorded now and the demos I've heard so far are outstanding. You can pretty much guarantee that the production is gonna be second to none for they have no other than Mr Edwyn Collins on board.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANASTIC!!! 17 May 2010
By Gholby
Format:Audio CD
This was an album i'd been waiting for since i 1st checked out there you-tube demo's
.There isnt a bad track on it,to be honest they could pick 5 or 6 singles from it! if you havnt already got it your missing out because there a great band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 4 May 2010
By TopMod
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Bought this solely on reviews and the fact that Andy Croft plays in Weller's band. So glad I did as this CD is excellent. It's hard to describe their sound, it veers from the Beatles, to the Prisoners, to the Kinks. No bad thing at all.
I can't recommend this CD enough.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album 12 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album, I would highly recommend it, well do lads, I can see why Paul Weller liks your music and is your mentor.
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I came to The Moons through a recommendation from West Heath Yard recording studios, and bought Life On Earth as a punt. I had no preconceived ideas of their sound or image. I was captivated by this album, and couldn't believe that no-one had championed them to global stardom. Yes, I am that naive. I went to see The Moons at King Tut's in Glasgow, and was shocked to discover their Mod roots. Imagine, perfectly formed songs, pop band with rock influence, so heavily influenced in the Mod culture. I do like Mod music, but hadn't noticed the inflection. Buy this album. Not for it's Modness. Buy it for it's perfection of modern pop rock melodies and well crafted songs. In fact, buy it just for 'How Long' my song of this century. So far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 17 July 2013
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In excellent condition when it arrived. I've been after this for ages. It was the cheapest by far and it arrived quite quickly
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5.0 out of 5 stars Northampton's finest! 22 Mar 2013
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These boys have musical style, class, and energy. Buy this album if you like the Beatles, Paul Weller or Miles Kane.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
Bought this CD one day and it arrived the next day, What more can you ask for , First class service, I would highly recommend this company
Published 21 months ago by MR A C A ROBINSON
1.0 out of 5 stars life on earth
As a weller fan i was told to source the moons out and so i did, must say i gave it 5 or 6 listens and came to the conclusion its was a 3rd rate razor light and i cant stand razor... Read more
Published on 23 May 2011 by cornelious black
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
One of the best debut albums i have heard in a long time - love every track. Can't wait for the 2nd album to come out !!!
Published on 3 Mar 2011 by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff
Being a massive Weller fan i was looking forward to seeing what Andy Croft could come up with.His band The Moons should appeal to all Weller/Small Faces fans. Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2010 by Mr. D. A. Francis
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant !
A cleverly written and brilliantly performed album. Hard to believe it's their debut album but that at least means there's lots more to come. I can't wait for their next album !
Published on 10 Dec 2010 by kenny45
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning debut album
Album purchased after seeing The Moons supporting Ocean Colour Scene in Manchester. Foot-tapping drum and bass lines will soon have you singing along to this stunning debut album. Read more
Published on 11 Nov 2010 by yicker23
5.0 out of 5 stars "Post-indie indie"
No disrespect to the band, but this melodic feelgood album kicks the lazy, formulaic,"call-me-indie-and-count-the cash" attitude of so much current music right up the exhaust pipe... Read more
Published on 22 Jun 2010 by Amazon Customer
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