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The Veils Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rough Trade Records
  • ASIN: B000167SVW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,911 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  5. The Tide That Left And Never Came Back 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Talk Down The Girl 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Valleys Of New Orleans 4:290.99  Buy MP3 
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Whatever failings the Veils may end up being criticised for, a lack of ambition will not be among them. The Runaway Found is an arrestingly epic and assured debut, unmistakably like the work of a young band who instinctively understand that the only stakes worth playing for are the stars or bust. The Veils aspire, unashamedly, to the company of a peer group including the Verve, Radiohead, Coldplay and Muse: this is big, sweeping, serious music made by men who nigh certainly wear long black overcoats in the middle of summer.

The good news is that the Veils appear to possess the ability to match their aspirations. The best tracks on The Runaway Found--the fragile, Smiths-like opener "The Wild Son" and the faintly Blue Nile-ish "Lavinia"--display a rare knack for melody and arrangement, and singer Finn Andrews has been blessed with an odd but startlingly expressive voice, approximately equal parts Jeff Buckley and Ian McCulloch. --Andrew Mueller

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! 21 April 2004
By Damian
Format:Audio CD
This album is beautiful. Amongst all the chart rubbish around these days,it gives me some hope and reminds me why I love music so much. The RunawayFound is simply full of stunning songs written by a guy who is only 20,much jealousy coming his way!
This album manages to mix up-tempo songs like 'Guiding Light' and 'TheTide That Left and Never Came Back' with slower, more moving songs such as'Talk Down the Girl' or 'The Valleys of New Orleans' without ever feelingcontrived or out of place. Musically, it reminds me of A Northern Soul bythe Verve, but with more blues, if that's possible. The one thing thatreally hits me with this album is his voice. It's as distinctive andheartfelt as Jeff Buckley, but with enough of his own style to berecognised as his own. His ability to relay a different emotion on eachtrack really turned these songs from being good to great.
Simply put, the Runaway Found is the best album I've heard in a long time.If you like your indie music with a classic edge, then you won't bedisappointed!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A promising start 25 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought The Veils’ new album after seeing their video single 'Lavinia'. For the most part, that wasn’t because it was a good song, but because the singer Finn Andrews is Very Pretty and I like pretty men. Just call me the mistress of buying on whims.
Nevertheless, The Runaway Found turned out to be a worthwhile purchase. The first few listens were the hardest – the record takes time to grow on you and it doesn’t help that the broody, churning 'Lavinia' isn’t too representative of the album as a whole. The album version of the track is also substantially different from the single, so that’s something to keep in mind because it certainly came as a bit of a nasty surprise to me. Even now I prefer the video version, but then, that could just be the love of pretty boys talking.
For a debut, the album is surprisingly diverse. 'The Leaver’s Dance' floats along on sparkling arpeggios and tuneful vocals, while 'More Heat than Light' bumps and grinds. Opener 'The Wild Son' is a mellow strum-along that borders on folksy, yet a few tracks onward, 'Vicious Traditions' seems quite happy to follow in the vein of Radiohead’s 'There There' and pick up some pointers on tribal drumming. This makes for difficult listening at the start, as one struggles to fit an identity to this band; but soon enough that ceases to matter as the songs begin to take on personalities of their own.
Vocalist Finn Andrews’ voice has been The Veils’ major drawcard since day one, but at the same time it’s a bit of an acquired taste. Simultaneously gravelly and nasal, it will wear on some listeners’ nerves. Definitely something to try before you buy, but if you do like the voice, chances are that you’ll grow to appreciate the songs, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Wonderboys 15 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely outstanding debut from a bunch of young men with a huge future. Lead singer and songwriter Finn Andrews shows a maturity beyond his years with a unique voice and superb songs. Get in the ground floor, these guys are going to be huge
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4.0 out of 5 stars Elegantly Wasted 1 Nov 2008
By sonny
Format:Audio CD
The Veils seem to get regularly compared to Suede and The Verve in the press. I dunno why. They sound nothing like either band, and are far better than both.

This is a beautiful album, filled with glistening melancholy. Particular stand-out tracks are 'Guiding Light' and 'The Tide That Left And Never Came Back'. There is a constant feeling of raging against the dying of the light, hope in the face of adversity. Frontman Finn Andrews has a powerfully distinctive voice, reminiscent of Billy Corgan. At the moment, it seems so few indie-pop frontmen can actually SING (step forward, kaiser chiefs, razorlight et al) so this really blew me away. Money well spent, I say.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Runaway Found - The Veils 30 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
The first thing that will strike you listening to this is his unforgettably haunting voice, capturing swirling images and the pictures they paint. The music that plays out to this stunning voice is also just as dreamy and magical. It seems to all just reach out to you. Lyrically they aren't bad either "it's not for our desires but our design that we all fall apart". More thought provoking than anything else.

On the whole, listening to this is like going on a journey and my advice is to let it take to
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a pretty face! 8 May 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was lucky enough to see the veils supporting the delays last week and was just blown away by the performance and the songs. wich obviously meant i had to go straight out and buy the album and i wasn't disappointed! i've had the album on repeat for about 4 days and i'm still not tired of it! catchy singalong tracks like "the tide that left.." and " the wild son" are so uplifting, and then the more deep atmospheric songs like "talk down the girl" or "lavinia" are incredibly involving. there isn't a single track on the album that i don't like, so if you like real music that sounds as though it is being torn right out of the singer's heart i really would advise you to buy this album and support a band with such obvious potential!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR 7 Jan 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
His voice is outstanding, the songs are dynamic, vicious, beautiful & wild.
They're only 19.
It's insane.
It's one of the best debuts I've ever heard.
If you like The Smiths, Nick Cave, Neil Young, anything truly great, you'll love this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING
I can't even begin to explain how incredible this album is.. Andrews is a treuely exceptional writer and the production is outstanding. Read more
Published on 27 May 2009 by A. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Veils - The Runaway Found
When i got the album i was thinking i'm either going to like it or hate it and i love it. What a great album i strongly advise you to buy this album with tracks like "The tide that... Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2005 by David Bilton
3.0 out of 5 stars Averagely Good
When the postman arrived with my CD of the Veils, I wasn't sure what I was going to hear as it clicked into my CD drive. Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2005 by Mike Hepple
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
This is possibly the greatest find of the year for me.
They are an incredibly mysterious outfit, very few have heard of them it seems and they still seem to be eluding the... Read more
Published on 19 Nov 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars The Runaway Found
The Veils - The Runaway Found
Is a debut album with ten intoxicating tracks. In every lyric from every song on the album you can hear Finn Andrews pouring his soul into them... Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2004 by Rich_Lloyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight into my top 20!
Forget The Hives, this really is your new favourite band!!
I bought this album 5 days ago on the strength of a small review in a ladsmag - dodgy reasoning but turned out to be... Read more
Published on 23 April 2004 by C.J.Pearce
3.0 out of 5 stars Another victim of hype
The music on this album is middling to good - nothing new, or ground breaking and at times very simplistic. Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars best album of the year so far
listening to the veils and especially finn andrew's voice its a really lifetime exprerience. THE RUNAWAY FOUND its a masterpiece on its own as it contains songs that wanna makes... Read more
Published on 3 Mar 2004 by "sotiris_l"
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