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The Take Off And Landing Of Everything [Deluxe Digipack] [Deluxe Edition]

elbow Audio CD
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As they release their sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, it is fair to say that elbow are in a rare position within the music world. Few bands can lay claim to a career that encompasses over twenty years. Even fewer can make that claim without changes to personnel, and, yet, elbow in 2014 are the same as elbow in 1992: Guy Garvey on vocals, Mark Potter on guitar, Pete ... Read more in Amazon's elbow Store

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  • Audio CD (10 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Fiction
  • ASIN: B00FNRA5LY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,332 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. THIS BLUE WORLD
2. CHARGE
3. FLY BOY BLUE / LUNETTE
4. NEW YORK MORNING
5. REAL LIFE (ANGEL)
6. HONEY SUN
7. MY SAD CAPTAINS
8. COLOUR FIELDS
9. THE TAKE OFF AND LANDING OF EVERYTHING
10. THE BLANKET OF NIGHT

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elbow release their sixth studio album on 10th March. ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’ was recorded in Real World Studios and at the band’s facilities at Blueprint Studios, Salford. As with previous albums, the million selling ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ and platinum follow up ‘build a rocket boys!’ it was produced by the band’s keyboardist Craig Potter.

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1. THIS BLUE WORLD
2. CHARGE
3. FLY BOY BLUE / LUNETTE
4. NEW YORK MORNING
5. REAL LIFE (ANGEL)
6. HONEY SUN
7. MY SAD CAPTAINS
8. COLOUR FIELDS
9. THE TAKE OFF AND LANDING OF EVERYTHING
10. THE BLANKET OF NIGHT

Winners on Brit Awards and Mercury Music prizes, Elbow release their sixth studio album on 10th March. 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' was recorded in Real World Studios and at the band's facilities at Blueprint Studios, Salford. As with previous albums, the million selling 'The Seldom Seen Kid' and platinum follow up 'build a rocket boys!' it was produced by the band's keyboardist Craig Potter.The album features several guests including the Hallé Orchestra ('Manchester's oldest band' as Guy affectionately calls them) with Pete McPhail, Tim Barber, Bob Marsh and Kat Curlett adding brass to selected tracks and tour mate and long term friend Jimi Goodwin of Doves adding backing vocals on 'New York Morning'.

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94 of 97 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good things come to those who wait... 14 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although I downloaded this from Amazon on the day of release, I was determined to bide my time in terms of posting a review, as I believe good music takes its own time to seep into your consciousness and reveal its true identity. One week on, I can tell you that The Take Off And Landing Of Everything has arms. They slowly but surely wrap themselves around you, caressing at first but becoming more and more of an embrace until you are enveloped in a thing of real beauty and warmth. I absolutely love the album this week, and I fully expect to love it even more next.

As an Elbow fan of some years (I bought Cast Of Thousands on its release), I have marvelled at the consistency and fortitude of the band, who have been together in the same form for over twenty years. Their well-deserved breakthrough came with The Seldom Seen Kid, Mercury Prize winner and sublime album of huge depth and artistic merit. I would place it in my top five albums of all time, but was less enchanted with Build A Rocket Boys! (never forget the exclamation mark!). 'One Day Like This' opened huge doors for Elbow, becoming a festival favourite, played to death on TV documentaries and sports programmes and I felt at times with Build A Rocket Boys! that the band were trying just a bit too hard to find another replacement anthem, rather than following their own creative path. Despite wonderful tracks such as The Birds, Lippy Kids, The Night Will Always Win and Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl, the album lacked consistency for me and I worried that Elbow had been caught up on the conveyor belt of commercial success like so many bands before them.
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album Number Six 10 Mar 2014
By A. Marczak VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Like all 5 Elbow studio albums before, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything requires full concentration. It isn't an album that will have your feet tapping at the first listen, but it is a piece of musical art that gets better every time you hear it.

Each track is a perfectly crafted piece of music, with distinctive piano, percussion and bass, and Guy Garvey's dulcet tones painting pictures with words over the top. Who else can use lyrics like "When all the world is sucking on its sleeve" and "It's the modern Rome, and folk are nice to Yoko"?

On second listening, the layers begin to make more sense, and although you might feel disappointed that there's no anthemic "One Day Like This", or even "Open Arms", you start finding yourself humming along here and there. Then hours later you realise you've listened to nothing else all day, and you're singing "Oh my giddy aunt, New York can talk".

Here is a band that ignores the clamour for "hits" and just makes great albums. Enjoy!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely...just lovely 15 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
In amongst all the talk of this album being cohesive, consistent and other repeatable C-words, its key strength is being missed: melody. I don't mean this in a pop-song sensibility way or even in the way that it's particularly hummable, but rather in the fact that, where Build a Rocket (in particular) lacked melody to the extent that the vocal line and key piano/ guitar line actually followed one another like 7 year-olds having a kickabout for much of the album, this collection is more finished and polished. Garvey's voice is also improving; at times he sounds like a Northern Mark Hollis (Talk Talk), a compliment that I suspect he'd be delighted with.
At the centre of all this loveliness is 'My Sad Captains', a song that moved me to tears on its first listen. It wasn't the sentimental and beautiful lyrics. It wasn't the brass band, as wondrous as it is. It wasn't the familiar, yearning chord progression (Elbow are nowhere near obtuse enough musically - thank the stars - to be considered a proper prog act). It was the song as a unit, how all the pieces are carefully woven together.
A beautiful, considered and intelligent album.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whole 10 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It's rare these days that I listen to a CD of songs and am so moved by it on first listen. This recording just hit the spot and has been on repeat in my office, in the car and at home. To me, this is a much more immediate record than their last one, with no songs as filler. It simply feels like a whole. Beautiful production values. Highlights for me? The title track, Colour Fields and Charge. But then, I like them all.....
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure them 10 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
Loved this album from the first listen. There's not a bad track on here, and for me it's second only to the mighty 'Leaders of the Free World' in the Elbow canon. It's a more consistent album than 'Build a Rocket Boys' and a more coherent album than 'Seldom Seen Kid'; the flow of the album in its entirety is a thing of joy - there's no flab, just ten perfect tracks making up a very satisfying whole.
You can hear musical passages that could come from any of Elbow's previous albums, and I really feel they have not only consolidated their position as British musical national treasures but have made their best album in nearly ten years. In particular, I love the return to the prog and post-rock touches that were often missing from the previous two albums. 'The Blanket of Night' is also the best album closer of their career.
Somehow, I knew this one was going to chime with me when I heard the strings appear 3 minutes into 'Charge'. The arrangement and melodic sweep of the track at this point cries out, 'we're here, and we are still the lads to beat'. It's good to have them back.
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