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Tape Deck Heart

Frank Turner Audio CD
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Frank Turner and an extended version of his band the Sleeping Souls – including label mates Jim Lockey, Ben Marwood and Emily Barker – have just played the biggest show on Earth at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

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  • Audio CD (22 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 683 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Losing Days 3:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Way I Tend To Be 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Plain Sailing Weather [Explicit] 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Good & Gone [Explicit] 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tell Tale Signs 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Four Simple Words 4:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Polaroid Picture 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Fisher King Blues 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Anymore 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Oh Brother 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Broken Piano 5:300.99  Buy MP3 

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Following a 2012 that saw a headline sold-out Wembley Arena show and a performance at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Frank Turner releases Tape Deck Heart, his fifth studio album. Produced and mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Weezer, Rage Against the Machine, Interpol) Tape Deck Heart is the follow-up to the Winchester-born folk/punk hero’s 2011 album England Keep My Bones which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.The album includes "Four Simple Words" and "Recovery".

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1. Recovery
2. Losing Days
3. The Way I Tend To Be
4. Plain Sailing Weather [Explicit]
5. Good & Gone [Explicit]
6. Tell Tale Signs
7. Four Simple Words
8. Polaroid Picture
9. The Fisher King Blues
10. Anymore
11. Oh Brother
12. Broken Piano

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soaring highs within a more contemplative album 22 April 2013
By Kerry
Format:Audio CD
Tape Deck Heart is a more introspective album than much of Frank's previous work. If you're looking for jaunty singalongs or call to arms like Try This At Home, Photosynthesis or even I Still Believe, then there isn't quite as much of that here.

That's not to say these are 18 tracks that will leave you eyeing your shoelaces as if you've been stuck in a room with Radiohead on repeat.

It starts with a thunderous chorus that is Recovery. That gives you the jumping, pumping, pushing, shoving, standing-on-everyone-else's-toes singalong that people go to gigs for. Even with that, though, there's a serious undercurrent, especially with lyrics such as: "Well darling now I'm sinking, I'm as lost as lost can be and I was hoping you could drag me up from down here towards my recovery" - even if it is a line likely to be shouted at the tops of peoples' voices at shows.

Losing Days has some superb, upbeat mandolin playing from Matt Nasir, which leads into the best track on the album. The Way I Tend To Be isn't just beautifully performed with a hauntingly superb chorus, it has genuine heart to it. There's a statuesque symmetry to the poetry of the final verse.
"Because I said I love you so many times that the words kinda die in my mouth //
And I meant it each time with each beautiful woman but somehow it never works out //
You stood apart in my calloused heart and you taught me and here's what I learned //
That love is about the changes you make and not just three small words"

It's from there that the tone for the rest of the songwriting continues.

Plain Sailing Weather builds from its spoken start to six minutes of almost unexpected self-vilification, with Good And Gone hinting at the darker sides of being a rock star.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A raw, brutal, beautiful creation. 26 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
Frank Turner is quite simply the best British singer songwriter of his generation. Tape Deck Heart builds on his previous releases and lifts him to another level. Frank has described this as a 'break up album' and at times it's so raw as to be almost brutal. Fortunately, this man knows how to create a melody as good as anyone around and these songs will stick in your head and hearts a long time after the music stops. My current favourites (they change daily) are Anymore, Tell Tale Signs and Oh Brother. Yesterday it was Polaroid Picture and Broken Piano. There are very few 'perfect' albums, this is as close as is possible.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and brutal 25 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
Tape Deck Heart is different to Frank's previous albums, but in a good way. The influences of Rich Costley (Producer) are clear, never have Frank & The Sleeping Souls sounded so good. You can tell they spent 30 days paying attention to every minute detail. The production on Broken Piano is incredible.

Four Simple Words is arguably Franks greatest song in terms of live show fun. The album version is no let down, from the quiet opening to crashing drums and guitar solos, it is one of the catchiest songs he has ever written.

What this album has is strength in depth. It is crammed from start to finish with brilliant songs - some fun, some brutally honest - and only really takes a breather for the quieter solo song Anymore. This quality continues in the bonus deluxe tracks (which are definitely worth paying the extra for) Cowboy Chords is stunning, and Time Machine see's Frank disappear off into a more Weezer-esque direction, but he comes out the other side with one of the funnest lyrics ever: "I'm a gonna build myself a time machine, on particle physics and the power of steam"

This lyric perfectly en-captures what is by far the best thing about this album - the meaning and (sometimes) fun Frank has put into the lyrics. Go and listen to The Way I Tend To Be, Four Simple Words and Broken Piano and you will see the brilliance of Tape Deck Heart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, soulful stuff 28 April 2013
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I am a diehard Frank Turner fan. I think the man is a pure poetic genius who sings and plays his heart out.

This album isn't always comfortable to listen to because it's all about a breakup. He makes some harsh observations and digs deep. There are a couple of sing-song songs, but mostly melancholic ballads.

It's more experimental than his previous records. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

All hail Frank, the king of broken hearts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It grew on me... 24 April 2013
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At first I wasn't sure about the album, it seemed to be full of similar songs and a lot slower than other albums. but as the album went on I could hear the angry Frank I know and love coming through more. And the more times I listen to the album, the more a start to think that it might actually be my favourite album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album for the summer! 24 April 2013
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Downloading this album corresponded with the sun coming out for the first time in ages and both helped to cheer me up. I first came across Frank supporting Greenday in London despite him coming from up the road in Winchester and he did a great set in a wide open Wembley Stadium, engaging the crowd and mixing up slower sing-alongs with more up-tempo numbers. This album reflects that with thoughtful lyrics, catchy melodies and rousing choruses. The thing I like about Frank is there is always a sense of optimism and humour running through his albums so his darker songs are balanced but also have more impact. Note there is both a 12 track and 18 track version of the album so check you are ordering the correct one. I am missing the last 6 and will have to download them individually when I've finished playing through the ones I have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A triumph
Love every track. Each one sounds unique and different to the last but I can still hear and know the words to each and every one. Read more
Published 1 month ago by VGAH123
2.0 out of 5 stars oh dear
if you want to listen to some dull dull tunes with frank singing me me me me me, then its great but if not buy an earlier release, they really are rather good albums, whats has... Read more
Published 2 months ago by The Ham Strangler
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album
Buy this album. It is a work of genius. From Recovery to the end, superb! On in the car for months on end.
Published 2 months ago by Muse fan Belfast
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the music, state of the record could have been better
Firstly, it plays. So at the end of the day it's mostly fine. However, upon opening mine I first noticed a fair accumulation of paper fibers all over the surface of both sides. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Fenhemn
5.0 out of 5 stars A feast for the ears!
From the first moment the sound caresses the ears.
Really good, handmade music with diverse influences.
Straightforward and direct into theheart.
Published 2 months ago by Mario Kuehne
5.0 out of 5 stars CD of the year!
Amazing! Not a single duff track on the album. Check it out on YouTube and buy, buy, buy! How can he follow it?
Published 3 months ago by NobbyK
5.0 out of 5 stars Frank Turner does it again
Frank Turner's latest offering is an album full of great folk rock anthems that you'll be humming long all day
Published 3 months ago by Ben Ormsby
5.0 out of 5 stars I want to dance.....
Another fantastic album from Frank Turner. You so t be disappointed. A range of sing-out-load and bang on the nearest surface songs from the lyrical genius. Love it
Published 3 months ago by Carollyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album I've bought for a long long time!
The best Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls album yet! The deluxe version is definitely worth paying for - some of the extra songs on here (cowboy chords in particular, can't... Read more
Published 5 months ago by juli_m
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
This is a fantastic album. I was familiar with some of Frank Turners music but had never bought anything of his. Read more
Published 6 months ago by W. Ferreira
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