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The Big Black and The Blue [Deluxe Edition]

First Aid Kit Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Swedish sisters First Aid Kit have gone from teenage fans covering Fleet Foxes for fun to recording Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Universal Soldier” in Nashville with Jack White in his Third Man Studios. Originally signed by The Knife's Rabid Records, Wichita Recordings signed them in 2009, releasing their "Drunken Trees" EP. This was follow by their debut LP “The ... Read more in Amazon's First Aid Kit Store

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  • Audio CD (1 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Wichita Recordings
  • ASIN: B00D9D1M5M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,569 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. In the Morning
2. Hard Believer
3. Sailor Song
4. Waltz for Richard
5. Heavy Storm
6. Ghost Town
7. Josefin
8. A Window Opens
9. Winter Is All Over You
10. I Met Up With the King
11. Wills of the River
12. Hard Believer
13. Heavy Storm
14. Ghost Town
15. I Met Up With the King

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible. 20 Feb 2010
By Paul Price TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
What an absolutely incredible record this is!
Its like the whole folk movement of the 60s didn't happen till now.
Fragile beauty runs seamlessly through each track.
Joan Baez and Bob Dylan must be the TEENAGE sisters grandparents.
A timeless classic that gets better with every listen.
Maturity far beyond their years just what the future bring is anyone's guess.
Going by this record life can only help enrich an already well executed take on life's twists and turns.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Sounds - New Voices 31 Jan 2010
By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This beautiful album by Swedish sisters Klara and
Johanna Soderberg displays extraordinary musical
maturity and technical dexterity given that they
are only 16 and 19 years old respectively.

The sound they make, however, is as old as Methuselah.

The radiant simplicity and purity of vocal tone displayed
in these twelve economical arrangements is magical.
Their voices combine in harmonies which possess the
capacity to express complex and convincing emotion.

The Roches (sisters Maggie, Terre and Suzzy) in their
glorious heyday come to mind from time to time and
that is no bad thing. It has everything to do with
the combination of pathos, gently quirky humour and
soaring vocal pyrotechnics.

The album flows from A to Z in a seamless
line of inspired and flawless artistry.

It's difficult to pick out highlights when everything is
so good but standout tracks would have to include :
the whistful 'A Window Opens' with its waltz-time melody and
terse laconic narrative; the heart-wrending country-folk
lament 'Ghost Town'; 'I Met Up With The King', with its
hauntingly surreal imagery and curious instrumental decoration
and the blissfully plaintive reflections of 'Wills Of The River'.

The true beauty of this music arises from the simple fact
that everything we hear is exactly in the right place.
Balanced, coherent and consummately performed, First Aid Kit's
debut album is, a truly remarkable and memorable achievement.

Essential.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prodigious 12 Feb 2010
By Sandman
Format:Audio CD
Since buying this a few days ago, I have listened to little else, and only then because I know I ought to. These two really are something: both are good singers individually, but when they combine in harmony, it's almost supernatural. When you consider how young they are, and that they are singing in a second language, then this album and the earlier EP, are phenomenal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 9 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love this CD. I know others have said it isn't so good, it being their first one, but if you listen to it more than once you will see how wonderful it is. Highly recommend a listen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty, damn good. 17 Feb 2013
By TomStir
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Yeah - pretty and damn good just about sums them up I'd say. Some amazing vocal harmonies in deceptively simple songs. For those who like voice, you'd be hard pushed to find a stronger pair anywhere in the current musical universe.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric Swedish folk 13 Aug 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I saw First Aid Kit at Lounge on the Farm and was mesmerised - I came straight home and bought this. The CD's not quite as fabulous as the live act, but three of the tracks are magical and it's worth owning just for them (In the Morning; Hard Believer; I Met Up With The King). First Aid Kit are two Swedish sisters - 16 and 19 years old, I believe - who sound as though they've been singing together for centuries yet are at the same time wonderfully fresh.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fist aid kit naff name brilliant music 12 Feb 2012
Format:Audio CD
first heard acouple of years ago doing a tribute to fleet foxes on you tube.these girls have developed their own style of singing.refreshingly different to run of the mill pop music around.a cross between folk,country,and pop.both albums are very good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vocalistically genius 15 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
Excellent album from the two teenage sisters from Sweden. Musically well beyond their youthful years. Superb vocalists it will draw you in and consume your soul.Deserve and hopefully will achieve the recognition their talents warrant. They are even better LIVE.......
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars What a find
I have to say I hadn't heard of the band until I happened to listen to Jamie Cullum on radio 2 one night. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Miss P. McLeod
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Black and the Blue
Ist heard of First Ait Kit on BBC's Gladstonbury singing Emmylou and bought both Cd's. Love the harmonies the girls achieve. Favourite on this album Josefin
Published 1 month ago by Graeme Mullen
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
I like the music that First Aid Kit produce and the satisfaction of listening to the music makes it more enjoyable
Published 4 months ago by Robert Gregg
5.0 out of 5 stars Just beautiful
I bought this after having bought and loved the second CD 'The Lion's Roar' earlier in the year. There really are no words in my opinion to describe just how beautiful, magical... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as it gets
This is the first album I bought by First Aid Kit after hearing them on the Radcliffe and Maconie show on Radio 6 and I can honestly say I have never heard anything as exciting or... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Princess Mononoke
4.0 out of 5 stars Deserving of plaudits
The single "I Met up with a King" and "Hard Believer" are stand out tracks on this album. Read more
Published 8 months ago by C2
5.0 out of 5 stars Great first album
Caught them during Glastonbury.
Extremely accomplished for someone so young.
Yet another scandinavian gem to join Of Monsters and Men
Published 9 months ago by Martin Silk
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
Beautiful voices, thoughtful inspired young sveeds. Heard lions roar first and loved that so looked a little further and picked this up. Real pleasant stuff.
Published 15 months ago by chareliebroon
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT.
ANOTHER OFFERING OF OUTSTANDING SONGS BY THIS PURE CLASS ACT. ADD IT TO YOUR CD / DOWNLOAD COLLECTION,IF YOU DONT ITS YOUR LOSS !
Published 15 months ago by ZORCH
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh what music!!
I am not going to waffle on like some sad Audiophile with nothing else to do at Christmas but write 5000 word reviews on each and every track on this album! Read more
Published 16 months ago by beretta
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