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The Boy With No Name [Import]

Travis Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Written and recorded across a globe-spanning variety of inspiring locations from London to Berlin, New York and rural Norway, with input from some of pop’s top producers, Travis’s seventh album Where You Stand isn’t exactly the work of a new young band with limited resources fearlessly delivering a remarkable debut. So why does it sound like it could be?

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  • Audio CD (8 May 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B000O77SKY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 215,550 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 3 Times And You Lose
2. Selfish Jean
3. Closer
4. Big Chair
5. Battleships
6. Eyes Wide Open
7. My Eyes
8. One Night
9. Under The Moonlight
10. Out In Space
11. Colder
12. New Amsterdam

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome return 19 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
Having been lucky enough to watch Travis live in a smallish venue (Liverpool Carling Academy) about three years ago, I was extremely impressed with the energy, drive and tunefulness of the band. It left me looking forward to a new album, which ended up being a long time in the making - but here it is.

'Three Times And You Lose' is a great opening track, simultaneously catchy, jangly and moody. Then there's 'Selfish Jean', which nobody with an ounce of rhythm would fail to notice is a kick-ass tune, blazing a powerful, energetic trail with some fabulous lyrics (at university, there was a girl I had the misfortune of living with who labelled all of her food with her own name, so Fran's lyric of 'You keep your chocolate biscuits wired to a car alarm' really makes me smile).

'Closer' is a beautiful track, delicate and wistful, and there are plenty of other gems here too. 'My Eyes' has personal meaning for me as I've listened to it over the last few months, watching my baby son grow up - I can feel what Fran has written about, and the music itself is classic Travis. 'Battleships', with the falsetto vocal, could have failed if Fran didn't have enough power in his singing to pull it off; as it is, it is a gentle triumph.

The only criticism I have is that the album tends to get a bit safe and samey in the final tracks from 'Out In Space' through to 'New Amsterdam'. I've given it plenty of time and listening, but there isn't anything special enough about these songs to differentiate them from the crowd; they're OK, but not stunning. Given that the rest of the album is so good, it shows these songs up a little for me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At their best 8 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
These guys were written off in my books until I had the pleasure of seeing them at T in the Park a couple of years ago. Every song seemed much the same from their first four albums (the Petshop Boys syndrome) with the exception of some cracking songs like Driftwood and Sing. However Fran Healy is a rare outdoor festival commodity and can really get the crowd going. He and the rest of the band wanted to be there resulting in the crowd wanting to be there with them. He inspired me so much that I bought their latest album and on the first few listenings it's arguably their best album to date. Could it be that they are free of the pressure of the first 5 album contract and have had time to relax and enjoy writing music again?

This album has more depth than any of their previous offerings yet still has the familiar Travis feel. Closer, with its moving orchestral feel and Fan's voice at it's best, could nearly bring a man to tears. Big Chair starts off with a Linkin Park feel to it and has a lovely upbeat feel. Selfish Jean wouldn't be out of place as a Trainspotting theme with an Iggy Pop style intro. It's a gutsy number and will definitely get the crowds rocking at any future T in the Park performance.

An excellent album which fills me with excitement for a live performance and encouragement for their next album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet stuff as per usual 23 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
To be honest after such a long wait since the last album I was a little disappointed with this one as it seemed to have no guts, but I have to say that after a few more plays I am now hooked. Fran's voice is still amazing and sometimes verging on the angelic. I love the backing track and chorus to Closer it brought tears to my eyes for some unexplained reason. If you've ever seen Travis live it's a memorable experience as the boys interact so well with the crowd inviting everyone to sing along, people just seem to know all the words and enjoy themselves immensely.

Please, please Travis with the next album, give it some wellie!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprise 11 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
The old adage that you look forward to an album and it disappoints and then one you think will be OK turns out to be a cracker. The Boy With No Name is in the latter category as a great melodic summer album. Noticed a great deal of homage to Ian Mcnabb running throughout (which is no bad thing), i.e. `3 times and you Lose' could be straight off Before All Of This. As with a lot of other reviewers I agree that Battleships is the stand-out classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Back on top...where they belong 7 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
With this latest album I now have all 5 studio albums that Travis have made. Good Feeling was a fantastic debut album. Their next album The Man who, was panned by critics before release but the Public loved it and the album went on to sell Millions, with classics like Driftwood, Why does it always Rain on me,Turn and Writing to Reach You. Their next album was The Invisible Band which was another good album.

12 memories was released four years ago. It was a big departure from The Man Who. Travis seemed to Drift away apart from a brief appearance at Live 8. In the mean time, bands who were influenced by Travis like Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Keane have released succesful albums. This album is a return to form for Travis it is better than their previous two albums.

It gets better with every listen Selfish Jean is incredibly catchy, Big Chair, Battleships( a song about not seeing eye to eye in relationships) , Eyes Wide Open and the single Closer are the standout tracks.

Travis are back in their rightful place. If you have owned a Travis album, the boy with no name deserves to be in your collection. Those who are new to Travis should start off with The Man Who and then get this.

I'm very happy with this album and i'm sure it will sell well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Another superb offering from travis, some catchy rifts and great lyrics. I was not disappointed at all with this CD, loved it
Published 9 months ago by Brockster
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Travis cd
This is another excellent cd from Travis. If you liked The Invisible Band you will probably like this also.
Not a single duff track.
Published 17 months ago by S. Littleboy
5.0 out of 5 stars CD of the ever good Travis
Cd album from Travis.

What can I say, another quality album from the scottish band!

Item received promtly and no issues.
Published on 28 Mar 2011 by Scottie
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Possibly Their Best?
I thought Travis were over the hill after 12 Memories - how wrong I was. This is an amazing album - beautiful melodic calming songs that Travis excell at. Read more
Published on 15 Dec 2009 by MDD
5.0 out of 5 stars To say I love this album is an understatemt.
This album was a real return to form for travis. It is everything I love about them, and then some more on top. Read more
Published on 23 April 2009 by Charlie Downes
2.0 out of 5 stars Decent ... but easily forgettable
The latest studio-based offering from Travis (who seeing the fortunes of rivals Take That improve also decided to jump on the come-back band wagon)offers a few happy go lucky songs... Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2008 by starg8
4.0 out of 5 stars Are Travis getting old?
I think they are, and as such are slipping into the unfortunate pattern that bands that are getting old fall into. Read more
Published on 8 Oct 2007 by Robbie Swale
4.0 out of 5 stars Their Best
As a reletively devoted fan, i think this is my favourite Travis album.

This is an LP that, while being devoid of the stand out tunes of yesteryear, has a beutiful... Read more
Published on 2 Oct 2007 by Mr. C. J. Coffey
4.0 out of 5 stars Smooth !
It would be easy to dismiss this latest offering from Travis as yet another 'Indie-lite' product so beloved of our legion of easy listening guitar bands. Read more
Published on 13 Aug 2007 by Arthur Dooley
5.0 out of 5 stars This IS rare quality ...
You know how it is. We get used to a few good tracks out of 10 by most known bands and think ourselves lucky if we can hum some of those in the shower. Read more
Published on 8 July 2007 by Listener
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