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The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager [CD]

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (18 Sep 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B000H30938
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,280 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. An Oak Tree 2:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager [Part Two] 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I-Spy 3:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Lighthouse Keeper 2:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. War Of The Worlds 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly 3:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  9. Whitewash Is Brainwash 3:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Call Me Ishmael [Single & Album Version] 3:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Had A Pound For Every Stale Song Title I'd Be 30 Short Of Getting Out Of This Mess 3:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager [Part One] 4:06£0.79  Buy MP3 

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GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE FLY The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager (2006 UK 12-track CD album - Sam Duckworths debut album takes the classicism of folk music and splices it with modern technology and a youths-eye-view of modern day Britain includingthe singles I-Spy Call Me Ishmael and The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager [Part One])

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
God knows what Sam Duckworth, lone Get Cape-er was thinking of when he came up with this moniker, but this homegrown guitarist clearly has his musical heart in the right place at least. Coming across like a modern day acoustic troubadour backed only by his guitar and a laptop (with some sparse strings and a trumpeter in some places), he's definitely a likeable singer/songwriter on paper. And the media attention is warranted to some extent, too; he's got a great ear for melody and doesnt let his lyrics get bogged down in the standard singer/songwriter relationship problems. Makes a nice change, actually.

Sam's not putting on a faux-American accent too, letting his southern English voice come through, if a little harshly for the songs at times like on part 2 of the title track. But his acoustic strumming is well complimented by the electronic drum backing, which simply allows the songs to breathe when they arrive and doesnt constrict or overwhelm them. Like with Halloween Alaska, it's hard to compare him to someone, and whilst he isn't the second coming (experience says no one the British media hypes up will ever be), this is a pretty damn good CD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great new talent 27 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite album of 2006. He has an individual style based around an acoustic guitar, drums, brass section and distinctive vocals - a great English sound (reminds me of the Jam or Badly Drawn Boy). This gives the album a raw, busker-ish sound but this adds to, rather than detracts from it's appeal (Dylan wasn't half bad after all). His lyrics are largely heart-felt socio-polital commentary (sounds heavy going but it isn't at all) and it's easy to find yourself singing along; there are some really great tunes. It's an album I can't recommend highly enough, not a dud track and most are outstanding. If you get chance to see him live don't miss it, he is absolutely awesome.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By russell clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly is the imaginative moniker chosen by the unlikely monikered Sam Duckworth from Southend. Using only a laptop, an acoustic guitar and Cornet player Mike Glenister Duckworth has created an intriguing collection of songs with earnest melodies and whip sharp lyrics.

There are problems inherent with Duckworth's singular brand of what has been dubbed "Folktronica". Stylistically it's very limited , the 12 songs here are all constructed round deftly picked acoustic guitar with the laptop conjuring up diaphanous strings, brass, or just curricles of electronic sound and they all do merge into one another after awhile . SAm Duckworth's voice is not the greatest. Like Billy Bragg he is articulate and passionate which is good, but like Bragg he also tends to holler rather unattractively which is not so good and for the duration of a full album it becomes rather wearing.

Thankfully there are enough songs on "The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager" that captivate to make it worth while persevering with. First track "Once More With Feeling" is the prettiest track, with mournful Cornet backing and a more doleful vocal. "An Oak Tree" incorporates jazzy strains like a fledgling Steely Dan while the title track ( Part Two) and "The Lighthouse Keeper" have the sort of pirouetting acoustic arrangements XTC revelled in on albums like "Mummer". "I Spy" brings to mind more relaxed Oasis but don't let that put you off, its much better than that insinuates. Eponymous track seven starts out groaning mournfully like Iron And Wine" but halfway through the drums kick in like early Lamb.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superman Sam! 25 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a very wonderful record. A lone performer called Sam Duckworth donning a massive monicker that seems doomed to obscurity. I sure hope that Sam gets the recognition he deserves. Armed with an acoustic guitar, an occasional moog synthesizer, an occasional trumpet and some peerless pop songs, Sam moves pop music upwards and onwards with this CD. Some folks will judge ths musical style as nothing new and reactionary even. Don't worry, they could not be more wrong - only the deepest cynic could fail to be moved by the songs on offer here.

This is close to my favourite CD of the year, only eclipsed by The Rocket Summer; unmistakenly English, stylish and cool, Get cape, Wear Cape, Fly indeed. This one will last forever - you will be in a box before you tire of this record. Go get it now!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the Year ? 8 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
I heard Get Cape . . . for the first time on the Reading Festival coverage by the BBC, and this alone moved me to buy the album. This has to be one of the freshest and most vibrant albums of the year.

All power to Sam and his crew for a great live performance and a great album full of individual songs of great quality.

If you do not buy this you are sadly missing a fantastic debut album, there will be more I am sure.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's talk about... 26 Sep 2006
By R. King
Format:Audio CD
Deep, meaningful, original, varied, catchy, just some of the words I would use to describe this great display of song writing by someone with a REAL passion for what he is writing about.

The more I play it, the more I am intrigued, the more I understand, the more I am gripped, the more I Love it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good debut.
I'm enjoying this. "War of the worlds" is the obvious single but the whole album is interesting. He's polished his style since this - less croaky of voice now!
Published 13 months ago by Mr. D. G. Medley
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this cd
This purchase was simple for me, I heard Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly on Spotify and decided that I needed to have this album so that I could drive around and listen to it all the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Åse
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Sound!
Close the windows, shut the doors, turn off your phone, shut out the lights, turn up the sound and chill out to this amazing album.

I love it, love it, love it!
Published 17 months ago by Peter Brierton
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
This is one of the best albums I have listened to. It is one of those very few albums I could listen to over and over again.
Published on 11 Feb 2012 by Tomtom
Sam Duckworth AKA Get Cape Wear Cape fly,wrote and recorded this album in his bedroom when he was just 18. Read more
Published on 21 Dec 2011 by Kritiks Wreckomends
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good
Published on 30 April 2011 by LTs
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely lovely album
Saw GCWCF at the Garforth Arts festival in July. Sam was so engaging and the songs so appealing that I downloaded both this and the follow-up album on returning home. No regrets. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2010 by J. Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This is by far the album of the year, perhaps the best album i have bought. Sam Duckworth has amazing talent, and his voice and views are expressed superbly throught the variety of... Read more
Published on 1 May 2007 by B. Holland
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
After seeing Get Cape Wear Cape Fly live i had to find out more. After buying the album i was expecting great things, However i was rather disappointed! Read more
Published on 18 Feb 2007 by T Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars This guy is amazing!!!
This guy is the most talented singer songwriter in a long time. Album of 2006! It'll still be played throughout 2007 and onwards. Seen him twice live. Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2007 by MusicLover
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