The Distance To Here
 
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The Distance To Here

4 Oct 1999 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 15 Oct 2014
  • Release Date: 15 Oct 2014
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1999 Radioactive Records J.V.
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  • Total Length: 55:57
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  • ASIN: B001KSBBVS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,142 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert J. Schneider on 18 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
Live's THE DISTANCE TO HERE is pure bliss; a marvel of sound, form and feeling which makes it impossible to turn away from till it ends, even if many of the songs are practically indistinguishable from one another. Most bands cannot get away with such homogeneity for an entire CD's length, but Live triumphs with THE DISTANCE TO HERE. Each song stands on its own with its own story to tell, and each story gets told so compellingly.
Of course, this is a music CD, and the incredibly poetic lyrics would be all but lost if not for the swirling, three-dimensional wall of sound that Live creates with guitars, keyboards, and other various instruments when needed. This is a group that can--and should--do a live album with full orchestral accompaniment, a la Metallica. Indeed, they are already a mini-orchestra in the complex way they arrange the music in their songs. Even the indelible artwork in the liner notes--and on the CD itself--is evocative of the album's themes and is resultingly as beautiful as the music.
A lot of love was put into each song, in every aspect, to create a kind of concept album--one that is, first and foremost, about love. Many of the songs use water and fish as metaphors for feelings, which lends me to believe that the album's concept is deeply rooted in Astrology and The Zodiac. For example, lead singer/songwriter Ed Kowalczyk sings in the appropriately titled "Where Fishes Go": "I couldn't take it anymore so I went back to the sea/cuz' that's where fishes go when fishes get the sense to flee." Also, in "Run To The Water", he sings "I got sand in both my shoes and scorpions in my hair." (Although it's apparent from the pictures in the CD liner notes that good ol' Ed is as bald as a baby's arse!) I'd bet money that Ed Kowalczyk is either a Pisces or a Scorpio.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Sep 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album when it first came out after hearing 'Run to the water' thinking what a song! It was just the tip of the iceburg of a cool rock album (sorry for the pun)! The lyrics are so unusually alternative that it doesn't seem to fit but they do somehow. For all the guitarists out there there is such a degree of versatility in the playing that makes the hairs stand up on your neck before you finally float back down. 'Voodoo lady' is the power anthem of the record. Its all finished off with 'Dance with you', quite a beautifully haunting little ballad leaving such an after taste that the whole album has to be admired over and over again. I highly recommend this piece of mastery and hope to hear more from the boys in the future! Keep it up chaps!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By katya89@yahoo.com on 6 Jan 2000
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I have been listening to Live since they were nothing but a local band on the radio. These guys aren't a commercial band chugging out the hits. They are artists, constantly trying to push themselves in new directions. That's half the fun, trying to see where they are going to go next. When I first heard "The Dolphin's Cry" on the radio, I said HEY! that's Live! They did it again! And so they have.
I think in part because they don't just release an album every six months, they have the time to really craft each song. So, long after you find yourself humming along, you catch a lyric that makes you think, what did he say? The imagery in the lyrics is very vivid, easy to imagine. And, as in past albums, the imagery is similar. Issues of abstract faith, water as a refuge, the search for a higher understanding of one's self, all pervade their previous albums, become part of their language. Songs like Voodoo Lady and The Distance are very strong with imagery, as are We Walk in the Dream, and Feel the Quiet River Rage.
I consider their ability to evolve their sound their greatest strength. Who would want a band that puts out albums where you can't tell the difference from one to another?
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Ten years considering buying an album, it is a long time but I never expected it to be any good. I loved the second live album (throwiing copper) and what i heard of later material never seemed to be up to that standard so I stayed clear. I bought the single for Dolphins cry and while I liked it, I didn't love it I was too busy listening to the cool bands around at the time. So now I have recently decided to revisit the bands material I find I like it a lot more than I did then, probably because I am less worried about the scene or whats hot as opposed to what I actually enjoy listening to.

Dolphins cry is a soaring rock epic about love.

The distance, is a really good song even if it is about the search for gods love, or something similar. It has a nice vibe and an upbeat nature I like even though I am an atheist.

Sparkle, another upbeat song, lyrically that is. It is pretty much about love and the brotherhood of man. What seperates Live from other bands that preach in the same way is that live make good songs about it rather than making lectures into songs.
Run to the water is another spiritual song, a really atmospheric song too.

Sun is musically more quite interesting the way it builds up and all the while sounding like no other band. Lyrically I get the feeling that the singer/song writer is exploring different religions and anything of a spiritual nature here is the idea of the dun as a god, etc.

Voodoo lady is a slower more brooding song about, well possibly seeig a hooker but I wonder if it is actually deeper than that but I am not certain, possibilty about the conflict of spirituality and the pleasures of the flesh.

Where fishes go, again it is about god and feeling unworthy and hiding from the gods love.
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