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The Freedom Spark

Larrikin Love Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Sep 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B000HT38L2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,288 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Spark
2. Six Queens
3. Edwould
4. Downing Street Kindling
5. Happy As Annie
6. Meet Me By The Getaway Car
7. At The Feet Of Ré
8. "Well, Love Does Furnish A Life"
9. On Sussex Downs
10. Forever Untitled
11. A Burning Coast
12. It Explodes

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Larrikin Love Freedom Spark The

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just....wonderful 27 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
Sometimes theres a band that relights your eternal quest for good music. Music you like, music that makes your feet uncontrollably tap. But this is more than that, your whole body wants to be tapped against the floor, you want the drummer to use your own head as his bass drum so you can feel apart of the wonder that your ears are being tickled by!

But don't get me wrong, Larrikin won't tickle your ears, they'll lick them, and suck them until you can't take anymore, and just when you think you are going to explode into a mess of red polka dot scarfs and skinny jeans they stop. And start all over again!

I've had the joy to see them live, but even though staring into the back of hundreds of like minded revellers, I've come away knowing that these floppy haired londoners have stolen my heart and my ears.

If you liked The Libertines when they were at their best, you've always played your Dads old Ska LPs and you think that a dash of folk is actually quite cool, then buy this album. I defy you to not jig around your living room like a crazed fool!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy purchase 2 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
Before this album came out, I was already well acquainted with the work of Larrikin Love; having seen them several times, and knowing them reasonably personally. I heard the album and, at first, had reservations over the re-recordings of the demos I had previously heard. However, these fears were later extinguished.

I think the album signifies an important change and shift in the priorities of the indie music scene. A movement from the decrepit and decaying focus on urban life, to the pastoral idyll and joy of the countryside; this representing the clear influence on Edward Larrikin, the lead singer and songwriter, of romanticism. Clear examples of this influence can be seen such as, 'send my love to the city, for I'll be having an affair this summer' and 'to prance and dance and sing around, which is not condoned in the centre of town'. However, the clearest example being the song entitled 'Little Boy Lost', not on the album, but a great song of theirs nevertheless; this song being the title of a poem by the romantic poet William Blake.

It must be said that it is not merely the lyrical content to the music, to which should be applauded. The lyrics are couple with jinky Irish influences, and the site of a violin or fiddle is not unknown by any means. These pogue-esque beats are what give the music its popular appeal.

When these beats and jigs (their words, not mine) are coupled with the romantic lyrics, as well as the charisma of Edward larrikin and the vibrancy of live performances, it is only able to see this band establishing a mainstream audience.

The highlights have to be `Happy as Annie', `Downing Street Kindling' and `Meet me by the Getaway Car'.
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This is the only album from a band which split up on the cusp of fame. It is brilliant - there are no really, really weak tracks and many outstanding ones.

I have not come across any other band that sound exactly like this so comparisons are little value, but it is indie music with Celtic strings and a distinctive voice!

The only flaw with the album is that it does not fully reflect their blistering live performances or even the energy of their early demos. If you like this CD, do try and get hold of their demos - you may even be able to find brilliant songs (e.g. Docks) which did not make it on to the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best new act around 20 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you are feeling a bit low, and are in need of a bit of a jig around to music that is guaranteed to satisfy your every need, then look no further than The Freedom Spark!

with a folky, brit pop sound, Larrikin Love are a breath of fresh air to a quickly dying music scene!

if you get a chance to see them live, dont hesititate to go, if you think the album is good, then seeing them live will blow your mind! their stage presence shines through and Edward Larrikin gives it everything he's got, never failing to dissapoint!

buy this album now! its a must have for anyone in need of something new to listen to!
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