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The Minutes

Alison Moyet, Alison Moyet Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (6 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00BHF9SHS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,461 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  7. Love Reign Supreme 3:450.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. All Signs of Life 3:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rung by the Tide 4:350.69  Buy MP3 


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On May 6th Cooking Vinyl are proud the present 'the minutes', a new album by world-renowned musical icon Alison Moyet, who has achieved sales of more than 20 million, both as a solo artist and half of influential duo Yazoo. Her first album since 2007,'the minutes' was produced by Guy Sigsworth, known for his work with Robyn, Björk, Goldie and Madonna. It finds Alison's voice as strong and seductive as ever, with immaculate-quality songs that are powerful, dramatic and captivating. It's experimental, but also keeps standards high-in-line with her illustrious track-record of pop hits. Clearly indicating a new artistic lease of life,'the minutes' is arguably Alison's most creatively- brimming album ever. It has subtle parallels to her synthpop past, but is also bang up-to-date, taking in elements of high-end pop smashes, R&B, modern club sounds and electronic experimentation.

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Alison Moyets' first new studio album in a few years showcases her unique voice, contempory for the current sounds around.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite album of the year so far. 21 May 2013
By Bob
Format:Audio CD
This is a beautiful album. I can't do it justice in a review, but I encourage anyone to listen to some samples of the tracks because as soon as you hear them you can tell that it's a special collection of song.

It's very unique, and at times it's quite a dark album (Right As Rain contains the following lyrics: "If you can't be happy with me, be unhappy with me, stay unhappy with me").

As I'm writing this review it is the bestselling album in "Electro and Synth". Personally I think it deserves to be the bestselling album full stop.

Stunning.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sharp new edge 9 May 2013
Format:Audio CD
`The Minutes' shoots down every hoary old preconception of what Alison Moyet is about. Of course, those who have been paying attention to the trajectory of her output will already have spotted that she doesn't repeat herself.

Ms. Moyet is a music lover's wet dream and a record company's nightmare. Labels seemed only interested in her if she'd channel Etta James for mumsy covers albums - and even then only if she'd prostitute herself on reality TV. Before that, a foolish label actively sat on the glorious Hometime album for three years, because it wasn't wall-to-wall Streisandesque power ballads. So her integrity comes at a price but, time and again, and especially with `The Minutes,' Moyet is vindicated.

The renewed spring in Alison's step can be traced to a new working relationship with the estimable Guy Sigsworth. With an eclectic catalogue of diverse recordings with an even more diverse range of artists under his stylish belt, his musicality and technical nous are a natural fit for the woman who influenced so many artists.
The new electronic edge contains plenty of the iconic Moyet DNA. Just don't expect `Alf II - The Sequel.'

The trademark moodiness and lyrical magic are present and correct throughout. Tuneful edginess abounds. `Remind Yourself' and `A Place To Stay' marry aching melody and abrasive beats. `Changeling,' `When I Was Your Girl,' `Apple Kisses' and `Filigree' gang up near the bike-sheds to inflict tune wedgies on all and sundry. The joyous pop of `Love Reign Supreme' is a shaft of light in proceedings and shouts "summer hit," while `Right As Rain' marks a dark and biting return to the dancefloor.

The Minutes is a cohesive and very musical album. It is cool without being arch or deliberately trendy, and commercial without treading the middle of the road. Immerse yourself and enjoy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Return to roots 15 May 2013
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I loved Alison Moyet since the 80s and I've bought all her albums in all that time noting a shift from the electro pop beginnings through some really beautiful songwriting to a truly artistic style that is able to exist beyond the demands of the current musical trends.
The Minutes sees her re-embrace her electro roots, brazenly proving that a "middle-aged woman" can be current filling a need for those of us of a certain age that want brilliant, confident, energising pop music without aggressive rap, drug culture and barely clad girls that seem to feel the need to accompany it these days.
There is a mix of songs here, some amazing and inspiring on first listen. Filigree in particular is a very harmonious number that immediately grabs the ear and Love Reign Supreme cannot fail to uplift while When I was Your Girl would not be out of place on one of Alison's early albums.
Others are slow burners like All Signs of Life (but oh! the last thirty seconds will have you raving round the living room!) but even the 'filler' on this album is of a good standard and I'm sure they'll all grow on me with time.
Some of the lyrics can be a bit random and the meanings unfathomable (is Changeling about taking your daughter to school?) but I guess good music is open to interpretation and this gives it a longer shelf.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I've been a fan of Alison Moyet's work since she hit it big with Yazoo and her solo work over the past (30 years?) can't be! Her voice has always been her spade in the game and when I saw the two video's for the new stuff and starting reading the buzz, I knew something special was brewing and sure enough "the minutes" arrives. I got to hear it all on Huffington and I was floored, not only are her vocals daring and modern, but the music rides along with each other like they were made for one another. Even though I've been through the whole 80's scene as a 20 something in the states, I always have my ear out for something that is able to bring back the feelings from that period yet sound up to date, and like no one else, not an easy feat. I'm so impressed with all these songs. Alison makes these tunes so memorable, each time I listen to them I find a nice touch, I really can't say anything bad about this collaboration, most likely the album of the year and comeback of the year, an outstanding music classic. My favorites is "Filigree", but they all offer something special, I think they could really do something special with "Right as rain", the haunting gothic like touches on the closer "Rung by the tide" and the first single "When I was your girl" and also "Changeling" sound great with all these mixes. musical bliss ALISON MOYET!!!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her finest work yet 8 May 2013
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Some artists' talent burns out when they're young, some maintain it and some truly hit their peak with age. Alison Moyet is the definition of the latter.

From the opening orchestral chords of Horizon Flame, it's clear this album is a not merely a return to form, but sets the future form of what this amazing artist is capable of. Every track is different, yet they sit together beautifully. Sometimes collaborations fail, and sometimes they create something far greater than the sum total of their respective parts and this beautiful, emotive album is such a work. Guy Sigsworth's brisk, sharp, jarring, current, yet timeless production provides a backdrop to Alison's unique and heartfelt voice that somehow mixes it into the production, whilst bringing out its best and reminding the listener just how beautiful that voice always was and still is. It's a highly addictive body of work that serves to build upon, yet embrace everything both have done before. There are hints of Yazoo, her 80s 'peak' and her recent work on 'The Turn'. Yet, the overall feeling of this album is that this is an artist whose career has really only just begun. For an artist working in her fourth decade, that says it all...
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