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The Sound Of White - U.S. Version [CD]

Missy Higgins Audio CD
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In her first new song in five years – “Unashamed Desire” – Missy Higgins sings defiantly that “I’ve got nothing to hide”.

It’s a bold clarion call for where she’s at these days. But until recently the acclaimed singer/songwriter was still keeping one thing secret …

“I quit”.

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  • Audio CD (6 Jun 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B00092ZM84
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,879 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. All For Believing 3:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ten Days 3:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Scar (Jay Newland Mix) 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Don't Ever 2:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Nightminds 3:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Unbroken 3:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Any Day Now 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Katie 3:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The River 4:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Special Two 4:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. This Is How It Goes 3:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Sound Of White 9:060.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

MISSY HIGGINS The Sound Of White (2005 US 12-track CD for the debut album by the Australian singer-songwriter including the hit singles Scar & The Special Two.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sound of the Year 18 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
What a voice! A voice which reaches in and grabs you and won't let go.
Within 30 seconds of hearing Missy sing I was scouring the internet, buying everything I could find that she had released. This cd has been playing in my car continuously for a week.
The Sound of White is an extremely mature album for such a young singer, with a superb turn of phrase and simple musical arrangements and it's great to hear someone sing with such a strong Australian accent.
She covers the usual subjects of love lost and found but there is also a darker side to some of her music. Listen, for example, to "River". A quite jolly tune, but listen to the lyrics and a disturbing picture emerges.
The recent single "Ten Days" stands out as does "Scar", which tells of the pressures brought to bear by partners in relationships, and "The Special Two" - full of regret for a mistake made. "Don't Ever" paints a picture of love and hope whilst the openining lines of "Nightminds" are sung so beautifully, it'll break your heart.
There are a couple of songs which I'm not too fond of, "Casualty" being one, but overall this a fantastic first album from a singer I believe we'll hear more of in the future. In this world of manufactured pop this album makes refreshing change and she deserves every success.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missy Magic! 5 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
This album is absolutely fantastic. I was recommended the album by an aussie mate. The music is quite chilled, but more rocky than Norah Jones. Some people describe her as a female James Blunt, but it is more upbeat than that. There isn't one song on the album that I don't like. Buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars plus!! An amazing young lady!!! 29 Aug 2006
Format:Audio CD
What can I say other than WOW? Melissa Higgins is simply an amazing raw talent. I was introduced to her music a year ago when a friend returned from her travels and I've got to admit that in that year I've become a huge fan.

Her debut album 'the sound of white' is a mixture of material where the lyrics will make you laugh, smile and cry all in the one album! Each song is written from the heart, with not a single weak track!! My personal favourites include 'Don't ever', 'Scar' and 'Nightminds'.

Although Missy's music is fabulous on cd, nothing can compare to this ladys voice live! She tours the UK every year, you missed her this summer as she's already been and gone (what an amazing experience that was!!) but be sure to catch her next year!! She's a relatively undiscovered talent here in the UK so her gigs are small and intimate.

If you can't wait to see her live in person then you can purchase her dvd from her official website which has been mentioned in previous reviews!

Roll on album number 2!!!!!

Enjoy . . . . . . . . x

And as for the individual who said that her accent was grating??? Go and wash your ears out as you obviously don't recognise talent when you hear it!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Songs Great Sound 13 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
Saw the video for Ten Days and was blown away by the song and her sound, she has an accent which does sound a bit cockney to me but that does not detract from the beauty of this album. Scar and Ten days are my favorites but the other tracks are of the same qualtiy. Go to website to view the videos [...] .. youll be hooked. The only issue is that there is one song missing "they werent there", shame fantastic song , not sure if it is on the australian import,equally fantastic. You wont be diappointed if you buy this album
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Sound of White 6 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
Having only had this album a week, I should probably wait to review it but so far I am suitably impressed with Missy Higgins' debut album. It is hard to place her in any one category, I can definitely see why she is compared to Alanis Morisette, and perhaps a little of Tori Amos in there too.
My favourite song is not on this version of the album, and is called 'They Weren't There', a haunting tale of love and loss. Instant attractions to the album are 'Scar', 'Ten Days' and the title track 'The Sound of White'.
Don't be put off by the reviewer who thinks she is mimicking a cockney accent. Her brusk Australian accent makes a change from the Americanisation (or should that be -zation?) of nearly all bands and singers nowadays.
Overall a solid start for Missy, and a must for anyone who appreciates heartfelt lyrics with mature songwriting.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeously talented 9 Mar 2005
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Format:Audio CD
Missy Higgins is a breath of fresh air. Finally, a female singer with real talent and ability - and she writes her own songs! I went to a ray lamontagne gig the other night, and she was supporting. As soon as I got home I bought her album. The album is simply gorgeous, and she is so unbelievably talented. She glides through slow, fast, angry, love, jazz songs with effortless talent & aching passion. If anything this album does not do her live ability credit. I recommend it to absolutely anyone with love of music.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 17 Dec 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is another one of those amazing singers who puts people like Katie Melua and Dido completely to shame.
A brilliant mix of piano, guitars, strings and wonderful vocals. Missy Higgin's voice sometimes reminds me of Scarlet, Lisa Loeb, Fiona Apple and even The Sundays.
The album mixes upbeat songs with ballads perfectly and doesn't once stray into that cringable female singer-songwriter territory that so many other singers do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love
Bought this on a recommendation from a friend and haven't been disappointed. Excellent vocals and one of my favourites when listening to music in my car.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. P. Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of love?
A friend of mine recently introduced me to Missy Higgins. From the first couple of lines of Warm Whispers, I knew it was love. Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2011 by Forever Student
5.0 out of 5 stars for every good journey
I really love Missy Higgins, she is talented and a very good artist.
I prefer "On a clear night" (just because "Going North" and "Steer" pushed me in special period of my life... Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2011 by Ari
5.0 out of 5 stars cannot compare
ive known about missy for some time thanks to my daughter who lives in aus there is no-one who can compare to her in uk she is an absolute dream i love her music and lyrics there... Read more
Published on 29 July 2010 by shaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect autumnal music :D
This is one of my favourite acoustic albums, it's so calm and easy to listen to, perfect to chill out to and for some reason I associate it with autumn but that maybe just because... Read more
Published on 26 May 2009 by Elizabeth Addison - Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You Crowded House!
While watching the last song of Australia,s 2007 live earth concert Neil Finn welcomes Missy to the stage. Who,s that i asked, that,s Missy Higgins i was told. Read more
Published on 31 Jan 2008 by N. P. Thornton
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sound Of Success
Missy Higgins debut album The Sound Of White is a collection of acoustic-piano based masterpieces. Filled with energetic acoustic songs and dark piano ballads this album will take... Read more
Published on 23 April 2007 by S. Winn
2.0 out of 5 stars too easy
Though obviously talented enough and capable of not only carrying a tune but of composing chirpy, up-beat melodies - I do tend to feel that Higgins is slightly overrated. Read more
Published on 31 Mar 2007 by mortmain
3.0 out of 5 stars Go Aussie
It would be fair to say that Miss Melissa Higgins does not have the best voice you will ever hear, nor is she among the greatest pianists on the planet. Read more
Published on 19 July 2006 by Mr. S. E. Gascoyne
5.0 out of 5 stars ....a unique voice and talent
to say that Missy Higgins has a unique voice would be an understatement. She is a one off with virtually " a south london accent". Read more
Published on 27 Mar 2006 by jonty
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