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Thirst For Romance [CD]

Cherry Ghost Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (9 July 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,764 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Thirst For Romance 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. 4am 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mountain Bird 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. People Help The People 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Roses 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Dead Man's Suit 5:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. False Alarm 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Alfred The Great 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Here Come The Romans 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mary On The Mend 7:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mathematics 4:330.99  Buy MP3 

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Cherry Ghost-–a.k.a vocalist/frontman Simon Aldred plus band-–formed in Bolton in 2005, having taken their name from a favourite Wilco song. Following charismatic singles like "Mathematics," and the melancholic "People Help People," Cherry Ghost are now ready to unleash Thirst for Romance--an album Aldred has described as "Willie Nelson meets Walt Disney". What this curious description amounts to is an accomplished collection of warm, accessible songs that veer between alt country and indie rock, providing suitable frames for Aldred’s sandpapery vocals and obscure lyricism. Cherry Ghost’s influences seem fairly overt: you can hear wafts of Lambchop, Oasis, Badly Drawn Boy--and Willie Nelson--amongst the varied structures. The inaugural title track sets things off at a brisk canter, paving the way for a set that’s diverse without breaking too much ground. The merry "4AM" is an obvious gem, as is the anthem-in-waiting "Mountain Bird"; these simple, affecting songs are contrasted by more ambitious material like "Roses", the string-laden "False Alarm" and the Beatles-style blues-rocker "Here Come the Romans." While Aldred isn’t quite the poet he believes himself to be, he does produce some captivating lyrical images, and his band perform impeccably throughout. Not a hugely innovative album, but an engaging debut nonetheless. --Paul Sullivan

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2007 release from new UK act features guest appearance by Jimi Goodwin (DOVES)!

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exceeds expectation 21 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is definitely not in the same ball park as Editors or Snow Patrol. It's just so different from that, although just as epic. It's mature, folk-soul-rock. I was a bit apprehensive having read some reviews that compared it to the aforementioned but found upon listening that it owes far more to Glen Campbell, Richard Ashcroft and Tim Buckley than the current crop of "play it big and rake it in" bands cashing in on the heels of Colplay (another band I never really got). His voice is unique, really soulful and I only gave it 4 stars in the hope that they get better with age. Don't have the "life" of Arctic Monkeys or F.F. - true. I imagine they aren't really writing to get people up and dancing. It sounds how Embrace wish they sounded. It's the real deal, cool or not.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A joy! 27 Aug 2007
By Micmat
Format:Audio CD
I have to say that I was a little wary of this album when I first bought it. I had heard 'Mathematics' a few months earlier and it had collected up more than 100 plays on my iPod, no song in a long time had got me as excited. Then 'People Help The People' was released and that also blew me away. So when the album came out I was doubtful as to whether it could keep up with this high standard, how wrong was I. It really is a beautiful record. Full of chiming melodies and thoughful lyrics, every track has a wonderful hook and Simon Aldreds Morrisey esque voice lights it up. There are hints of Badly Drawn Boy, Elbow, Suede and even country greats like Willie Nelson. The aformentioned tracks are for me the standouts, but 'Dead Mans Suit' and '4am' are just as good.
I cant really say much more about this record. Its just brilliant. Amid all the dross thats around today its nice to see that some are still capable of making music this good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Realley a nice piece 13 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD because I had heard "4.am" on Myspace and just could not get it out of my mind. I have heard this CD over and over and am quite fond of it.

The best songs in my opinion are "Thirst for Romance", "4.am" and "Mathematics", but the other songs will grow on you if you listen carefully.

The style is melancholy Rock/Guitar-Pop with country references. Great lead vocal. The songwriting is not that varied, so you might find the the vibe stays pretty much the same across the album. But if you like the vibe - who cares?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding. 14 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
One of the best albums of the last ten years. It took a while to grow on me, and it's true that its style is a bit more "dinner party" than Editors, it's a bit more "Radio 2" than Franz Ferdinand, but the quality is astounding; simply no bad tracks and no lack of great ones. Highly recommended.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars delightful 18 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
one of the best albums this year. fab melodies and excellant lyrics. thirst for romance is sad but utterly beautifl... DON'T make the mistake i did and enthusiasticly play it to a friend who'd just lost her mother. every track has an underlying quality that pulls you in and makes you listen.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Those hard-faced queens of Misadventure... 26 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
I'd only heard the anthemic 'People help the People', so I came to this with no idea what to expect.

What I got was a lovely bunch of tunes that sound like a celebration of the lyricism of daily like - a kind of poetic vision of the working class without the celebrations of ignorance that seems to have been some of the focus of Britpop. Like Oasis with genuine sensitivity, or Pulp without the self-consciousness. I'm not sure if it's a classic, but it's a dashed good album nonetheless.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good ....... waiting for the next album 6 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this album .............. but I do hate it when the last song can only be listened to if you wait for the long gap after the penultimate song ............ Record producers, artists etc WHY !!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 17 Jun 2008
By Colyn
Format:Audio CD
Well there is only so much one can say about this band.

As their debut album this is truely extordinary. Their songs are mainly meloncholy and offer a biter sweet reflection on love and life.

The lyrics, though they don't always make perfect sense are chilling and beautiful. The lyrics are suported by sweet and simple melodic lines on the whole. Simon Aldred has a good voice and it is perfect for the slower and more questioning songs such as "People help the People" However his voice also adapts for the more up-beat melodies and fun songs such as "Alfred the Great".

This album is great becuase it is perfect for relaxing with after a long day because of the beautiful melodies and simple instrumentation. However there is so much more to it. The infusion of musical simplisity has made this an induvidual album and I can not wait to see where Cherry ghost go next with their music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Northern grit
A brilliant album,every song is a jewel.I have played this to death and still love it,but have probably annoyed the neighbours!
Published 2 months ago by natalie palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite group
Don't know why this band is not more successful love all there albums and this is a must buy for any Cherry Ghost fan
Published 8 months ago by alfie
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure gold
This is an absolute gem of an album. Some truly beautiful songs and must buy!! I was blown away when I first heard it and still love it 5 years later.
Published 14 months ago by Mr. R. Henson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cherry ghost!
Just love this album.....this time I bought it for a friend and I hope they love it as much as I do!
Published 14 months ago by Sally
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice but tedious
This is my first Cherry Ghost album. Liked what I heard on the radio and like some of the track but thought they ended up too similar for my taste. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fist album
As a debut ablum its hard to belive as it well writen well produced and well played. They must of been on the road for years before they hit the studio. Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2011 by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Cherry ghost
Class, Class, Class. Music for any one who hates the Cowell Factor. Intelligent, articulate, gets better with every listen. My Go To album.
Published on 27 Dec 2010 by richard
4.0 out of 5 stars Neil Young meets Steely Dan
To me the lead vocalist sounds like Donald Fagen .Surely track 9 'Here come the Romans' is Steely Dan in disguise !!! i really can't tell the difference. Read more
Published on 22 Oct 2008 by Kevin Price
4.0 out of 5 stars Great debut!
Inspired by artists such as Sparklehorse, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash and reminiscent of recent indie standouts Starsailor and Elbow, albeit much cheerier, this, the debut album... Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2008 by A. Sweeney
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