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Tiger Flies (Deluxe Edition) [CD]

Candidate Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Snowstorm
  • ASIN: B00005Y0S9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,913 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Avalanche 1:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Talk About Troubles 3:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Light Through Stones 2:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hawaiian Police 4:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Honey 4:590.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Cactus Jack 2:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Burn Low 4:460.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Hangman's Waltz 2:120.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Head To Toe In White 3:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Hole 3:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Wreck Of The Breeze 3:000.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Medicine Ball 3:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. This Is The Way 6:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Last Days Of The War 3:440.89  Buy MP3 

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Product Description

Tiger Flies Was Available In France As A Deluxe Two CD Edition Housed In A Card Slipcase. Snowstorm Has Imported A Strictly Limited Amount Of This Package.The 2CD Features The Tiger Flies Album And The Now Deleted 6 Track Talk About Troubles E.P. It Comes With New Artwork And Is Limited To Just 1,000 Copies.

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Candidate - Tiger Flies

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mmm 9 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
North London quartet Candidate have plowed their distinctive furrow for a few years now, announcing themselves splendidly with a slew of EPs (Leader, Take Over Tokyo) which their debut LP, sadly, struggled to match (though it wasn't without some excellent moments - Somerset, for one). It's great to be able to report, then, that second album 'Tiger Flies' is a more cohesive, consistent and altogether better record.
Commencing with the gorgeous harmonies of the all-too-brief 'Avalanche', the LP quickly settles itself somewhere between The Beta Band and Sparklehorse, with Lambchop and Giant Sand thrown somewhere into the mix. Lest you think it's wholly derivative of its altcountry antecedents, it's also necessary to point out the overall distinctiveness of the sound, characterised mainly by singer Joel Morris' deep, faintly Americanised voice and pithy lyrics ("Damned incompetents/What Do they know?" Begins one song).
Some fifteen minutes longer than their debut, the album isn't without its filler and occasionally comes across as slightly inconsequential. However, in 'Hawaiian Police', 'Honey' and 'This is the Way', Candidate demonstrate an easy way with melody that distinguishes them from their peers (if they have any: they're distanced from the new acoustic orthodoxy and don't really fit in anywhere else, which can only be a good thing). Flawed it may be, but 'Tiger Flies' is an engaging grower that should bring the group to wider attention.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 13 April 2002
Format:Audio CD
There aren't enough words to truely do justice to North-Londons' CANDIDATES' latest musical offering. Tiger Flies is the follow up to the quartet's highly acclaimed debut "Taking on the Enemies Sound". Candidate have blended the right influences with a fistfull of catchy hooklines to create a superb second album that tears at the heartstrings and leaves you screaming for more. Take for example "This is The Way". This track embodies an ocean of melody, lapping gently against your eardrums! This is the kind of song that makes you feel good to be alive. Elsewhere on the album "Hangman's Waltz" packs an impressive punch of raw accoustica while "Honey" surrounds the listener in a warm glow of spine-tingling bliss. I can see very little wrong with this album. Oh, except for the dead bee on the album cover. Although apparently it died of natural causes!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a revelation... 18 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought Candidate's CD because it was recommended in the Guardian and because it was something quite different to what I normally listen to. I wasn't disappointed. It's the kind of music that can seriously break your heart - I loved Honey and the far-too-short Avalanche - Joel Morris seems to sing out despite rather than because of the audience and one has to wonder about the source of such emotional depth.. This is a winner...... like a good wine, it just goes on improving.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece! Still so good, years on 22 Jan 2011
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Slotting 'Tiger flies' in my CD player has become a regular occurence over the years. There is no better 'chilled out' Saturday morning record, and it sounds as fresh today as when I 'pot-lucked it' from Select-a-Disc (another ex-record store) back in 2002. The high praise it recieved at the time from such high authorities as Rolling Stone, Mojo, Q, The Guardian, Sunday Times and the Telegraph surely predicted great times ahead for Candidate. They've plowed their furrow ever since and have kept up their high standards on the peripheries of the mainstream, with good albums and brilliant moments.

'Tiger flies', however, for me, stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Not only does it contain a multitude of sublime songs, with break-your-heart melodies, but it works as a 'whole' - a sequence of indie-folk mini masterpieces.

'Avalanche' kicks off the album, with honey soaked, reverbed harmonies, birdsong, fading into the beating acoustic guitar of 'Talk about troubles', with break beats, slide guitar soaring in the background, and hyptnotic vocals. Next, the delicate 'Light through stones' sounds Moody Blues-ish, with haunting harmonies, flute and acoustic guitar. 'Hawaiian Police' is a masterpiece - a romantic gem - to send shivers down your spine, fading out with soaring harmonica and yearning male/female vocals. 'Honey' with its simple, repeated refrain and picked guitar; 'When the honey comes out, the world seems better that way, but when the honey runs out, will leave you empty and grey', works wonderfully. 'Cactus Jack' changes the mood - a subtle jazz plod with bar room piano, tinny guitar and sound effects - a pleasant interlude. 'Burn low' does just that - reverby harmonies, dreamlike, with pleasing hooks. 'Hangman's waltz' is a pleasant filler.
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