Tree Bursts in Snow
See larger image

Tree Bursts in Snow

21 May 2012

6.49 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title
Tree Bursts
The Paper Trench
Guest of the Government
Beetle in the Box
Old Fools
Isn't This World Enough??
The Way You Were Raised
Oh, Oscar

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 21 May 2012
  • Release Date: 21 May 2012
  • Label: Nettwerk
  • Total Length: 45:34
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B007YX8QDO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,698 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Strength To Strength 21 May 2012
Format:Audio CD
Admiral Fallow's last album 'Boots Met My Face', released originally in 2010, was
a gem. In Louis Abbott this fine Glaswegian five-piece have a splendid leader
and songwriter and their new album 'Tree Bursts In Snow' finds the band in
increasingly confident form. The wistful melodies and observations of their
earlier work remain intact but what is new here is a greater sense of power
and purpose. It's stirring stuff every-which-way. There are ten songs in the
set and not a weak one among them. When they see fit the ensemble can really
rock out (witness the uproarious 'Guest Of The Government') but when the mood
takes them there are the tenderest moments too (the beautiful 'Old Fools' is
sung with true feeling and conviction by Mr Abbott). There's light and shade in
the foursquare arrangement of 'Beetle In The Box' (sporting commendable vocal
support from Sarah Hayes); delicious harmonies and energetic drumming from Philip
Hauge in 'Brother' and poignant melancholy on final track 'Oh, Oscar'. It is to
the magnificent composition 'Burn', however, to which we must turn to experience
the full force and elegant complexity of the band's sense of drama and palpable
emotion. It is a song to rank with the very best we have heard so-far this year.

An album to treasure. Don't let it pass you by on the other side of the road.

Highly Recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mass appreciation beckons? 30 May 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Read various reviews of this album and the glowing testimonials afforded their first album in the amazon review section, and then listened to the short snippets available.I was immediately taken with songs on both albums even on such small crumbs. Luckily got the chance to see them live last Monday and would confirm what some others have known for a while - this is a top notch band. Flute and clarinet add a classy flourish to their sound. The lead singer has a fine voice and duets beautifully with the female member of the band at times. The songs are lyrically rich and hold your attention from start to finish. As has been mentioned elsewhere there are a couple of songs which may bring Elbow to mind. My favourites are the two tracks which bookend the album closely followed by old fools and burn but there are others which i'm sure may just help elevate the band to mass appeal given the right breaks and a bit of national radio play - possibly beetle in the box and/or isn't this world enough. The first album is possibly even better - dead against smoking tops the lot for me. Give both albums a try, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great discovery 5 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've only just discovered this band after reading some of the end-of-year album lists and checking them out. This album is a songwriting masterclass full of poise, delicacy and restraint but also with plenty of pop sensibility. Another thing that comes across is the 'soul' of the album - like all the best bands they sound like they mean every word and note. If there's any justice they are destined for great things.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Admiral Fallow 2 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Must have bought this for my daughter from her wish list. No complaints from her but then they are a good band.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first album 24 Dec 2013
By Robert
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I bought this because I absolutely loved Boots Met My Face for its strong lyrics and observational humour tinged with harsh reality. I did not enjoy this album so much as it tries too hard to make its points and the lyrics are a little too complex in places leaving me to wonder what they are trying to say. That said, Admiral Fallow are a great band and I shall continue to follow them.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of the year 1 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Q. How do you follow Boots Met My Face?
A. With Tree Busts in Snow.

Wonderful 10/10. Click "add to basket".
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful discovery ... not one dud track! 11 Oct 2013
By Polly Potter VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I heard a track from this album on an episode of "The Big C" and liked it enough to track down the band, listen to another couple of tracks, and bought this on the strength of that. I am seriously impressed by the performances, the album hangs together well, it's well paced and has a sense of continuity. The entire album is a delight. This band deserve every success, they are sublime.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome 9 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Cant get enough of this!
Its got it all. At times its mellow and foot stomping, and has beautifully clever lyrics.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category