- Audio CD (16 Sep 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Zuma
- ASIN: B00006GODL
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 232,177 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|2. Young Again|
|3. Find A Reason|
|4. Crest Of An Ocean|
|5. Show You The Way|
|6. I Wonder How|
|7. I Am The One|
|9. Find Your Way Home|
|10. What You See|
|11. Until The End|
|12. Quicksilver - Outro|
Quicksilver, Young Again and What You See are the stand out tracks.
Like an upbeat electrified Verve as you would expect.
True, it doesn't sustain the pace and the last three or four efforts are pretty uninspired, but there's a great energy about the album and Simon Tong can clearly write tunes. You could say the 'rock' is in the first half and the 'psychedelic' stuff covers the second half.
Maybe The Shining would have been better served by releasing a Verve style EP first, but you can't deny this is better than a lot of the pretend young 'rawkers' around at the minute. Why they've not sold more albums is a bit mystifying to me, as this album sounds fresh, vibrant and has loads of catchy riffs.
One really important, nay imperative thing I have to say is that this album is NOTHING LIKE the abysmal Hurricane #1, which Q magazine compared it to. That review prevented me from buying the album for a couple of months until I'd seen them on TV.
A returning question is when you listen to this, and you listen to Richard Ashcroft's new stuff, which are fairly different. Individually, really good (The Shining better??) but together again . . . well, we can but hope.
The opening track 'Quicksilver', is the single I had heard before and liked, hearing it again was a revelation. The flawless production suddenly became even more apparent. Fans of great British rock are going to be in for a suprising treat with this album as nearly every track is a standout in its own right. From the Verve-esque 'Young Again', to the sublime 'Danger' and the final almost psychedelic throws of 'Until The End' this album packs a punch.
It can only be a matter of time before this band plays to pack out stadiums...the huge tunes and grandiose melodies are just begging for it.
A very pleasant suprise indeed!