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  • Audio CD (18 April 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00092MI9U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,077 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sly
2. In My Pocket
3. Lullaby
4. The Car Song
5. Two Shoes
6. Miserere
7. Sol y Sombra
8. Party Started
9. Protons, Neutrons, Electrons
10. Saltwater
11. The Night That Never End

Product Description

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For six guys from Melbourne, Australia, to travel half the world to record their second record indicates titanic success for their first. And that's what led the jazzed-up, funked-out popsters Cat Empire to a studio in Havana, Cuba, to follow up that million-selling debut. Here, the band takes its Latin leanings a step farther, creating room for what is billed as the Empire Horns--trombone, trumpet, and sax--in its driving, thriving beat. Lead vocalist Felix Riebl's witty intellect and dripping Aussie twang are the Cat's most distinguishing merits (see the Bob Marley love-fest of a title track and the first line of the offbeat "Sly": "If frizzy hair was a metaphor for festival time/Then this woman is a goddess of that festival shrine"). Yet compatriot Harry James Angus demands equal billing here, with contributions like the ska rave "Saltwater," the punkish memoir "The Car Song," and "Protons, Neutrons, Electrons"--an uproarious showtune of a song complete with delightful piano break and "zip-a-dee-doo" chorus. Still, co-stars aside, this is a complementary sextet that's seemingly comfortable with nearly any style of music--and willing to circle the globe to prove it. --Scott Holter

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
The Cat Empire are a 5 piece band (or 8 piece if you include the horn section) from Melbourne, Australia. Their style of music is hard to categorise, except to say that it's a funky mix of latin/soul/reggae/hip-hop/ska...etc... The kind of music that you can't help but tap your feet to! No... The kind of music that you can't help but get up and dance to, a huge grin plastered across your face, loving life!
Their diverse influences, and varied backgrounds are brought together through their music in a super-tight, highly skilled fashion, with each band member not only playing fantastically, but really expressing themselves through the music.
Two Shoes is their second album and was recorded in a studio in Cuba. In this album you can see that they have experienced a lot in Cuba, and have brought the influences that they've drawn directly to the music. From the supremely funky opener 'Sly' to the heartfelt 'Miserere' Two Shoes is an awesome album, from this incredible outfit! It has to be heard to be believed! And if you're lucky enough to see them live... that's a different story entirely!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Cm Davis on 10 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Cross a bit of Ska with a bit of Salsa then throw in a dash of Dance/Jazz fusion and top it of with a Reggae rhythm or two, mix it all up with the speed and energy from a troop of manic gibbons on speed and you would be getting close to what 'The Cat Empire' have got down on this disc.
I can't recommend this album enough, but fair to say that after getting a copy for myself I'm now back here getting 2 more for mates whose birthdays are coming up.
If you missed them playing at Glastonbury festival (or anywhere else) then I'm sorry for you, they played the best set there and gave a real high energy polished performance, although the album was recorded in a studio environment they have still managed to capture the feel and energy of their live performance perfectly.
You've read enough now, so just
BUY THE BLOODY ALBUM
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pablo on 8 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
THE CAT EMPIRE from Melbourne began making music as a trio in late 1999 playing enthusiastically to crowds in the jazz clubs, festivals and bars in their local area. The band was the dream-child of front man Felix Riebl & included Ollie McGill on piano & Ryan Monro on double bass. From the very beginning they had a very unique & distinctive sound.... that, 'Cat Empire' sound!!
Back then the music was all instrumental and only a few extremely rare CD's of their sessions in Melbourne's 'Sound Lounge' (& later in Ollie's sisters bedroom) exist but are hard to acquire... (thankfully, I have them though) but by the following year they were joined by a young Harry J Angus on trumpet/vocals, a SUPERB drummer, Will Hull-Brown & on decks & percussion Jamshid Khadiwala. At last the sound that bandleader Felix had envisaged was complete. With his immensely talented songmanship, Felix now also took up vocals. Harry too writes some very accomplished and distinguished songs & shares lead vocal duties & has himself proven to be a very charismatic front man. It is fair to say that neither Felix or Harry had at the time of recording these sides, an experienced vocal talent although both voices have very distinct characteristics.. especially Harry's. However, later recordings show that practice and 6 years non stop gigs around the world has done a lot for their vocal skills. Ollie's AMAZING keyboard talents are the product of a) a LOVE for the music and instrument and b) a keen and educated ear on the many styles of some of the masters that preceded him like Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample and others. In fact ALL these musicians have shown their worth. They have all obviously actively hunted down a variety of good music from across the world and know what music should be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Cm Davis on 19 Dec. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Cross a bit of Ska with a bit of Salsa then throw in a dash of Dance/Jazz fusion and top it of with a Reggae rhythm or two, mix it all up with the speed and energy from a troop of manic gibbons on speed and you would be getting close to what 'The Cat Empire' have got down on this disc.
I can't recommend this album enough, but fair to say that after getting a copy for myself I'm now back here getting 2 more for mates whose birthdays are coming up.
If you missed them playing at Glastonbury festival (or anywhere else) then I'm sorry for you, they played the best set there and gave a real high energy polished performance, although the album was recorded in a studio environment they have still managed to capture the feel and energy of their live performance perfectly.
You've read enough now, so just
BUY THE BLOODY ALBUM
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