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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00000G4NS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,228 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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ANI DIFRANCO Up Up Up Up Up Up (Deleted original 1999 UK 11-track CD album including Tis Of Thee Virtue & Come Away From It picture sleeve COOKCD17)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Foster on 4 Mar. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Before reading this review it should be noted that I find it very difficult not to love anything that Ani does. This being said, Up up up up up up is, in my opinion, among her very best albums. The intitial track 'Tis of Thee' is lyically stunning, and the words to her songs are of the same standard throughout.
Musically the album has a funky, jamming sort of feel to it that I really enjoyed. Much of the time Ani and her band are improvising, and the results are very groovy (though at times a little surreal). The songs are well arranged and beautifully played; my particular favourites being 'Angry Anymore', 'Jukebox' and 'Tis of Thee'. If you like Ani's later work such as 'Revelling Reckoning', 'So Much Shouting So Much Laughter' and 'Evolve' then you must get this record. If you prefer her earlier work you will enjoy the rawness and energy that the album has, so buy it anyway!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "liquiddiamonds16" on 3 Aug. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I don't really know what to say here. If you're an Ani fan, you'll *love* this. It's the beginning of her transition to more of a jazz-rock genre (as we see on Revelling/Reckoning and Evolve especially), but there's still that folk-rock air about it. I really adore this album - especially all the question-and-answer type songs, like Hat Shaped Hat. If you love Ani DiFranco as much as I do, *BUY THIS ALBUM*!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
Having recently happened on ani difranco, i bought a couple of her cd's at the same time. up up up up up up came second best for the first couple of weeks, but slowly it grew on me. Ani Difranco's sound is definately evolving and with her phenomenal output of albums it is possible that the listener might take a time to catch up. But play it, play it again, and then slowly love it.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Definitely not her best... but it's still Ani 16 Feb. 1999
By Jon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
So Everyone is all excited about Ani's new album and some people think she's crap and some people think she's God Herself. I think people are getting confused on what exactly selling out means. Live appearances on TV and radio airplay does not mean she is selling out. It's actually pretty incredible that she can gain the kind of FameInterviewsMagazinecovers that she has purely from touring and word of mouth (something that Tori Amos was barely able to do, even with the help of a major record label's financial support). No, this is not Ani's best album. Not nearly as emotional, beautiful and striking as OUT OF RANGE and NOT A PRETTY GIRL, her two best albums. It does not have the simplistic acoustic sound or folk melodies of LIKE I SAID or IMPERFECTLY. It does not have the novelty of DILATE and LITTLE PLASTIC CASTLE, her two previous studio albums that brought a new distinctive sound to her older formula. But that's just it, she's had her fun with novelties. What's she supposed to do, come out with a jazz CD just to sound new? How about hip hop or country? In a way she has already done that. And now she can move on. The new sounds we heard on the last two studio albums can be heard on UPUPUPUPUPUP, and you know what? I bet Ani doesn't care that she's not sounding new or novel. She's about making a living off of doing what she loves (writing and performing honest music), not trying to please critics. The critics came to HER, hailed her as new an innovative and now they are tired and will move onto their LatestDiscovery, disappointed that she has not come up with a GreatAlbumThatWillGoDownInMusicalHistory.
Anyone who knows Ani, knows that her music is mainly about being live. She is at her finest on stage, complete with flaws and mistakes. Those of you who want a portrait of just the singer, buy LIVING IN CLIP. If you want a portrait of the SONGS, then buy the studio albums.
UPUPUPUPUPUP is merely a continuation of what she has always been doing. She started as a folksinger, and she still is a folksinger (and she will probably always be a folksinger). Whether she is back to simple melodies on "Tis of Thee" or "Everest" (Jewel-esque, as some people disdainfully proclaim), or she is getting a little country with "Angry Anymore," she is STILL a folksinger. She may use vocal distortion and keyboards on "Jukebox," but she is just as funky as she was on "The Diner" back in her OUT OF RANGE days.
As for the critics and former fans who constantly gripe that she's "gone off writing about love... she's lost her politics" . . . all I have to say to you is what do you think "Both Hands" is about? "Both Hands"... her signature tune and all-time favorite of die-hards? It's a love song. What about "Falling like this" and "Hell Yeah" and "This Bouquet" and "Sorry I Am" (I could go on...)? You think she's lost her politics? Gosh, you're right! "Tis of Thee" must NOT be about racism! "Come Away" must NOT be about drug addiction! "Trickle Down" must NOT be about corporate power! Gimme a break. The very title song is about politics.
To be honest, I did not take to UPUPUPUPUPUP at first. But after several listenings I realized that she is doing what she has always done. She's documenting her live material onto an album. She's being creative in reinterpreting her own songs. She's being uninhibited. She's being a folksinger. And that's fine with me.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Let me start out by saying: this is an incredible album. It has more of a jam feel than any of her other albums, and you can just hear her and the band having fun. But now let me say that I am tired of hearing the old die hard fans complain that her music has "changed," that she's not "folk-punk" anymore, and that this album isn't any good.
Ani's music is growing, and we should be happy to be able to witness the evolution. Where her lyrics used to be brilliant because they were raw and in your face, starting with this album, her ideas get more complex, her metaphors take a few lines to unfold, her melodies are more complicated...
This album will always be one of my favorites because it feels free, spontaneous, and innocent. It also marks the real beginning, I think, of her music with the band. Again, a great album from a great artist...even if she isn't still making the same music she did when she was 19!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
UP6 is worth your time 29 Oct. 2002
By Sarah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
While I can agree with some that this is not Ani's best or even most accessible album, I must add that this is a beautiful album. As a huge Ani fan, I rushed out to buy this one and was stragenly disappointed...it sat on my bookshelf for months until I revisited it. I found some wonderful songs, beautiful language, and above all, the trademark earnestness that Ani Difranco is so famous for. While I can't say this is my favorite Ani album, I really respect the chances she takes and the trust she puts in her audience to come along for the ride. Not necessarily a must-have, but a must-listen. If you're looking for the angriness you find on other albums, it's not present here as it is on NAPG. If you're looking for a bouncy, catchy CD like Little Plastic Castle, it's not here. But if you want to listen to Ani's ever-maturing sound, this is a great album to start with ...most longtime Ani fans would agree. Her newer stuff is such a departure from her early work, it's finally refreshing to see an artist take strides to refine and experiment with her own sound, rather than rely on what she already knows works so well. That is truly what makes Ms D stand out: her willingness to forget the format and just play, for her own enjoyment as well as her audience's.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Another favorite Ani Difranco album 13 Jan. 2004
By Erica Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It has been awhile since I popped in "Up Up Up Up Up Up". My taste in music has changed drastically over the years. I am not the big Ani Difranco fan that I used to be. Eight years ago, I used to buy her cds on the day that they were released. My how times have changed. Still I respect Ani immensely for her DIY ethics and eschewing corporate America when it comes to her music. Next to "Little Plastic Castles" and "Dilate", "Up Up Up Up Up Up" is one of my favorite Ani Difranco cds. Songs like "Angry Any More" and "'Tis of Thee" really speaks to me lyrically. Unlike her earlier work, "Up Up Up Up Up Up" incorporates other different instruments other than Ani's traditional fierce guitar playing. The banjo, the organ, piano, and bass all adds a different layer of sound to Ani's music and gives her music new life. I personally love "Up Up Up Up Up Up". It is different from Ani's earlier music but I think it is still as good.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Ani breaks her own mold, again! 22 Dec. 1999
By "fyrekitt" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have been an Ani fan since "Ani DiFranco" (1990). When I heard "both hands" it touched me in a way no other artist has since Tori Amos. I have followed her progression through the years, and the problem many Ani fans have with "Up Up Up Up Up Up" struck me at first as well. Ani has been progressively moving out of folk into funk-rock right up to Little Plastic Castles"(LPC) So, not surprisingly, you might expect this to take it a step further, instead she seems to take a breather and try to be heard the best by wispering. Don't buy this CD expecting LPC: part 2, you will be dissapointed. Buy this CD expecting what Ani is best at: ruthless, naked, honesty. You might even want to go back to her roots and listen to her earlier music before listening to this, it's a more subtle transistion.
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