Currently Unavailable
Want us to e-mail you when this item becomes available?

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

WHITE BREAD BLACK BEER [VINYL]


Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.

Amazon's Scritti Politti Store

Visit Amazon's Scritti Politti Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.

Product Features

  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

Product details

  • Vinyl (1 Jan 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rough Trade Records
  • ASIN: B000FG5NN8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,152 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Miss Nunhead on 8 Oct 2006
Format: Audio CD
can't remember the last time I bought an album, played it all the way through and THEN played it again...this is utterly beautiful and utterly personal- a few tracks in, I felt like I'd inadvertently stumbled across someone's diary; a few more, like someone had removed their skin in my kitchen..

don't let that put you off!The best album I've heard this year, without a shadow of a doubt.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. L. Hawes VINE VOICE on 5 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
Green Gartside does not rush into making records. Fact. His productivity has amounted to 5 albums in 25 years, so one could assume that he doesn't feel pressured and therefore can take his time in making each release truly reflect his own quality standards....

Well, in this case, he's hit the jackpot.

As many of the reviewers have highlighted, this is not an instant pop delight, unlike Cupid and Psyche way back in 1985, instead it has a remarkable depth of song that truly devours the listener and wont let you go until the final track ebbs to black.

I'm delighted to say that this album is almost impossible to pigeonhole, instead, rather than chopping into bits, I'll simply say this. It's a beautiful, heartfelt record with a multitude of levels that make it my album of the year by a short mile.

Truly remarkable.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By russ_w on 20 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
Although I always want to like new albums from old favourites, I'm always let down, at least to some degree. Even Bowie's Heathen may have been good by some standards, but not by those he once set.

But White Bread Black Beer is a delight! I'm in full agreement with the other reviewers who've described it as an album to put on the CD player and set it to 'repeat'. Green's voice sounds as mellifluous as ever, his lyrics are clever to the point of impenetrability - but he never seems up his own arse (which he occasionally did in his youth).

And he can still write a pretty tune, which is the key ability that seems to slip away from most older songwriters.

Yes, the home studio production shows (although it's high quality) but that just makes the whole thing even more lovable.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By SW on 2 Aug 2006
Format: Audio CD
I never considered myself a fan of Scritti Politti, but I have ended up with all their albums, this is their (his) best. I was worried that because it was recorded at home that the album would be too minimal. Put the production is top notch, and the sound is gorgeous. 14 tracks on the record only two duff ones the rest are sublime. If you're reading this I'm probably preaching to the converted.

This album is crying out to be a hit; too bad fairy tails are only for children.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AC Grant on 20 Dec 2006
Format: Audio CD
All the positive reviews for White Bread are correct. A perfect follow up from the excellent Anomie @ Bonhomie 1999 cut. This time though, we get folked:) On first listening, I hated it but after further listens you will as already stated, find yourself humming along and loving it.

The content on this cd was hinted at with a track from Anomie (Brushed with oil), all in all I think this will become a cult classic. The only track I can't get on with is Dr Abernathy, mainly because I hate the chorus, but seeing as there are 14 tracks in total on the CD, I'll live with it.

Make no mistake, Green has yet again proved that he is the prince of intelligent rock/pop....outstanding.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By I. MACQUEEN on 31 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
Are Scritti Politti the most demanding band (artist) to be a fan of? 7 years of waiting after a hit and miss last album,what would Green do next? Well,it sounds like he's dropped the hip-hop stylings of the last album,and been listening to a healthy dose of Beach Boys,Beatles,Dire Straits (honestly!),and returned to the sounds that we fell in love with in the first place.Opening track "Boom boom bap" gets into the brain after one listen,and stays there.Weird lyrics,for sure,but its' gorgeous."No fine lines" is over so quickly,but then the Brian Wilson in Green comes out to play on "Snow in sun".The man hits all the buttons on this track...gorgeous multi-tracked vocals,sumptuous melody."Cooking" is a mid-paced track,but also lovely and insistent."Throw" is very 80's retro,no bad thing,but maintains the albums' strong start."Dr Abernathy" is Beatles circa "Revolver",followed by "After 6",another catchy melody.Then comes the album highlight,"Petrococadollar".Absolutely stunning vocals,gorgeous melody,bizarre words,weird key changes....what more could you want? The weakest song comes next,"E 11th Nuts",catchy but forgettable filler.The next two tracks,"Window wide open" and the beautiful country influenced "road to no regret" pick up the album again."Locked" is Green peaking again on another gorgeous mid-paced track,and then he goes completely Beach Boys on "Mrs Hughes"! Tempo changes,multi-tracked choir-style intro,key changes,odd lyrics (again!),but a truly involving story."Robin Hood" is a fine way to close a superb album that begs to be listened to with a glass of wine on a sunny day.Please don't leave it so long next time Green,music is so much duller without you around.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Tk Vinall on 30 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
I Purchased this album on the day of its release as i have been a Big Scritti Politti fan since 1984/1985.

What a great album this,it was actually recorded in Green's home.

It opens with Boom Boom Bap which i understand is going to be the Single,Green's voice still sounds the same as it did all those years ago,i listened to him play live on Radio 2 last week & he sounds exactly the same live as on record,i was really surprised.

stand out tracks are "Snow in the Sun" & "Road to no Regret".

Lets hope we don't have to wait another 7 years for the next album.

Welcom back Green!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback