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Product details

  • Audio CD (19 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B00I1VH2XS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,076 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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New collaboration album from The Beautiful South's Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott. The album features brand new material including the tracks 'The Snowman', 'Stupid Tears' and 'Moulding of a Fool' as well as the single 'D.I.Y'. The album debuted at #3 in the UK Albums Chart.

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Andy Sweeney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 May 2014
Format: Audio CD
I've been a massive admirer of Paul Heaton's music for many years, a love affair that started in 1989 when The Beautiful South released their début album and, from that, I went backward to the excellent Housemartins and followed his career ever since. Although I love the vast majority of The Beautiful South's output, the Jacqui Abbott era has always been my favourite. Not just because of the massive “Blue Is The Colour” with the sleepy sing-along “Rotterdam” and the cheeky “Don't Marry Her”, but follow-ups “Quench” and, especially, the massively underrated “Painting It Red” made for a superb run of albums, each featuring some of Paul Heaton's finest songs; they were the collective sound of a band that had hit their creative peak. Their material before (especially) and after was still a little bit special, but Jacqui's soulful, emotive vocals added something that Briana Corrigan (always a little too twee for my liking) and Alison Wheeler (not enough character after someone like Jacqui) just didn't give to The Beautiful South. After Paul decided that he'd had enough of being part of the band (citing “musical similarities”) and wanted to spread his solo wings with generally good, but still mixed results, this re-pairing with Ms. Abbott, who left music to look after her autistic son, is like a Beautiful South fan's wet dream. Of course, that's if this album is any good.

So, is it? Oh my word, yes. Better than any fan could have hoped, dreamed or imagined from such a reunion project. If anything, “What We Have Become” is, without hyperbole, the best album that Heaton has ever been involved with and, given his back catalogue, I'm well aware of what a bold claim that is.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mick G on 19 May 2014
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The best album I have purchased for a long while, Housemartins, Beautiful South, this pair are much better, what Have we become is a stunning track, typical Heaton and what have they become, possibly better than any other duet couple I can think of much better than sonny & Cher, or frank and nancy and even John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John. after the pathetic attempts at Eurovision maybe this pair would walk it.cannot wait to see them together in Hull at end of month.so many tracks all good no doubt that Jacquis voice makes the album and with Pauls stunning lyrics and music it cannot fail.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. C. Hirst on 25 May 2014
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Can't stop playing this album.. brilliant.. loving the title track.. clever, intuitive and as always, funny.. highly recomend you purchase this album.. if you loved the house martins and the beautiful south you will love this..
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tricia67 on 10 Jun. 2014
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Loving every song on the album. Jacqui Abbot has a fabulous voice, the recent tour show in Glasgow was really good too. A must for any Beautiful South fans.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 29 May 2014
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Great to see Paul and Jacqui back together. This is reminiscent of The Beautiful South and their catchy tunes from years ago. Feel-good, quality music.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kenny wilson on 28 May 2014
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its about time what a blast from the past can'rt wait for thier next album please please,a must must buy
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Brookes on 22 May 2014
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Great hear the core of the Beautiful South again, Jaques voice is still very distinctive, would say it as improved with the passing of the years
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By kerry thorpe on 11 Jun. 2014
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my husband loved this cd as he was a massive fan of the housemartins and beautiful south would recommend this cd
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