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You Gotta Go There To Come Back [Limited Edition]

Stereophonics Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Jun 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: V2
  • ASIN: B00008UVBE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,398 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Help Me (She's Out of Her Mind)
2. Maybe Tomorrow
3. Madame Helga
4. Climbing the Wall
5. Getaway
6. You Stole My Money Honey
7. Jealousy
8. I'm Alright (You Gotta Go There to Come Back)
9. Nothing Precious At All
10. Rainbows and Pots of Gold
11. I Miss You Now
12. High as the Ceiling
13. Since I Told You It's Over

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The seeds of You Gotta Go There to Come Back, the Stereophonics fourth album, can be found both in the band's love for 1970s rock (manifested in their increasingly ludicrous hairstyles--a grand metaphor of how out of touch with reality they've become) and the riff-laden, tuneless hulk of "Vegas Two Times", the last single released from previous album Just Enough Education to Perform. Despite its phenomenal success, Just Enough... was primarily known (and criticised) for its mellow, languid songs. If nothing else, You Gotta Go There... is both a partial antithesis of this and an ill-advised, nostalgia-fuelled revival of 70s riffage, but with none of the cool posturing or style of, say, the Datsuns.

Foregoing the reliable staple of Bush and Birds' production, Kelly Jones somewhat audaciously takes the reins himself, which should set alarm bells off in anyone's head. Lead single "Madame Helga" is nothing but a dull foot-stomping rocker where it could have been an iron-clad "Bartender and the Thief" (Performance and Cocktails' blistering standout), and all six minutes of "Help Me (She's Out of Her Mind)" are laden with painfully slow, nasal proclamations. However, there is the sense that the band are trying to move on, as some of the more experimental sounds attest to ("I'm Alright", "Maybe Tomorrow"). The results are interesting, but they might have benefited from another producer to lead them into this new territory (Nigel Goodrich for instance).

Tracks such as "You Stole My Money Honey" and "Jealousy" don't sound like they were written by Kelly Jones, the same man who brought us Word Gets Around's excellent "Traffic". This is nothing more than an exhumed corpse of something that was once great. At the moment, the Stereophonics are way out there, let's just hope that they come back soon. --Ben Johncock

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STEREOPHONICS You Gotta Go There To Come Back (2003 UK 13-track CD album) This the bands fourth album has them taking more steps forward away from the pub rock tag. The sound is said to have been influenced more by electronica and soul tracks.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
But it's still a great album! You can actually get the re-release with an extra DVD with the videos for 'Madame Helga', 'Maybe Tomorrow', 'Since I Told You...' and 'Moviestar'. That might be more interesting to buy for fans who already have the album...That's what I did :)
I am a huge Stereophonics fan so ofcourse I love their album... But I also have a very broad taste in music. That might be why I think this is the BEST album from the band. I have been a fan since 'Word Gets Around'. Ofcourse I loved their raw rock style on both WGA and P&C, and their small town lyrics. That is definitely one of Kellys strong points as a songwriter.
With that said. I would be really dissapointed with a repeat of WGA or P&C for every new album. Wouldn't you?
With the 'JEEP' album they did change their style. They've just carried that on to the 'You Gotta Go...' album.
Ofcourse they'll change. They're older, have seen a lot of the world. A whole lot of new experiences. They probably get influenced by new music like everyone else. That's why I don't like comparing new albums with old ones, not with any band or artist...
Some of my favorites on 'You Gotta Go...' is 'Maybe Tomorrow' wich I fell in love with the first time I heard it. 'Rainbows and Pots of Gold', there's just something about that song that touches me. 'I'm Alright' have the same feel to it.
'I Miss You Now' are one of my favorites. Could've been even better with more blues influenced piano I think. Maybe hired in Jools Holland for the piano part :) 'Nothing Precious at All' is more like the earlier Phonics lyrically. Where Kelly is making up a whole story about this girl working in the coffee shop. A bit like 'Traffic' really. I also like the rockier stuff like 'Madame Helga', 'High as the Ceiling' and 'Jealousy'.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Crafted Rock 14 Feb 2005
By zsimo64
Format:Audio CD
Let me start by saying that not everyone is going to like this album. My friend who has seen the Phonics more than any other band doesn't like this album. If you're looking for a hard rocking, easy to listen to album, then this probably isn't the album for you, maybe try the Vines first album instead.
This is a very different album to Word gets Around, slower, more melancholy but with subtle touches that make it suberb. Almost every song builds up in some way, an extra instrument added in each verse, a slight change in tempo, or an extra tension in Kelly's voice.
Stand out tracks, for me at least, are Getaway, Jealousy, I'm Alright (Absolutely brilliant track, full of mood and emotion) and Since I told you its Over. The only downside to this album are the lyrics to some of the songs, they can make you cringe a little. "Sitting here playing with myself again/ It's turning me on" and "I'll make another pound for you/ so you can drive your motor car/ and drive you to the moon" and a few other examples. Not overwhelmingly bad, just not great to sing along to!
I bought this album when it came out, and whilst I haven't listened to it non stop, its certainly is one of the most played albums I own.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They've Gone There - But Will They Come Back? 5 Jun 2003
By Bex
Format:Audio CD
At first impression, I felt this wasn't as impressive as 'Just Enough Education...', but as with all the 'Phonics albums, the more you listen, the more addicted you become. 'You Gotta Go There..' will strike you as a very different tone to what the 'Phonics usually produce, there really is a raw, emotional feel to it. It's quite a 'moody' record, and this tone is continued throughout, appart from 'Madame Helga', a classic addictive rock tune. 'Rainbows and pots of gold' is amazing and really stirs you, but it does tend to drag on a bit with the same tune throughout. 'Maybe Tomorrow' instantly became my favourite track, it's different but has an addictive tune which you can listen to on repeat for hours! There has been an introduction of other sounds such as brass into this album, not sure it works for them - i think they should stick to what works best for them, raunchy guitar rock and Kelly's gruff, sexy vocals. I would say, as a dedicated 'Phonics fan, that about half the tracks are really decent but the rest leaves room for improvement - it is evident in this record that they have all really matured and their sound has with them. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Make up your own mind. 4 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
first off im a big rock and roll fan... always have been. favourite bands include oasis, the beatles, the jam, that kinda stuff. and ive followed stereophonics since word gets around.Because this album seemed to be the only one from what id call a rock and roll band coming out all year i snapped it up immediately. after been disapointed with the JEEP and reading the mixed review on amazon i approached with some sceptisicm. However i was left somewhat suprised with the results. Il take it track by track...
1.Help me! - this song is not exactly the most inspiring first track ever - personally vegas two times for me was the perfect way to kick start JEEP but this doesnt have the same effect and isnt ever going to be anyones favourite. its ok but its not anything special.
2.Maybe tommorow - now this is more like it. this one is showing this new direction Kelly Jones seems to be taking the band and one word comes to mind...smooth. you'll be humming it for days. great lyrics - very soulful.
3.Madame Helga - its just rock and roll innit?!?? loud, brash and exciting. excellent first single. should have been track 1...
4. Climbing the wall - good, nice song. keeps the momentum going - not really much to say about it - its just quite good.
5. Getaway - i really like this song its definately my 2nd favourite. it really hits the spot when your feeling down - lifts you up in the way a good rock song should. great lyrics, nice riff everythings in place... very good.
6.You stole my money honey - this is ok - tho i think will go the way of track 1.. very unspecial really. doesnt really grab youu but its likeable enough.
7.Jealousy - brilliant!!! very grungey.
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