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dead in the boot

elbow Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor/Fiction
  • ASIN: B008LD4126
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,119 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  7. none one 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  9. mcgreggor 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. buffalo ghosts 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
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First mentioned around the time of the release of Elbow's debut album Asleep in the Back, dead in the boot brings together B-sides and the odd non-album track from the band’s thirteen year recording career. The early years are represented by "None One" from the original Newborn EP released by Uglyman Records in August of 2000 and "Lucky With Disease" from October of 2001. The band’s most recent work is showcased by "Buffalo Ghosts", which is the B-side to the limited edition 10” vinyl release of "Open Arms". In addition there are ten further tracks that demonstrate the depth of Elbow’s songwriting, comprising heart wrenching ballads, loping steel guitar ornamented grooves ("The Long War Shuffle") and blues-drenched howls ("McGreggor").

Largely self-produced, recording B-sides throughout the years allowed the band to hone their studio skills which in turn led Elbow keyboard player Craig Potter to fully produce and mix the band's last two albums. It may be categorised as a B-sides album but the band believes that dead in the boot stands shoulder to shoulder with every other Elbow album released.

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1. whisper grass
2. lucky with disease
3. lay down your cross
4. the long war shuffle
5. every bit the little girl
6. love blown down
7. none one
8. lullaby
9. mcgreggor
10. buffalo ghosts
11. waving from windows
12. snowball
13. gentle as

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A* for the "b- sides" album 30 Aug 2012
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Dead in the Boot by Elbow is a stunning collection of beautiful, emotive tracks, good enough to have been included on any of their previous albums. This one is an essential buy to enrich your enjoyment of Elbow's outstanding song-writing skills and, if you don't already have them, buy their back catalogue. You won't be disappointed!
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another classic 27 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
most B side's album offerings tend to be substandard versions of their LPs containing tracks that didn't make the cut and for good reason!! there are a few exceptions..listen to 'Pisces Iscariot" by the smashing pumpkins or 'lost sides' by doves' to name a couple of my favourites...elbows brilliantly named b-sides and rarities album 'Dead in the Boot" which must be a joke on there debut album 'Asleep in the back" is further evidence that this band don't take themselves too seriously that is until it comes to writing music..

The album has a very comforting feel to it and is more much more low -fi in its production compared to the bands other releases but this is no bad thing at all.. there are lazy groves throughout and beautiful moments of space and dynamics where the band seemed to be allowing the songs to move along at there own pace with occasional instrumental nudges and of course Guy Garveys voice glides beautifully in and around the music adding emotional depth and colour with his lyrics, this something he's become well know for and its great to see that same quality of song writing here.

For me this album is a bit of an insight into how the band create there sound and despite it being a collection of songs taken from releases over the ten years they've been releasing records it hangs together perfectly as an album in its own right and in my opinion can stand proudly stand side by side all of there other brilliant LPs..

so buy it, sit down late at night with a nice glass of wine and get lost in this beautiful music!!
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seldom Seen Brilliance 4 Sep 2012
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I never ever write reviews as I tend to keep my opinions to myself, however I could not believe that so called fans of such an amazing band could give this album a one star rating. If you have followed Elbow from their early days then you can't fail to see the similarity to songs from Asleep in the back and Cast of Thousands. This album is very much in the `early years' vein and no doubt helped lead the band along their path to the house hold name we know today.

If you only know Elbow as the band that did that catchy `One Day Like This' and wrote the Olympic anthem, then maybe you need to go back to the beginning and discover where it all began... and what a journey you will take. To sum it up Elbow are without doubt one of the best bands Britain has ever produced and this collection of songs adds to Elbow's already rich tapestry and should not be missed..... Plus the fact that an album of B-sides is far better than the majority of new music forced on our ears these days speaks volumes!

Keep building those rockets boys!!!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you loved Elbow of old.... 14 Sep 2012
By Esther
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...buy this. Previously unheard Elbow tracks always welcome but just wanted to say, this is like finding an old, flea-bitten but much loved soft toy in the back of a cupboard. A little bit sad, regretful for having forgotten, nostalgic and full of love. What a lyricist, what a band, and what a nice bunch of blokes. I always loved the more atmospheric, more oblique songs on their albums and i thank them for bringing these to the surface, to be heard and appreciated. Thank you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elbow Dead In the Boot 6 Oct 2012
By dac69
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dead in the boot

Amazing Album once again Elbow is eclectic original and outstanding a must for any music fan.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't expect another "The Seldom Seen Kid"... 3 Sep 2012
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...but this record is fantastic in it's own way.

Much of this album is from back when their sound was very different to what it is today - far more melancholic, often very delicate, shatteringly bleak at times... but still beautiful. It's from a time before the boys were married, settled, had kids - things that change a person's outlook and, inevitably, their song writing. In Elbow's case, these things brought about a brighter, warmer sound - a far cry from the early days.

I love this stuff of theirs, it's the band I fell in love with years ago. I'm still a huge fan of their current stuff but if you're coming into this expecting 13 different versions of One Day Like This, you're only ever going to be disappointed.

Buy it, sit yourself down in a comfortable chair with a cheeky glass of something, and listen to it through headphones. If it doesn't move you, I'll eat my proverbial hat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old school Elbow 16 Feb 2013
By bear
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A compilation it maybe, but if you liked Asleep at the back and A cast of thousands, buy this album.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mellow Yellow 3 Sep 2012
By Arthur Dooley VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Looks like reviewers have either loved or hated this album. When I first heard it I wasn't aware that it was a collection of B sides.I just thought it strange that all the tracks were so laid back and mellow.I liked it straight away though. If you listen to Guy Garvey on Six Music then you will know that he has an eceletic taste in music. Anything from George Formby to Genesis. That eclecticism comes through in the album. There are some dreamy ambient tracks that sound like prog rock!
Five stars would be a bit wide of the mark but not as wide as those who have given it a ridiculous one!
It's good...really good. I'm playing it all the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars recommended
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Published 28 days ago by Carole
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Mark E. J
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
A very good album but is not one I want to play all the time, I am not a total fan of Elbow just dip and out as the mood takes me
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. C. D. Rasey
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album.
Dead in the boot is a fantastic album from Elbow. Easy listening and incredibly enjoyable. Was so glad to get this album to complete my collection of their albums.
Published 2 months ago by K.Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
very good soothing album, great car listening, very relaxing good back ground music, very good to have people round and this album pplaying
Published 3 months ago by steve dunne
4.0 out of 5 stars An unintentional discovery, not disappointed.
If you're an Elbow fan, this is a must for your back catalogue. You can really see the band's development throughout this recording. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ms. Aer Regan
4.0 out of 5 stars Elbow - Dead Iin The Boot
I imagine that this was released by the Elbow boys because they wanted us to know that they're still here! A good album from a band that continues to produce fantastic music.
Published 5 months ago by 4th Earl
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as expected
Bought on the back of other tunes and were hugely disappointed. Very miserable music. Sorry to all those fans whose enjoy their music. Just not for us.
Published 5 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite
I bought this album for my other half as a christmas gift as I wanted 'something different', however I've listened to this over and over and it is without doubt one of my favourite... Read more
Published 7 months ago by NeilB
5.0 out of 5 stars Elbow joy
Typed in title. Saw priced. Liked. Clicked. Here with the timescale stated. Sorted. Very happy. Very happy. I would recommend.
Published 7 months ago by margaret campbell paterson
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