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havoc and bright lights

27 Aug 2012 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
4:18
2
3:35
3
4:05
4
3:58
5
3:57
6
4:06
7
4:15
8
4:08
9
5:50
10
4:57
11
4:25
12
4:29
13
4:10
14
5:07
15
2:44
Disc 2
1
2:48
2
3:32
3
4:44
4
4:59
5
4:48
6
4:46
7
4:07
8
4:58
9
5:29
10
6:24
11
5:15
12
5:58


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Aug 2012
  • Release Date: 24 Aug 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Columbia SevenOne
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  • Total Length: 2:01:52
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  • ASIN: B008XF6TKY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,179 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Aug 2012
Format: Audio CD
Four years on from her last album 'Flavors Of Entanglement' finds Alanis
Morissette in a very good place. Her association with Guy Sigsworth remains
a fruitful one and the additional contribution of producer Joe Chiccarelli
has clearly added another dimension to her sound palette. The songs in this
fine new collection contrast the inimitable "edginess" we have come to expect
and love from her with a more rounded and contented compositional style which
is born of both experience and the inevitable encroachment of middle age.

For those of us who have followed her ascendance from the early years there
is little not to love here. Whether in the blistering chords and bitter
sentiment of opening track 'Guardian'; the pounding synth-laden arrangement
of 'Woman Down', or the blissfully uplifting melody and chorus of 'Receive'
we are in familiar but nonetheless reassuringly raw sonic territory. With
numbers like the beautiful 'Win and Win' and the plaintively moving 'Will
You Be My Girlfriend?', however, we find Ms Morissette mining a more subtle
seam (the latter is an especially satisfying invention) and clearly enjoying
the space afforded her singular vocal talents but it is to the glorious 'Edge
Of Evolution' which we must turn to experience the full force of her inimitable
muse. It truly is one of the most stirring compositions of her career so-far.

'Havoc and Bright Lights' takes its place in a body of work which, in so many
ways, has enriched the listening world and brought us both smiles and tears.

Highly Recommended..
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Truecolours09 on 27 Aug 2012
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Following the beautiful 'Flavours of Entanglement', I had serious doubts about this new album from Alanis when I heard that Guy Sigsworth's original production had been partially ditched in favour of a more 'live' sound from new producer Joe Chiccarelli. It was Guy's fantastic arrangements that brought Alanis' recent music to new heights, placing her intricate and unique lyrics in a new and exciting soundscape.

Those concerns are not fully resolved. For example, the track 'Magical Child' can be easily compared and contrasted. The original Guy Sigsworth production is available on the version previously released (and available on YouTube) and is certainly a more electronic, atmospheric but subtle track that builds and builds. Joe's production on the album version feels rather watered down, too smooth and glossy. Some of the added 'real' instruments sound dated in a jazzy 80s kind of way.

However, when this album is heard in full there is no doubt that it is an excellent set of songs. Since I generally prefer Alanis' gentler tracks, I am spoilt for choice - with 'Til You', 'Havoc', 'Win and Win' and 'Empathy' being particular favourites. However, the first single 'Guardian' and the immediately appealing 'Woman Down' show that she is still willing to make the tougher, more outspoken choices at times. Joe's production is generally sympathetic to the melody, not (as feared) too wrapped up in sounding 'authentic' and does not overwhelm the songs. It's clear that much of Guy's original programming remains (up to 50% on many of the tracks, according to interviews with Joe).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lancashire Lad on 22 Sep 2012
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This album is just amazing its just one of them albums that every song is great!
I was worried about this album with Alanis going into parenthood and this album being a bit sickly sweet!! But.... Was pleasantly proved wrong! Guardian is an amazing song and composition of music! My Favourites include Guardian, Woman Down, Til you, Empathy, Receive (I may as well just put them all on!!! lol
Edge of Evolution!!! This is a tune that stands out on its own, it is absolutely amazing! I feel this is where we all are in evolution and its very apt, a proper spine tingler for me and resonance.
I can't stop listening to the album over and over, and its on my phone. I would say Recieve would be a great next release it would be a catchy Radio song.
Alanis has gone more contemporary now since SFIJ I love her unique style. She is a wordsmith (I have learned so much from her lyrics!) and with each album I can always relate to it with what is going on in my life at the time! Its like Therapy in a blissful way! ha ha
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Ball on 30 Aug 2012
Format: Audio CD
It's incredible to think Alanis has been around for so long, obviously an artist of her calibre has to evolve or face stagnation. Her finest work has come out of torment and failed relationships, however, this offering has been born out of mostly joy. Personally, I feel Alanis is at her best when she sings stripped back ballads or in contract rocks it out. This album is extremely poppy and the production at time makes you feel like she has been put through the washing machine, cleaning all the dirt and grit that made previous offerings so enjoyable.

The lead single "Guardian" is a poor first single choice as it is a bit bland and overproduced, it sets the tone for the whole album in general. "Celebrity" sounds like it is trying to recapture the past of her former angst, however, it doesn't quite manage it. The rest of the album then drifts off into obscurity. "Win and win" is a horrendous track, that sounds like something The Carpenters would have released. It's not until the final track "Magical child" in which you start to hear the direction in which Alanis should have gone.

I'm sure life long fans will differ in opinion, however, for me this is too weak an offering and can be quite sickly at times. At times it is bland, boring and safe, however, it is worth a listen as there are a few great tracks.
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