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5.0 out of 5 stars More Hope than Fear, 10 Nov 2009
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Amazon Customer "Boo62" (Ilkeston Derbyshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Lets be honest 'Perfect Symmetry' was disappointing. On the edge of world domination & following on from two increasingly excellent albums Keane somehow managed to drop the ball. So what to do? Release a repackaged version of former glories! How many times do we see a group counter a duff album with a lame re-release? Well I'm pleased to say this is actually way more than just another cash-in.
The 1st Disc has the album & some live tracks. To be honest it's for those completists who have to have every possible track. The live tracks are okay but if you have any of the 2006 'recorded & released at the venue' albums from the 'Iron sea' tour then this adds nothing new. If you don't already have 'Hopes & Fears' then CD1 is worth your while.
So for the fans it's all down to CD 2 & you will not be disappointed. 'Snowed under' is classic Keane & is strong enough to have held a place in the original album had it been chosen. As anyone unlucky enough to have bought the 10' single will know the DJ shadow remix is possibly the worst track Keane have ever released. A completely unsympathetic drum'n'Bass botch. 'Into the light' is something of a surprise with a very synth led sound that really sounds like Orchestral Manoeuvres in the dark. 'Call me what you like' is like an early 'Atlantic' and is a great reminder of what Tom's voice can do when he lets rip without restraint. 'Closer now' is a catchy acoustic led track with echoes of Snow Patrol. 'Rubbernecking' starts off as a bit of a dirge but begins to grow as it unwinds and is, again, a far more synth led sound than usual, (yes I know they are synth based but it's usually disguised as piano),. 'Wolf at the door' is a Foo fighters style slow, angst filled, track that again could have easily held its own on the main album. CD 2 is then completed with various Fierce Panda demo's, of which 'She has no time' stands out as being even better than the album version due to its stripped back sound and some powerful vocal work. The album ends with some live tracks that, like the first disc, add little for me but it's nice to see some effort made in filling the disc with something new.
As a whole this is a very worthwhile release. Far more than just a thrown together afterthought this has the main album supported by a second disc of very strong previously unreleased & demo versions. For the fans there are some excellent tracks that didn't make it to the original release, some strong demo versions and a good collection of unheard live versions.
This release is a great reminder of the band at their best and is surely an indicator that the band still have a lot to give. If you're a fan then this is well worth your time & if just a casual listener then this is an opportunity to own a strong album supported by a very good collection of extra tracks. A really good release that is warmly welcomed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still great years later..., 9 July 2011
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Coops (Hertfordshire, England) - See all my reviews
One of my favorite albums. Possibly always will be. Fresh vocals that really hit a chord with me. Always go back to it when I need a lift (which is odd really as it's a pretty melancholy album!!!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic keane, 14 Feb 2013
The first Keane album and in my opinion the best! The extra tracks are great. If you are a Keane fan, make sure you buy this. All the songs, even the less well known are good tunes which you will soon be humming along to!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exquisite deluxe edition, 13 Feb 2012
This edition of Keane's "Hopes & Fears" is simply superb. Thirty and seven magnificent tracks including rare material, the standard tracks of "Hopes & Fears", acoustic and live versions and covers. I particularly loved the fact "On a day like today", which was to be included in the standard release but was then dropped out, was included here -- it's certainly one of Keane's best songs to date.
This deluxe edition is a mandatory item for any Keane fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy reviews - Hopes and Fears, 18 Mar 2014
I bought this CD 17/3/14 from my local HMV, and I'm just going to come out and say, it was undoubtedly the best £16.99 I've ever spent. This CD 2-pack is an absolute gem; a real 'You get what you pay for' deal. The bonus tracks are literal Diamonds in the rough, and are fantastic to listen to.

However, despite the added 25 tracks, there is one that has caught my interest as an abomination; the DJ shadow remix of 'We Might as Well Be Strangers'. This is without a shadow of a doubt (No pun intended) the worst Keane I've heard, and I'm being honest when I say that every Keane track I've heard one ear-gasm after another.

Putting that shambolic track aside, the other tracks, as previously mentioned, are literal Diamonds in the rough. All have their own unique impact on the music industry, with some even worthy of making places on the final albums.

Overall, this a fantastic investment for any Keane fan, and I highly recommend purchasing it. It gets the full 5/5 from me, and I hope that whatever fear(s) fans previously had about this album have been irradicated
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT !, 25 Feb 2014
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Cristian (Slobozia, Romania) - See all my reviews
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I'm outta words ! This album is Great, buy it ! The abundance of rare tracks with amazing melodic quality, such as Call me What You Like, is Amazing !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keane, 11 Nov 2010
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Fantastic CD. Great songs, great singing. Also, altogether, it is a very good value for money. Would recommend it, without hesitation.
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