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Leave Before The Lights Come On
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As an avid Arctic Monkeys fan, I collect just about anything by them anyway, but this single is well worth having to all lovers of good music. 'Leave Before The Lights Come On' was the first song released after the debut album in 2006, and was a top 5 hit. This is quite different to the style of music on 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', but is still a cracking tune. As it's never appeared on any of their albums afterwards, this CD is a must buy.

As great as this song is, this is the Arctic Monkeys we're talking about, so chances are the B sides were also going to worth a listen, and they are. The cover of an old '60s R+B hit 'Baby I'm Yours', was not an obvious song for these guys to sing, but it works. This tender track is perfect for Alex's gorgeous vocals and showcases the group's versatility. If any band deserved to be compared to The Beatles - surely it must be the Arctics. The other song, 'Put Your Dukes Up John', another cover, is much more in the style of what we'd associate with these guys, but although I do like it, it's the weakest track of the three.

Housed in a cardboard sleeve, 'Leave Before The Lights Come On' is classic Arctic Monkeys, and the 'Baby I'm Yours' track is equally worthwhile. Buy this single, it belongs next to the studio albums.
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on 31 March 2015
Got this because I had the vinyl single some years back, which contained two of the songs on this... all three were not included on their brilliant debut album. The 'title' track is a very favourite AM track and I HAD to have it again.

Baby I'm Yours is a track that I couldn't get my head round at first. LOL "Is this their new direction?" I thought at the time! Well... not really, but it's a nice version and works well - if it's meant to be tongue-in-cheek then it doesn't at all to me. Or maybe I'm looking for a hidden meaning that's not there? ;) The 'extra' on here - Put Your Dukes Up, John is of usual high standard though maybe doesn't reach the heights of 'Leave' or the tracks on their debut album.

If you're a fan, you need this but one word of warning; this came in a cardboard sleeve that is quite difficult to get the disc in and out without finger contact on the shiny surface! So maybe for occasions like this, it would be best to leave the disc out and pop it into a clear plastic sleeve instead - these you can get in bulk for very cheap and save some headaches. :)
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on 27 November 2014
I could listen to this single all day. If your an Arctic Monkeys this is a must have. This disc wasn't scratched and it arrived quickly. Fantastic B-sides. Definitely Arctic Monkeys at their best.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2006
As a Hardcore Monkeys fan, I had to get this single to complete my collection. And it was the right choice because the A-side is worth the entry price alone. It has a catchy tune and retains the same high-quality song-writing of all their previously released songs. It even tells an amusing story, something that a very few songs do. Sadly, the B-sides on this album aren't quite as good as other Monkeys songs, even the B-sides on the other singles. The problem is, they are both covers by other bands. Put Your Dukes Up, John originally by The Little Flames is a VERY average song in the first place. The lyrics aren't amazing and it doesn't suit the style of AMs either. The second B-side, Baby, I'm Yours is a cover of the Barabara Lewis song. It's a collaboration with the 747s, a band the Monkeys met when working in a London studio. (The 747s are amazing if you ever get around to listening to them.) The song is an amazing cover with a superb harmony, but it just isn't Arctic Monkeys. It would have been better as a 747 B-side with Arctic Monkeys listed as the collaborators.

Overall, the single is a must-buy for any Arctic Monkeys fan, but if you're not an avid collector, just wait until the inevitable "Whatever You Say I Am, That's What I'm Not: Special Edition" which will have the single on. Don't let my misgivings about the B-sides put you off however, they are still good listening.
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on 3 April 2015
Just what I was expecting, well packaged product
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is the first song to be made by the monkeys since their debut album and it is a cracker!

This should have been on the album and is fantastic live.

The B-sides are not as good but still worth a few listens. Buy this for the title track alone!
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on 13 June 2015
Jolly good 💿
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2012
Only bought single for £1.01 !!!!!! The packaging cost more :( !!!!! CD contains 3 songs - Leave Before The Lights Come On, Put Your Dukes Up John, Baby I'm Yours. All songs are brilliently sung by the brillient Alex Turner!! xxxxx
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 August 2013
Brilliant album by a brilliant band. I highly recommend it to any Arctic Monkeys fan, or just anyone in general.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 October 2014
Very good product. Delivery without any problems. Can't ask for more.
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