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Why did they re-release it?,
By A Customer
This review is from: Just Enough Education To Perform (Audio CD)
Now Im assuming there's an underlying management decision here to re-release an album that was released originally in April, but anyway it's still a cracking album.
The new bonus tracks handbags and gladrags, and surprise are an excellent addition to Stereophonics latest studio efforts.
Handbags and Gladrags, a Rod Stewart Cover, brings out the true heart and soul in the Sterephonics. Watching Kelly sing it live (as I did in Sheffield ) is amazing. Kelly seems to be able to sing with 20x more passion without having to concentrate on his guitar.
Surprise, as featured on the Have a Nice Day Cd Single, brings us back to Phonics earlier stuff like Word Gets Around. I don't know why, but it just sounds like it could've fitted on that album.
Alot of people on the original release of JEEP criticised it because they compared it to the previous two albums. Its definitely different, but that doesn't make it a bad thing. The lyrics and vocals show a lot of soul and the effort shows on the music production. "Rooftop" is an amazing atmospheric song, you really feel like you're up there on the rooftop with him and is probably my favourite track.
Whatever the reason for the re-release, I've had to buy it again, and give it the loyal five stars.