Alarms In The Heart has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £7.99

Alarms In The Heart

4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

Price: £7.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
38 new from £5.92 2 used from £8.29
£7.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Dry The River Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Alarms In The Heart
  • +
  • Shallow Bed
  • +
  • This Is All Yours
Total price: £21.94
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (25 Aug. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Transgressive
  • ASIN: B00KQZQL3O
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:27
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
3:37
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
3:50
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
3:38
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
3:38
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
4:10
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
3:20
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
3:14
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
5:12
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
11:04
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 

Product Description

Product Description

It's a modest enough milestone in the grand scheme of everything, but to Dry The River it's a very meaningful marker. Whilst the band are still struggling to find words to describe the thing - the story of its making reaches from rough bedroom demos to lost hours in dark practice rooms. From endless studio weeks in the weird moonscape of Iceland, to a Glaswegian industrial estate and a West Country farmhouse. And the finished record sounds like those sprawling geographies, in a way - like a map of our own troubles and triumphs that ran alongside, from start to finish. It describes an arc, both in terms of the collection of stories it's telling, and in the sense that it reflects a period of growth and great change for Dry the River itself.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Clearly something of a struggle to write and produce (as every self respecting second album properly should be - see the wonderful video about the making of it on Vevo) it is a triumph.

This is a wonderful album from a band that has consistently thrilled over the past years since their early incarnation as The Godwits. Liddle's soaring vocals offer a fagility and vulnerability that invites curiosity and awe. The musical arrangements are tight as drumskins, but without losing the sense of roots-folk-inspired freedom that has been so compelling in their earlier releases. Lyrics are dense, yeatsian, and thoroughly modern too... If this album leaves you unmoved do consider going to see a cardiologist, as you may not actually be alive.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It is always challenging for a band to follow up an excellent debut and Dry The River's Shallow Bed was a good album by any standards. After a successful arrival it must be tempted to try and continue in that vein, to produce more of the same.

Alarms In The Heart is not more of the same.

This is less acoustic than their first album, it exists in a dark echoey space with sweeps of clean electric guitars, bursts of driving rhythm and Peter Liddle's sweet tones arching overhead like winter stars. The memorable tunes and harmonies are still intact and it is very clearly the same band, but focussed on a different aspect of their sound. It seems as though Liddle is incapable of writing a bad lyric- each song here is immaculately crafted, deftly shaping his trademark mixture of biblical images and autobiographical storytelling. The band push a little harder here, sometimes bursting into twisting fireworks of distorted guitar, other times drifting away into distant space as the songs stretch from quiet corners to wild open-hearted anthems and back again.

There aren't any songs here as immediate as "No Rest" - for that matter there are very few songs anywhere as immediate as "No Rest" - but this is a consistently strong album, worth listening to as a whole. I have been playing it a lot over the last few weeks and every time I hear it I like it a little more. It is a beautiful, spacious record, full of moments of transient beauty that hook their way into your subconscious so you want to go back and seek them out again and again. The shade and texture of it constitute a perfect soundtrack for autumn days and deepening evenings. Strongly recommended.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Incredibly sad that Dry the River have called it a day. Shallow Bed was, in my view, one of the finest debut albums ever, and Alarms in the Heart sits easily alongside it. No reason has been given for the split, however one can only imagine how difficult it must be to keep going in the days of pirated downloads, the demise of the cd and lack of radio airplay for this type of music. It makes you weep when you see the talentless clones who clog up the album charts, whilst groups like Dry the River never get a look in. Let us hope that they may re-form or emerge in some new incarnation. If you've never heard them then I would urge you to buy these two great albums.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
At first I was concerned about their change to a more electric sound. But after listening to the album a few times it quickly became clear that Dry The River have not lost any of their magic. An incredible album that does not disappoint, every song is a masterpiece. I implore you to give it a listen, particularly Gethsemane and Alarms in The Heart.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Being of the opinion that theire first album Shallow Bed is one of the best albums ive ever heard,i was not sure if DTR could come close to topping this album!However,Alarms In The Heart is an amazing album in its own right!With an emphasis on deep lyrics with mesmerizing vocals,you simply need this album in your music collection!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Just awesome. There are just no other other words to describe how fantastic this album is
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Thousands has a very different feel to shallow bed with more a move to Indie rock but boy do they hit the nail on the head once more, the album of 2014 by far
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Dry The River have managed to at least equal their first album, Shallow Bed. Real growth in musical sophistication and better balance in the lyrics. This album was definitely worth the wait!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all discussions...

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback