Drastic Fantastic Special Edition (CD+DVD) Colour, Special Edition
|Price:||£3.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Bonus DVD Includes 1 hour documentary featuring;
-Exclusive performances of the Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back' and Chaka Khan's ''Aint Nobody'
- Behind the scenes footage of 'Hold On' video shoot
- Acoustic performances of new tracks from the album around a campfire
- An interview with the illustrator of the 'Drastic Fantastic' artwork
- Exclusive photo gallery.
As the sleeve of Drastic Fantastic, a shot of a wildly posing Kate Tunstall, suggests, the Scot never expected to find herself following up a multi-million selling debut. But her second official album, again produced by Steve Osborne, is an impressive piece of work, edgy enough to please those who delighted in her gleeful live shows yet suitably smooth for fans recruited via radio play. Unsurprisingly some of the songs on Drastic Fantastic is can be read as musings on fame, notably the catchy first single "Hold On" and the cleverly constructed Sixties-style pop of "Hopeless". Elsewhere "White Bird" is haunting and downbeat, while the propulsive "folk-punk" (her phrase) of "I Dont Want You Now" is apparently intended as a musical tribute to Tunstalls obvious precursor, the late Kirsty MacColl. The excellent Saving My Face welds a moody stadium rocker to a chord progression familiar from the chorus of Slades timeless "Cum on Feel the Noize", a neat trick which pretty much encapsulates Tunstalls ability to combine the fragile and hearty in equal measures. By the time the understated, quietly epic "Beauty of Uncertainty" and the accordion-led "Paper Aeroplane", a quirky folk song not miles from her erstwhile comrades in Scotlands amorphous Fence Collective, bring proceedings to a close, the listeners relief is palpable. Making an intelligent, radio-friendly pop album with a real heart is difficult enough once, but managing the trick again proves her talent is genuine. --Steve Jelbert
Top Customer Reviews
I doubt this will happen though, maybe amazon can disable the option to 'review' until after the release of a product to crack down on this annoyance???
anyways unlike the people below me (when they 'previewed' at least), i own a copy of this album and have listened to it in full. novel eh?
anyways, i like this album, i ordered it purely on the basis of her first album and her new single 'hold on'.
its always a risk of course but i can honestly say im not disappointed.
I like the reworking of 'little favours' which was a b-side on a single from her first album, i forget which. here its laden with electric guitar and vocal overlays.
'white bird' the promoted song on amazon is possibly my favourite track, one of the more laid back songs on the album, which in the most part is very energetic.
The new single 'hold on' is, as expected, the most catchy song on the album and a good first single.
In review there isnt a bad track on this album and if you loved her first album i think you'll honestly like this one aswell, its a fun listen, with plenty of energy, and has a quicker pace than ETTT, but it winds down nicely with a few slower numbers. It shows good progression from KT, but its still classic Tunstall. Is it better than ETTT??? Id say potentially. One things for sure, its worth purchasing.
This album (that difficult 2nd album) follows on well and the styles of songs vary from Bonnie Raitt to Edie Brickell. But that's ok, I like Bonnie Ratt and Edie Brickell.
Here's the Bonnie Raitt number, uninhibited fun and I reckon this should have been the first single.
Musically complex and beginning the transition toward Edie this tells of what the French call "l'esprit d'escalier" - the spirit of the stairs. We all know what we should have said in restrospect!
A deceptively simple song with multi-tracked voice and a layered sound that is easy on the ears.
As the intro plays to this I hear Viv Stanshall saying "and now... Distorted Guitar". Upbeat and pleasing to the ear. Superb stuff.
The actual first single, probably because it's the most like her breakthrough single, "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree". In fact it's almost a clone. Still enjoyable though.
You can see the video for this, as she saunters down a lonely road, perhaps near a cliffs edge. This is almost Richard Thompson in quality. A pleasure.
I Don't Want You Now
And now, Paul Weller! Well, I don't know if he's on the track, but he should be. A Jam track with a female vocalist? Works for me.
Saving My Face
Carole King would have been proud of this song. Another facet of KT, a nice little ditty. Not memorable ... yet.
Beauty of Uncertainty
Here comes Edie. Pleasant but less than memorable
Much more Edie.Read more ›
There are fewer of the acoustic, introspective tracks of her debut, and a more upbeat, electric sound. Having said that, there are still acoustic numbers here. My personal favourites are the upbeat 'Hopeless', the single, and 'Saving My Face'.
If you enjoyed her debut album, or even the Acoustic Extravanganza, then you'll probably like this one too. KT's songwriting is still strong, and rather than resting on her laurels she is trying something different (admittedly, not too different), which is commendable. I'd give it 3.5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This CD has opendisc digital rights management. It will not play on my computer and can't be ripped to MP3 for enjoying on my personal stereo. Read morePublished 5 months ago by astockwelluk
Quite different from her first album but still some very good tracks musically, vocally and lyrically. Worth a listenPublished 16 months ago by S WITHERS
First 2 tracks are disappointing - standard 'pop' stuff - but the rest are more like it. I liked Beauty of Uncertainty, but no real stand-outs. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Therapne