- Audio Cassette (1 Oct. 1985)
- Label: Capitol
- ASIN: B00008EULI
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,352,369 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Easy Pieces [CASSETTE]
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It has to be said that I wasn't disappointed with my purchase.Not only was Easy pieces as good as I hoped it would be but Rattlesnakes was brilliant as well!
I would say that Easy Pieces is a little more "produced" than Rattlesnakes but the songs tend to be more instantly likable where many of the songs on Rattlesnakes have a more wistful tone and are 'growers'.
I had long-since concluded that they are both excellent albums packed with great tracks and while I think Rattlesnakes just edges it, I would say, only just.Imagine my surprise to read Mr Cole's disparaging remarks about his own work.I suspect that his willingness to disown the album ,is , as has been seen before(Neil Young's; Time fades Away,REM's Fables), more about bad associations the artist has with the recording process rather than the quality of the material.
If you like Rattlesnakes or Lloyd Cole at all; this is a must-have.
Hopefully it will receive the full deluxe release treatment afforded Rattlesnakes.I suspect if Lloyd has his way it won't happen.
For me it stands out as his finest hour alongside Love story.Perhaps to some musical snobs,the fact that there were three,(by Lloyd's standards),successful singles released from it somehow tarnishes the achievement.
Good though these singles were it is the rest of the album is even better culminating in,for my money,his best track ever in Perfect Blue.I have heard several versions of this classic song which turn up on the many compilations available,but none come close to the sublime simplicity of the original.
Well worth buying just for this but,trust me,the rest will not disappoint.For anyone who has listened to and enjoyed other Lloyd Cole albums I can't recommend this one too highly.
The only reason why I don’t reckon that it’s worth all five stars is that there’s a couple of decidedly dodgy numbers in there; James is a terrible song and I never liked Lost Weekend that much! Still, it’s better than most!
Although Rattlesnacks seems to be the prefered Lloyd Cole and Commotions album as an avid and long standing Lloyd Cole fan I think this is by far the better album.
All songs are classic Lloyd lyrics and music. Listening to it all again on CD is magical and hard to pick out one song among the others as one of those classic albums that every song is as good as the next. If you are new to Lloyd Cole then "Rich" and "Cut Me Down" are the more unknown songs to be hooked on. Then the classic "Brand New Friend" and "Lost Weekend" are everyones favourites.
Great lyricist. The songs of Bell X1 remind me of Lloyd's style for lyrics which is probably why I like them. So if you like Bell X1 you should give Lloyd Cole a try.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
2 great albums on one CD. It is for the car, so haven't noticed any loss of sound quality after shoehorning 2 CDs on to one. I would recommend both albums to anyone.Published 14 months ago by Johnny
I bought this album on tape in the early 90s when I started listening to Lloyd Cole after hearing the brilliant She's a Girl and I'm a Man. Read morePublished 16 months ago by CLS
Glad to have got hold of this hard-to-get album since it's not available on download. Can't imagine why it's not.Published on 10 Feb. 2014 by ARM
Fab CD of an album not easy to find and at a sensible price. Loved this album when I bought in on vinyl in 86 (I think! Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2013 by Topsy Turvey
This is a funny one for me... I think most of the other reviewers were already Commotions fans, when Easy Pieces was released. Read morePublished on 21 Oct. 2013 by M. Holford
Excellent album from my past but again as per Discipline by King Crimson which I've just rated, the album has a jumping track, this one is track 13. Cleaned to no effect.Published on 25 July 2013 by Mr A N Lord