- Audio Cassette
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- ASIN: B0000701LA
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Recorded in 1993, mostly at the Real World studio, this is the band's third album. Only one of the songs on the album - "Dirty Davey" - wasn't written by the band themselves. It was originally written and performed by another Brighton band called "McDermott's Two Hours". Two of my favourite tracks on the album - "This Garden" and "Julie" - were released as singles. "Julie" leans towards the folk side of things, largely acoustic and featuring the pipes and fiddle. "This Garden" again features the acoustic guitar and fiddle, but the didgeridoo and 'spoken' lyrics add a touch of urgency. The single was a top 20 hit in the UK and throughout Europe.
The album gets off to a great start, as the opening four tracks are excellent tunes. "Warning" and "100 Years of Solitude" are up-tempo tunes, with thumping bass-lines, punchy guitar playing and a violin that virtually growls at times. "The Likes of You and I" and "Is This Art" are a little more acoustic and laid back - like "Julie", they show's the band's folky influences coming to the fore.
Overall, I think this to be a very good album – it starts with at a high level with "Warning" and doesn’t dip. If you think you like the sound of a slighty more mainstream Pogues singing the songs of Billy Bragg, then I’d reckon you’ll like this album.
Sometimes it is just the great acoustic riffing that grabs you on their soulful tracks - sometimes it is the sheer raw emotion blended simultaneously with a stuff it attitude that really kicks home. Great songwriting here - think this album is an essential part of music history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another CD that seemed to go missing from my collection that I just had to get again as it wasn't enough just having it on my MP3. Classic Levellers, one of their best!Published on 17 Dec. 2013 by Lesley
I was amazing I just slipped it into my laptop and it played music to me!What will they think of next,Published on 10 Nov. 2013 by The Portland paddler
Writing this review about 14 years after the release of the album gives me an opportunity to look at it in retrospect. Read morePublished on 7 Jun. 2006 by Killbetter