People Are Expensive CD-ROM
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Catalogue number FRYUPCD 003 on the Fry Up label with the following tracks: 1> Fear Of Flying, 2> Tell Me Why, 3> Down To Earth, 4> People Are Expensive, 5> Digit, 6> Dying, 7> Kali Yuga, 8> Everything Is All, 9> A Map Is Not The Territory, 10> Ondine, 11> Point Dume.
Echobelly's fourth album, People Are Expensive (their first without core member Debbie Smith and the safety net of major label backing), sees the group finally rectifying the contrast between Sonya Aurora Maden's voice and her band's songs. Echobelly paint in far broader sweeps of emotion now, and this lustrous lusciousness works far better with Sonya's voice--a soothing caress, its emotional timbre worked uneasily on brash early numbers such as the Morrissey-esque "I Can't Imagine the World Without Me" and "Great Things". The elegiac "Dying" and mournful "Ondine", the laidback "Fear of Flying" and mantra-like "Kali Yuga" all deal in generals, not specifics, and the result is a far more coherent, mature version of Echobelly on their fourth, rather pleasing, album. --Jerry Thackray
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Strangely it was their most interesting and inventive record yet, heavier perhaps, but the songs still came through.
Unfortunately for them time had moved on since 95 and Lustra was not released until the end of 97.
Even so...had it been put out in 96 or early 97, it would of done much better.
Many years past, and this album put out in May 2001 basically was ignored by everyone. A shame, because its easily their best record yet out of all of them.
It mixes the big optimistic colorful sound of their On album with the best from their first and also third.
Its heavy, its pop music, experimental, and thought provoking too.
Sadly.....no one cared.
It should of been as successful as their 95 On record and sold just as much. Because of the music industry and record labels it didn't get far, and the fact that is so hard to get hold off on cd and at such a high price is a disgrace!
Its one of the most well thought out albums and well produced records I have heard.
Definitely worth getting hold of and mixing with your other favorite echobelly songs, it could do with a re-release maybe even with a bonus cd of live songs and songs that didn't make the recording.
What will their next one sound like? Who knows...in the meantime give this album a proper listen.
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Now, being a devout follower of this band, when I heard that PEOPLE ARE EXPENSIVE was coming out, I was thrilled to say the least. There was no way that I could have been prepared for what awaited my ears on this disk. No words could do justice to the brilliance that Sonya and Co have offered up with this outing. Sonya's voice sounds more beautiful than it ever has before, yet there is a bittersweet quality to it now. The music on this disk is also unbelievable(very dreamlike and warm yet also very in your face) !!! Do yourselves a favor, ignore the fact that you will have to pay a little bit extra for this disk and buy it now... I promise you will not be sorry!
This truly is one of the best albums I have ever heard and it saddens me to think that because of a certain greedy record company who never really tried to market this band to the right audience, most of the people in the US will never even hear of it! SHAME ON YOU SONY!!!
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