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Strangeland (Super Deluxe) Box set

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Product details

  • Audio CD (7 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B007CVZE0Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Vinyl |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 251 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,599 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. You Are Young
  2. Silenced By The Night
  3. Disconnected
  4. Watch How You Go
  5. Sovereign Light Cafe
  6. On The Road
  7. The Starting Line
  8. Black Rain
  9. Neon River
  10. Day Will Come
  11. In Your Own Time
  12. Sea Fog
  13. Strangeland
  14. Run With Me
  15. The Boys
  16. It's Not True

Disc: 2

  1. Silenced By The Night (Acoustic) [DVD]
  2. The Starting Line (Acoustic) [DVD]
  3. Sovereign Light Café (Acoustic) [DVD]
  4. Disconnected (Acoustic) [DVD]
  5. Watch How You Go (Acoustic) [DVD]
  6. Trailer 1 [DVD]
  7. Trailer 2 [DVD]

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Product Description

Strangeland is the fourth studio album by East Sussex band Keane, and the first from the four-piece since Perfect Symmetry in 2008. The album was produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat and was inspired in part by his work with New York indie band The Vaccines, with Keane aiming for a more back-to-basics sound based on songwriting rather than production. Strangeland features the single "Silenced by the Night".

This special deluxe edition of Keane's Strangeland contains a 20+ page hardback A4 size coffee table book, CD and DVD. The book features exclusive photos from the Strangeland sessions, taken by long-time Keane collaborator, Alex Lake. The CD includes the deluxe edition album, with four additional studio recordings. The DVD features live performances by the band and exclusive behind the scenes footage of the making of the album.

BBC Review

It doesn’t get much more play-safe and back-to-basics than this. 2008’s Perfect Symmetry saw mega-selling East Sussex band Keane surprise sceptics with a galvanised twist of electro-pop, retro-tooled to emulate early Simple Minds. Arguably they did this with more guile and pizzazz than The Horrors, but the fanbase must have flinched as Strangeland, belying its title, is an unabashed scurry back to the comfort zone. If it doesn’t match 2004’s insanely popular debut Hopes and Fears commercially, it’ll reassure that mysterious, critic-immune mainstream that buys Coldplay and Snow Patrol records that Keane are polite gentlemen who won’t harass your daughters or scare the horses.

Sweet, unthreatening melodies abound, then, sung with porcelain-choirboy competence by Tom Chaplin and written and arranged by Tim Rice-Oxley, whose keyboards dominate. While he finds enough effects to vary the tone, there returns a sense that for all their tugs at emotion, Keane lack blood, guts and muscle. There’s a nod at Radiohead on Black Rain, and On the Road is proud of its peppiness; but most songs blur into a faint facsimile of Genesis’ 1978 hit Follow You, Follow Me or slide cosily into the wistful, mid-tempo ballad shapes patented by U2 in the 90s.

It’s textbook-inoffensive, though a couplet in the single Silenced by the Night, a kind of toy-town Echo & The Bunnymen, smothers you in cliché-cheese: “If I am a river, you are the ocean / Got the radio on, got the wheels in motion.” They’re more palatable when waxing nostalgic about their teenage years, a recurring theme, and on Sovereign Light Café – “We were friends and lovers and clueless clowns” – convince with Springsteen-esque romanticising of youthful frustrations. They achieve more grandeur when taking the foot off the ‘epic’ pedal than when blowing hard.

Recorded at Rice-Oxley’s studio with producer Dan Grech (Radiohead, The Vaccines, Lana Del Rey), and now a four-piece with bassist Jesse Quin a full member, the piano-rockers can’t be too carped at for doing what made their name. Yet those glimpses on Perfect Symmetry of something flashier and sexier make this retreat to familiarity a somewhat saddening step backwards.

--Chris Roberts

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