- Audio CD (10 Sept. 2007)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Lilith
- ASIN: B000PTYNHW
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | CD-ROM | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 916,637 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Three Imaginary Boys
|Price:||£17.04 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details|
|Listen Now with Amazon Music|
Three Imaginary Boys (CD1)
|Amazon Music Unlimited|
|New from||Used from|
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
Top customer reviews
My brother bought this record in 1979 after seeing the band at the Marquee, and after our initial fascination with the cover and anonymous songs fell in love with it. It was the first album of the post-punk era to be unashamedly catchy and yet safely uncommercial, a very difficult balance to strike.
The atmopshere is incredibly gloomy and yet in a very believeable way, not as some art-student pose. The gloom is in the mood more than the lyrics. And best of all, the band display a fine sense of humour that makes this album their most diverse collection of songs.
10.15 is a classic piece of introspection, incredibly assured: a character and mood is established within about 10 seconds thanks to the precision yet not virtuoso playing and the like most of the record it sounds deceptively effortless.
One of the best tracks for me is Another Day, one of the bleakest but most distrinctive moments. And Subway Song is an instant classic and will always remain a great party trick piece.
Fire in Cairo and Grinding Halt are bright yet dark snappy tracks, but the two stand out tracks on the second half of the record are the title track and the extraordinary So What? Over a slick and catchy tune Smith drunkenly reads out the words on the back of a bag of sugar, occasionally wandering into something else, perhaps the original lyrics? It's a brilliant, self-deprecating moment that could have started a whole trend! And it's oddly infectious after a few listens, as well as being very funny.
And the title track is absolutely beautiful, and heartbreaking.
The album's real trick though is the occasional rough edge, the sounds of tuning up and larking-about, which heighten the tightness of the actual picees and never mar the moods of the songs, but instead give the record a feel of sitting in on an exciting session, the magic of which is all in the moment.
And the cover of Foxy Lady is fun too, despite what many people think!
The bonus discs highlights are the non album classics, Boys Don't Cry and Jumping Someone Else's Train. Here are also very rough demos of some of the album tracks. These are quite interesting insights into the composition of the finished songs. A glaring omission however is the excellent 'Killing an Arab' single.
So why is this record so god damn special, perhaps it's the guitar breaks that take me back to the excitement of 1979. The lyrics which bounce around in my head for days. Or just the fond memories of walking past morgan studios, in willesden green nw10 , after getting a chinese takaway, they had the record sleeve in the window for months after the record was released. Funny old world isn't it
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Look for similar items by category