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Word Gets Around (Deluxe Edition) Double CD
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The Stereophonics formed in Cwmaman in 1992, changed their name from Tragic Love Company and set about refining their songs on the local live circuit.
In 1997 they became the first band to sign to Richard Branson's nascent V2 record label and became, simply, Stereophonics.
In August of that year they released their debut album, Word Gets Around, and reached number 6 in the UK album charts. The album, home to 4 hugely popular singles ("Local Boy In The Photograph", "More Life In A Tramp's Vest", "A Thousand Trees and Traffic"), earned them a Best New Group BRIT Award and went on to sell almost a million copies.
This phenomenal debut album will now be released as a Deluxe Edition. Compiled by the band the bonus material includes b-sides, demos, live and session material including 6 previously unreleased tracks. The booklet features extracts from Kelly Jones notebook for the album making this a must for any fan.
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Its quite a raw and rocky sound, but the phonics have never been able to match the raw energy of this album. The songwriting is open and honest and guitars loud. Anyone who saw Live8 will testify that 'Local Boy in the Photograph' went down a storm and thats the kind of album this is.
If you've ever liked a Stereophonics tune and you don't have this buy it now.
Whilst they had enough similarities in their style to fellow Britpop bands like Oasis and The Verve in order to appeal to fans of theirs, the down-to-earth quality of these twelve straight-forward rock songs, delivered with no attitude or cynicism, just great feeling and sincerity from singer Kelly Jones, and the sharp-edged sound production, made the Stereophonics immediately stand up tall in their own right.
All of the songs here are based on real people that the guys have known. The beautiful single 'Local Boy in the Photograph', originally a flop before it's 98' re-issue, is based on the true story of local boy named Jamie, who was unfortunately killed by a train, and in my eyes, is the band's all-time biggest classic. The mellow top 20 hit 'Traffic', presented after 'Photograph' on the album, is another favourite of mine.
Perfect music for the Summer, 'Word Gets Around' is an album that you must hear in order to be able to fully appreciate the evolving sound of one of the biggest indie-rock bands on the planet.
Performance and Cocktail's review
A brilliant album and one of the stand out album's of the 90's. A very fast moving, rock album and even thou it's hard to pick there best album I certaily think it's up there (in my humble opion there best). I can't pick a bad song out of this but The Bartender and the Thief is one of the best. This is one of the only album's that I can actually say I think every single song is brilliant. A must buy. It is great, trust me.
Word Gets Around review
An amazing album with brilliant songs like traffic, a thousand tree's, more life in a tramps vest and local boy in the photograph you can't go wrong. Buy it.
A thousand trees- Clever piece of pop rock and was happy 2 learn this was released as a single.
Looks like chaplin- Bit more heavier than thousand trees, short n sweet. Its quite catchy
More life in a tramps vest- Another catchy rock song. Quite simple too
Local boy in the photograph- Amazing, it has a clever story and very powerful. Some sweet riffs as well.
Traffic- Here is the slow song that you get. Again clever, not really that attention grapsing
Not up to you- I would compare this to thousand trees, it follow the same path. A bit more poppy then others.
Check my eyelids for holes- A lot like "more life.." quite amplified and quite funky
Same size feet- My favourite phonics song ever, and i hope you agree. It has the best lyrics i have heard in a long time, if you notice the guitar riffs are just like oasis' 'hindu times'
Last of the big time drinkers- kinda like more life in a tramps vest, follows the same pattern and sadly no originality. Good though.
Goldfish bowl- Another clever song, its simple and not as rocked up as its brothers.
Too many sandiwches- Some weird lyrics going on here! I adore this song, stamp it rock/pop.
Billy davey's daughter- A slow accoustic to close the curtains. Wonderful and the lyrics are very powerful.
I urge you to buy this album, even if you aren't a phonics fan yet into the genre's i have explained. Its nice to have on your shelf
If you listen to this first, you'll expect them to always be highly-energetic and insightful rock. But they change, Kelly Jones maturing and writing more about immediate personal experiences (such as the last, very sad tracks of "You Gotta Go There To Come Back", full of regrets). Here, he's writing from a younger perspective, but in tracks like "Billy Daveys Daughter", you can see the sheer poetic and empathic talent of the man.
If you *DO* come to this album from the later ones, stick with it: it will grow on you. If you go forward, don't expect them to write the same material; they don't. That's why the Stereophonics are one of the greatest bands of our time. Take them for what they are: very, very good.
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