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Bahama CD

4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (1 Oct. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Poptones
  • ASIN: B00005NMX7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 269,943 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Climb
  2. Tiny car
  3. Hangman's waltz
  4. Jus de lune
  5. Oh my
  6. Easy
  7. Boo you
  8. Other son
  9. Pavey ark

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Bahama is the third album by the plaintive London three-piece Arnold. Cocooned in their own self-referential dimension--naming themselves after their bass player's dog, preferring to record in country barns rather than top city studios and clearly oblivious to all sensible commercial considerations--Arnold couldn't be any more bloody-mindedly parochial if they moved into a commune with XTC. Perhaps that's why former Creation boss Alan McGee has now signed them for a second time. More probably, it's got something to do with their music. Bahama, the band's third album, ploughs a similar furrow to the blissed-out Radiohead / Crosby Stills Nash stylings of yore but also begs the question--how do Arnold make such a big sound so quietly? Mellow seems too violent a word. Somehow, they communicate their sleepy-eyed melancholia in a soniferous whisper of creamy close harmonies, shining acoustic guitars and cavernous echo, occasionally upping the ante with skin-tingling solo fretwork worthy of Dave Gilmour. Be it the fragile, crepuscular organ on the haunting "Jus De Lune", the polynesian guitar flavourings of "Climb" or album stand-out "Other Son"--which bobs to and fro like a fishing boat skippered by Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green - Bahama is switch-off serenity exemplified. --Kevin Maidment

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By A Customer on 9 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Bahama is the sound of a band making music the way they want to, and not attempting to follow any trend or blueprint. The result being a very special album indeed.
It kicks off with the beautiful Climb - all swooning vocals and fuzzy guitars - and continues in much the same manner throughout. Apparently, this record was made 'on the cheap', but for me the production is spot on - it has a very warm sound, something which is far too rare these days.
Anther track of note is the incredibly catchy Boo You, but to be honest each track is as good as the next, and it seems very unfair to single out specific tracks for praise.
If there was any justice in this world Bahama would sell bucket loads.
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By A Customer on 3 Oct. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Arnold return after some length of absence due to the collapse of Creation Records. But far from returning sheepishly and half heartedly they've come back stronger than ever here. Highlights include the opener 'Climb' with it's atmospheric guitars. Reminiscent of Coldplay at times. 'Oh My' is stunning, a single release and an instant classic with it's '300 days in July' lyric. Very evocative. 'Tiny Car' leans in a slightly rockier direction and the closer 'Pavey Ark' is as lovely as anything they've done. If you've not heard this band ( which given their profile is quite likely! ) I urge you to check this out. And a big hand to Alan McGhee of Poptones for re-signing them.
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I saw Arnold open for The Pernice Brothers (an American powerpop band) in London around 2002. I thought they were excellent, with an intriguing sound, and a great sense of humour when the mics were turned off prematurely at the end of the show. I sought out this album, and it has always been a favourite, that you can come back to again & again. It's hushed, and low key, but their vocal harmonies always keep the songs light on their feet. Oh My, Easy & Tiny Car are just fantastic songs. When people talk about classic lost albums such as Big Star's Radio City & Rodriguez's Cold Fact, I am pretty sure they will talk about Arnold's Bahama in a few years. From what I've read, they fizzled out after this album, which is unjust based on this album
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