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Revolver
Revolver
Price: £11.35

9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars (Cr)Apple shafts the fans again, 24 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Revolver (Audio CD)
At first glance these don't look too bad - they are nicely packaged and despite being shorn of a few tracks, they do have the mono mixes that people rave about, and the stereo versions too. However - take a big step back: had Apple did the *right* thing (and the sensible thing for their customers) in 2009, they would have released their UK CDs with mono *and* stereo mixes for each individual album - most of them would still only run for between 60 and 70 mins. Many, many other reissues were done using this approach. But no - Apple had to do a greedy cash grab and release the mono mixes in a separate expensive box and make them available only as a set, not individually. So now, if you want the mono mixes, you have to buy them on inferior shorter versions of the albums. If you already have the mono mixes you still need the box set if you want the exclusive US versions of a handful of tracks (not this one because there are no US exclusive mixes on it).


Hungry For Kicks: Singles And Choice Cuts 1965-1969
Hungry For Kicks: Singles And Choice Cuts 1965-1969
Price: £9.89

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best single CD compilation by this great American band., 16 Jun. 2011
This one has all the hits in the proper original single mixes, plus a selection of choice cuts from the albums. All killer no filler (as they say). You can't go wrong with this one.


Welcome Interstate Managers
Welcome Interstate Managers
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £9.17

4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfy your thirst from the Fountains of Wayne, 13 Jun. 2003
This instalment of the Fountains Of Wayne story finds our heroes continuing their blissful evocation of the catchiest themes of '60s, '70s and '80s pop. Their contagiously hooky melodies are complimented by their post-modern lyrical stance. Beneath the jokes and irony, Collingwood and Schlesinger reveal themselves to be observational songwriters par excellence, equalling the heights reached by the likes of Ray Davies, Paul Weller or Squeeze in their heyday.
It is difficult to say what would constitute musical growth for this band, beyond the fact that they rock with more conviction than ever before (check out the rhythm section breakdown on "Bought for a Song"). On this album, the Fountains introduce a few more styles into their pop melange. "Hung Up on You" is faux-country, and a twangy detour. Bacharach worship is in evidence on the sublime "Halley's Waitress". They turn their attention to neglected teens on "Fire Island", with sombre piano, describing a party while the parents are away. The brilliant "Bright Future in Sales" rides a tough Cars-type riff (a la "Denise" on the previous album) and tells the tale of a chap who is up to his neck at work and is about ready to go under. "Stacy's Mom" is similar to "My Best Friend's Girl" in its post-modern Buddy Holly stutter riff. It's the story of a high school kid with a hankering for his girlfriend's mother, misreading every thing she tells him as a sign of interest.
At 16 tracks, perhaps this album could have been pruned a bit, though true fans will savour every note. With three albums under their belt, all of them of the highest quality, Fountains of Wayne have established themselves as one of the top power-pop bands of today.


Welcome Interstate Managers
Welcome Interstate Managers
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £9.17

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfy your thirst from the Fountains of Wayne, 13 Jun. 2003
This instalment of the Fountains Of Wayne story finds our heroes continuing their blissful evocation of the catchiest themes of ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s pop. Their contagiously hooky melodies are complimented by their post-modern lyrical stance. Beneath the jokes and irony, Collingwood and Schlesinger reveal themselves to be observational songwriters par excellence, equalling the heights reached by the likes of Ray Davies, Paul Weller or Squeeze in their heyday.
It is difficult to say what would constitute musical growth for this band, beyond the fact that they rock with more conviction than ever before (check out the rhythm section breakdown on "Bought for a Song"). On this album, the Fountains introduce a few more styles into their pop melange. "Hung Up on You" is faux-country, and a twangy detour. Bacharach worship is in evidence on the sublime "Halley's Waitress". They turn their attention to neglected teens on "Fire Island", with sombre piano, describing a party while the parents are away. The brilliant "Bright Future in Sales" rides a tough Cars-type riff (a la "Denise" on the previous album) and tells the tale of a chap who is up to his neck at work and is about ready to go under. "Stacy's Mom" is similar to "My Best Friend's Girl" in its post-modern Buddy Holly stutter riff. It's the story of a high school kid with a hankering for his girlfriend's mother, misreading every thing she tells him as a sign of interest.
At 16 tracks, perhaps this album could have been pruned a bit, though true fans will savour every note. With three albums under their belt, all of them of the highest quality, Fountains of Wayne have established themselves as one of the top power-pop bands of today.


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