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on 24 September 2007
Just a quick note to let people know the bonus disk contains INSTRUMENTAL orchestral versions of all the tracks on the album.
if, like me, you find this a bit of a let down this is a warning & maybe its better to go for the standard version.
i was so looking forward to our very own northern scott walker for the new generation...!
As for the album--->
cool record. if you like ian brown you will be happy. simple as that.
the mans transformation (physically & musically) from the stone roses debut is now pretty startling. the main sound on this record is that of orchestral strings, some programmed beats and brown's musings on all things from 'the war' to nazi gold (taken by the catholic church) and on to love, life and freedom....
there are occasional guitar lines, but thankfully the squire influenced noodling is nowhere to be heard. really a pretty impressive record and great to see someone producing original ideas and music & creating their own path. who would have thought ian brown would become one of the lasting artists of his generation?