Join With Us (Spec)

マーケットプレイス価格:¥ 1,995 (税込)

レーベル:Island UK
JAN:0602517618954 売上ランキング:音楽で1008620位

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Disc : 1
  1. I Thought It Was Over
  2. Without You
  3. Join With Us
  4. Spare Me
  5. Turn It Up
  6. I Did It For Everyone
  7. Won't Go Away
  8. Loneliness
  9. Connor
  10. This Time
  11. Dont Make Me Sad
  12. The Greatest Show On Earth
  13. We Can Dance
Disc : 2
  1. Sewn (Dan's Original Version)
  2. Video Killed The Radio Star (Live from The Hospital)
  3. Fill My Little World (Acoustic Version)
  4. All You Need To Do
  5. Never Be Lonely (Acoustic)
  6. Don't Give Up
  7. When I Return
  8. Love It When You Call (Chorale Version)
Having achieved the improbable by redeeming traditional soft rock as a chart-friendly genre, are the London quintet challenging their audience a touch too much by titling their second album Join with Us? After all, wasn't recasting the terminally unfashionable likes of Supertramp and other so-called 'guilty pleasures' already a rather big ask? But it transpires that Dan Gillespie Sells and band, probably the first and only successful band to have perfected their chops as après-ski Alpine entertainers, have eschewed the vulnerability of 2006's hugely successful Twelve Stops and Home. Instead Join with Us is an unashamedly loud record, confidently full of stadium fillers in the best British tradition of Queen and Electric Light Orchestra. The thumping disco-rock of opener "I Thought It Was Over" leads the way, but "Without You", wetter than a waterfall, and the hysterical title track with its long build to a fearsomely slick chorus are similarly singleworthy. Less predictable are the downright odd "Don't Make Me Sad"--imagine a dream team of Chas'n'Dave'n'Brian May--and the lush, rueful ballad "Conor" where a string section and ethereal Beatles-esque harmonies add depth. "The Greatest Show on Earth", rather reminiscent of Kate Bush's bleaker moments, fails to live up to its title, pretty much the lyrical intention. But it's only the jaunty hidden track "We Can Dance", presumably aspiring to McCartney at his most jovial but in fact nearer to Chris De Burgh, that misses completely. The Feeling's brash new style may lack some of their previous charm, but Join With Us is undeniably effective. --Steve Jelbert

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