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Reply #15 - 01/13/05 at 15:11:00
 
You mean, apart from the sight of Justin in his leather trousers? LOL!

It's the music, the songs...it's definitely 'soundtrack to your life' stuff. Oh yes.
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Reply #16 - 01/13/05 at 15:17:35
 
Well I suppose there must be something to the music if I'm still around about a decade and a half after my first Del Amitri experience... leather pants don't do it for me quite enough to bring on that level of dedication.  Cheesy
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Reply #17 - 01/13/05 at 15:21:07
 
8)  never underestimate the power of leather trousers Grin
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well...here it is
Reply #18 - 01/14/05 at 05:50:22
 
i'm listening...
i'm crying...
puzzle pieces come together...

this was on the back side of my teen years, looking out into the big world..
it was on the front side of my adult years before the marriage, kids, and divorce.

there is a part of me that wants to return to the ingorance of youth.

but I would not trade the truth so cheaply.

the tears burn, but the sun is coming up-

and off I go into it...

into the sunshine...

it's a beautiful day.
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well...here it is
Reply #19 - 01/14/05 at 05:58:03
 
I just walked back in- it's raining ..lol

Sunshine will have to be where I take it today

and this is how we
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Reply #20 - 01/14/05 at 09:30:13
 
and this is how we..............WHAT?   Tongue

Or is this some lyric I don't recognise?
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Reply #21 - 01/14/05 at 16:37:40
 
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Reply #22 - 01/15/05 at 09:49:35
 
There are 28 copies of this album on Amazon just now,was wondering if any of us wrote the shining review 8)

"Possibly the Worst Album Ever?, May 24, 2004
     Reviewer: A music fan from UK There are some albums that you buy on recommendation or because you have another album by the same artist that you really like. Occasionally you get a real gem as a result.

The flipside to this is that you get a few duff ones also. On the odd occasion you get the sort of album that makes you wish the band and record company had the decency and standards to not release, consigning the master tapes to the nearest furnace.

Sadly with Del Amitri's first album the latter is the case. Even Del Amitri ended up totally disowning this complete pile of rubbish, describing it as being in a category all of its own.

If you really must have every single Del Amitri album, then by all means buy this. If you are a music lover, steer clear at all costs. This is the worst album I have purchased by a country mile.

If I could have rated this with negative stars I would have done."



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Reply #23 - 01/16/05 at 08:02:15
 
It's not THAT bad.  Just an aquired taste.

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Reply #24 - 08/16/05 at 06:59:19
 
What attracts us you say?  Why its the astonishing lyrics, amazing guitar, and awesome accordion of course.
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Reply #25 - 03/22/06 at 16:03:59
 
It's a different Del Amitri than what most people have come to know and love, that's for sure.  BUT, if you're a seriously rabid Dels fan (like most of us here) you get the record to hear the journey the band took (especially Justin and Ian) to get to the well-rounded songs that first appeared on Waking Hours.  The self-titled  album Del Amitri (and the two indie singles that preceeded that album) were the beginnings of the group.  Justin has said in interviews that they were trying at the time to sound like the alt-pop bands that were big in the UK at that time: Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The House Martins, that sort of thing.  If you listen to a few other scottish acts of the time, you can get a similar feel: Trashcan Sinatras, Aztec Camera, and others.  Keep ain mind that he and Ian were what, maybe 18 at the time??  This is youngsters finding their musical voices.

So, yeah, maybe not the most melodic thing they've ever done, and maybe Justin was trying to sound waaaay too Biritish on the thing, and the melodies and guitar meander a bit.  It's still a cool record, and you can see where they went from there over the 3 years between that record and Waking Hours.  Buy it cheaply if possible, but buy it all the same, eh?!?!?

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