Stereophonics Performance and Cocktails (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  ISL 5330153

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Island

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 1/00, p.86
Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."
Q - 12/00, p.151
3 stars out of 5 - "...Their shouty power pop certainly does its job....An early Xmas gift for the hardcore fan..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Roll Up and Shine
  • Buy for $0.992.The Bartender and the Thief
  • Buy for $0.993.Hurry Up and Wait
  • Buy for $0.994.Pick a Part That's New
  • Buy for $0.995.Just Looking
  • Buy for $0.996.Half the Lies You Tell Ain't True
  • Buy for $0.997.I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio
  • Buy for $0.998.T-Shirt Sun Tan
  • Buy for $0.999.Is Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today?
  • Buy for $0.9910.A Minute Longer
  • Buy for $0.9911.She Takes Her Clothes Off
  • Buy for $0.9912.Plastic California
  • Buy for $0.9913.I Stopped to Fill My Car Up

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.The Bartender and the Thief [Live at Cardiff Castle]
  • Buy for $0.992.Sunny Afternoon [Live at Morfa Stadium]
  • Buy for $0.993.Positively 4th Street
  • Buy for $0.994.Fiddlers Green
  • Buy for $0.995.Angie
  • Buy for $0.996.The Old Laughing Lady
  • Buy for $0.997.Something in the Way
  • Buy for $0.998.Half the Lies You Tell Ain't True [Live at Belfort Festival]
  • Buy for $0.999.She Takes Her Clothes Off [Live at the Hippodrome]
  • Buy for $0.9910.Roll Up and Shine [Live at the Hippodrome]
  • Buy for $0.9911.Local Boy in the Photograph [BBC Session]
  • Buy for $0.9912.Just Looking [Live at the Hippodrome]

Product Description:

Stereophonics: Kelly Jones (vocals, guitar); Richard Jones (bass); Stuart Cable (drums).
Additional personnel: Astrid (vocals); Marshall Bird (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond organ, Mellotron).
Personnel: Kelly Jones (vocals, guitar); Marshall Bird (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond b-3 organ, Mellotron); Stuart Cable (drums).
Audio Mixer: Al Clay.
What you see is very much what you get with this Welsh trio. Listening to this album, with its refreshingly uncluttered production, brings frontman Kelly Jones and his two sidekicks into the room with you. Jones sings about everyday topics and emotions in his own inimitable voice, set to outrageously catchy melodies and driven by a strong guitar-based sound.
PERFORMANCE AND COCKTAILS boasts an impressive quota of hit singles, of which "Just Looking," "Pick a Part That's New," and "The Bartender and the Thief" are the best. The album tracks are also extremely fine. Take the closing number, a heartfelt postlude threatening to build on a scale equivalent to "Stairway to Heaven" before ultimately burning itself out. Compared to Stereophonics' debut, WORD GETS AROUND, this second album presents a more polished, slightly less raw approach. It's the sound of a band that has made it and is confident in its credentials. This was undoubtedly one of 1999's most sought-after albums, so go off and join the thousands who've already bought it.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 600753301531
  • Shipping Weight: 0.29/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items


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