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Must admit it is a little underwhelming as 3 of the 7 tracks were already released.  Having heard the songs live, they sound quite different on record, particularly Swanky Modes.  Anyway, need to sleep, been a long day and gotta get up early...

 



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Good lord, up late working (working from home opens up new problems) and in the stress this had slipped my mind. Had meant to hold-out until the vinyl plopped onto the mat but fcuk it... First impressions are very good. It'll get me through the next 40mins

 

Update: Am I in love already? Or am I tiiiiiiiiired?



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Any get the bonus CD yet?

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I got it yesterday and i didnt know any songs bar the 3 released, as i refrained from listening to the live stuff (but how many years, i dont know, feels like this project started in 95 or something).

I gotta agree though, yeah, feels a bit short considering we knew almost half of the record before the release. I'm against record that are under 10 tracks anyway ! biggrin

Anyway, it's not as instant as his previous "solo" stuff. It's more of a grower but yeah, it's gonna be huge in a listen or two (or three). Very deep melodies and rich production. It's like a compilation of all the music he made before, but somehow, it works. 



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superchob wrote:

Good lord, up late working (working from home opens up new problems) and in the stress this had slipped my mind. Had meant to hold-out until the vinyl plopped onto the mat but fcuk it... First impressions are very good. It'll get me through the next 40mins


I have been doing this late night listening a few times for new albums.  I cancelled my physical vinyl order as the dates were so up in the air.  But will order it at some point.  Not fussed about special editions, I will take the black.

As for working from home, I need to get out and go somewhere.  I only go to the park for a bit of exercise and the station to get a newspaper.  Food gets delivered.  Haven't been more than a mile from home.  Just sat in the spare room for last 4 months.



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Just listened in full for the first time. Never judge an album quickly, I always remind myself.

The downside of hearing an album live before the proper studio version is that you can't help comparing or expecting elements in the album mix from live performances that don't always arrive. Regardless of all the chat about it being based on live recordings, the overdubs and arrangement and mix all change things. No coincidence that the track which impresses me most so far is the only one I hadn't heard live, Save The Whale.

Need to give it a few spins to get used to these "proper" versions.

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My only complaint is that it seems to be in the wrong order. I think Swanky Modes is instantly a classic. I didn't recieve my extra CD. Now wondering if I ordered a bundle that includes it.

 

  



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I've been listening to it repeatedly since May and I think it's his best non-Pulp work, or at least on par with his first solo album. Swanky Modes is probably my least favourite but it's still pretty good. I didn't like Room 29 at all so it's nice to have him back at his best.

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weed wrote:

My only complaint is that it seems to be in the wrong order. I think Swanky Modes is instantly a classic. I didn't recieve my extra CD. Now wondering if I ordered a bundle that includes it.

 

  


Same here re: the bonus disc. I ordered directly from Rough Trade (a CD and an LP/cassette bundle), and the site says all versions of the album come with one, so not sure what's happened. I did get some badges and a postcard with mine, though, so that's a nice little bonus.



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I don't know anyone who got a CD. RT clearly state the bonus CD is part of the deal, so I would email them about it.

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I wonder did they fcuk up with the free live CD and that the Barbican performance which it was originally listed as, was possibly due to be recorded during March/April but fell victim to Corona. Otherwise why change the details of it and why has that performance never been publicised before ?

I'm less disappointed now that we have a live high-quality footage of the cave gig they did last week to look forward to in a few days.

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That would actually make more sense



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Ahhhh. The live CD is an exclusive to Rough Trade SHOPS, available from their online stores. NOT to be confused with Rough Trade RECORDS who also just so happen to have their own separate online store! So obviously people will be confused on account of it being so flippin' confusing!



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Any chance they release bonus tracks later in the year? Is there songs left off the LP that were played live ?

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weed wrote:

Ahhhh. The live CD is an exclusive to Rough Trade SHOPS, available from their online stores. NOT to be confused with Rough Trade RECORDS who also just so happen to have their own separate online store! So obviously people will be confused on account of it being so flippin' confusing!


 My order hasn't arrived yet but it clearly said it comes with the bonus CD. I'll be complaining to Rough Trade if I don't get one. They already made an enemy of me when the Likely Stories 7" didn't come with a download so people would buy it twice.



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There is another edition with a different bonus CD. Fucking business!

 

Sorry, I can't copy/past the link.

 

 

It's on discogs.com.

 

 

 

 



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There is another edition with a different bonus CD. Fucking business!

 

Sorry, I can't copy/past the link.

 

 

It's on discogs.com.

 

 

 

 


 I thought the one listed on discogs is the only one? The score music live at the BFI?



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Rough Trade always seemed a bit too honest for my liking, if you know what i mean. So i'm not surprised.

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If i'm being honest, I'm not a huge fan of Rough Trade. The label trades on it's early releases from the punk era (their current mailer features graphics of records they released 40 years ago) and these days their products are very overpriced when they could easily undercut the competition. Their shops are very overpriced too. I'm sure they've always treated JC well (he wouldn't have worked with them for so long otherwise), but as a consumer they can stuff off!

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Im away at the moment - but I bought the cd from shops and vinyl from records - Ill let you know if Ive got the bonus cd when I get home tomorrow



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I bought mine from their store website, so I should get a CD.

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After a few listen. Weird record. Its indeed like listening to Jarvis live, and sometimes it drags a bit too long. And production really suffer when listened on basic speaker. its like half off the tracks disappear.

The Paraoh song is intresrsting musically but lyrically a bit cringe. A first for Jarvis as he has always managed to turn weird lyrics into gold. Overall its pretty strong but yeah, cut a few songs short and add one or two other would not have hurt. Some lines are way too much on repeat.



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Bonus CD arrived too

https://ibb.co/198pjF3



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seductivebarry wrote:

Bonus CD arrived too

https://ibb.co/198pjF3


 what's on it, any good ?



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Not listened to it yet.

Bonus CD is:
The CD features music scored by Jarvis Cocker for film-makers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, which featured in their Neil Gaiman-inspired TV series Likely Stories. Along with music from the soundtrack recordings, which include Richard Hawley, this exclusive collection also boasts a band that featured members of JARV IS... and Portishead's Adrian Utley performing several compositions live at the BFI in 2016.

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