All the Lost Souls
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Japanese pressing of the British singer/songwriter's 2007 sophomore album features one bonus track: '1973' (Acoustic Version). James Blunt captivated the world with his debut album, Back to Bedlam, released in 2005. The biggest debut in the UK since the Beatles, Back to Bedlam has sold 10 million copies worldwide, 2.6 million in the US alone. Warner. 2007.
In 2005, James Blunt was everybody's favorite overnight success story. In 2007, he's the guy who's making rock meaningful again. All the Lost Souls,, the sophomore effort from the Brit responsible for restoring the seriousness of "beautiful" as a compliment, brims with big build-ups, epic-sounding ballads, and lyrics to lose yourself in. The vibe, laid out neatly on first single and opening track "1973," is clear-eyed and heavy-hearted; in anybody over 35, it'll produce nostalgia tempered by hopefulness--here's a set that suggests rock has got its head screwed on straight again, that the path to real feelings need not necessarily be led by Norah Jones. In anybody younger, it'll cause the unsinkable suspicion that a lot of modern balladeers should be digging deeper. But in both cases it will satisfy. Compared with David Gray and Damien Rice last time out, this time Blunt seems to owe a debt to Barry Gibb--his voice quavers as sweetly and with the same delicate reach. Stand-outs on a brief but dud-less set include "I Really Want You," in which the sound of Blunt's breaking heart is set sparely and elegantly to something approximating the chirp of a cricket, the poignant and desperate "Give Me Some Love", and the VH-1 ready "Same Mistakes." -Tammy La Gorce
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The majority of the songs on this CD are more melancholy and introspective than what was on his first album but there are some lighter moments with 'Annie' and 'I'll Take Everything', both are great songs. The lyrics to 'One Of The Brightest Stars' takes a look at fame and how fleeting it can be and 'Carry You Home' is the companion song to 'Goodbye My Lover', from his debut CD, with 'Carry' being equally as touching and moving as it's predecessor.
You would have to be a contestant on 'Survivor Mars' to not know what James Blunt sounds like so it's safe to say you already like him or you don't'. This album is no great departure from past songs but it is a really good album. For any musician/singer/songwriter, the most important thing usually is how their music has reached out and touched people.Read more ›
1. One of The Brightest Stars: Love this song lyrically so beautiful which we've come to expect from James Blunt & it's his moneymaker in music for sure.
2.I'll Take Everything: This is such a cool song; loved the piano in it. Somehow it reminded me of Coldplay when I first put it on except for the vocal. This has a cool pop sound with the beats in it which I really loved!
3.Same Mistake: This is a classic James Blunt song. I loved the introductory guitar work which just remained so lovely throughout the whole song. I loved the singing humming parts he does on this song....could just drift off to sleep on those parts. This song sounds like a song of love's regret at the loss of a relationship that was his fault. Very insightful and honest to construct a song like that; takes guts.
4.Carry You Home: This is my favorite song on the CD. So beautiful acoustic guitar performance along with the piano. On listening to it; it reminds me of a song he is singing to his lover upon her passing away. Just such a charming song that is always well executed when he does these type of ballads.
5.Shine On: This is another favorite song of mine from this CD. It is a ballad that has wonderful lyrics that give someone such feelings of hope and his words are so loving. I don't know who gave him the love that transmitted to the contributions of these lyrics but it must have been someone truly remarkable.
These were my favorite tracks on this CD; hope that helps anyone considering purchasing it!
Mind you...It'll take a little while for me to get used to NOT having to sob uncontrollably during each song as B2B did and I believe that's the only real thing that has been omitted here. This is probably the reason why some are suggesting that it doesn't have the emotional "oomph" that B2B does but that doesn't make ATLS any less passionate.
I love the recognizable "Beatlesque" sound that some have noticed. IMHO, James Blunt is the next John Lennon. :)
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If you are a James Blunt fan, this is a great album. Purchased for my Mom for Christmas, and she loves it.Published 1 month ago by Dan
I would give 5 stars to the album, but overall purchase experience just 4 stars because the misleading description, which states "2008 deluxe two disc (CD + NTSC/Region 2-5... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Colin DM
Heard one of the songs as the sound track for Flashpoint. Enjoyed the voice, lyrics, and music of a (new to me) artist.Published on June 23 2013 by CV
James Blunt is a Brilliant talented musician. I thought gone was the day of fans loving entire albums (CD's now). Read morePublished on April 10 2009 by styxfankc15 YouTube
Great CD, but too short. You can listen to it in half and hour. Songs #3,4and 7 are the best. I'd say its better than Back to BedlamPublished on Oct. 11 2007 by C. Fudger
The cons first: the album is too short. I'd have settled for twenty more minutes of this stuff. The pros: Expert recording from a great artist who has worked to seamlessly fuse the... Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2007 by John Vanderhoos
This album does not disappoint. The only disappointment is that there were only ten tracks to enjoy. His music and lyrics elicits many emotions as you move into it. Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2007 by Magnolia