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Born on a Pirate Ship Import, Enhanced
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|1. Stomach Vs. Heart|
|2. Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank|
|3. I Know|
|4. This Is Where It Ends|
|5. When I Fall|
|6. I Live With It Every Day|
|7. The Old Apartment|
|8. Call Me Calmly|
|9. Break Your Heart|
|10. Spider In My Room|
|11. Same Thing|
|12. Just A Toy|
|13. In The Drink|
|14. Shoe Box|
Filled with clever lyrics that range from the blatantly cynical to the mildly romantic, Born on a Pirate Ship offers more of the same musical fun the Barenaked Ladies put forth on their debut CD, Gordon, and its follow-up, Maybe You Should Drive. From the manic ravings of "Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank," a musical exploration of celebrity-stalking, to the bluesy lament of "Break Your Heart," BNL serve up a musical complexity and rare intelligence that separate them from the pack of mostly acoustic bands who dominate radio playlists. Highlights include "The Old Apartment," and anthem about trying to recapture lost youth and "When I Fall," a haunting song about a professional window washer. While it lacks some of the raw energy of their earlier releases, Born on a Pirate Ship is still a fine offering, and the ECD clips are worth the price of the disc. --L.A. Smith
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Top Customer Reviews
The Old Apartment, Break Your Heart, and Shoebox are clearly the highlights of this CD. Love the steady rock beat of Apartment and Break Your Heart features an outstanding lead vocal by Stephen Paige. Shoebox is a jolly pop tune with fine harmonies.
However, the remaining other songs are either OK or really nothing too special. In The Drink is a little interesting but does drag on a little too long. Oh yes the arrangements are quite clever but the melody on Spider In My Room is fairly unmemorable and even annoying. Same Thing is oh so bland. Other songs like Stomache vs Heart sound like inferior versions of better tunes by this band.
Truthfully, purchase Stunt, then Maroon or even Rock Spectacle but you can certainly live without Born On A Pirate Ship.
There are still some notable tracks, however. The most famous, due to its inclusion on the "Friends" soundtrack, is "Shoe Box." A very catchy tune about how we all hide things from people. Another good one, though a little disturbing, is "The Old Apartment," which is apparently from the perspective of an abusive boyfriend. "Break Your Heart" could accurately be described as Barenaked Elvis--a wonderful and emotional song the King might have sung. "This Is Where It Ends" and "When I Fall" and "I Live With It Every Day" are also good songs. I could live without the rest of them.
"I Live With It Every Day" is a haunting song with haunting harmony towards the end, I will sit and rewind that portion three times during every playing, because it is just that good. Also, "Break Your Heart" is one of the BNL classics, and the version on this album has the sincerity that "Rock Spectacle" seems to lack, because of the audience. It is a good contrast to most of their musical stylings, a must have for any BNL Die Hard.
Most recent customer reviews
This album contains a few of BNL's best songs. The lyrics are the best part of this cd, they're humorous and witty. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003 by L. Mesinger
With the return of Wojewoda as Producer, this is closer in subject matter to Gordon, dealing with childhood themes, but also early adulthood themes. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2003 by Lavode
I enjoyed with my first Barenaked Ladies CD, Stunt, that I decieded to seek out some of their other stuff. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003 by T. Lobascio
Barenaked Ladies, no they are not involved with PlayBoy, they are a very talented band with a very good CD. This CD was the first Barenaked Ladies album that I really liked. Read morePublished on June 7 2003 by Clint
my love affair with BNL began many years ago with Stunt. I've owned all their meaningful albums, and the yellow tape, for quite a while. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2002 by Amanda Mauer
At first, I was not too crazy about this CD. But after listening to the Pirate Ship CD several times, I found that I love 12 out of the the 14 cuts. These guys are genius! Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2002 by Dirk-David Todd
This CD is beautiful, erratic, and fun. I would buy it for "This is Where It Ends", alone, but everything on it is wonderful. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2001 by Sheri
I love BNL, and to have an enhanced CD by them is great. i think this one is even better than Rockspectacle. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2001